Photo Dig: Bowning, NSW

Moving Mountains Recently, I visited Bowning where Mount Bowning is clearly visible on the Hume Highway just pass Yass, to conduct a building survey for my studies. This involved researching the history of Bowning and the surrounding area and focussing on a number of buildings in the village to determine their architectural style, history andContinue reading “Photo Dig: Bowning, NSW”

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”

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 for even just a surname, such as Turner, and the alphabetical list of results willContinue reading “War Records: World War Two Nominal Rolls & Service Records”

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 World War, 1914-1918 Date of death: 19 May 1915     Place of death: Gallipoli, Ottoman EmpireContinue reading “War Records: Searching for WW1 Images and Stories”

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”

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.”