Tag Archives: Accidents

Trove Tuesday – Parklands Road

For today’s post we are focusing on one of the streets in our Shire, Parklands Road, Mount Colah. A search on Trove found several references to residents of that street. Perhaps you know the families mentioned.

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It is interesting to note that two f these items are not from local area newspapers.

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1950 ‘Family Notices’, The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 – 1954), 4 September, p. 14. , viewed 16 Jan 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article18170756

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1952 ‘BUTTERCUPS OR BORONIAS: MIGRANTS’ CHOICE’, The Sunday Herald (Sydney, NSW : 1949 – 1953), 16 March, p. 2. , viewed 16 Jan 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article18487974

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1963 ‘Boys Hurt In Bomb Blast’, The Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 – 1995), 8 October, p. 3. , viewed 16 Jan 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article104270369

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1953 ‘QUANDIALLA’, The Forbes Advocate (NSW : 1911 – 1954), 16 October, p. 14. , viewed 16 Jan 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article220728837

 

 

Trove Tuesday – Brooklyn Tragedy

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1898 ‘BOATING NATALITY AT BROOKLYN.’, The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 – 1954), 11 November, p. 5. , viewed 14 Nov 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article14184670

James William Garthon was born in 1858 in the Chippendale area of Sydney. He was the son of William Q and Mary Garthon.

GARTHON JAMES W 2809/1858 WILLIAM Q MARY CHIPPENDALE
http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/Pages/family-history/family-history.aspx (accessed 14/11/2016)
James married Susannah J Wade in 1884.
2859/1884 GARTHON JAMES W WADE SUSANNAH J PADDINGTON
James and Susannah had three children Leslie, Alma and Rupert. Leslie died in 1889 so Alma and Rupert would be the two children mentioned in the above article.
GARTHON ALMA M 5072/1894  JAMES W SUSANNAH J BALMAIN SOUTH

GARTHON LESLIE J 2163/1889 JAMES W SUSANNAH J SYDNEY
GARTHON RUPERT J28763/1890 JAMES W SUSANNAH J PETERSHAM
James was buried at The Bar Island Cemetery in the Hawkesbury.

Trove Tuesday – A Busy Coroner

For our Trove Tuesday post this week we are looking at a newspaper report from 1929.
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1929 ‘Hornsby Inquest.’, The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate (Parramatta, NSW : 1888 – 1950), 25 February, p. 5, viewed 16 February, 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article104726566

Let’s look at Donald, one of the Hornsby People.

Another article found on Trove (1929 ‘EMPLOYEE ELECTROCUTED.’, Barrier Miner (Broken Hill, NSW : 1888 – 1954), 6 February, p. 1, viewed 16 February, 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article46049859) confirms that Donald died on February 6.

A search of the NSW BDM Registry Indexes indicates that Donald’s death was registered at Ryde and that his parents were  Maurice W and Mary J.

Donald’s birth does not appear to have been registered in New South Wales. The Coroner’s report on Ancestry indicates that Donald was born in Devenport, (sic) New Zealand (Ancestry.com. New South Wales, Australia, Registers of Coroners’ Inquests, 1821-1937 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.).

Further sleuthing on Ancestry indicates that Donald was born in the fourth quarter of 1899 (Ancestry.com. New Zealand, Birth Index, 1840-1950 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014.).

The Index to Estate Files on Ancestry (Ancestry.com. New South Wales, Australia, Index to Deceased Estate Files, 1923-1958 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013.) tells me more about Donald. He was a Radio Mechanic who lived in Carlingford and the administrator of his estate was Wilhelmina H Bowles.

It is highly likely that Wilhelmina was Donald’s wife as there is a  marriage of Donald Frank Bowles and Wilhelmina Helen Ross registered in Queensland on 4 December, 1922.

It appears that another Trove user is interested in Donald Frank Bowles as a search for that phrase returned 13 articles that had been tagged with the phrase “Donald Frank Bowles”. Perusal of these articles gives more information on Donald, his family and the tragedy.

 

Trove Tuesday – Helping Hands

 

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1906 ‘Hornsby.’, The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate (Parramatta, NSW : 1888 – 1950), 17 March, p. 10, viewed 19 January, 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article85932634

Wondering who this Pemberton chap was I searched for a death notice and found one that gave me some several clues.

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1906 ‘Family Notices.’, The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 – 1954), 19 February, p. 6, viewed 19 January, 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article14751137

Learning that his father’s name was also Matthew I looked for his death registration and found it here:

http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/Pages/family-history/family-history.aspx

184/1906 PEMBERTON MATTHEW MATTHEW SARAH SYDNEY

Further searching turned up a report of the accident and the Coroner’s findngs.

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1906 ‘KILLED BY A TRAM.’, The Sydney Morning Herald(NSW : 1842 – 1954), 16 February, p. 5, viewed 19 January, 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article14742163

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1906 ‘FATAL TRAM ACCIDENT.’, The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 – 1954), 20 February, p. 5, viewed 19 January, 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article14753858

It was sad to read in a further article that Matthew left a widow and six young children.

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1906 ‘SACKVILLE.’, Windsor and Richmond Gazette (NSW : 1888 – 1954), 14 April, p. 4, viewed 19 January, 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article85670414

It was pleasing to read in July that the local community had raised a  substantial sum of money for Brooklyn residents, Mrs Pemberton and family.

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1906 ‘A CHARITABLY DISPOSED PEOPLE.’, The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate (Parramatta, NSW : 1888 – 1950), 7 July, p. 4, viewed 19 January, 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article85933637