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Looking Back history feature: In Women Drivers’ Contest

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Looking Back

panorama hotel driversWHILE many of the contestants in the women drivers contest on Sunday dined at the Panorama Hotel, Bulli Pass, the cheery trio preferred a picnic hamper in their car. They are Miss Peggy Dawes, Tom Peters and Miss Nea Arnott.

The most suitably-dressed man in the contest was Mr. Jack Sherwood who was an official. His snappy plus fours, sued jacket and checked scarf were the envy of all the ladies.

– The Newcastle Sun (NSW), Tuesday 26 May 1936, page 3

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About Mick Roberts

A Sydney journalist, writer and historian, Mick Roberts specialises in Australian cultural history, particularly associated with the Australian hotel and liquor industry. Mick has had an interest in revealing the colourful story of pubs, inns and associated industries in Australia for over 30 years. He is currently working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. Besides writing a number of history books, Mick has owned and managed several community newspapers. He was one time editor of the Wollongong Northern News, The Bulli Times, The Northern Times, The Northern Leader and The Local - all located in the Wollongong region. As a journalist he has worked for Rural Press, Cumberland (News Limited), Sydney based, City News, and Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW. He currently calls the inner-Sydney suburb of Surry Hills home.

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