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Fabian Amuso
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Property Advert of the Week: The Concierge Apartments Cremorne (1999)
At the end of the 1990's, the former Metropole Hotel at Cremorne was converted into an apartment complex while some former hotel rooms ended up as serviced apartments. Source: The Hayson Group. 1999. "The  Concierge Apartments" (Advertisement). The Sydney M...

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Puzzles in the library
One thing that has become a bit of crowd puller this term at my current school is jigsaw puzzles. It began simply out of a pastoral care period. The students had an opportunity for one period to work on puzzles or play board games in the library. A group ha...

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Teaching Availability for 2018
As the end of the year approaches, I need to remind people of my availability for work in 2018. At this stage, I am available for either casual, temporary or full time employment as a Teacher Librarian in 2018. If you know of a school that requires the serv...

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1987: Pitt Street Mall Opening Feature (The Daily Mirror)
Back in September, I posted an entry to mark the 30th anniversary of the opening of the Pitt Street Mall in September 1987. I have since scanned in a supplement that was published in The Daily Mirror on September 23, 1987. It was to promote the retailers th...

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Property Advert of the Week: The 10 pound block of land (1966)
We have heard of the ten pound Pom's, but in 1966, ten pounds bought you a block of land (deposit) at Campbelltown, which was being marketed as our first Satellite City. Source: Parkes Development Pty. Ltd.  1966. "Campbelltown: Sydney's First Satellite Cit...

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1992: The end of Grace Bros Broadway
In November 1992, Grace Bros closed its flagship store at Broadway after 107 years of trading on the site. Source: Molloy, R. 1992. "Graceful Departure: Staff give their regards to Broadway". The Daily Telegraph Mirror , November x, x.  In the lead up to it...

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Property Advert of the Week: 379 King George's Road, Beverly Hills (1966)
This week, I remain in 1966. I found this advertisement for a red brick unit block at 379 King George's Road in Beverly Hills. This is one block of units that I drive pass on a regular basis. I now know when they were built. Source: Cripps & Cripps Pty. Ltd...

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HallowRead Trivia
Recently , I was looking for ideas to do a library activity focusing on Halloween. I searched the OZTL_NET forum for ideas and liked the idea from one contributor of referring to Halloween as "HallowRead", to encourage reading. I created a "HallowRead" quiz...

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MILESTONE: East Hills line connected to the South Line (1987)
Source: State Rail Authority of NSW. 1987. "East Hills - Glenfield Line" (Advertisement). The Daily Telegraph, December 21, 17. In a few weeks, it will be thirty years since the opening of the extension to the East Hills Rail line that connected the line wi...
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