Murray Waldren's column, "That's Language," researches the origin of "Kit and Kaboodle" for me
In the National Newspaper The Australian, each weekend is a section called Review, their columnist Murray Waldren, on occasion runs a segment called That's Language. Back in last July, I sent Murray an E-Mail asking if he could throw any light on the expression Kit and Kaboodle.
In the issue of Review today, Saturday the 5th. of November 2005 there is this response about my query, and it takes up the whole column with his reply.