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Plain Provisions – Austerity Cooking hits Queensland (1942)

Austerity recipe for Mock Brains published in the Cairns Post, 4 November 1942

In October and November 1942 the Department of Public Instruction in conjunction with the Commonwealth Government organized “Austerity Cooking” demonstrations throughout Queensland. The basic principle behind the Austerity Cooking campaign was the utilization of ingredients which were easily obtainable instead of those that were scarce, and therefore expensive. The savings made by each household could then be invested in … Read more

Adopt a Digger

Private Robert Roberts of Nambour, a stretcher bearer, KIA 7 April 1918 in France. Photo courtesy of Chrissy Fletcher and Adopt a Digger.

Guest blogger: Historian Chrissy Fletcher and her WWI project Adopt a Digger 2014 is the 100th anniversary of Australia’s involvement in WW1. To commemorate the ANZAC Centenary, historian Chrissy Fletcher has launched a voluntary community project Adopt a Digger®. The Project’s aim is to create a complete online database of the names and military history of … Read more