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.
In 1914, the tight skirt was on the way out.
If 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.
Wondering what to have for dinner tonight? Fancy some tongue? Maybe some Pigeon Pie is more to your liking.
Look out for more “For Wives and Daughters” on future Trove Tuesdays.