You will need to Register for our Zoom session "Trawling the Lake" on Friday 28th August at 7pm. Please send an email to Lakemacfhg@gmail.com to receive the link.
Wednesday 26 August 2020
Tuesday 25 August 2020
It states that "The actual beginning of Methodism in this Circuit was made over thirty-one years ago, at the Brush or Upper Martinsville, one of the remote places of the Circuit in the year 1878" and goes on to follow the growth of Methodism in our region mentioning many of the people involved.
It is interesting to note that the article includes photos, including images of the Rev. C J MacAulay and Mr. T King of Toronto.
|1910 'Methodism in New South Wales', The Methodist (Sydney, NSW : 1892 - 1954), 16 April, p. 2. , viewed 18 Aug 2020, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article155388654|
Tuesday 18 August 2020
|1931 'MAN DROPS DEAD', Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate (NSW : 1876 - 1954), 17 June, p. 7. , viewed 18 Jun 2020, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article139624159|
|1931 'TO-DAY'S NEWS', Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate (NSW : 1876 - 1954), 17 June, p. 1. , viewed 18 Jun 2020, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article139623917|
|1931 'OBITUARY', Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate (NSW : 1876 - 1954), 22 June, p. 2. , viewed 18 Jun 2020, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article139636383|
Saturday 15 August 2020
I had found some photos of the Frosts Rest Cemetery at Cooranbong posted on a photo sharing site by a Lambton photographer Kaye Frost-Smith . She is a descendant of convict Joseph Frost, who is buried with members of his family at Frost's Rest.
I noted that among Kaye's albums posted on the pBase site are several relating to the Lake Macquarie area. If you would like an armchair tour of these sites please take a look at these albums on Kaye's site remembering that the images are subject to copyright and should not be downloaded.
Blacksmiths on Swansea Channel
Catherine Hill Bay https://pbase.com/elsiemaud/catherine_hill_bay_and_margaret_bay
Dora Creek and Frosts Rest https://pbase.com/elsiemaud/catherine_hill_bay_and_margaret_bay
Marks Point https://pbase.com/elsiemaud/marks_point__nsw
Mulbring Country https://pbase.com/elsiemaud/mulbring_country
Spoon Rocks Beach and Caves Beach https://pbase.com/elsiemaud/spoon_rocks_beach
Wangi Wangi Power station https://pbase.com/elsiemaud/wangi_wangi_disused_power_statio
Tuesday 11 August 2020
Theodore, the son of John Windross and Rosalie Parker, was born in Newcastle NSW in 1891. He was educated at Toronto Public School and enlisted at Toronto on 25 September 1914.
When he was Killed in action at Gallipoli on 6 August 1915 Theodore was a member of the 2nd Infantry Battalion. Theodore rests in the Lone Pine Cemetery at Row C, Grave 78. His headstone inscription reads "He died a soldier and a man."
1916 'Family Notices', The Daily Telegraph (Sydney, NSW : 1883 - 1930), 13 January, p. 4. , viewed 01 Aug 2020, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article238776845
At a ceremony in Toronto in April 1916 Theodore's parents were presented with his service medals.
1916 'TORONTO'S TRIBUTE.', Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate (NSW : 1876 - 1954), 13 April, p. 6. , viewed 11 Aug 2020,
The above article can be viewed in full here: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article137097633
Wednesday 5 August 2020
Many Australians have a connection to the Lake Macquarie area which was first settled by Europeans in 1825, today there is a population of over 200,000 in the Lake Macquarie Local Government area.
The Lake Macquarie Family History Group invites you to a free online event via Zoom to learn about local print and online resources to research your Lake Mac ancestors. The session will be presented by Jill Ball, President of the Group.
Bookings are necessary for this free event.
Please email email@example.com to register for the online event. A link to the event will be emailed to participants in the days prior to the event.
This program requires participants to have an active Zoom account. To create an account, please visit: https://zoom.us.
Tuesday 4 August 2020
|1936 'Family Notices', Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate (NSW : 1876 - 1954), 19 March, p. 6. , viewed 01 Aug 2020, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article142400633|
MRS. J. H. SAGER, - Formerly Miss Margaret McAloney, of Bolton Point, whose marriage was celebrated at Teralba Methodist Church. 1937 ...
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