Winner National Trust Heritage Award 2010

Take a 200-year voyage back to when life was a lot less
complicated and about as fast as a plodding horse.
To a time when lemonade was made from real lemons,
sarsaparilla was made from plants, cordials were pure fruit juices
and soda water spurted fresh from glass syphons.
It documents the tribulations, the failures and successes of Sydney's
early ginger beer, aerated water and cordial manufacturers whose
personal lives are laid bare; exposing unbearable grief, the hardship
of every-day life and the misery endured by some.
The skeletons are out of the closet revealing murder, theft, lust, subterfuge
and embezzlement. All this and more is richly illustrated in this important reference volume. For more information click on yellow type below.