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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. On the opening day of the Macdonald Town platform on … Continue reading

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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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Nature’s Danger Signals – Mother Seigel’s Syrup

‘There is no form of indigestion or biliousness that will not yield to Mother Seigel’s Syrup.’ Mr. Thomas Butler of 41 Flora Street Erskineville suffered horribly from severe indigestion and stomach cramp before finding relief from a bottle of Mother … Continue reading

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