Tuesday 28 September 2021

Trove Tuesday - Gazetted in Fishing Point

While newspaper searches reward us with details of local people we should not forget the value of fishing in the Government Gazettes that are digitised on Trove. In today's post we will share some snippets from Gazettes that give us information on people from Fishing Point. In addition to the items shared there are further articles on bankruptcies and names on unclaimed moneys lists.

It is interesting to note that the digitised images from the Gazettes are generally of better quality than the newspaper images.

1870 'ECCLESIASTICAL JURISDICTION.', New South Wales Government Gazette (Sydney, NSW : 1832 - 1900), 2 August, p. 1631. , viewed 26 Sep 2021, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article223530427

1937 'OVERDUE RATES.', Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001), 17 December, p. 5034. , viewed 26 Sep 2021, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article225130259

1951 'RE estate of WILLIAM KIDSTON STEWART, late of', Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001), 7 December, p. 3668. , viewed 26 Sep 2021, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article220109585

1950 'APPOINTMENTS.', Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001), 19 May, p. 1357. , viewed 26 Sep 2021, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article220100505

1957 'SEQUESTRATION ORDERS, FIRST MEETINGS AND PUBLIC EXAMINATIONS.', Commonwealth of Australia Gazette (National : 1901 - 1973), 26 September, p. 2949. , viewed 26 Sep 2021, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article232986563

1960 'NOTICE OF INTENTION TO DECLARE DIVIDEND.', Commonwealth of Australia Gazette (National : 1901 - 1973), 18 August, p. 2964. , viewed 26 Sep 2021, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article240549749

Wednesday 22 September 2021

Trove Tuesday - Loyal Kahibah Lodge

 The Loyal Kahibah Lodge features in many articles on Trove between the years 1926 and 1954. The following snippets relate some of the history of the Lodge and its officers, and members.

A search on Trove using the term "Kahibah Lodge" will uncover further articles about this organisation.

KAHIBAH LODGE (1926, January 15). The Newcastle Sun (NSW : 1918 - 1954), p. 3. Retrieved September 22, 2021, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article163391767

1927 'Advertising', Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate (NSW : 1876 - 1954), 15 October, p. 8. , viewed 22 Sep 2021, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article134508007

1934 'KAHIBAH PRESENTATION.', Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate (NSW : 1876 - 1954), 24 March, p. 10. , viewed 22 Sep 2021, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article139877495

1937 'MANCHESTER UNITY', Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate (NSW : 1876 - 1954), 3 July, p. 9. , viewed 22 Sep 2021, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article134939624

1943 'MANCHESTER UNITY ACTIVITIES', The Newcastle Sun (NSW : 1918 - 1954), 26 August, p. 5. , viewed 22 Sep 2021, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article167619199

1947 'OBITUARY', Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate (NSW : 1876 - 1954), 2 July, p. 9. , viewed 22 Sep 2021, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article140318576

1952 'Family Notices', Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate (NSW : 1876 - 1954), 1 August, p. 2. , viewed 22 Sep 2021, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article133196991

Thursday 16 September 2021

Sue Ryan is visiting us on Saturday

As we are under lockdown due to Covid19 we will be meeting via zoom on Saturday 18th September at 1:30pm.

Our guest will be Sue Ryan, Local Studies Coordinator from Newcastle Library, who will be giving us the latest news on their collection that has many valuable resources for local researchers. Susan will be ready to answer your questions so, please, come along with your questions.

The link to join the zoom session has been distributed with the September newsletter and is also posted in our Private Members' Group on Facebook.

The background image of Speers Point on this notice is from the Newcastle Library collection

Trove Tuesday - Suburbia

From at least 26 October 1935 someone using the pen name Suburbia has been posting articles in the Newcastle Morning Herald. These articles under the heading SUBURBAN ROUND  appear to be posted regularly until July 1939.

On 3 March 1945 a new column Suburbia - This week appeared in the newspaper until 4 December 1948. Was the author of this column the same person as the author of the previous column? Was he a serviceman who was absent between 1939 and 1945?

On 18 December 1948 a similar column appeared with the title Ian Healy's Suburbia, This Week. The column ran until this notice appeared in the column on 30 January 1954:  "PUBLICATION of Suburbia will be suspended while Ian Healy is reporting for the "Newcastle Morning Herald" Her Majesty the Queen's tour of  eastern states". As coverage of the NMH on Trove ceases in 1954 it is not known how long the column continued after that date. Hopefully someone reading this post will be able to add that information in a comment below.

These columns are most useful for those researching family members in our area as they relate many stories of ordinary people going about their daily lives. Following are links to some of these stories on Trove.

At Swansea: She Wanted A Book About Shells - a story about Mr and Mrs Charlton of High Street
Nord's Wharf: A Blue And Green Mirage -  a short history that mentions many locals

Fassifern Awaits A Wagtail Family 
 - about a feathered family and their two-legged friends

A Pennant And Six Forced Landings - a WW2 story about Harold N Berrick from Coal Point
A Long, Long Village -- Warner's Bay -  mentions many early residents

Wednesday 8 September 2021

Danger at Glenrock Lagoon

 One of the beautiful sites in our area, Glenrock Lagoon, has been the site of several rescues and drownings.

Should you have difficulty reading the fuzzy images below you can follow the link in each citation to read the articles at Trove.

1920 'DROWNED IN GLENROCK LAGOON', Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate (NSW : 1876 - 1954), 20 January, p. 4. , viewed 08 Sep 2021, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article139424965

1929 'BOY DROWNED.', The Maitland Weekly Mercury (NSW : 1894 - 1931), 23 November, p. 14. , viewed 08 Sep 2021, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article135538687 

1931 'GLENROCK LAGOON MISHAP.', Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate (NSW : 1876 - 1954), 30 December, p. 2. , viewed 08 Sep 2021, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article135616799

1934 'PROMPT RESCUE', Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate (NSW : 1876 - 1954), 17 December, p. 6. , viewed 08 Sep 2021, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article134798578 

1935 'ACCIDENTAL DEATH', Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate (NSW : 1876 - 1954), 10 January, p. 5. , viewed 08 Sep 2021, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article136839639

Wednesday 1 September 2021

DNA at Lake Macquarie

Eighteen members joined our first DNA Special Interest Group Meeting  via Zoom on Monday evening, 30th August. Congratulations and thanks to all who attended and contributed to a must successful launch.

The session commenced with a presentation by our member, Jan, who gave  a synopsis of some insights she had gained from a DNA course she is attending at The Society of Australian Genealogists. During this talk on DNA fundamentals Jan and members answered attendees questions and gave examples from their research.

Following a general discussion on DNA matters all attendees were invited to share the outcomes they hoped to gain from participation in the Group. It was agreed that the Group would meet again on Monday 13th September at 7pm.

In this next session we will "start at the very beginning" by examining the DNA matches of two members during which we will discuss what the results show and make suggestions for organising these matches.