19th CENTURY COOK’S RIVER CALENDAR Newspaper accounts of events in the area 1st January, 1848 TO SPORTSMEN. A PIGEON MATCH will take place at Mr. Gannon’s Union Inn, on the corner of what is now Gannon Street and the Princes Highway. Cook’s River, THIS DAY and MONDAY, 1st and 3rd January, when several Prizes will … Continue reading 19th CENTURY COOK’S RIVER CALENDAR
PUGILISM The sport of pugilism, or bare knuckled fighting, was illegal. The names, (although often with an alias) of the participants, and the hoteliers, who stood to gain much from the activity are known, however, the spectators remain anonymous. The exact location of some of the fights is difficult to identify, some being described … Continue reading Pugilism
Following the interest shown at the meeting of brickmaking families at St Peters Church we have created a listing from the baptisimal register of the church to further the awareness of the number of families employed in that industry in the area during the 19th century.
Restoration of the stained glass window frames has commenced at St Peters Church.
Death was a constant companion of every person who journeyed through the Victorian Age.