Every Picture Tells A Story: William Stanley Moore (1925)

William Stanley Moore according to his official police record was an “opium dealer/ Operates with large quantities of faked opium and cocaine./ A wharf labourer; associates with water front thieves and drug traders.”   Mugshot by New South Wales Police Department (1925) Source: Historic Houses Trust  Continue reading Every Picture Tells A Story: William Stanley Moore (1925)

Train and tram-spotting in Melbourne back in the olden days

Train and tram-spotting in Melbourne back in the olden days

Here are two handsome maps of Melbourne’s public transport from the previous century. In equal parts loved and loathed by locals, public transport in Melbourne is slow, expensive and unreliable and yet anyone who has ever lived in Melbourne (and … Continue reading Train and tram-spotting in Melbourne back in the olden days

The Iconic & Subversive Oz Magazine – In all its Psychadelic Glory

OZ magazine was published in Australia and London between 1963 and 1973 and under the stewardship of Richard Neville and later also Jim Anderson and Felix Dennis. This magazine left the door wide open for everything wild, illegal, outrageous, radical and until then largely unimaginable. OZ magazine is reproduced by permission of Richard Neville in its full original glory on the University of Woollongong’s website.  The satirical Australian Oz was a magazine published between 1963 and 1969, while the British incarnation was a “psychedelic hippy” magazine which appeared from 1967 to 1973. As a part of the Underground press, Oz was … Continue reading The Iconic & Subversive Oz Magazine – In all its Psychadelic Glory

Every Picture Tells A Story: Stout Dogs on Antarctic Expedition (1911)

Every Picture Tells A Story: Stout Dogs on Antarctic Expedition (1911)

Photographer Frank Hurley snaps his whimsical and wise looking Greenland esquimaux dogs named Basilisk and Ginger-bitch during an Antarctic expedition between 1911-1914. Thanks to the State Library of New South Wales. See original. Continue reading Every Picture Tells A Story: Stout Dogs on Antarctic Expedition (1911)

A Lovely Bunch of Coconuts: Cheeky Fruit and Veg Boxes by Australian Farmers

A Lovely Bunch of Coconuts: Cheeky Fruit and Veg Boxes by Australian Farmers

A word of warning: fruit and vegetable packaging in Australia is bright, risque, cheeky and just plain weird. Some feature cheeky innuendo like the upturned erect bananas on Dicko’s Bananas or a box of melons with a buxom 50’s babe … Continue reading A Lovely Bunch of Coconuts: Cheeky Fruit and Veg Boxes by Australian Farmers