The Investigator, the Geelong Historical Society’s magazine, has been published since 1965. It is always full of great articles, regular features, and wonderful snippets.
A delightful snippet originally published in the Geelong Advertiser, appeared in the September 2014 issue of the Investigator.
Geelong bread carters are finding a considerable percentage of unreasonable housewives who want fresh bread, must have it, and won’t take any other. The objection would not be so bad if it were not supplemented by absurd reproof and argument directed against the offending carter. Generally, the men are not working any later through the change in hauling, but they are chaffing under the tongue-wagging of some of their clients. The remarkable part of it is that the bulk of the offenders are the wives of unionists, who should be glad to see the conditions of fellow-unionists improved. The system of day baking is on its trial and already it is admitted by sympathizers that it will never be satisfactory till made compulsory by Act of Parliament.