1950s spinning sugar cake

Photograph of the 'spinning sugar cake' from Australian Home Beautiful, January 1951.

Let's bake a cake, Australian Home Beautiful, January 1951, p58. Caroline Simpson Library & Research Collection, Sydney Living Museums

This recipe originates from the 1951 January issue of The Australian Home Beautiful magazine, held in Sydney Living Museums’ Caroline Simpson Library & Research Collection. Eat Your History project intern Elizabeth McKinnon decided she’d road test it as part of her Museum Studies internship – and it wasn’t quite as smooth a ride as she’d hoped… Continue reading

Bethany Leyshon, project volunteer

Bethany Leyshon in front of an artwork, A Crucifixion, at the National Gallery of Victoria.

Bethany Leyshon / photo © Thomas MacRae. Artwork: A Crucifixion, Reuben Paterson, 2012, glitter and synthetic polymer paint on canvas, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, purchased NGV Contemporary, 2012 © Reuben Paterson, courtesy Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland

I have always had a fascination with old houses and the stories they tell, so when the opportunity came up to do an internship at Sydney Living Museums’ Rouse Hill House & Farm (one of my favourite properties) – I couldn’t let it slip. Continue reading