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Sydneyites As We See 'Em 1913-1915

Described in the preface as “The Cartoonist’s Who’s Who in Sydney”, this booklet includes a representative selection of people from the political, professional, financial, commercial and sporting arenas between 1913 and 1915.

For each person it includes a portrait (with embellishments) and gives a brief biography.

Hyland, Frank Penfold
Wine Grower and Brandy Distiller, Penfold & Co.; est. 1844. Born Castlemaine, Victoria, 1873. Son of Thomas Francis Hyland, of Dublin, and Mary Penfold Hyland, of Essen.

Radio Call 1956

Radio Call, described as "South Australia's Only Broadcasting Newspaper", commenced during 1937. It covers news from the Adelaide Studios and a host of other topics including all things musical, theatrical, the week’s radio programs, and lots of other news from Australia and overseas.

Radio wins battle over records
Commercial radio in Australia has won its battle to broadcast records without payment of rights fee to record companies.

Radio Call 1955

Radio Call, described as "South Australia's Only Broadcasting Newspaper", commenced during 1937.

Old Colonials

Published in 1891, this book by Alexander J. Boyd describes life in the Queensland bush as witnessed by him during his time as a school inspector and journalist.

The collection of sketches of Queensland life includes a stockman, shepherd, drover, pioneer, fencer, splitter, timber-getter, cockatoo farmer, barman, barmaid, larrikin, carrier, mailman, coachdriver, hawker, swagsman, loafer, digger, prospector, bush doctor, bush banker, pearl-sheller, bush butcher, sugar-boiler, independent schoolmaster, and school inspector.

Round the Compass in Australia

Consisting largely of articles appearing first in journals and then published in 1892 as a complete work, Gilbert Parker gives a glimpse of life and social conditions at the time in Australia.

In the main the material was originally printed in Harpers Weekly, the Sydney Morning Herald, St. James's Gazette, The English Illustrated Magazine, Black and White, and The Illustrated London News.

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