Author Archives: Explorers Tree

Bowning, NSW. Hidden Gems.

Grannie Brown’s Medallion Quilt. Women are often missing in action in our histories. Everyday people doing everyday things don’t usually get much attention, especially women. While recently researching Bowning there was plenty to be found on Trove and elsewhere on … Continue reading

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Bowning, NSW. Beginnings & Endings

The State Records of New South Wales holds an amazing assortment of archives. While exploring the School archives I came across this wonderful photograph of Bowning Public School  from about 1900 in their Photographic Collection. Bowning Public School, c. 1900. … Continue reading

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Cassino, Italy. Contemplating Cassino WWII War Cemetery

Australians at Monte Cassino Cassino War Cemetery is 139 kilometres south east of Rome and the Benedictine Monastery of Monte Cassino is nearby on the hill. There are thirteen Australians buried in the cemetery, twelve from the RAAF and a … Continue reading

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Trove Detective: A Real Turner Bonanza

Good news! Top row – Frank, Jack, George & Len Turner Front row – William (father), Syd, Roy & Bill Turner Thanks to George’s grandson, Jonathon Turner we now have this photograph of the Turner Family (about 1919-1920) which was … Continue reading

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WW1 War Records: Alfred Pendleton & the AIF Project

Alfred Pendleton (1891-1951) AIF Service Number 313 Troopship ‘Thermistocles’ 1917 (SLVic Image H21105) START HERE at the AIF PROJECT and save a lot of time & effort looking for WW1 servicemen. This database uses the records from the Australian War … Continue reading

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Trove Detective: Hobart: Sailing to the ends of the Earth

Affairs of the Heart. 1920. T.S.N Company’s S.S. Oonah, Built 1888, in original rig.  SLVic. H92.330/14   Hobart is a very long way from London, but would seem the perfect place to escape your recent past and start a new life, … Continue reading

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Trove Detective: A Turner Bonanza

Who’s Who in this WW1 Turner Family? Whilst perusing Trove I came across images of ‘Two Patriotic Families’ in the South Australian Chronicle dated 24 June 1916. They were the seven Turner brothers and the seven Cooper brothers. Incredibly the … Continue reading

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Trove Detective: Meeting Queenie Royal, a lovely lady.

A Story with No Rhyme or Reason I met Queenie Royal when I was a small child. We had lost our dog. It was very dark and stormy that day. My brother and I kept knocking on doors asking if … Continue reading

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War Records: World War Two Nominal Rolls & Service Records

Brothers Harry & Murray Turner If your looking for the details of Australian Defence Force or Merchant Navy personnel who served in World War Two then start with the World War 2 Nominal Roll. You can start with a search … Continue reading

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War Records: Searching for WW1 Images and Stories

Graeme Lang Wilson  (1890-1915) Lance Corporal G.L. Wilson. 2nd Light Horse Regiment, AIF.   From the Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour Name: Graeme Lang Wilson     Service Number: 230     Rank: Lance Corporal Unit: 2nd Australian Light Horse Regiment     Service: Australian Army Conflict: First … Continue reading

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