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18TH CENTURY LIVING HISTORY IN AUSTRALIA.

Monday, 12 November 2018

Australian Survival and Preppers..: Gun Control.

Australian Survival and Preppers..: Gun Control.: These primitive guns are on a restricted license & it is against the law to use them anywhere but on an approved pistol range! Wh...

Saturday, 10 November 2018

NSW's oldest boat uncovered during works.


Into History : 18th Century Men's Shirts in Spain and Latin Ameri...

Into History : 18th Century Men's Shirts in Spain and Latin Ameri...:   A. A member of the Facebook group, "Authentic Pirate Living History," https://www.facebook.com/groups/455778251185874/  recen...

Nanyehi—Nancy Ward



In this village there is an Indian woman of great authority and following whom they call… ‘great lady.’ Her house is very large and has many rooms. The rest of the nation brings presents and gifts to her. She has many Indian men and women in her service, and these are like priests and captains among them.
~Spanish traveler Solis, 1767


My thanks to Old Geezer for information leading to this article.
Keith.



Monday, 5 November 2018

Original Kettle Sizes.

8 cm tall X 15 cm wide at top X 13 cm wide at base.

Height 4 1/2 cm x 12 cm diameter at the top x 10 cm diameter at the base.

or roughly: 1 3/4 inches tall x 4 3/4 inches diameter at the top x 4 inches diameter at the base.

If these measurements are correct, this lower example is the smallest kettle I have come across so far!

My copy of a period kettle.

12 cm tall x 18 cm diameter at the top x 13.5 cm diameter at the base.

So if I were to cut the height of this kettle down to 8 cm tall, this would be pretty much the same size as the first kettle at the top.