Monthly Archives: July 2012

Edwin Flack dual Gold medal winner 1896

Edwin Flack won two ‘Gold Medals’ (actually Silver) for ‘Australia’ (a yet to be united country – save for a cricket team) at the 1896 Olympics in Athens in the 800 and 1500 Metre races. The results were reported in … Continue reading

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A contribution to the history of rascalry

Vignettes of travel          By the author of “An Australian Girl”, “The Silent Sea” &c The Age               7/4/1896 We stopped at Basle for a while where we met the Bs. They were each one armed with some sort of guide book … Continue reading

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