Friday, 20 January 2023

Vale Elspeth

 


Elspeth was an active member of the Group for 22 years who served in many executive roles and on the committee.

Saturday, 24 December 2022

Around the Lake on Christmas Eve

 On Christmas Eve we reflect on times past. Several local events were reported in the news in days gone by.  We found these on Trove.

1908 'Hotel Tragedy.', The Gloucester Advocate (NSW : 1905 - 1954), 21 March, p. 11. , viewed 23 Dec 2022, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article156563479


1919 'TORONTO.', Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate (NSW : 1876 - 1954), 3 January, p. 5. , viewed 23 Dec 2022, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article139649488


1930 'Lake Yachts', The Newcastle Sun (NSW : 1918 - 1954), 29 December, p. 8. , viewed 23 Dec 2022, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article164217040

1933 'AT THE LAKE.', Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate (NSW : 1876 - 1954), 27 December, p. 4. , viewed 23 Dec 2022, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article136677506

1936 'Accident Victim', The Newcastle Sun (NSW : 1918 - 1954), 6 January, p. 5. , viewed 23 Dec 2022, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article166486890

1949 'Christmas Tree For Arcadia Vale', Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate (NSW : 1876 - 1954), 13 December, p. 4. , viewed 23 Dec 2022, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article134173127



1939 'PERSONAL', Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate (NSW : 1876 - 1954), 14 December, p. 6. , viewed 23 Dec 2022, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article135454094

Thursday, 1 December 2022

Sad end for Henry Humble

 Newspaper articles on Trove reported on the death of Henry Humble of Charlestown in 1952.

1952 'BURNS FATAL', Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate (NSW : 1876 - 1954), 21 August, p. 2. , viewed 01 Dec 2022, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article133185149

1952 'Family Notices', Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate (NSW : 1876 - 1954), 21 August, p. 2. , viewed 01 Dec 2022, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article133185154

Tuesday, 29 November 2022

Trove Tuesday - Toronto in 1886

 


One can read the article accompanying this post here : 1924 'PEN-NOTES AND PENCILLINGS.', Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate (NSW : 1876 - 1954), 29 November, p. 5. , viewed 01 Dec 2022, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article137780436

Monday, 21 November 2022

Meetings at Marmong Point

On the third Saturday of the Month (except for December when it is the second Saturday of the month) The Lake Macquarie Family History Group holds its regular meeting at The Marmong Point Community Hall. Following are a few photos from last weekend's meeting. 

Checking a new addition to the library

When Covid came along we held regular meetings via zoom but our members were thrilled when we went back to face-to face events earlier this year. These gatherings provide opportunities for fellowship, learning and research. 

Members enjoying a catchup

Between 10pm and 4pm members and visitors are welcome to drop into the hall for a few hours or the day.  There are opportunities to get research help, borrow a book from our extensive library collection, join a discussion group, hear a guest speaker and have a cuppa with friends.

Cuppas and chats - an important activity

In our discussion group facilitated by our President, Anne, last Saturday members commented that what they most liked about our Group was the warm, friendly environment at our events. 

Two heads are better then one - Solving a research problem

A quiet moment perusing the library's journal collection

There is a good stock of secondhand books for sale

Our Guest Speaker on Saturday was local trainer Anthony Tietze who gave an interesting and informative talk on First Aid and CPR. Members enjoyed the practical components of Anthony's presentation and the opportunities to use equipment and act as patients. 

Terry Tietze with President Anne. 


Anthony demonstrating a defibrilator on Saturday

Our next meeting will be held on Saturday 12th December. There will be a $5 fee to cover catering expenses for the lunch provided. As we need numbers for the catering please contact the Secretary by email, secretary@lmfhg.org.au,  if you would like to join us. 

Tuesday, 15 November 2022

Trove Tuesday 100 Years Ago

Some of the stories about Lake Mac People printed a hundred years ago this week in the Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate (NSW : 1876 - 1954) on Trove

Do you recognise any of these local names?

1922 'DISTRICT NEWS.', Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate (NSW : 1876 - 1954), 1 November, p. 5. , viewed 15 Nov 2022, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article140008136

1922 'Family Notices', Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate (NSW : 1876 - 1954), 16 November, p. 4. , viewed 15 Nov 2022, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article140014308

1922 'TERALBA', Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate (NSW : 1876 - 1954), 13 November, p. 6. , viewed 15 Nov 2022, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article140009934

1922 'CARDIFF.', Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate (NSW : 1876 - 1954), 16 November, p. 5. , viewed 15 Nov 2022, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article140014290

1922 'TORONTO', Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate (NSW : 1876 - 1954), 13 November, p. 6. , viewed 15 Nov 2022, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article140009932


Sunday, 13 November 2022

Welcome to our new President.



Congratulations and best wishes to Anne Gleeson who has accepted nomination for President of the
President, Anne Gleeson

LMFHG
at the Committee Meeting held on 11th November 2022. This position had remained vacant since the last President stepped down at our Annual General Meeting in August.

Anne writes: "I am married to Terry and we are the parents of 4, grandparents of 8 and great grandparents of 2. Terry and I have lived in Lake Macquarie for the past 25 years and my family has strong ties to the Newcastle area. Dad's family settled in Newcastle from Ireland in 1865.
 
Whilst I have been researching for the last 20 years my approach has not really been focused until the last little while. I am almost finished the University of Tasmania’s Diploma in Family History and this has assisted in organising my efforts.

I have a strong interest in writing family stories and some of these I share on my blog http://thehouseoflostvintage.blogspot.com/

It is my hope that I will be able to provide leadership to the Association which is pro-active and based on the needs of the members. I am keen to look at current processes and procedures to ensure they are effective and in keeping with the Aims and Objectives of the organisation."