GREETINGS to all Ephemerists: yes, the winter months are full of interesting times for collectors.
The next show and tell gathering is on Friday 15 August 2014 at 6.30 pm at the Camberwell Library Community Rooms 1 and 2. The next Collectables … more
Here are some exhibitions: real and virtual that you may like to look at.
TWO INTERESTING 'NEW' ITEMS ADDED TO THE MONASH UNIVERSITY LIBRARY'S RARE BOOKS COLLECTION: The first is a brochure for an indoor golf game:-
"Schoenhut's indoor golf. The greatest game of the 20th century," an American indoor golf game brochure from … [Read more...]
ARCHIE HAS LEFT THE BUILDING, HE HAS PASSED AS THEY DO IN THE USA. YES HE HAS DIED.
There is a report from the US, in The Australian 16 July 2014, that Archie has died. Archie is now 73 (we have missed a few years it seems). He died stepping in front of a … [Read more...]
What we collect: food, footy…
ESA MEMBER MARK BENBOW IS WRITING A HISTORY OF FOWLER'S VACOLA [AUSTRALIA] AND GEO FOWLER, LEE & CO [UK].
HE EXPLAINS HOW HE GOT INTERESTED; WHAT HE KNOWS; WHAT HE IS LOOKING FOR.
We asked … [Read more...]
HOW DO WE DO JUSTICE TO THIS NATIONAL INVENTION AND PREOCCUPATION? IT IS IMPORTANT TO US:
Why? We are a distinctly and proudly Australian society - not xenophobic; not overly patriotic - but … [Read more...]
SHOPKEEPERS LEFT THEIR COUNTERS AND CUSTOMERS THEIR PURCHASES to flock to the doorways to see the first motor 'bus they had ever cast eyes upon. The crowd in Hopkins-street gazed open-mouthed, as with the eight mile gear running we wended our … [Read more...]
SCIENTISTS HAVE RECENTLY ADVISED US OF SOMETHING WE ALL KNEW - WE NEED A DOSE OF SUNSHINE EVEN IN WINTER.
The Great Barrier Reef
Where to stay … [Read more...]