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This blog is about the history of the Koo-Wee-Rup Swamp and neighbouring areas, such as Pakenham, Cranbourne and Garfield, and any other historical subjects I feel like writing about. It's my own original research and writing and if you live in the area you may have read some of the stories before in the Koo-Wee-Rup Swamp Historical Society newsletter or the Koo-Wee-Rup township newsletter, The Blackfish, or the Garfield township newsletter, The Spectator.
Heather Arnold.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

100 years ago this week - Skating

Skating was a popular winter past-time 100 years ago - these advertisements for skating at the Bunyip Mechanics' Institute and the Nar Nar Goon Public Hall appeared in the Bunyip Free Press of July 2, 1914.


Bunyip Free Press July 2, 1914
Trove   http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article129629166

Bunyip Free Press July 23, 1914
Trove    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article129629268

A skating carnival was held at Keast Hall at Cora Lynn on July 17, 1914 - sadly the wet weather and the fact that the Main Drain was 'running  a banker' kept numbers down.

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