Thursday, January 14, 2010

January 14, 1890....exciting times, dear friends!

Yes, indeed, the Lillie Bridge Pony Races were run to great acclaim (not forgetting the 75 yards handicap) as was The Royal Museum which sounded more like a freakish indoor side show than a museum as we would know it today.

Spain was infected with a republican outbreak but, fear not!
"The troops are in pursuit"

 News from New Zealand contained information that bags of letters had been destroyed in America....but the wanton destruction of Kiwi missives are of no consequence when one reads further that the Exhibition Rifle meeting was opened in Dunedin.

From Tassie we hear that the Agent-General has solemn news...there is a demand for bismuth in Paris.
Ahhhh, Paris is simply not gay Paree without the bismuth in the morning.

Beware when fishing one does not have want to burst a blood vessal and drop off the perch, so to speak...they shall gossip about you for days in the media!

Aussies in 1890, just like now, were obsessed with the page 3 girls weather and, Lo, they were plenty pleased to read about "Phenomenal Rainfall at Bourke"...and other weather reports that tickled their fancy.

NSW in the grip of an economic depression saw that kiddies were still vaccinated....but the vaccinating nurses' pay packets were stung in another, unkind, manner.

5 comments:

It ain't so (most of the time) said...

"Aussies in 1890, just like now, were obsessed with weather and, Lo, they were plenty pleased to read about "Phenomenal Rainfall at Bourke"...and other weather reports that tickled their fancy."

Weather is the ants pants - Give me weather over death and destruction any day!

But besides that - back then tap water wasn;t avialable to the majority - so of course water was the all important daily topic.

Love the blog - thanks

Brian Hughes said...

"The total fnll reported at tho various stations aro:-Walgett, 3C0 points;"

No wonder they were talking about it for days. They were probably trying to understand what the newspaper was actually on about.

Janine said...

I had to giggle at bags of mail being destroyed in America....oh how times have changed. The rifle exhibition was ab it creepy, well more so the admission fee that most people paid with.

Jayne said...

Thanks, It Aint So ;)

Nu ideor wat you're tauking abut, Brian :P

Do I want to ask what they paid their admission with, Janine?! lol

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