Category Archives: State Library of NSW

Trove Detective: Meeting Queenie Royal, a lovely lady.

A Story with No Rhyme or Reason I met Queenie Royal when I was a small child. We had lost our dog. It was very dark and stormy that day. My brother and I kept knocking on doors asking if … Continue reading

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Trove Detective: Samuel Young’s Diary: A Dark & Stormy Night in the Gippsland Forest, 1902.

Cold Comfort in the Darkest Hour Bridge over Snowy River, Orbost (Harvey, 1890) SLVic H2009.100/119 After the child has put on his oldest clothes, the horses which are tethered outside the bank, are mounted and the brothers ride off at … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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1841 Map of Australia & New South Wales by William Baker.

Crossing Boundaries. ¬†While looking for information on the 1841 NSW Census for Yass, in the Lachlan Land District, I came across a rather tantalizing map at the National Library of Australia. Closer examination of the fine print revealed that the … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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