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

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."

Tuesday 8 November 2022

Trove Tuesday - St Joseph's Convalescent Home

 St Joseph's Convalescent Home in Morisset is mentioned several times in Trove

Worker injured at the home.

1935 'WORKMAN INJURED', Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate (NSW : 1876 - 1954), 9 February, p. 8. , viewed 08 Nov 2022, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article136851313

The following poem was published in 1938.

1938 'Rest Home by the Lake Side.', Catholic Freeman's Journal (Sydney, NSW : 1932 - 1942), 7 April, p. 14. , viewed 08 Nov 2022, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article146422894

Former Chaplain passes away.

1941 'Of General Interest', Advocate (Melbourne, Vic. : 1868 - 1954), 22 May, p. 6. , viewed 08 Nov 2022, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article172192002

An obituary for one of the residents

1945 'OBITUARY Two Senior Members of the Little Company of Mary', Southern Cross (Adelaide, SA : 1889 - 1954), 19 January, p. 9. , viewed 08 Nov 2022, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article167786883

Obituary for a resident.

1946 'Father Hilly Dies In Retirement', Catholic Weekly (Sydney, NSW : 1942 - 1954), 10 January, p. 5. , viewed 08 Nov 2022, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article146485510

In 1947 plans were put forward to use the property as a Boys' Home.
(Read full article from link below)

1947 'NEW CATHOLIC TRAINING CENTRE FOR SUB-NORMAL BOYS', Catholic Weekly (Sydney, NSW : 1942 - 1954), 25 December, p. 1. , viewed 08 Nov 2022, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article146600513

Film of activities at the boys' home.

1952 'NEWCASTLE', Catholic Weekly (Sydney, NSW : 1942 - 1954), 3 April, p. 10. , viewed 08 Nov 2022, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article147083371

Is this property still standing? Is it still owned by the Catholic Church?

Saturday 5 November 2022

Essential Supplies

Essential Supplies

On Monday 5th November 1951 the Waterside Workers held their annual picnic at Blackalls Park.   The Picnic was for the workers and their families.  They took with them on the picnic:

6500 ice creams,  

250 gallons of ginger beer  (946 litres)

4 cwt. of sweets (203 kilograms) and an ambulance bearer.