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Arnott’s Famous Milk Arrowroot Biscuits ‘Make Bonnie Children’ – Doreen and Edward Webb – 11a Burren Street Erskineville

Doreen Dulcie Webb, aged 2 years and one month; and Edward Eric Webb aged 4 years and 8 months of 11a Burren Street Erskineville appeared in an advertisement for Arnott’s Milk Arrowroot Biscuits in February 1919: The Australian Worker (Sydney) Thursday, … Continue reading

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Mrs. E. J. Curtis, Paralysed with Rheumatism – Restored to Active Health by Dr. Williams’ Pink Pills

Helplessley Crippled – Wheeled About in a Chair; Hospital Treatment Hopeless. No Power to Move. Restored to Active Health by DR. WILLIAMS’ PINK PILLS. ‘As bad a case of rheumatism as there is on record, in which the patient had given … Continue reading

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Mrs. Lane’s Prize-winning Passionfruit Delight

In 1946 Mrs. A. Lane, of 33 Rochford Street Erskineville submitted her recipe for Passionfruit Delight to a weekly competition held by the Truth newspaper within its ‘Making Good Wives Better’ section. For her efforts, Mrs. Lane came third, missing … Continue reading

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1916 Erskineville Date Pudding and Snowballs – Economical, tasty and wholesome

The Sydney newspaper The Sun (1910-1954) encouraged the housewives of Sydney to submit their recipes for consideration by ‘Dinah’ (an experienced and economical cook) and inclusion in the Sunday edition’s Women’s Page recipes. On this day 100 years ago, an Erskineville resident known … Continue reading

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Doan’s Backache and Kidney Pills – Mr. John Loaney – A permanent cure after three years’ suffering

‘Doan’s Pills cure aching back, rheumatic pains, gravel, swelling of the limbs, impure blood, dizzy spells, sleeplessness, irregular heart, and counteract the harmful effects of beer, spirits and tea.’ Doan’s Backache and Kidney Pills brought peace and health to Mr. … Continue reading

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The Macdonaldtown Station Picasso

Tragedy and the suffering inflicted upon individuals, particularly innocent civilians (and Picasso’s Guernica) (article: News Local Friday, 4 December 2015). Poor Macdonaldtown Station. It really has copped some flak over the years.

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Don’t Neglect Your Skin! – Mr Albert Nutt – Tortured By Chilblanes

‘Don’t neglect your skin! Rub Zam-Buk in and avoid winter skin troubles.’ Mr. Albert Nutt, of 65 Ashmore Street Erskineville could no longer attend work for the pain he experienced in his feet from chilblains. Mr. Nutt’s mother let a … Continue reading

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