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  • The areas of Fitzroy and Collingwood in the late 1800’s was a far cry from the restaurant & boutique lined streets that we know. Poverty and crime were rampant, and unwed or deserted mothers, in particular, had few resources to…

  •   Did you know that the tradition of Carols by Candlelight began in 1938 in Melbourne?   It’s a sentimental story which began with 3KZ radio sports announcer Norman Banks walking home along St Kilda Road from his night shift…

  • SECRET TUNNELS What if I was to tell you that there was a 1500km underground tunnel network right under our feet in Melbourne?? Well… I’m here to tell you that this subterranean mystery exists and it’s not without some tall…

  • 18th Century Religion, Literature, and Culture Explorations of Cultural Intersections S An Account of Sarah Mallett An Account of S[arah] Mallitt. Arminian Magazine XI (1788): 91-93, 130-133, 185-188, 238-242. Editor’s Introduction: Sarah Mallett (sometimes spelled Mallitt or Mallet) Boyce was born in Norfolk in…

  • Armorial shields are arms that had ancient and tribal significance, as opposed to arms that were later assumed by an individual as a part of a non-hereditary British knighthood. The arms of the Barrett family are based on word play,…

  • THE MEANING OF THE NAME BARRETT It must be remembered that it wasn’t until about 1500 that the custom of everyone having one surname only and keeping it was generally established. Edward McLysaght[1] believes that the Irish Barretts were of…