Trove Tuesday – Bush Valentine

It’s two days early but this week’s Trove Tuesday has a Valentine’s Day theme.  From the Illustrated Australian News  of  21 February 1883 comes “Bush Valentine”.  Valentine’s Day was not the postman’s favourite day of the year as his workload increased significantly but whether he came by horse or bicycle, his arrival caused great excitement.

 

OUR ILLUSTRATIONS. (1883, February 21). Illustrated Australian News (Melbourne, Vic. : 1876 - 1889), p. 17. Retrieved February 10, 2013, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article63186253

OUR ILLUSTRATIONS. (1883, February 21). Illustrated Australian News (Melbourne, Vic. : 1876 – 1889), p. 17. Retrieved February 10, 2013, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article63186253

 

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“OUR ILLUSTRATIONS.” Illustrated Australian News (Melbourne, Vic. : 1876 – 1889) 21 Feb 1883: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article63186253