Mining My Archive

Collecting for enjoyment.


Victoria Market. © Cathy Koning

Let's Go Shopping. Queen Victoria Market Photographs 1978

These black and white images of Melbourne’s Queen Victoria Market, taken in July 1978, were among the very first photographs I ever created.

Swanky Swig Tulips. © Cathy Koning

The wonderful world of Swanky Swig

‘First you serve out of them. Then you can drink out of them.’

Many colourfully decorated vintage glasses are referred to nowadays as Swanky Swigs. This
is actually a generic term.

Hoyts invite Romancing the Stone

You're Invited to a Special Screening

Hoyts Cinemas preview invitations from the 1980s.

The 1980s were halcyon days for going to the movies.

Arthur Wallace Postcard WW1

Heaps of Love and Kisses

Schoolteacher Arthur Wallace and Winfred Rudder – my husband’s grandparents – married at Woolgoolga in northern NSW in 1910.

Exactly five years later, on 2 March 1915, Arthur had enlisted.