Since I have been looking in the TROVE, I have come across BENCHES in the Old Newspapers etc so I shall bring a few of them to you this morning.

The first one is a bench stop. I don’t quite know what a bench stop is but :

bench stop The Queenslander (Brisbane, Qld 1866-1939), Saturday 10 March 1923,


BENCH STOP. (1923, March 10). The Queenslander (Brisbane, Qld.)


bench vice The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA 1889-1931), Tuesday 15 April 1930

Bench Vices. (1930, April 15). The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1889-1931)

MILKING BENCH The Queenslander (Brisbane, Qld. 1866-1939), Saturday 26 January 1907

The Queenslander (Brisbane, Qld. : 1866-1939), Saturday 26 January 1907

BENCH AND TABLE The Queenslander (Brisbane, Qld. 1866-1939), Saturday 23 December 1922

COMBINATION TABLE AND BENCH. (1922, December 23). The Queenslander (Brisbane, Qld

BENCH STOOLS The Australian Women's Weekly (1932-1982), Wednesday 10 November 1976

BENCH STOOLS The Australian Women's Weekly (1932-1982), Wednesday 10 November 1976

Handy bench stools to build. (1976, November 10). The Australian Women’s Weekly

MARCH 9 2011: Day no 68. "Bother," said Pooh, as he had no reflection in the mirror.”

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BILAMBIL COTTAGE where I spent a LOT of time in deep reflection only to come to the conclusion that, in the end, its best to roll around laughing.

‘Bother’ says I. The reflection in the mirror is not what I was expecting.

When Piglet awakens in the morning, he walks outside, turns around, and realizes that they were sleeping in Skull Mountain, the lair of the Skullasaurus. He warns the others quickly. At first they are hesitant to enter, but they hear yet another roar from outside, and run into the cave.

As they enter the mountain, they see five paths and reluctantly split up. At the end of their paths, Rabbit, Tigger, Eeyore and Piglet all meet up in the same place, but Pooh gets lost in bushes of ice crystals and soon his reflection through the ice crystals looks like the Skullasaurus itself. When Pooh’s reflection is able to be seen by the other four, they run for their lives and yell “It’s the Skullasaurus!!”. Pooh hears them, thinking that the Skullasaurus is nearby, and accidentally falls down an ice slide.


I have a soft spot for Winnie even though I have barely read him. Its because he lives under the name SANDERS. I have been trying to find the quote where he has no reflection. I found the one above where his reflection scares his friends and  their reactions cause him to fall down an ice slide.

Says a lot that does. I have been to a shopping mall up on the Tweed where the automatic doors wouldn’t open for me. I am told that means I have no soul.

I have decided to take a dive into our TROVE. 

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I am deep in TROVE and looking for images of reflections. The image quality is likely to be poor but I wanted to look back into other times.

reflectpio Sunday Times  Sunday 22 June 1930 reflect The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA  1931-1954), Wednesday 13 July 1949,



Reflection. (1949, July 13). The Advertiser Adelaide, SA

reflect cow Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Qld. 1878-1954), Friday 25 August 1939, reflect Cairns Post (Qld.1909-1954), Wednesday 18 November 1931

REFLECTION. (1931, November 18). Cairns Post



reflect Western Mail (Perth, WA 1885-1954), Thursday 23 November 1944 reflect The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. 1848-1954), Tuesday 25 September 1923


“Reflection.”. (1944, November 23). Western Mail


WATER REFLECTION. (1923, September 25). The Argus(Melbourne, Vic


reflect The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA  1931-1954), Saturday 5 September 1953,


PENNY. (1953, September 5). The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA)