Trove Tuesday – For Wives and Daughters

The “For Wives and Daughters” columns from the Colac Herald first came to my attention while researching my fashion posts.  The column has fashion tips, recipes, handy hints and more.  I found the column in two other papers, the Warwick Examiner and Times of Queensland and the Western Mail from Perth.  The earliest date I found the column was 1897. The earliest column in the Colac Herald was 1910 and it seems to have run through to the end of 1918 in that paper.

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FOR WIVES AND DAUGHTERS. (1916, February 23). The Colac Herald (Vic. : 1875 - 1918), p. 3. Retrieved May 12, 2013, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article75256133

FOR WIVES AND DAUGHTERS. (1916, February 23). The Colac Herald (Vic. : 1875 – 1918), p. 3. Retrieved May 12, 2013, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article75256133

In 1914, the tight skirt was on the way out.

daughters“Waste not, want not” was an adage I heard regularly throughout my childhood, one of Nana’s favourites.

daughter1If you want to make dish washing less of a chore, here is a handy hint courtesy of an American housewife.  Or if the cooler weather has caused your nose to run, be sure to apply Vaseline around your nose and mouth area before bed tonight.

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OR WIVES AND DAUGHTERS. (1914, April 1). The Colac Herald (Vic. : 1875 – 1918), p. 3. Retrieved May 13, 2013, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article74224403

Wondering what to have for dinner tonight?  Fancy some tongue?  Maybe some Pigeon Pie is more to your liking.

Useful Recipes. (1914, April 1). The Colac Herald (Vic. : 1875 - 1918), p. 3. Retrieved May 13, 2013, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article74224398

Useful Recipes. (1914, April 1). The Colac Herald (Vic. : 1875 – 1918), p. 3. Retrieved May 13, 2013, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article74224398

Look out for more “For Wives and Daughters” on future Trove Tuesdays.

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2 responses to “Trove Tuesday – For Wives and Daughters

  • Catherine

    ha ha ha… I loved this Merron. Household hints, recipes etc… from days gone by always fascinate.
    “All meat pies must have a hole left in the pastry to let the gases escape” sounds positively yuk ;-) I much prefer today’s expression of “steam” rather that the other {chuckle}

  • Sharon

    Love this :)

    There is so much of my grandmother in these.

    Washing the floor of pantries daily? I wont admit how often mine is done!

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