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”

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 our more distant relatives and one such as this would be a great find. TheContinue reading “War Records: WW1 Portraits at the Australian War Memorial”

Exploring the British Newspaper Archives

In Search of Substantiating Evidence In Australia, we are extremely fortunate with the information available on our Birth, Death & Marriage Certificates and our free online Newpapers at Trove. After recently purchasing some Birth and Marriage Certificates from England, I needed some additional family information. I started by hunting out the British Newspapers Online, inContinue reading “Exploring the British Newspaper Archives”

Trove Detective: Samuel Young’s Diary: To Sale by Rail, 1902.

Day 2: Melbourne to Sale by Train Wednesday March 26th, 1902.     Rail. River. Lakes. Wonderful to relate the child (Samuel) rose at 6.30 a.m. (what would D. think). After breakfast, he caught the train leaving for Sale at 7.55 a.m. The occupants of the apartment this morning are more cheerful in spite ofContinue reading “Trove Detective: Samuel Young’s Diary: To Sale by Rail, 1902.”

Trove Detective: Samuel Young: A Journey Back in Time.

Day 1: Beaufort to Melbourne by Train. Many thanks to Samuel Young’s family who have kindly given permission to use Samuel Young’s Diary here on Explorers Tree blog. We hope you enjoy this delightful tale of the perilous journey undertaken by the two brothers, Samuel and William Young, who met many interesting characters as theyContinue reading “Trove Detective: Samuel Young: A Journey Back in Time.”