One of my favourite publications to wander through on
The Queensland Figaro
later known as
The Queensland Figaro and Punch
Such a contrast to today's publications, far more 'chatty' and light hearted. I have often found social jottings about my husband's Great Aunts in particular within the pages. Even some of the ads are incredible.
Here is a general selection from an August publication just over 100 years ago. As always, click to enlarge.
Phillips- Mann, Thomas - O'Rourke, Ewen - Bridgman,
Counsell - Sealy
Sparkes - Hutton, Ryan - Henderson, Connolly - Grant,
'Do Without Week'
The Strand in Brisbane was showing
'The Heart of the Blue Ridge"..
cnr of Albert and Queen Street? Closed before 1920...
Comings and goings... some of the names Bullivant, O'Beirne,
Graham, Fraser, Dwyer, Cobcroft, Price...
New Queenslanders (births)
His Majesty's Theatre
and the highlight..
Finney's Underwear Sale
Everything old is new again...