On this day…in 1959

On this day in 1959, the first Barbie doll goes on display at the American Toy Fair in New York City. Eleven inches tall, with a waterfall of blond hair, Barbie was the first mass-produced toy doll in the United States with adult features. The woman behind Barbie was Ruth Handler, who co-founded Mattel, Inc. … [Read the full story]

Aussie takes Poms to court for racism

An Australian community warden who claimed he was racially abused by colleagues who constantly greeted him with ‘G’day Sport’ is taking his case to the European Court of Human Rights. Geoff Stephens, who has been in the UK for 27 years after coming over from Australia when he was 22 years old, claimed he suffered … [Read the full story]

Is it possible for an Australian to turn into a Pom?

We come from a land where we are renowned for our laid-back attitude. And, losing the Ashes has given the Poms an excuse to give us some stick…but it’s no more than we’ve been doing to them since year dot. But it seems Geoff Stephens, who lives and works in Britain, doesn’t take after his … [Read the full story]