Saturday 18 November 2023

On this Day...

 In 1970 Mrs D Baker of Carey Bay won a prize from The Women's Weekly for her household hint. We'd love to find Mrs Baker.

Thursday 31 August 2023

September General Meeting

 All members of the community are invited to join us at our monthly meeting in September. with guest, Ed Tonks. 

Thursday 22 June 2023

Fund Raising

We need to raise funds to run our organisation as membership fees do not cover all our expenses. On Sunday 25th June we will be holding a major fund-raising event at Bunnings, Glendale.

Please call in and support our Group.

Wednesday 21 June 2023

The Humble Sausage

The members of our group are getting organised for their fund-raising barbecue at Bunnings, Glendale on Sunday 25th June.

As we will be serving sausage sandwiches we searched Hunter area newspapers on Trove and found a few articles about the humble sausage.

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There was a swathe of articles published about butchers being fined for adulterated sausages but we are posting this cartoon instead.

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Thursday 18 May 2023

Volunteers Week

Without our band of dedicated volunteers we would not exist. Thanks to all who keep our group alive.

Sunday 12 March 2023

Government Gazettes on Trove

While the Newspapers on Trove provide a wealth of genealogical information the Government Gazettes there can also assist in locating your ancestors.

A simple search for the word Fennell returns some interesting information on Lake Mac People.

In 1883 a report of Arson at Alexander Miller's property.

In 1886 an application from J R Corden to mine under a road.

1953 Sequestration Orders for Colin Lewis formerly of Fennell Bay provides his address and business namae.

In 1897 Messrs Duncan and Smith were appointed as Trustees of a reserve at Fennell Bay

Among the properties listed for sale in 1934 by the Lake Macquarie Council were some at Fennell Bay. These auctions took place on a regular basis. These notices provide owners' names and addresses.

In 1966 John Leslie Chadbond of Fennell Bay was appointed as a clerk of the Peace.The notice confirms his address at the time. See:

A 1967 Probate Notice for Nea Myee Eunice Sherlock confirms marital status, a date of death and residence.

1975 Letters of administration for Florence Dunn confirm her death and former residence.

Thursday 16 February 2023

On this Day in 1966...

 ... Mrs M Parkinson of Carey Bay won $2 for her recipe contribution to the Women's Weekly. We wonder if members of her family still live in our district.

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.