Trove Tuesday: Only two pounds reward?

Today’s snippet from Trove – two notices in the Maitland Mercury of 24 January 1857 – makes me wonder about the relative value of grey horses and 10 year old boys at that tiime. Why was the reward for the horse set at three pounds while information about the boy was only set at two…

Rugby League AND Sweet Peas

As today is the first day of Spring and a perfect day for gardening, this little gem from TROVE is the perfect way to celebrate it. The article refers to to my paternal grandfather William Henry Allan Harris ( 1906-1985) – known to everyone except his grandchildren as Allan. We called him Da. I knew…