Sir F. Chook, Inventor of Leopard Oil

Likeness captured upon a daguerrotype machine in Japan, July 1891


Wherein the Author reflects upon certain topical & personal issues of the Day.

The archive for January, 2006

The following lettres were posted during this month:

It’s Really Getting Exciting Now

Posted upon the 14th of January, 2006

I had my valet have this run off this evening, to see how it would look. Should the name and logo prove popular with you chaps, I vote we move on to the drawing up of a charter!


Posted upon the 12th of January, 2006

It is clear to me (in my impudent wisdom) that colonial capital Melbourne (living in spiritual defiance of those Canberran lackwits) rankles for want of a formal society of swells, dandies, fops, dappers, flappers, Emancipated Women, rakes, Gibson Girls, popinjays and people who like lists. And neckties. It is my solemn and patriotic duty then […]

A New Year For FrillyShirt Readers!

Posted upon the 4th of January, 2006

DON’T JUST STAND THERE! This January, FrillyShirt Readers can expect Novelties and Rascally Bargains! We are a paper imdued with “Grit”, “My Golly” and “Oh Dear Lord”, and as such feel little shame in announcing a NEW ERA in publishing! Observe some of what this will have to offer YOU, the READER, thanks to our […]