Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Back in Sydney

The blog is reminiscing. The photo of a photo was taken by Jon at the Museum of Sydney. Actual bee hives first came to Sydney aboard the convict ship Isabella in 1822. More to the point, here is a passage from a letter published in the Sydney Morning Herald in 1912:

One hotel in Campbell-street, kept by a man named Walsh, was called the "Bee Hive." Over the door was a swinging sign, on which was gaily painted a beehive, and underneath were the following lines:—

Within this hive we're all alive,
Good liquor makes us funny,
If you be dry, step in and try
The flavour of our honey.

The swinging sign was obviously gone by the time the photograph was taken!

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