Snippets from the life of Martha Sarah Ellis.
|Photographer Unknown, Punch and Judy show, 1944, digital image, Australian War Memorial Collection Accessed 2017 https://www.flickr.com/photos/australian-war-memorial/3703755012/|
[Mr] “Skinner built up a catering empire based, at first, on the supply of liquor to sporting events; eventually he acquired a monopoly of the Melbourne trade and came to be regarded as the outstanding caterer in Australia. ... His surname was said to be descriptive of his methods: his waiters were required to empty their pockets and don the firm's distinctive white uniforms before starting work. 'All that they had in their pockets when they finished was his, and woe betide the waiter caught in default'.”
|Photographer Unknown, Jubilee Picnic held at Sandown park Victoria, March 27th 1909, Henry Berrry & Co. Collection. Accessed 20 April 2017 http://handle.slv.vic.gov.au/10381/293379|
Did Martha work beyond the home during this period?
“GIRL, wanted, tidy and useful, mind 3 children wages, 3s. Mrs. Todman, 580 Chapel-st., S. Yarra”
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