Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Trove Tuesday - Little boy lost between Pymble and Turramurra

It is interesting to see how the reports of this little boy's New Year's Day adventure in 1917 differ across publications.

1917 'CHILD LOST AND FOUND.', Leader (Orange, NSW : 1912 - 1922), 3 January, p. 2, viewed 27 December, 2013, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article117830653

1917 'THE HOLIDAYS.', Berringa Herald (Vic. : 1914 - 1918), 6 January, p. 2, viewed 27 December, 2013, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article130113145

1917 'CHILD LOST IN THE BUSH.', The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1889 - 1931), 3 January, p. 8, viewed 27 December, 2013, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5549676

1917 'CHILD LOST.', The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), 3 January, p. 12, viewed 27 December, 2013, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article15704351
These and several other reports of Ewen's adventure were found in the Trove database trove.nla.gov.au

Thursday, December 26, 2013

One hundred and one years ago...

... a group of scouts from Ku-ring-gai went on an excursion to Parramatta. Thanks to Trove we are able to read a report of their adventure.

1913 'AMONG THE PATROLS.', Sunday Times (Sydney, NSW : 1895 - 1930), 5 January, p. 28, viewed 27 December, 2013, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article126451298

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Seasons Greetings

Best wishes to our members and friends for a Happy Festive Season and Bright New Year.

The Society's Rooms will reopen after the Christmas break on Monday 6 January. 

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Trove Tuesday - Christmas Trees from St Ives

For our post this week we are sharing an article from Townsville Daily Bulletin in 1953 that reports on an incident in St Ives. A search on Trove nets several articles citing instances of citizens removing flowers and trees from our local area.

1953 'CHRISTMAS TREES COST £7/4/- EACH.', Townsville Daily Bulletin (Qld. : 1885 - 1954), 18 February, p. 3, viewed 16 December, 2013, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article62481794

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Technology Special Interest Group - Thursday 12 December

At the next meeting of our group on Thursday 12 December at 1:30 pm we will be discussing how to set up a free email account.

Some of our members have also asked for a demonstration of the Flip-Pal scanner and its stitching function so we will go through this process that enables one to scan large images and then stitch them together with the software that is packaged with the scanner.

Other questions we have been asked and will try to answer are How to set a home page in your Firefox browser and How to change an image on desktop icons.

If you need a break from your Christmas preparations please consider joining us this Thursday with your tech questions.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Chatswood Catholic Cemetery

Are you able to provide any details for people buried in this Cemetery?

If so please contact the researcher mentioned in this snippet from the latest issue of  Willoughby History Chatters, the newsletter of The Willoughby District Historical Society:

A last Call: I have developed a list of burials for the Chatswood Catholic Cemetery (c1865-c1915). There were only 57 names in the church burial records, but I have managed to find around 150 burials. There may be many more.
Before I ‘close the books’, I am seeking informa-tion from researcher and readers on any other burials that readers may be aware of. Please con-tact the Society or me personally.

Joan Antarakis.
Email: mantarak@bigpond.net.au

Monday, December 2, 2013

Canberra Tracks - New website

In the final issue of the RAHS Newsletter for 2013 is this notification of a new website.

Canberra Tracks is a network of heritage signage that incorporates six self-drive routes leading to many of Canberra’s historic sites. Each sign tells exciting stories from a time gone by and the present day. Canberra Tracks immerses you in the rich tapestry of Canberra’s early beginnings as you connect with the lives of early inhabitants.  

Click here t
o access site.