This week for Trove Tuesday we go to Smythesdale, a small town just west of Ballarat with an article from The Gippsland Times of October 14, 1865. And guess what? It’s another animal story, but I love it because it’s almost 150 years old and it is so descriptive, I can clearly picture the lady “tastefully attired in silks” and Constable Monekton removing himself from the scene at great haste.
As usual, I can count on Trove to help me find the right photo to go with my article. I am a little concerned about this photo from the State Library of Victoria as the title is “Woman playing with pet monkey” (c1893). Considering the woman has a stick in her hand and the monkey has its hands on its head, “playing” mightn’t be the right word. It did however remind me of the scene on the road near Smythesdale.