A LIVING HISTORY BLOG.

18TH CENTURY LIVING HISTORY IN AUSTRALIA.

Saturday, 31 March 2018

17C American Women: 1666 A Brief Description of the Province of Caroli...

17C American Women: 1666 A Brief Description of the Province of Caroli...: Robert Horne, A Brief Description of the Province of Carolina (1666) This is one of the earliest descriptions of Carolina. It was publish...

John White c 1587 Natives Fishing in North Carolina.





Brandon Flint Knapping 1943

PLEASE Sign my petition.


No difference between the two flintlock muzzle-loading pistols, but one is very expensive & can not legally be used, the other is less expensive but requires a restricted licence & shooting range membership & can ONLY be used on the club range.

Please sign my petition to have both of these flintlocks placed on a less restrictive licence such as the "B" class licence with other muzzle-loading long guns.
Thank you.
Keith.

PETITION HERE: https://www.change.org/p/to-the-honourable-the-speaker-and-members-of-the-legislative-assembly-of-new-south-wales-in-parliam-muzzle-loading-pistols-to-be-placed-on-a-less-restrictive-licence/u/22578020

Tuesday, 27 March 2018

Sunday, 25 March 2018

17C American Women: How 17C Colonial American Women came to Ice Skate ...



17C American Women: How 17C Colonial American Women came to Ice Skate ...: Saint Lidwina is a Dutch saint who loved to go ice skating, until she fell and broke her rib. This 1498 image of a real skating scene is f...



Good images showing dress of the period.

Keith.

Kakai Squash. Trail Food.

The Kakai squash I am told originated in Austria & was grown all through Europe & parts of Asia. This squash or pumpkin has edible hull-less seeds which are very tasty as is, or roasted. Some types apparently have a tastier flesh than others. The one we are growing which you can see in the attached images tastes more like a marrow, but is still very nice. 



Roasted Kakai seeds or pepitas.

Friday, 23 March 2018

Do Fewer Guns In A Country Mean Fewer Homicides Will Happen?





Like I said, gun control is NOT the answer. STOP punishing law abiding licenced gun owners in Australia & do something positive about crime!!!

17C American Women: Coffee Houses in 17C Colonial British America

17C American Women: Coffee Houses in 17C Colonial British America: The institution of London's popular coffee houses quickly crossed the Atlantic to the British American colonies.  A French traveler to L...

Thursday, 22 March 2018

Families Poisoned with 1080 - District Health Boards Respond





1080 poison is still being used in the Australian bush & on farm land by the government & farmers, & it is killing native wildlife & domestic animals. 1080 poison should be totally banned.

Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Sunday, 18 March 2018

PLEASE SIGN MY PETITION.



Please sign my petition if you DON'T think that a non percussion muzzle-loading pistol is likely to be used by a criminal in this day & age.

https://www.change.org/p/to-the-hono...nce/u/22524289

 I would like to see all non percussion muzzle-loading pistols placed on a non restrictive licence. At present all reproduction muzzle-loading pistols are only available on an "H' class licence & can ONLY be used on a club pistol range. Antiques can not be used at all unless once again they are licenced & registered (NSW). I can find no record of criminal use involving a muzzle-loading pistol in the last 100 years, so this to me only goes to prove that gun control has NOTHING to do with public safety!
Keith.

Matchlock firearms in extreme slow motion

Mary Rose sailors ate diet of salt beef and biscuits, bone analysis shows.



Thursday, 15 March 2018

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

17C American Women: 1692 Salem Witch Trials

17C American Women: 1692 Salem Witch Trials: In 1692 a group of adolescent girls in Salem Village, Massachusetts, became subject to strange fits after hearing tales told by a West Ind...

Thursday, 1 March 2018

17C American Women: An Early "Melting Pot"

17C American Women: An Early "Melting Pot": Quakers of Pennsylvania. 17C North of American Colonists from History of the United States, 1899  Most settlers who came to America in...