Trove Detective: Samuel Young’s Diary: By Royal Mail Coach

Day 3: Roughing the Track from Cunninghame to Orbost Thursday, March 27, 1902.                                                                       Coach & Horseback. Lakes Entrance, Cunninghame. StateContinue reading “Trove Detective: Samuel Young’s Diary: By Royal Mail Coach”

Trove Detective: Samuel Young’s Diary: Crossing the Gippsland Lakes, 1902.

Still Day 2:  Sale to Cunninghame aboard the ‘Omeo’ Wednesday March 26th, 1902.                                                                  Rail. River. Lakes. Swing Bridge & S.S. ‘Omeo’ at SaleContinue reading “Trove Detective: Samuel Young’s Diary: Crossing the Gippsland Lakes, 1902.”

Trove Detective: Samuel Young’s Diary: To Sale by Rail, 1902.

Day 2: Melbourne to Sale by Train Wednesday March 26th, 1902.     Rail. River. Lakes. Wonderful to relate the child (Samuel) rose at 6.30 a.m. (what would D. think). After breakfast, he caught the train leaving for Sale at 7.55 a.m. The occupants of the apartment this morning are more cheerful in spite ofContinue reading “Trove Detective: Samuel Young’s Diary: To Sale by Rail, 1902.”

Trove Detective: Samuel Young: A Journey Back in Time.

Day 1: Beaufort to Melbourne by Train. Many thanks to Samuel Young’s family who have kindly given permission to use Samuel Young’s Diary here on Explorers Tree blog. We hope you enjoy this delightful tale of the perilous journey undertaken by the two brothers, Samuel and William Young, who met many interesting characters as theyContinue reading “Trove Detective: Samuel Young: A Journey Back in Time.”

John F. O’Reilly: Thanks to the National Archives of Australia

Patience and Perseverance Rewarded. Among the newly scanned records from the National Archives of Australia (NAA) is this photo of John F. O’Reilly, the Superintending Engineer for the Postmaster General’s Department. Recently I had requested information or a photo from the Post Office Records which are held by the NAA. I was able to give themContinue reading “John F. O’Reilly: Thanks to the National Archives of Australia”