Such was life

Moomba

Moomba

March 3, 2015

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Social life & customs, Such was life:

Moomba is the festival of the city of Melbourne. It first took place in March 1955 and was initiated by the City Development Association to liven up Melbourne and attract tourists.

Does my bustle look big in this?

Does my bustle look big in this?

February 20, 2015

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People & professions, Such was life:

The Centennial Exhibition of 1888 at Melbourne’s Exhibition Buildings was a motza for women. Posh citizens complained about the lack of servants – young women had flocked to the better pay and free fun down at the exhibition.

Death on the Pyramids

Death on the Pyramids

February 5, 2015

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Such was life, War:

Some soldiers in Egypt during World War I were so taken by the pyramids, they decided to climb them, with tragic results.

Before it was the Australian Open it was the…

Before it was the Australian Open it was the…

January 27, 2015

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Sport, Such was life:

The first Victorian tennis championships took place in 1880 just three years after the first Wimbledon tournament.