It's show time in the Territory! And do you think it might be too late enter this cake? Probably - since it was baked in 1956. There's something else a bit odd about this cake, made in Darwin so long ago. This humble sponge is made with one brolga egg, which, according the photo's caption in the Northern Territory Library collection, is equivalent to about six regular chicken eggs. On the matter of taste, this historical record is unfortunately silent.

Published: 23 July 2017


Picture: Library & Archives NT. Sponge cake, Boyce, Thomas, 1956, PictureNT, Denise Garside Collection, PH0803/0007

Forgotten Territory was a weekly photo column of historic images in the Northern Territory News which I curated from 2016 until 2019 supported by the collections of the Northern Territory Library and other cultural institutions around Australia, as well as local history Facebook groups. 

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Warning: May contain images of people who have died.

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These works were made on Arrernte, Larrakia, Gaddigal and Lenape land that was never ceded