SOUTH AUSTRALIAN GENEALOGIST; August 2023
Reflections on the Formation of the Society and the Treasures it holds….. “When the Society was first formed in 1973….” This is an extensive article detaining the years of development of the Sth. Aust. Society, it’s move to 21 Market St.,Adelaide in 1982….another move in 1987 and finally 1995 to present location…..its growing membership, its’ treasure trove of resources, etc….photos show its’ library.
On the shoulders of Giants: A Tribute to our Society’s Founders…. Beginnings, looking for a home. Expanding rthe resources – predigital….and where we are now.
Heraldry in Australia. A reprint of an article from 1983
The Adelaide Book Society… “a private circulating library was founded in 1844…. …books were purched in London and arrived from thee in consignments….in 1905, the sixtieth annual meeting of the A B S was held at Government House… a list of the early members….
The Thomas Ryan Mystery Solved…
Lewis Familyh Gathering and the Macclesfield School…..
News from the Special Interest Groups
KITH & KIN; Cape Banks F H S; September 2023
I Finally Made it……. Information on the Lynch Family from Galway, Ireland….a man’s trip to follow his family history
The Woollahra Baby Farming Case…. “on 12 November 1889 Ellen Batts was charged at the Sydney Criminal Court….
Finding Albert Neville on TROVE…. “involved in some interesting court cases…. Marital disputes….publican allowing betting on Hotel premises in 1923…. Obtaining credit by false pretences…and Albert ws finally declared bankrupt in 1931” …… !!!!
HISTORY; Society of the Royal Australian Historical Society; September 2023
Three Metres from Catastrophe: Sydney’s 1971 Airliner Collision…. “The world was horrified in 1977 when two Boeing 747 airliners collided at Los Rodeos airport in the Canary Islands, killing 583 people. … stories recall the night of 29 January 1971 when two jet airliners collided on the runway at Kingsford-Smith Airport in Mascot…a trial was conducted in Sydney in May/June1975 Documenting Women’s Lives Across a Century: Miss Porter’s House…. “King Street, Newcastle …is mostly dominated by modern buildings…..one building though….stands out as a piece of history. When you open the gate to Miss Porter’s House, walk down the path…through a fernery….you enter a world that has now disappeared……photos…
Violin Virtuoso: Stanley Moses….. “born in Windsor, 1878…..son of a storekeeper…..grandson of a convict….Stanley showed considerable talent…..in 1900 he was invited to play at the Paris Exhibition….” married for 2months Stanley died of influenza !!!
First Builders in Wagga Wagga…. “the first buildings in the little village of Wagga Wagga were all quite primitive in construction. John Franklin’s blacksmith shop, the police buildings and the first hotel were all crude slab and bark huts…. Not unlike the buildings and shops in the new book, The Shopkeepers and their families of Milton Ulladulla !!
A History of Crime in Australia: Australian Underworlds….an interesting book review.. “Modern Australia is founded on crime”…. “Australians may reject the notion that we are a nation of convicts…..”
A Capital Idea: A Noseless Hangman and the Death Penalty in New South Wales. ….Robert ‘Nosey Bob’ Howard. “Howard born in 1832 England…emigrated to Australia…cab drivcer….lost his nose…..made no effort to hide his disfigurement !!!….what an interesting read !!!!!
The GENEALOGIST; Spring 2023
Hastie’s House and the Drover’s Wife – a true story. Hastie’s House, a late 19th century home originally built for Adam Hastie, manager of the Werribee Park……..(it) had been left abandoned from the Church days… house restored, lived in…..then a humorous story of a snake !!
Flinders Street Railway Station…..
Finding Family on Trove…..
In Memory of Pte Benjamin Clause Hignett (1894-1918)…. “Ben was having an adventure, a young Aussie soldier let loose in England after enlisting for service in the Australian Imperial Forces”….
The Tale of Two Irishmen…. “Two Irishmen arrived in Sydney during the 1840s, who almost certainly never met in Ireland…..Peter Rooney…..and Edward McLean….. quite an interesting tale !!!
Sources: Analyzing, Recording, Storing…
The Fremantle Round House… its life as a jail…a lock-up….accommodation for the Water Police…..today, a cannon is fired every day at 1pm ???
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