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In The Whale Boat [Newspaper Article] — Sunday Mail — 14 November 1926
In The Whale Boat Bass, in a whale boat with six hands and supplies for six weeks- left Syd ney on December 3 to investigate the coast in the vicinity of Preservation Island, one of the Furneanx Group, where the Sydney Cove, a ship sailing' from Calcutta to Port Jackson, had been wrecked. On December 7, when approaching Jervis Bay. he discovered a ? small, inlet w^ich he named Shoal haven. He entered Jervis Bav, which had already been explored by Lieut. Bowen. and on the 19th he .discovered Twofold Bay. Sailing southwards be rounded Cape Howe, and in- the even ing landed nenr Bam Head. He could not identify Point Hicks, named by Cnntain Cook. On January 2 Tie passed Wilson's Promontory, and set a course for Furneaux Island, where he hoped to obtain fresh water and come n.ntton birds for food. But the weather proved very boisterous, and h-- was driven westward, and so discovered and en tered on January 4 a fine harbour which he named Westernport. During the 13 dnys that be spent here...
PUZZLES [Newspaper Article] — Sunday Mail — 14 November 1926
PUZZLES NAMES OP POPULAR SPORTS: CERTKIC RINOWG BLOFLOAT ENTSIX AN HIDDEN PROVERB: Greedy Pa&s'r 6its and blinks By tho open door; 'Though I've had my meals,' she thinks 'I'd liko something ? !' In- the garden there's a bird I Trtuld like to taste But the black cat's -watching ie :?. Eo I must mako ? .' Birdie, picking up the crumbs, Doesn't even guess. Four keen eyes are -watching her, Waiting more or ? ' ? Suddenly they fly at her ' With terrific ? ; But she flics away and cries, 'Not on me you feed.' Conundrum. — What iu it the Belrish boy gives away, the poor man has, and the rich man wants 1 Conundrum.— -What do y»n alvravs do be fore you get out of a carl Martin Himbleton trill acknowledge all answers if received bv Saturday Novem ber 20. ANSWERS TO PUZZLES OF OCTOBER 31. Ridd e-me-reo. — Telescope. Buried Names of Boys and Girls. ? James Ads, Will. Ella, Bertha, Dora. Conundrum. — Tmgue of your boot or shoe. Conundrum. — Wholesome . Correct answers were received from ...
OIL PAINTS PURITY ESSENTIAL [Newspaper Article] — Sunday Mail — 14 November 1926
OIL PAINTS PURITY ESSENTIAL Occasionally the ?painter runs up sticky even after long exposure. This is a condition which never concerns the pigment but which can usually be traced to some impurity, either in the linseed oil or the drier. Most often it is due to adulteration of the linseed oil. Paint containing lineeed oil which has been adulterated or which is of poor quality will not dry properly. Unfortunately there is no simple test for the purity of Unseed oil. Reliable methods require expensive chemical apparatus. Experienced painters can sometimes detect several of the usual adulterants if the proportions are large. Fish oil and generally rosin betray themselves by their odour. Com oil, however, unlesss present in large quantites, is difficult to detect in this way. The presence of petroleum oil is revealed if a drop of the suspected oil placed oa a black painted surface shows a bluish tinge or cast about its edge. Excepting these few inexact tests there is no way for a painte...
LIVING IN FLATS EXPERIENCES IN AMERICA [Newspaper Article] — Sunday Mail — 14 November 1926
LIVING IN FLATS EXPERIENCES IN AMERICA How the American home is changing from the smaller one and two-family dwellings to the apartment house, is shown by a study of families provided for by one-family dwellings. In 1921 58.3 per cent were housed in this type of dwelling (states an ex change.) In 1922 thia percentage shrank to 47.6, and in 1923 to 45.8. On the other hand, the number of families provided for in apartment houseB in OTiiiaJ 93 1 TM3. iwiii in 1931 +n 9.9 '. per cent in 1922, and 30.7 per cent in 1923. In other words, for every three families who found living quarters in one-family houses, two were housed in apartments. What is ttore, the majority of modern one-family houses are similar to the apartment in size and arrangem- -t of rooms. These facts are having a profound effect on the honse bfld equipment market.
WAR SERVICE HOME AT SAILOR'S BAY, NEW SOUTH WALES. [Newspaper Article] — Sunday Mail — 14 November 1926
WAR SERVICE HOME AT SAILOR'S BAY, NEW SOUTH WALES. This chaste design in modern taste is of the simplest, relying for its effect on the combination of fine materials, nice proportions, and effective colour scheme of white walls and red tile roof, that har monises well with verdant sur roundings; when these are eventu ally cultivated. Already it can be seen that the new home owner ap preciates nature's touch, for there is an embryo garden in the win dow boxes and dwarf shrubs en hancing the front entrance.' The accommodation provided in the plan consists of two bedrooms, with large living room and com modious hall combined, and kit chen and breakfast-room. There is a built-in linen chest shown, though much more accommodation could be built-in, so as to make a . cottage .of these dimensions suffi cient for the requirements of most families.
PLASTER CRACKS NOT HARD TO FILL [Newspaper Article] — Sunday Mail — 14 November 1926
PLASTER CRACKS NOT HA&D TO FILL Plaster cracks are not difficult to fill, provided you do |iot allow the putty on the cracks to be smooth while the rest of the wall is sand-finished. Cut out the largest cracks with your putty knife or scraper, and fill with a putty com posed of half plaster paris and half whiting, mixed with water to putty con sistency. As you nil tue cracks witn tnis mix ture, aud while the putty is still soft, stipple it with the ends of a stiff brush so that it will have the same -ppearance as the rest of the Band-finished walls. The small cracks, probably, will npt need finishing, as the first heavy coat of plaint will fill them sufficiently. Brueh the walls thoroughly with a stiff broom before attempting to apply the priming coat, which should be a white lead paint thinned with about equal quantities of linseed oil and tur pentine. When the priming coat is dry, give the walls a coat of glue size on which the final coats should be applied.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Sunday Mail — 14 November 1926
? ?? ? / r WE RECOMMEND ^ THE USE OF 'HUSKO' * THE HYGIENIC MANURE ,* You insure your life, yorr home, ana your clr, jo why risk the health of your family by using smelly manures on the . *Jt- * Gaijfcen around yout home? - ' By using ' HUSKO ' you will eliminate this risk, for ' ' HUSKO ' resembles a finely ehopped-up leaf mould, and the only odour it possesses is a sweet. wholesome, peaty smell resem bling newly turned earth. ' HUSKO '. ,is . NOT an* animal * manure; it-- is purely organic, and consists of vegetable matter which har been carefully matured in bulk for more than two years. In its present ripe and mellow condition ' HUSKO ' is the ideal dressing for lawns, flower beds, ana vegetable gardens safe, sure, and easy to apply. Free from weeds and any trace of objectionable odour. Price 40/ Per One Ton Truck Load, Delivered to Your Home. Orders for Jaalf loads will also be accepted. « Obtainable from leading Florists, or else direct from the Australian Carrying Co., 318 Eli...
THE SLY FLY [Newspaper Article] — Sunday Mail — 14 November 1926
THE SLY FLY The rattlesnake plays fair ant* square; He bids the whale wide world taware That k* delights In mordereot ftfhto And hamieldal fcatti*. He always gives hit human prey A decant ebanee to fet away Whea from afar iney near tat jar And rasping «* his rattle. The fly seems kindly and wall bred But ha will kill you Jwt as dead. The tiger does sot hesitate To show that he 1$ filled with hat,-: He roars and growls The while he prowls. Which noises so affright you That with a palpitating heart You somewhat hastily depart And circumvent The brute's intent To leap on you and bite you. The fly seems meek and mlid and tame, But he'll destroy you just the same. The shark lives always In the sea Where people have no call to be. In his damp home Beneath the foam Ho has small chance to meet them. And though he very often foels That he would like them for his meals. He looks on men But new and then. And rarely does he eat them. The fly, however, day by day Gees 'round eolltetisi human pre...
A WEAK SPOT DEFECTIVE HOME PLUMBING [Newspaper Article] — Sunday Mail — 14 November 1926
A WEAK SPOT DEFECTIVE HOME PLUMBING From outward appearance it might have been a wanderer's dream of home. Set bnek in a charming -little lawn, snuggled in green shrubbery, the small brown brick house of quaint design seemed to embody the spirit of homeliness. Intimate examination further veri fied the first impression. The interior was well-planned and cosy. The fur nishings indicated that people of good fno+n I!nni1 f-llAi.n T*l* n V1111 1 j^ **.. I. *- J9 surely intended this house to be a place to live and love and be happy. But the reddest of apples may some times hide a worm. In this particular instance the owner had made his mis take in attempting to skimp on a vital point o£ his home. The bathroom was not nice. The fixtures were ordinary, unattractive, and out of harmony with the general tone of 'ie house. The faucets were of the^' nervous5'* type that chatter and moan at the least encouragement, and they contin ually dripped without encouragement whatever. It seemed as thou...
THE HOME BEAUTIFUL COLOUR IN NATURE VARIOUS EXPRESSIONS [Newspaper Article] — Sunday Mail — 14 November 1926
iajMiiliw*i^MiiiiMUiAn*wnAnnnnnnnnnnnnrrnTMWBirnn-i-~ri-tnriinninir^nrri~i~'^'~''ini nnnnrmnrwnrmniinr)CinniY\aGnint\rmrvvypntfirvinQo.n_oovnnnnnTin COLOUR IN NATURE — «i — VARIOUS EXPRESSIONS It may, perhaps, be more than mere fancy that tho colours of wild creatures are a direct expression of the artistry in Xatnre. It in certainly true that if tre study carefully the environment of many living things we shall find not only the hues and shades, but, at times, the actual patterns which afterwards appear :n the feather of the bird, or the wiDg of the hutterfly, which haunts that particular spot. une nugnt imagine mat i-aiure, aiier painting on her canvas the vast spaces of sky, sea, forest, ^nd field' paused in her work to consider her colour schemes for the living creatures which she had designed to give animation to her pic tures. In the paints still wet upon her palette she founud, ready to her hand, the exact hues needed for her purpose. Thus, when the sea had been completed, wi...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Sunday Mail — 14 November 1926
THINNETT ELECTKOCULTUBED SEED. The dry season proves the superiority of Electrically stimulated seed. It gives record crops when ordinary seed fails. Hnn dreds of letters arrive telling us bo. X.%. Tomato Special, £1 ounce, has given up to 47 tons off acre. Cucumber, £300 per acre strain, 30/ per li-. Ee'uco has scored 8/3 dozen Brisbane, 2/6 XX packets, large. AUo 1/ packet* all Vegetables and Flowers. Quotes for Beans, Peas, and Crop Seed, £700 per acre, under BEXNETT Electroculture: no apparatus required. ALEX. C. BENNETT. Electric Nursery, Fairfield, Kew South Wales. Choose Your BLINDS From Unlimited Variety S«e leadin* makes of Venetian. Lathe, and Canvas Blind* in my new big showrooms at ALL prices and designs to suit EVERY need. fmQ , _ j ? ^ My new 'phone No.. 3728. R.F~ff*cinEi TUNLEY jfo persona/ er/fenffon 101 WICKHAM-STREET, BROADWAY. (Carefully note the Number.) ?w^^' I I i 8 B r ^9 1 4
MURAL TINTS FACTOR OF IMPORTANCE [Newspaper Article] — Sunday Mail — 14 November 1926
MURAL TJNTS — ♦ FACTOR OF IMPORT ANCE Dark walls absorb light They make rooms appear smaller. Light wall-papers reflect light and increase the apparent size of rooms. Scientific experiments, made by paint manufacturers, have proved that the various shades and tones of colour are important factors in re flecting light from the walls and thereby increasing illumination in your home. It is surprising to investigate one of the colour charts supplied by manu facturers and to note the difference in the reflective values of paints. For example, a wall painted pure white in flat tone gives yon 79 per cent retlec tion, whereas the same wall painted in bright sage, 43 per cent reflection. Sup pose, for example, in the painting of your kitchen yon selected a colour known as forest green. Tour reflective value would be only 21 per cent, whereas, if you painted your kitchen in ivory, you would get 72 per cent reflection. The difference between these two paints and their light reflective possi bi...
COLOURED CEMENTS MINERAL PIGMENTS [Newspaper Article] — Sunday Mail — 14 November 1926
COLOURED CEMENTS MINERAL PIGMENTS There is a growing preference for Portland cem*nt stucco finishes, due to the variety of artistic texture and colour treatments that are obtainable. The owner's selection of the combina tion of texture and colour he most de sires may cover a wide range and yet be governed by the architect who thinks first in terms of architectural the general appearance of the house. Thus a colour scheme and texture may be agreed upon by builder and archi tect to the complete satisfaction of both. Portland cement stucco consists of a mixture of gray Portland cement, clean sand, s small quantity of hydrated lime, and sufficient water to produce a workable mixture. The ideal back ing upon which to apply this stucco is a wall built up of concrete masonry units. These units may be concrete block, cinder block, concrete brick, or tile. Concrete masonry walls of this nature require no furring or lath as the texture of the block is of suffi cient coarseness to blend proper...
"Tom Thumb" Voyages [Newspaper Article] — Sunday Mail — 14 November 1926
'Tom Thumb' Voyages In October, 1795, George Bass and 1'atthew Flinders embarked in a boat eight feet long, very suitably named Tom Thumb. Their only companion was a boy. They sailed round Botany Bay, and traced the George Eiver 20 miles further than previously known. The report of this voyage led to the establishment of a new- settlement called Bankstown, which name it still retained. ' The two explorers., encouraged by the success of their first voyage, had an other boat built, not much larger, and set out again in March, 1796. Their object was to examine a large river which was. supposed to flow into the ocean, sooth of Botany 'Bay. They sailed out to sea to. catch the. current, but on the night of March 25 a' strong wind arose and the current carried them southwards. The rough seas tossed their frail boat to such an extent that finally it was washed ashore ? by the surf. All. their provisions and powder were saturated with water. Their supply of fresh water having run out they l...
BOY SCOUTS INTERESTING FACTS [Newspaper Article] — Sunday Mail — 14 November 1926
BOY SCOUTS INTERESTING FACTS Headquarters have recently pub lished some interesting figures with regard to the enormous growth of the Scont movement throughout the world. There are bo fewer than 2,000,000 Scouts all told, 430,000 of whom live within thfc Empire and 2?0,000 in the United Kingdom. In Great Britain alone 26,000 men and women voluntar ily gave up their, time to act as scout masters and cubmasters. Sine' the formation of the move ment, 1100 people have been saved from drowning or rescued from fires by Scouts, 250 of whom have received awards for acts of gallantry on such occasions. In addition, Scouts have, gained 1500 life-saving medals and many hundreds of certificates from the Eoyal Humane Society. 170 cases of Scouts saving life by stopping runa way horses are actually on record. During the past 12 months over 130,000 proficiency badges have been granted, covering i. range of 76 different sub jects. Other interesting facts which bead quarters have announced include t...
DEAN'S DOLLS AND TOYS FOR CHRISTMAS GIFTS. [Newspaper Article] — Sunday Mail — 14 November 1926
DEAN'S DOLLS AND TOYS FOB CHRISTMAS GISTS. The Christmas co'lection of toys and dolls again has been issued by those ingenuous ?and industrious people. Dean's Rag Book Co., Ltd., of London. All these clever toys are the product of British talent and indus try, and there is .something about them that proclaims their origin, and at tbe pame time fully justifies the preference for such toys. Dismal Desmond, the d lefiT plum pudding dog with the spotted coat, drooping tongue. »du iacn-iuBire eye, is aireaay x&muiar, and bids fa;r to be the most popular toy of the year. Pete is a Pekinese. »o lifelike and bo full of expression that it is difficult to be lieve it is* only a stuffed toy Dormy makes. its. appeal on quite other grounde, for it is of no definite y marked zoologici! family, just a. soft, cuddly cqmpanicn for sleepy toddiere too young, to care .for- fine dis tinctions. The bye bye doltt- .'show traces of the Mme inftnence. .Chsifi'V-'Cliow jiuppv whose twinkline eyes an...
TWELVE MINCE PIES—The Solution [Newspaper Article] — Sunday Mail — 14 November 1926
TWELVE MINCE PIES— The Solution If yon. Ignore tha four black pies in onr illustration, the remain ing twelve are in their original positions Now remove the four de tached pies to the places occupied by the black ones, and you will have your seven straight rows of four, as shown by the dotted linos. In accordance. with the terms of the competition, -tbe special book prize is awarded to James Munro, 77 Jbeicanardt-Btreet, Spring Hill, Brisbane. ,
WHAT YESTERDAY CAN TELL US [Newspaper Article] — Sunday Mail — 14 November 1926
WHAT YESTERDAY CAN TELL US 'To be ignorant of what happened before you were born is to be always a child.' — Cicero. George Bass DfTBEPID EXPLORER. George Bass was born at Aswarthy, Lincolnshire. On the death of his father his mother removed to Boston. Prom a child he had an intense fond ness for the sea, which, his mother en deavoured to check. He was appren ticed to a Boston surgeon, and later he obtained his diploma in London and commenced to practise in his own county; but his inclination for the sea being unsubdued, he succeeded in ob taining a commission in the Eoyal Navy, and was appointed as surgeon to H.M.S. Reliance, in which Governor Hunter came out to Australia in 1795. Among the officers of the ship was a young midshipman named Matthew Flinders, and during the voyage they became firm friends. On arrival at Port Jackson they obtained leave of absence, aud embarked upon a series of adventures, which have made their names famous in Australian history, Bass, with Flinders a...
TOWER OF LONDON. [Newspaper Article] — Sunday Mail — 14 November 1926
|0\^WBR OF jLbNBON. ^rae ardiitect was Gundulphns, Bishop ^^Spcbester- -Tradition bas it that the mHte Tow'er. the centrai and oldest mSpni-'is «n tl« eit^.of' a ^ fort erected JB^TnlhiW' Gaesax' to awe the ancient Hpbitanis; : Jience ' t3rav% well-kriown B^on in ?'The Bard--— S^^jbbwers of ^ Julius, Londott'e lasting ^sgptc-fihaiiie. _ . '? . . ',.?-. ^fiffitli 'many a foul and midnight zuur M&^erieiL:-' :' ;.?. -. :? ;, WB&ykut tower lies hiiried Anne lk-leya B I her brother; Catlieriue Howard and M ||r-Rocirifdrd,: heir as6oeia;te;:;the vener ^T-: '-ladi- ' : Salisbury, iafid' Cromwell, Pltimiiister of Henry VHI\; l^e two S^npurBj the' iadmirai and protector of Sraardv W-.i /HieVDuRfe:; oS : Norfolk . and H^iof Sussex -Queea Elizabeth's ?Bfenfe-J-Jifi, T-ukc of : Moninoutfv son of B^p^iVXL i the Earls of Balmerino WpaKlmarnock, and I^ord Lovat; ^^p Fislier and«iis illcBtridus friend ^^^Ti4.*oiies of tl e 'littfe prin Bi&3Sdw«i-V.. and his brother, the Hffi...