When Temperance met Commerce: Coffee Palaces of late 19th Century Australia

Paul van Reyk Published in Petit Propos Culinaire 121, November 2021 'The Echuca Coffee Palace, situated at the south end of High Street, on the west side, is a new addition to the architectural features of the town. It consists of a two storied, commodious brick building, and has been erected with the view of …

Convenient and economical but not pleasant to the eye: Selling Australian preserved meat 1860–1880.

Meanwhile in Australia the first experiments with meat canning began in the early 1840s. However, the discovery of gold which put paid to cheap raw materials and reduced the available labour force, and a major scandal over the supply of inadequately processed tinned meat to the Royal Navy, caused the Australian industry to falter until …