Trove Detective: Maude O’Reilly, A Talented Artist

Trove: An Australian Treasure Trove is an extremely valuable resource and it’s free, thanks to the National Library of Australia. The digitised newspapers may need editing but if we all do a little when we visit it helps everybody. It is possible to save an article as a jpeg or pdf or copy and pasteContinue reading “Trove Detective: Maude O’Reilly, A Talented Artist”

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. 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.”

Yass, NSW. A Touch of Serendipity.

A Troop of Brennans in the NSW Police Force. Patrick James Brennan (1887-1935) A few years ago I was researching the family of Patrick James Brennan who was born at Tinonee, near Taree in 1887, where his father was a police constable. Patrick’s parents, John and Elizabeth Brennan were married at Cooma in 1881. PatrickContinue reading “Yass, NSW. A Touch of Serendipity.”

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.”

Kiama, NSW. On the Lookout for Clues & Curiosities.

A Memorial by the Lighthouse Kiama is a wonderful place to visit on the South Coast of New South Wales. A couple of years ago, while researching at the Kiama Family History Centre I discovered a seat on the headland by the Kiama Blowhole and Lighthouse. While many visitors enjoy the crashing waves and rockyContinue reading “Kiama, NSW. On the Lookout for Clues & Curiosities.”

Canberra, ACT. Celebrating the Centenary of Canberra.

The Federal Capital Site 1913 Busy time in Canberra this week as they celebrate the Centenary of Canberra. Over the past year or so Explorers Tree has researched many aspects of the quest for Australia’s Federal Capital Site, particulary in relation to Bombala and Yass which were both among the original 45 or so contendersContinue reading “Canberra, ACT. Celebrating the Centenary of Canberra.”