Beaufort, Vic. Trove Detective: Diary of Samuel Young, 1902.

A Journey from Beaufort, Victoria to Bombala, New South Wales. In 1902,  Bombala was one of many sites being considered for Australia’s new Federal Capital. Trove has a marvellous collection of 46 photographs by E.T. Luke from the ‘Tour of the Senators’ who inspected and reported on these sites.  Another great Trove find was the Diary ofContinue reading “Beaufort, Vic. Trove Detective: Diary of Samuel Young, 1902.”

Kiama, NSW. Trove Detective: Capt.C.M.Stevenson (1860-1909)

If only there was a picture! ‘The Kiama Independent and Shoalhaven Advertiser’ from 17 February and 2 June 1909 have recently become available on Trove. After editing much of the articles regarding the death of Charles Moore Stevenson in 1909 there are quite a few leads to check and follow if you are interested in the Stevenson familyContinue reading “Kiama, NSW. Trove Detective: Capt.C.M.Stevenson (1860-1909)”

Kiama, NSW. Well Done and Thanks to the National Library.

NLA : Ask a Librarian Service Following on from a previous blog about Captain Charles Moore Stevenson, V.D., of Kiama who died in 1909, I have the following information provided by the dedicated staff of the National Library of Australia (NLA). I contacted the Ask a Librarian Service last week for information from Robert Dalton’sContinue reading “Kiama, NSW. Well Done and Thanks to the National Library.”

Kiama, NSW. More Clues and Curiosities.

Right before your Eyes! While visiting Kiama’s Family History Centre I parked right near a memorial obelisk in memory of Capt. Charles Moore Stevenson who died in 1909. Here’s a transcription from the Sydney Morning Herald dated 31 May 1909 which you can find on Trove. CAPTAIN C. M. STEVENSON, V.D. MEMORIAL AT KIAMA. KIAMA,Continue reading “Kiama, NSW. More Clues and Curiosities.”