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Fancy a judge saying he must have been ‘Anxious to go to Heaven.’

Nothing beats the excitement of opening a vintage newspaper. Today I read The Courier Mail dated November 8, 1939.  I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, they don’t do news like they use to! This paper is just juicy with fabulous little stories, local happenings and brilliant advertisements.  It gives such a fascinating insight to a period of time which not only saw the Great Depression but also the lead up to World War 2.  I can only imagine the hardship and the perseverance for the Australian’s which saw this era through and they have my complete and up-most respect.

Women would join together to knit socks for soldiers.

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1932 Newspapers are Gold indeed.

This morning I have been reading the Brisbane Courier Newspaper.  You know the one? It was renamed to ‘The Courier Mail’ in 1933. This yellowing fragile 1932 paper smells deliciously of history. The news is fascinating, unlike the gossip which plagues Facebook news feeds with the current day edition.

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Miniature Motorbike Legalities

School holidays are half way through and during this time I have seen an increase of miniature motorbikes being ridden through local parks and on footpaths and roads.   Miniature motorbikes as a toy for youth has sparked many a debate on various Facebook crime watch pages with some people complaining of the dangers and noise and other folks arguing that at least the youth are outside and not getting into mischief.

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