Historical information

The set of 30 cards were used by Miss Frida Striezel 1898.

Physical description

A rare, interesting set of numbered 1 - 30 cardboard cookery instruction cards - The Department of Public Instruction, Victoria Australia. They instructed how to prepare very Australian dishes with an English influence - e.g., Yorkshire Pudding, Pea Soup, Steak and Kidney Pie. The Government Printer's name indicates these were produced between 1887 and 1906. The cards are stored in a purple floral damask drawstring bag. There is handwritten sheet of paper with the above information.

Inscriptions & markings

Handwritten in grey pencil at the top of every card is 'Frida Striezel'. On the back of Card 2 is handwritten in faded black ink No 1 -30 the title of the 30 recipes on the cards. On a separate sheet of paper handwritten in black fineline marker pen - '584 SET 30 COOKERY INSTRUCTION CARDS. DEPT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION Date - between 1887 and 1906'