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Family History Beginners Board / Henry CHRISTIE started by sadiehawk
« on: Thursday 18 August 16 07:23 BST (UK)  »
Hi,
Did you know your CHRISTIE thread is now on the Australian Board?

Maybe you asked for the move, but I wonder if you have seen extra info posted.

Usually when there is a move to another board, a moderator posts a note  on the board of origin saying something like,

 "This thread has been moved to ....."

I did not see that note in this case.

Sue

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Australia / Trove advanced search. *COMPLETED*
« on: Monday 16 May 16 08:44 BST (UK)  »
Hi
Is Trove  newspaper Advanced Search option out of action at the moment?
"Page cannot be displayed" is the screen message for me :o

I can search newspapers from the home page using a keyword, but there is not an option to limit dates and other refinements are absent too .

Any advice?

Sue
 

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Australia / Some interesting old photos to mark population milestone
« on: Tuesday 16 February 16 22:14 GMT (UK)  »

I think these make a  few moment's enjoyable browse ;D
http://pickle.ninemsn.com.au/2016/02/16/10/23/population-of-australia

Sue

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In 1889 Thomas AVISON, born Eganstown Vic. a well regarded citizen and hotel keeper of Dry Diggings and Daylesford, married Margert McCRACKEN of Taradale (reg 3091)  and  they had  daughter Adaline Mary in 1890 (reg 12033).

The multiple news stories tell that by 1890 Thomas suspected his wife of being unfaithful, but was not able to prove it, so he made a plan. On Dec 2nd 1890, he announced a trip away from home on business, saying he would be gone overnight. Later that night he returned to his home and entered the bedroom where he found his wife and a man named George  Edward HOARE “misconducting themselves” He used a tomahawk to strike the skull of HOARE several blows with intention to murder, and then reported to the local medical man.
 http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/8466541
 
Little hope was held for his survival, but surprisingly, HOARE did not die. He was hospitalised and began to recover. However, he absconded from hospital against doctor’s advice and the case  could not proceed due to his disappearance.

His jewellery business was offered for sale by Jan 20th 1891
http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/8467731

February 12th 1891 the case was struck out as HOARE had disappeared without trace.
http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/52342238
 
A dissolution of the marriage of Margaret (nee McCRACKEN) and Thomas AVISON was granted June 1891.
http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/65303428.

I have enough information about the remarriages of Thomas and of Margaret (nee MCCracken) and their offspring and future lives etc and I have a good deal on the background of Thomas AVISON, parents/family etc.

I would like to know if anyone can find more on George Edward HOARE, jeweller and watchmaker of Vincent Street Daylesford. I cannot locate anything of  his birth, his parents or any references before the attempted murder or after the news items about the incident and the divorce.

Any clues out there?

Sue 
 
 


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Australia / QLD :Three Womens Sufffrage Petiitions now Searchable online
« on: Tuesday 16 September 14 22:44 BST (UK)  »
These three amazing documents have now been photographed for online searching by a team in Brisbane.

A wonderful piece of work and a great boon to Qld historians.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-09-17/suffrage-petitions-enter-the-digital-age/5741804

http://www.parliament.qld.gov.au/explore/history/suffrage/Signatories

Sue

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Australia / Mail It Monday- NSW BMD
« on: Sunday 07 September 14 05:43 BST (UK)  »
Reminder-- ;D
Well, not a huge team of mailers, but here's the day

Link to associated thread.

http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=698165.0

Sue

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Australia / One Day Email HIT on NSW BMD
« on: Tuesday 02 September 14 22:48 BST (UK)  »
Regarding the idea of "one hit day" to NSW BMD

This linked thread suggests a few of us would like to take part.


http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=697869.18

Shall we set next Monday morning 8th September

In essence the suggestion  ----

quote-
I am wondering whether a "one day hit" from the members here to the department in question would have any effect.

Meaning we all send an email on the same nominated day saying the same thing though not necessarily in the same words.

Basically short and to the point... such as-

"With regard to the implementation of “upgraded” NSW BMD Family History Search System.
 
As one representatives of a large online genealogy forum, I wish to express my dissatisfaction with the following-

 Current level of site functionality.
 Current lack of access to information.
 Current site formatting.
 Lack of visible action taken towards improvement.
 
It is clear to all who attempt to use it that the new system is extremely inadequate in all its aspects and makes a very sorry comparison with the systems of other Australian states."



Just add your name and email it

quote

Sue

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Devon / WOOLACOTT Burrington
« on: Sunday 31 August 14 08:18 BST (UK)  »
In the past I have had help on the Devon board with attempts at locating my John WOOLACOTT living in Devon  prior to his immigration to Victoria, Australia with his wife Mary (nee FROST) in 1848 with two children   

With a little more information coming to light at my end, I think I have found him as a younger man aged 20 on the 1841 census

The family's Immigration record 1848, shows him aged 27 and from Burrington, Devon.
The man on the 1841 census is living in Burrington and the birth year is approximately correct.
He was a builder in his Australian life and the census man is a joiner in 1841

The entry reads as follows

Entry 19
Week Croft Gate
WOOLACOT(T) Sarah aged 50. Toll Collector
WOOLACOT(T)  Mary aged 15
WOOLACOT(T) Thomas aged 10
WOOLACOT(T)  Sarah Jane aged 7
All born in county

Entry 20
Hunters Inn
WOOLACOT(T) William Aged 20 Publican
WOOLACOT(T) John aged 20 Joiner
Both born in county

I feel there is a possibility that the Sarah WOOLACOT(T) shown is the mother of John. His death certificate shows his mother to be Sarah (nee MAY) and father John


I would particularly like help to understand some aspects of the census information.
Does anyone know what Week Croft Gate is/was?
Is it a toll gate and did Sarah possibly collect such tolls?

Has anyone heard of a Hunters Inn in Burrington all those years ago or can I be directed to places for further research?

 Sue 

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Devon / WOOLACOT of Burrington
« on: Sunday 31 August 14 05:41 BST (UK)  »


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In the past I have had help on the Devon board with attempts at locating my John WOOLACOTT living in Devon  prior to his immigration to Victoria, Australia with his wife Mary (nee FROST) in 1848 with two children  ;D

With a little more information coming to light at my end, I think I have found him as a younger man aged 20 on the 1841 census

The family's Immigration record 1848, shows him aged 27 and from Burrington, Devon.
The man on the 1841 census is living in Burrington and the birth year is approximately correct.
He was a builder in his Australian life and the census man is a joiner in 1841

The entry reads as follows.( I have attached a link to the page also.)

Entry 19
Week Croft Gate
WOOLACOT(T) Sarah aged 50. Toll Collector
WOOLACOT(T)  Mary aged 15
WOOLACOT(T) Thomas aged 10
WOOLACOT(T)  Sarah Jane aged 7
All born in county

Entry 20
Hunters Inn
WOOLACOT(T) William Aged 20 Publican
WOOLACOT(T) John aged 20 Joiner
Both born in county

I feel there is a possibility that the Sarah WOOLACOT(T) shown is the mother of John. His death certificate shows his mother to be Sarah (nee MAY) and father John


I would particularly like help to understand some aspects of the census information.
Does anyone know what Week Croft Gate is/was?
Is it a toll gate and did Sarah possibly collect such tolls?

Has anyone heard of a Hunters Inn in Burrington all those years ago or can I be directed to places for further research?

 
http://www.rootschat.com/links/019s1/ 
 
Sue 

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