Over the back fence

 

Our choko vines have slowly begun creeping over the corrugated iron back fences.

Love them or hate them, chokos were once a common sight growing over back fences, outdoor dunnies and chook houses.

Easy to grow, just one vine produces a bumper crop of (some would say tasteless) vegies.

About the Author

Head and shoulders portrait of woman set against brick wall.
Anna Cossu
Curator
Susannah Place Museum, Museum of Sydney, Justice and Police Museum
Inspired by wonderful and slightly eccentric history teachers and after her own foray as a teacher, Anna found herself drawn to the world of museums.

Drummoyne House 1860s

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Drummoyne House remembered...Wednesday 12 June 2019

A recent visitor to the Museums Discovery Centre saw SLM's immense carved, timber window cornice from Drummoyne House and was immediately transported back to her time living in the house.

Children enjoying a convict meal

Hyde Park Barracks

Nine News: A convict meal Thursday 6 June 2019

NSW Governor Margaret Beazley with school children

Hyde Park Barracks

SMH: A king's feast of beef, pudding but no rum 200 years onWednesday 5 June 2019

NSW Governor Margaret Beazley AO, QC with school children from Fort Street Public School

Hyde Park Barracks

Re-enactment marks 200th anniversary of the BarracksTuesday 4 June 2019

Tuesday 4 June marks the 200th anniversary of the first convicts to take up residency in Hyde Park Barracks – recognising the beginning of new chapter of Australian history.