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18TH CENTURY LIVING HISTORY IN AUSTRALIA.

Monday, 17 March 2014

British Series-Garrow's Law.

I am finding this series very interesting and educational, the British are well known for their good research and authenticity.

COLONIAL AMERICAN DIGRESSIONS: IN THE KITCHEN: COLONIAL FARM TOOLS

COLONIAL AMERICAN DIGRESSIONS: IN THE KITCHEN: COLONIAL FARM TOOLS: The hearth was basic to colonial homes.   They were fireplaces in which food was cooked.   Some of them were wider than others and s...

COLONIAL AMERICAN DIGRESSIONS: COLONIAL WOMAN’S CHORE: CLOTHES-MAKING

COLONIAL AMERICAN DIGRESSIONS: COLONIAL WOMAN’S CHORE: CLOTHES-MAKING: Being a colonial American housewife did not require as much hard, physical labor as being a colonial American husband, except when ...

COLONIAL AMERICAN DIGRESSIONS: COLONIAL OCCUPATION: BAKER

COLONIAL AMERICAN DIGRESSIONS: COLONIAL OCCUPATION: BAKER: Baker's tools COLONIAL OCCUPATION:   BAKER Dear Reader,    The first colonial American bakery was started in Plymouth Ma...

COLONIAL AMERICAN DIGRESSIONS: MUSTARD IN BOSTON

COLONIAL AMERICAN DIGRESSIONS: MUSTARD IN BOSTON: Long Wharf, Boston, 1740s Captain Oliver Noyes was among the investors who built the wharf and its original name was ‘Oliver’s...

Saturday, 15 March 2014

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

MY NEIGHBOR WELLINGTON: CALDEIRADA DE PEIXE

MY NEIGHBOR WELLINGTON: CALDEIRADA DE PEIXE: Well, I don't know about the rest of the world, but good weather has finally arrived here in Portugal, after a very rainy and damp Wi...

A Fort Found Underwater!

A concept sketch of how the fort would have looked on Isle Royale in 1759.

My Thanks to Flintlock & Tomahawk for bringing this to my attention:
http://flintlockandtomahawk.blogspot.com.au/

Four Poster Found!


Early 18th-Century Pocket Globe.




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Stowe spring talk: Dressing the 18th century woman.

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Monday, 3 March 2014

The Making Of My Hunting Sword.

A very close friend, Bowyer & knife maker Mark Jones is making me a hunting sword. Still a lot of work to do, but this is it so far.


Sunday, 2 March 2014

Ready to wear (1640s style): A New Soldier's Coat

Ready to wear (1640s style): A New Soldier's Coat: Last year I was lucky enough to visit the store rooms of Colchester Castle Museum and examine a coat in their collection. The coat was f...

Ready to wear (1640s style): A New Pair of Breeches

Ready to wear (1640s style): A New Pair of Breeches: The Oxford Army in 1643 were issued with suits, to include breeches and coats. I've made the coat, now here are the breeches, also ...

The Australian Mistletoe Berry. Is It Toxic?

Since making the post on the Mistletoe berries as food, I have been told that they are toxic & NOT edible. Now I have eaten these in the past, but that may not prove anything, so I would appreciate it if anyone has further information on this plant.
Thank you.

Regards, Keith.

Saturday, 1 March 2014

Bush Foods For Historical Trekking. The Mistletoe.

The berries of the Australian Mistletoe are white and similar in shape to the Apple Berry, NOT round like the English Mistletoe.
Normally this plant is found high up in trees, but occasionally it can be found down at lower levels where the berries can be harvested, so worth keeping an eye open for.