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 the activities of men. In the process, I happened upon Grannie Brown’s quilt at theContinue reading “Bowning, NSW. Hidden Gems.”

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 mentioned in a previous blog. All seven sons returned from World War I and areContinue reading “Trove Detective: A Real Turner Bonanza”

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 Coopers also had pictures of the mother and father. Unfortunately, the names of the TurnerContinue reading “Trove Detective: A Turner Bonanza”

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 anyone had seen our dog. Many houses later, we came upon a suburban oasis withContinue reading “Trove Detective: Meeting Queenie Royal, a lovely lady.”

Trove Detective: WW1& WW2 Matron Grace M. Wilson

The Face of Australian War Nursing Have you found the option to search for Illustrated Articles in Trove’s digitised newspapers section yet? It’s on the left hand side of the basic search results with the options to refine your search by State, Title, Category or Decade or on the Advanced search page. It is oneContinue reading “Trove Detective: WW1& WW2 Matron Grace M. Wilson”

Trove Detective: Matron Grace Margaret Wilson (1879-1957)

A Woman to Remember A search on Trove results in this photo of MISS G.M. WILSON, MATRON-IN-CHIEF, AUSTRALIAN ARMY NURSING SERVICE, 1925-1940 together with an obituary and her Death and Funeral Notices which provides some details of her life and the significant influence she had on nursing and the armed services. A FAMOUS ARMY MATRON DIES,Continue reading “Trove Detective: Matron Grace Margaret Wilson (1879-1957)”

Trove Detective: WW1 Matron Grace Wilson

Trove’s Newspapers, Photographs, Albums, Diaries & More. Started with a search in Trove for newspaper articles and photographs of RMS Mooltan which left Sydney, Australia in May 1915. Unfortunately, there was no mention of Matron Wilson in the newspapers at her departure from Sydney on 15th May, 1915. However, she is mentioned briefly in aContinue reading “Trove Detective: WW1 Matron Grace Wilson”

Penrith Workshops & WW1 Matron Grace Wilson

Join our Free Spring Workshops for Trove or Australian War Records Online Wednesday, 15th or 22nd October,  2014 at Penrith City Library Digital Hub World War One soldiers and Red Cross volunteers Drill Hall Penrith. PCL SS0081 During our two recent winter workshops we explored the depths of the online collections available on Trove andContinue reading “Penrith Workshops & WW1 Matron Grace Wilson”

Trove Detective: Samuel Young’s Diary: On Finally Reaching Jensens.

A Welcome Beacon in the Wilderness. Danebo Hotel, Martin’s Creek. Courtesy: Centre for Gippsland Studies Pictures Collection, Monash University Research Repository http://arrow.monash.edu.au/hdl/1959.1/70716 There was a beam to be removed at the crossing of the creek and the boy asks the child to get off and move it. This necessitates getting the only dry article, the saddle, wet.Continue reading “Trove Detective: Samuel Young’s Diary: On Finally Reaching Jensens.”

Trove Detective: Samuel Young’s Diary: A Dark & Stormy Night in the Gippsland Forest, 1902.

Cold Comfort in the Darkest Hour Bridge over Snowy River, Orbost (Harvey, 1890) SLVic H2009.100/119 After the child has put on his oldest clothes, the horses which are tethered outside the bank, are mounted and the brothers ride off at 6.15pm. The township of Orbost has about 400 people and there are about 200 farmsContinue reading “Trove Detective: Samuel Young’s Diary: A Dark & Stormy Night in the Gippsland Forest, 1902.”