Sunday, October 03, 2004

dress age

She had not been able to wear her dress since.
Dress torn by dog

As part of The Age's 150th anniversary celebrations, The Age has compiled a snapshot of articles and photographs. The list is not meant to be definitive or exhaustive; we simply capture some of the things that made news.

Comments: dress age

Found this in one of those links of yours - imagine - bubonic plague in Melbourne!!
Dr. Gresswell now urges that the erection of the proposed plague hospital on Coode Island should be proceeded with at as early a date as possible."
Posted by nora at October 5, 2004 02:10 PM
That Coode reference was too good, Nora, and I had to follow up the story.
Fascinating reading - sure beats the days of reading The Age on wonky Microfilm and wrestling with the photocopier in The SLV till closing time- eh?
From the same article - some rats in the ranks?

Cr. Backhouse said the report had not referred to rats. There were thousands of rats that might at any time endanger the health of the town. As only 20 had been purchased by the council he moved that the price should be raised to 6d. per head"
Posted by boynton at October 5, 2004 02:25 PM

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