Category Archives: 1920-1929

Five Ways, Erskineville

Sydney’s most famous Five Ways is a junction of streets at the heart of Paddington. It is a much referred-to locale of the Real Estate lyricist, spruiking of properties in terms such as “In the heart of the Five Ways village…”  … Continue reading

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Lemon Rings – a 1920 recipe from Erskineville, Sydney

On 22 February 1920 a request from ‘Elsie’ of St. Leonards appeared in the ‘Housewives Exchange’ – a column within ‘The World of Women’ page of Sydney’s The Sun newspaper. ‘any kind of useful wrinkle concerning the home-cooking, dressmaking, care of … Continue reading

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Arnott’s Milk Arrowroot Biscuit Children – Phillip and Hurbert Webb

In 1922 and again in 1924 Phillip Carlyle Webb and Hurbert John Webb of 14 Victoria Street Erskineville, aged 5 years 9 months and 3 years 5 months respectively appeared as ‘Arnott’s Milk Arrowroot Biscuit Children’ in two substantial illustrated advertisements. Searches … Continue reading

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Once more the Easter holidays and the Show

‘Once more the Easter holidays and the Show – but to the kiddies the Circus is the magnet. They return home full of brilliant ideas of juggling and feats of strength.’ For no other reason than today being the first … Continue reading

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