August 31, 2011

History Week 2011

History Week is only days away!
Have you received your FREE History Week 2011 Programme? Contact the History Council if you would like one.
Visit to view the full Programme of events.
History Week 2011: Eat History runs from Saturday 3 September until Sunday 11 September.

Are you a fan?
History Week is on Facebook and Twitter!
Like History Week on Facebook and follow History Week on Twitter.

Recipes Through Time Competition :: WIN two tickets to Tony Bilson’s The Art of Living in Australia History Week dinner
Weekends  with Simon Marnie is has giving one lucky couple the chance to win a dinner for two at Bilson’s Restaurant in Sydney. 
Weekends is looking for a recipe that's survived time - It can be a favourite from the CWA's 1940s cookbook, or it can be an old Convict Recipe you've tried (Kangaroo tail soup perhaps) Maybe your Great Nan's Impossible Pie, Grand-dad Bill's rabbit stew or Aunty Krissoula's Fasolada.
To enter, email your recipe to
Entries close: 31 August at 5:00pm. For more details visit the ABC702 Weekends website.

Mrs H. F. Wicken –  EAT History Poster girl

Have you seen Mrs H.F. Wicken around Sydney?
Harriett Frances Wicken (1847–1937) is History Week’s poster girl for Eat History.
Mrs Wicken’s many books including Kingswood Cookery Book (1895) is full of fantastic tips regarding nutrition and recipes including ‘Imitation Sweetbreads’ which features in her poster (left).You can read all about her fascinating life in the Australian Dictionary of Biography article:Harriett Frances Wicken, written by Beverley Kingston. 
Become Harriet’s Friend on Facebook!
Harriet is on facebook! To add her login to Facebook and search ‘Harriet Frances Wicken’ or go to
NB: Harriet changed the spelling of her name from Harriett to Harriet when she moved to Australia from England in 1884. This is why her name is spelt ‘Harriet’ not ‘Harriett’ on Facebook.

Source: [Enews] This month in history... 31 August 2011

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