Territorians have been enduring a cold snap over the last week, with sub-zero overnight temperatures in the Centre and the coldest day in Darwin in eight years. Time to take a leaf out of Hilda Abbott's book and get out the woollens. Hilda was a writer and filmmaker, and instigator behind Darwin's Red Cross branch, as well as the Territory's energetic "First Lady' during her husband's Aubrey Abbott's service as Administrator during the late 1930s and early 1940s. She scribbled on the back of this photo that this was, "The only day in two years I wore a cardigan". Stay warm.
Image: 7919453, National Archives of Australia
Published: 30 June 2019