Such was life

A bohemian football match

A bohemian football match

March 31, 2015

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Sport, Such was life:

The costume football match in 1881 featured players dressed as characters from opera, tragedy, comedy, farce and pantomime.

Making an exhibition of yourself

Making an exhibition of yourself

March 18, 2015

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People & professions, Such was life:

Want to meet some ordinary Melbournians from the 1880s? About 500 of them lurk in the pages of a ‘security album’ from the spectacular Melbourne Centennial Exhibition, held in 1888.

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.