The Green and Gold Cookery Book

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Date: 1923
Location: Adelaide, South Australia, Australiamap
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"Containing tried and tested recipes, contributed by experienced housewives and cookery experts"

This famous Australian recipe book will be 100 years old in 2023. First published in 1923 as a fundraiser for a school, it has remained a standard in South Australian kitchens ever since, and is still for sale.[1] [2]

The genealogical interest is in the identities of the contributors. Most recipes are accompanied by a name and often a place of residence, usually in South Australia. Since King's College, the beneficiary, was a boarding school, contributions came from all over the state and sometimes other states.

The book was the idea of Annie L. Sharman and she credits Mrs C. R. Morris and Mrs G. McRitchie with gathering the advertisements which funded the publishing of the first edition.

Do you have a contributor among your relatives? If so, add them here.

This project has only just begun and so far we have only a short list of contributors, some without WikiTree profiles. Can you create a profile for these people? (Page numbers refer to the 38th edition):

Thelma Jean (Watt) Batchelor, Prospect Gardens: Nutties, Pg 175
Mrs H. Benfield, Croydon, Melon Jam, Pg 211 (75th edition)
Mrs G. Bradley, Torrens Park: Orange Cake, Pg 143
Miss D. Cochrane, Auburn, Victoria. Rhubarb Sponge and Rhubarb Jelly, Pg 105
Mrs. Geo. Heath (1885 - 1980), Keyneton: Savoury Carrots, Pg 66.
Dorothea (Doddridge) Jarrett (1889 - 1961), Angaston: Cream Puffs, Pg121.
Mrs M. A. Luck (1891 - 1980) of Croydon Park, Scottish Shortbread, Pg 182
Mrs W. Schmidt, Railway Town, Broken Hill: Sardine Puffs Pg 37
Mrs T. C. Sharman (1869 - 1948), Black Forest: Tomato Chutney' Pg 227
Miss B. Skewes, Victor Harbor: Potato Puff, Pg 67
Ethel (Kerr) Slane (1879 - 1944) North Unley: Angel's Food (Eggless), Pg 95
Mrs W. J. Smith (abt. 1887 - 1953) of Fairfield, Maitland: Christmas Cake, Pg 133
Mrs Fred Thorn. of Angaston: Plum Pudding, Pg 80 (75th edition)
Mrs Stanley Haskard (1891-1975) of Jamestown "Shortbread", pg 181.


  1. National Archives of Australia Magazine Issue 3 2018 Pg 33 "Lentil soup - or bloater paste?"

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On 1 Jan 2019 at 00:57 GMT Anne (Turner) Tichborne wrote:

Comment from unknown person re Mrs Geo. Heath: "Looks like this is Elsie Rosa Caterer, see this article for her marriage, George Heath's father was from Keyneton."

On 22 Oct 2018 at 19:01 GMT Veronica (Coat) Williams wrote:

Love this idea!

On 28 Sep 2018 at 04:08 GMT Anne (Turner) Tichborne wrote:

Adding Thelma Jean Batchelor nee Watt soon.