Tag Archives: Advice

Australian Adages, 1903

Snippets 170.  It has been fascinating reading How to Make and Save Money, a book of useful household advice published in Australia in 1903.  We have quoted some of the useful (and bizarre) advice in previous snippets, and last week … Continue reading

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Australian Etiquette, 1903

Snippets 169.  In 1903 a book of useful household advice was published in Australia, How to Make and Save Money.  There is a lot of interesting information in there (and a lot that is frankly alarming) and we have looked … Continue reading

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Home Dentistry with Acid and String

Snippets 168.  In 1903 a book of useful household advice was published in Australia, How to Make and Save Money.  These kinds of books are always interesting to look at to see how things have changed, and often the advice … Continue reading

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Bald head? Use some beef.

Snippets 149.  In 1903 a book of useful household advice was published in Australia, How to Make and Save Money.  Some of the advice might not have stood the test of time, so it is probably best to read the … Continue reading

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Rubbing Furniture with Eels

Snippets 94. For the last couple of snippets we have been looking at The New British Jewel, or Complete Housewife’s Best Companion, published in 1788, a collection of recipes and other practical information. We will return to this book in … Continue reading

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Gardening Advice, 1788

Snippets 93. Last time we looked at some medical advice from The New British Jewel, or Complete Housewife’s Best Companion, published in 1788, a collection of recipes and other practical information. Reflecting a time where people had to be rather … Continue reading

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Friendship, Love and Alcohol

Snippets 85. In the previous two posts we looked at quotes from The British Apollo, which illustrated the “agony aunt” question and answer format of the short-lived publication (more information below). Before we take a look at a different publication … Continue reading

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