paying a visit to the Carer's Garage sale (a shed full of treasures) in the Barossa Valley yesterday i found (to my joy) that an old metal trunk that had been originally set aside for someone else was available for sale again due to lack of collection (and associated exchange of funds).
so i bought it.
and when i opened my pirate chest at home, i discovered that the newspaper (The Adelaide Advertiser) lining the inside was dated September 14th, 1938. here are some snippets from Alexander von Humboldt's birthday nearly 70 years ago.
the opening lines of the article about the Spanish Civil War (since when has war been civil? que?) are somewhat chilling...that reference to the 'strategists and students of war'. nasty. but on to a lighter moment below
followed by one (of only two) references to the worsening political situation in Europe
the area described below, once home to almonds, sheep and dairies; is now a housing estate.
but to end on a highlight...a delicious design for a cocktail bar from Woods, Bagot, Laybourne-Smith and Irwin; architects. Laybourne-Smith's name now adorns the School of Architecture at the University of South Australia, Woods Bagot is still in business...and the last Irwin I knew practising architecture went off to Harvard University in 1983 and hasn't been heard of (well, not by me) since...