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Australia / This doesn't belong here but....
« on: Saturday 15 April 17 12:56 BST (UK)  »
for anyone still awake April is FINALLY having her calf.  Yay!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dz_errIBq3Y

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Australia / Permission to throw a prawn on the barbie
« on: Tuesday 26 January 16 01:20 GMT (UK)  »
I came across this while browsing through the Colonial Secretary's Correspondence.

Fryday Morng 23rd Januy 1817

Sir/

I beg leave to inform Your Excellency that a number of the respectable inhabitants of Sydney have applied for to dine at my house on Monday next to commemorate the Anniversary of the Establishment of this Colony.  I have considered it my duty to inform Your Excellency of the above application.  And should be therefore glad to know if the above meeting should meet Your Excellency's approbation before I can sanction it or give a final consent to their request.

I have the honour to be with respect Your Excellency M
...(page torn, probably 'most obedient') & very humble servant

Isaac
...(page torn, surname is Nichols)

Reply from Lachlan Macquarie

(Page torn)..most readily acquieses to the request herein made by Mr Nichols; highly approving of his & his friends celebrating tomorrow the 29th anniversary of the Establishment of this Colony.
Sunday 26 Jany 1817  L.M.


Saturday 1 February 1817
The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser
http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/page/493236

On Monday the 27th ult. a dinner party met at the house of Mr. Isaac Nichols, for the purpose of celebrating the Anniversary of the Institution of this Colony under Governor Philip, which took place on the 26th of Jan. 1788, but this year happening upon a Sunday, the commemoration dinner was reserved for the day following.                 

The party assembled were select, and about 40 in number. At 5 in the afternoon dinner was on the table, and a more agreeable entertainment could not have been anticipated. After dinner a number of loyal toasts were drank, and a number of festive songs given; and about 10 the company parted, well gratified with the pleasures that the meeting had afforded.

In this account it would be unjust to pass over a pleasant novelty, for which the company were indebted to the muse of Mr. Jenkins (who was one of the stewards, and took the chair by an unanimous wish), in complimenting the party with a few appropriate verses on the occasion; which were sung by a Gentleman to the tune of Rule Britannia, with considerable effect, and produced a well deserved encomium as well to the singer as the composer. Hearing it highly spoken of, we have applied for and been complimented with a copy of the verses, which appear at the head of the next column.

SONG 

To the Tune of Rule Britannia.

When first AUSTRALIA rose to fame,
And Seamen brave explored her shore;
Neptune with joy, with joy beheld their aim.
And thus express'd the wish he bore :
Rise, Australia! with peace and plenty crown'd,
Thy name shall one day be renown'd.

Bright Ceres shall adorn thy land,
And gild thy fields with waving grain,
While roving herds shall o'er thy meads expand,
And range the riches of the plain.
Rise, Australia! &c. &c. &c.

Then Commerce, too, shall on thee smile,
Advent'rous barks thy ports shall croud ;
While pleas'd, well pleas'd, the Parent Isle,
Shall of her distant Sons be proud.
Rise, Australia! &c. &c. &c. 


Debra  :)

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Australia / Findmypast
« on: Saturday 23 January 16 04:15 GMT (UK)  »
In case you don't know, free access this weekend.

http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=739672.0

Debra  :)

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Australia / Ancestry FREE Access to Australian Records
« on: Saturday 24 January 15 03:25 GMT (UK)  »
Ancestry is offering free access to (some) Australian records this weekend until 'Straya Day on Monday.

http://www.ancestry.com.au/cs/au/australia2015

However it seems the folk at Ancestry have a different view as to what the word "all" means as it does not include "all" Austalian records.   ::)

Debra  :)

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Australia / Four Corners 10 Nov - Ireland's Lost Babies
« on: Sunday 09 November 14 12:17 GMT (UK)  »
This is for anyone who went through a whole box of tissues watching the movie 'Philomena' (not me of course  ;) )

Monday night on Four Corners:

In the weeks and months after the film was released, the real Martin Sixsmith was contacted by many other mothers who, like Philomena, had their own heart-rending stories to tell. Now, he goes on a journey to put mothers back with their children.

http://www.abc.net.au/4corners/stories/2014/11/06/4123123.htm

Unfortunately the ABC's iview is geo-blocked for overseas viewers but it was on UK TV earlier this year.

Debra  :)

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Australia / New Index Search for Tasmanian Archives
« on: Wednesday 08 October 14 04:25 BST (UK)  »
Wow, I have just seen this, what a good job!

http://linctas.ent.sirsidynix.net.au/client/en_AU/names

You can now search across all indexes and they link directly to the digitised images.  I haven't watched the whole instructional video yet, but at the moment I can't see how to do a wildcard search which was previously %.

Debra  :)

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Australia / Free Indexes on Ancestry this weekend
« on: Thursday 02 October 14 15:42 BST (UK)  »
Lots of free stuff till Monday, but you do have to register.  Some records from England and Ireland are also included.

http://search.ancestry.com.au/search/grouplist.aspx?group=occupations2014#databases

(Scroll down for the list)

Debra  :)

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Australia / Free Access - Australian Immigration Records
« on: Friday 29 August 14 15:49 BST (UK)  »
Ancestry is offering free access to immigration records this weekend only.

Most include digitised manifest images:

New South Wales, Australia, Unassisted Immigrant Passenger Lists, 1826-1922
New South Wales, Australia, Assisted Immigrant Passenger Lists, 1828-1896
Victoria, Australia, Assisted and Unassisted Passenger Lists, 18391923
Fremantle, Western Australia, Passenger Lists, 1897-1963
Western Australia, Australia, Crew and Passenger Lists, 1852-1930
Tasmania, Australia, Immigrant Applications and Bounty Tickets, 1854-1887
Tasmania, Australia, Immigrant Lists, 1841-1884
Tasmania, Australia, Passenger Arrivals, 1829-1957
Queensland, Australia, Passenger Lists, 1848-1912
UK, Outward Passenger Lists, 1890-1960
Convict registers

You will need to register so they can send you lots of annoying emails  ;D

http://search.ancestry.com.au/search/group/AusImmigration2014

Debra  :)


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Australia / AIF Project
« on: Saturday 31 May 14 04:51 BST (UK)  »
https://www.aif.adfa.edu.au/search

I have only just noticed that this database is back online after a long absence.

To access the useful list of alias/true names as well as name indexes of overseas memorials you need to got to "About" in the top menu.

Debra  :)


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