Tag Archives: Trove

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 – Conrad von Hagen

People who have registered with Trove have the ability to tag articles with relevant keywords or to create lists of articles on a particular topic. This makes it easy to return to the list and access the articles. These lists can be found via a Trove search.

Whenever your blogger comes across an article that mentions persons from the Hornsby Shire she adds it to a list named Hornsby People. Perhaps one day we can organise a group to index these articles.

While searching for something to share with you today  I came across a list created by someone unknown to me. The list is named Hagen Family. It contains over 20 articles some of which refer to Conrad von Hagen who lived in William Street, Hornsby. You can access the list here http://trove.nla.gov.au/list?id=25577.

Another list with a local flavour is titled Hornsby Train murder. You can access that one here: http://trove.nla.gov.au/list?id=41555.

If you would like to know how to tag articles or create lists Jill would be happy to show you at our next informal meeting on January 25 at 10:00am.

Trove Tuesday – NSW Government Gazettes

Recently added to Trove were the Digitised copies of the Government Gazettes for New South Wales from 1832 to 2001. These goldmines of genealogical data give us some information on Hornsby families.

To find the articles below simple searches for suburb names in the Shire were used. You may recognise some local names in these snippets.

gazh011966 ‘GALSTON SCHOOL OF ARTS’, Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 – 2001), 23 September, p. 3860. , viewed 22 Nov 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article22002552gazh021949 ‘RE will of VICTOR ERNEST NEILLEY, late of Berowra, in’, Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 – 2001), 25 March, p. 960. , viewed 22 Nov 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article224788195

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1901 ‘IN BANKRUPTCY.’, Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 – 2001), 23 August, p. 6464. , viewed 22 Nov 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article222065413

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1910 ‘SHIRE OF HORNSBY.’, Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 – 2001), 27 January, p. 622. , viewed 22 Nov 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article227061556

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1989 ‘NOTICE of intended distribution of estate.—Re will of HEBER BAKER WILLIAMS, late of Hornsby (formerly of Thornleigh), in’, Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 – 2001), 16 June, p. 3582. , viewed 22 Nov 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article231667709

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1953 ‘APPOINTMENT OF HONORARY FIRE PATROL OFFICERS.’, Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 – 2001), 24 December, p. 4258. , viewed 22 Nov 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article220299594

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1979 ‘PRIVATE ADVERTISEMENTS’, Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 – 2001), 25 May, p. 2532. , viewed 22 Nov 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article219968685

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 – Beecroft Red Cross

The Red Cross was active in Beecroft in November 1941. Are you related to any of the ladies mentioned below?

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1941 ‘A Page For Women’, The Sun (Sydney, NSW : 1910 – 1954), 5 November, p. 6. (LATE FINAL EXTRA), viewed 01 Nov 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article230957232

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 – Teacher Talk

Perhaps you or a member of your family had tales to tell about the  Hornsby Shire teachers cited in these articles.

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1929 ‘HORNSBY TEACHER HONOURED.’, The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 – 1954), 5 October, p. 16, viewed 11 January, 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article16590344

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1921 ‘BEROWRA SCHOOL CHILDREN.’, Sunday Times(Sydney, NSW : 1895 – 1930), 18 December, p. 13, viewed 11 January, 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article123246252

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1898 ‘Galston.’, The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate (Parramatta, NSW : 1888 – 1950), 16 July, p. 10, viewed 11 January, 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article85839119

The caption for the following photo reads :

SCHOOL CHILDREN ENTERTAINED

Children of the Beecroft (Sydney) Primary School, accompanied by a teacher, Mr. L. Topping, entertained at afternoon tea while visiting Parliament House yesterday.

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1958 ‘SCHOOL CHILDREN ENTERTAINED.’, The Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 – 1995), 13 September, p. 1, viewed 11 January, 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article103120711

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1934 ‘MISS ALICE A. STANFORD.’, The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 – 1954), 26 September, p. 18, viewed 11 January, 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article17120457