Category Archives: Photographs

Photo Detective: Keepsakes or Clutter?

Preserving and Sharing Family Photographs Now that winter is here, it’s an ideal time to think about that mysterious shoebox (or pile) of family photographs and documents that you’ve been wondering what to do with. Before you decide to declutter … Continue reading

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Spring Clean Up: Photo Rescue

KEEPSAKES or CLUTTER? Welcome to September and the first week of Spring. Where do we start our Spring Clean up? What about your family photos? Are they languishing in a box unloved and unsorted like this? Their prospects look grim … 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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War Records: WW1 Nominal Rolls at the Australian War Memorial

Miracles Do Happen! Harold George Turner,  Service No. 5185, 1st Divisional Signal Company (SRSA GRG26/5/4/779)  Do you have a name, service number or unit for the First World War or other conflicts before searching for them on the Australian War Memorial‘s … Continue reading

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War Records: WW1 Portraits at the Australian War Memorial

Cecil Stanton of Penrith Whilst preparing the recent workshops on Trove and Australian War Records Online at Penrith, I discovered this portrait of Cecil Stanton of Penrith at the Australian War Memorial. Many of us do not have photos of … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Photo Avalanche: Tackling Slides II

A Journey into the Unknown As I diligently worked my way through a box of 600 slides I retraced a journey in time and delved into the mysteries of the unknown. Some kind soul may have previously numbered & listed … Continue reading

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Photo Avalanche: Tackling Slides

Feeling Calm & Relaxed? It has been a very, slow week. I never heard back from Epson regarding my problem with the line etched onto my 35mm slide scans and what caused it. Fortunately, Officeworks were happy to replace the … Continue reading

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Photo Avalanche: Scanner Suicides

Countdown to a Sad Ending A wet and windy weekend would seem the perfect opportunity for ploughing on and scanning that box of 35mm slides. With my photo book already started from previous scans of slides, it was time to … Continue reading

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