Category Archives: National Archives

Flighty Amy Johnson and her stodgy lunch

Who, flying into Canberra in 1930 for lunch, was so important that the sheep were specially cleared from the Duntroon aerodrome field? The wonderful Amy Johnson, that’s who! In 1930, Amy Johnson captured the hearts and imagination of Australians when … Continue reading

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The ‘professional child impersonator’ and her Oslo lunch

In my last post about the school’s milk program, I received a comment that the milk given out to Australian school children every day would have complemented their Oslo lunches. My immediate response was, ‘what the hell is an Oslo … Continue reading

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A Guide to Modern Menu Planning

It seems that there’s always someone telling us that we’re not eating healthily. Too much sugar, too much fat, too many carbs – too much altogether! This is not new. In 1937, Queenslander Noel Gutteridge started to outline how to … Continue reading

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