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08

Apr

Gallery next to the billiard room of the Hydro Majestic Hotel, Medlow Bath, New South Wales
ca.1910

Gallery next to the billiard room of the Hydro Majestic Hotel, Medlow Bath, New South Wales

ca.1910

11

Mar

Hard-covered book of 236 pages, titled Cassell’s Book of In-Door Amusements, Card Games & Fireside Fun, 5th Edition, 1888
The preface explains that the book is ‘a companion volume to Cassell’s  Book of Sports and Pastimes’, which is focussed on outdoor activities.  The editor ‘hopes that this work may be the means of introducing many a  new game to the young folk for whom it has been his happiness to cater.  He will not tell them that all play and no work make Jack a stupid boy,  because he has no doubt that his readers are just a fond of their  lessons as they are of merry romps or quieter games.’

Hard-covered book of 236 pages, titled Cassell’s Book of In-Door Amusements, Card Games & Fireside Fun, 5th Edition, 1888

The preface explains that the book is ‘a companion volume to Cassell’s Book of Sports and Pastimes’, which is focussed on outdoor activities. The editor ‘hopes that this work may be the means of introducing many a new game to the young folk for whom it has been his happiness to cater. He will not tell them that all play and no work make Jack a stupid boy, because he has no doubt that his readers are just a fond of their lessons as they are of merry romps or quieter games.’

29

Jan

Little girl sitting on chair in the garden, playing music to her dolls on ground in front of her, 1900

Little girl sitting on chair in the garden, playing music to her dolls on ground in front of her, 1900

25

Jan

Playing games by the swimming pool on board the S.S.  Rotorua, 1935, Mr Lawrence is being thrown in the pool by David and Joy
1935.

Playing games by the swimming pool on board the S.S. Rotorua, 1935, Mr Lawrence is being thrown in the pool by David and Joy

1935.