Friday, 8 April 2016
The seventh step in my A-Z of quirky ancestor antics - G is for the giant cabbage of Gulgong
In the town of Gulgong, one of my great-uncles, Carew NORTHCOTE, ran the Royal Hotel in the 1930s. He grew a giant cabbage in the backyard of the hotel. One family member remembered that the cabbage was so big because it had been fertilised by elephant manure from a travelling circus.
Source: The Shoalhaven News and South Coast Districts Advertiser, Saturday 10 November 1934
Source: The Muswellbrook Chronicle, Tuesday 13 Nov 1934 Page 6
Source: Mudgee Guardian and North-Western Representative, Monday 25 Mar 1935 Page 4