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18TH CENTURY LIVING HISTORY IN AUSTRALIA.

Wednesday, 14 November 2018

All The Pretty Dresses: 18th Century Men's Shirt

All The Pretty Dresses: 18th Century Men's Shirt: From the seller : A VERY RARE EXCEPTIONAL QUALITY ANTIQUE FRENCH GEORGIAN PERIOD 1714-1830 MEN'S THICK HEAVY FLAX LINEN SHIRT. T...

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.

Sunday, 4 November 2018

More Gunpowder Bag Documentation. 1739.

One of the authors leathern gunpowder bags.

The Pennsylvania Gazette
April 12, 1739
BOSTON, February 26.
"Wednesday Morning a sorrowful Accident happen'd at the House of Cap. Thomas Homans in the westerly Part of this Town near Hooper's Meeting House: A small Quantity of Powder (suppos'd to be about a Quart) in a Leathern Bag, having been some time since put up on the Jam of a Chimney in a Chamber wherein they had been us'd to make a Fire, and the Family being about moving into the Country, did not suppose they should every have Occasion for a Fire there: But a young Child being out of Order two or three Days ago, they made a Fire in the same Chimney, and unhappily forgot the Powder,

Gunpowder sold in a paper package 1736.

THE SOUTH CAROLINA GAZETTE
July 24, 1736
Charleston, South Carolina
"On the 8th Inst. a sad Misfortune happened at Wiltown, Mr. Welsh who kept Store there, having weighed two lb. of Gun-powder and put it in a Paper upon the Counter, another Man came in to light his Pipe and letting some of the Fire upon the Paper, the Powder in it went off immediately and set one Barril with Powder which was under the Counter and another over against it in Fire at once, which blew up the House, whereby Mr. Welsh and a Boy were kill'd, and a great many Persons that were then in and about the House, miserably hurt and burnt."


Friday, 2 November 2018

Safe keeping of Firearms when Travelling.

FIREARMS ACT 1996 - SECT 126
Safekeeping of firearms and cartridge ammunition while being carried or used
(1) A person who is carrying or using a category A or B longarm must—
(a) ensure that the firearm is carried and used in a manner that is secure and is not dangerous; and
(b) must take reasonable precautions to ensure that the firearm is not lost or stolen.
Penalty: 60 penalty units or 12 months’ imprisonment.
(2) A person who is carrying or using a category C or D longarm or a general category handgun must—
(a) ensure that the firearm is carried and used in a manner that is secure and is not dangerous; and
(b) must take reasonable precautions to ensure that the firearm is not lost or stolen.
Penalty: 120 penalty units or 2 years imprisonment.
(3) A person who is carrying or using a category E longarm or a category E handgun must—
(a) ensure that the firearm is carried and used in a manner that is secure and is not dangerous; and
(b) must take reasonable precautions to ensure that the firearm is not lost or stolen.
Penalty: 240 penalty units or 4 years imprisonment.
(4) A person who is carrying or using cartridge ammunition must—
(a) ensure that the cartridge ammunition is carried and used in a manner that is secure and is not dangerous; and
(b) must take reasonable precautions to ensure that the cartridge ammunition is not lost or stolen.
Penalty: 60 penalty units or 12 months imprisonment.
Simon Munslow
National Firearms Lawyer
P: (02) 6299 9690
M: 0427 280 962
E: solicitor@bigpond.com
W: firearmslawyer.com.au