Bowning, NSW. Beginnings & Endings

The State Records of New South Wales holds an amazing assortment of archives. While exploring the School archives I came across this wonderful photograph of Bowning Public School  from about 1900 in their Photographic Collection. Bowning Public School, c. 1900. SRNSW 15051-a047-001628 What can we see? It looks like a garden working bee. How manyContinue reading “Bowning, NSW. Beginnings & Endings”

State Records of NSW: Fossicking for John F. O’Reilly

A Touch of Gold    Still searching at the State Records of New South Wales for information on John Francis O’Reilly. I have previously mentioned the Teacher’s Rolls where I found John teaching at Manly Public School from May 1898 to December 1900. With no trace of John in the Manly Public School Photos inContinue reading “State Records of NSW: Fossicking for John F. O’Reilly”

John F. O’Reilly: A Sea of Children’s Faces

Teaching at Manly Public School    Time to check out the Teachers Rolls and school records at the State Records of New South Wales. The obituary for John F. O’Reilly in The Argus, Melbourne mentions John was a teacher between 1898 and 1900. We can look up the State Records online index of teachers rolls forContinue reading “John F. O’Reilly: A Sea of Children’s Faces”

Trove Detective: John F. O’Reilly: Just a Little Trove Magic

Perseverance Rewarded.      Still struggling to find where John O’Reilly was buried. His marriage certificate showed his name as John Francis Benedict O’Reilly, an electrical engineer living in Petersham when he married Catherine Maude Wormersley, a dressmaker at St Thomas’ Church, Lewisham, New South Wales in May, 1913 at the age of 31 years.Continue reading “Trove Detective: John F. O’Reilly: Just a Little Trove Magic”

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 map was dated 1841 but was not from the census but for a report to theContinue reading “1841 Map of Australia & New South Wales by William Baker.”