Rydalmere, NSW. Finding the Female Orphans of Parramatta

Who were the children of the Female Orphan School? Joseph Lycett, Female Orphan School near Parramatta, 1825. NLA 135702032 Fortunately, April Collison wrote a booklet on the history of the Female Orphan School (FOS), in 1986, which has been the starting point for all research into the school, its staff and pupils. She tells usContinue reading “Rydalmere, NSW. Finding the Female Orphans of Parramatta”

War Records: WW1 Roll of Honour at the Australian War Memorial

Cecil Edward Turner of Adelaide ¬†Cecil Edward Turner, Service No. 7561, A.I.F. 10th Battalion, (SRSA¬†GRG 26/5/4/42) First World War Roll of Honour – Cecil Edward Turner The Roll of Honour includes those who died while on active service or as a result of that service before April 1921. A ‘Search for a person’ for CecilContinue reading “War Records: WW1 Roll of Honour at the Australian War Memorial”

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.”

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.”