Tag Archives: Trove

Bowning, NSW. Hidden Gems.

Grannie Brown’s Medallion Quilt. Women are often missing in action in our histories. Everyday people doing everyday things don’t usually get much attention, especially women. While recently researching Bowning there was plenty to be found on Trove and elsewhere on … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … 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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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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The Story of ‘Our Great Grandmother’s Sewing Box’.

What about the Box? Nowadays, our great grandmother’s old sewing box is much the worse for wear, but still loved and treasured regardless. There’s no picture of Nanna so that’s all there is. The box’s story has become interwoven with … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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