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Trying to track a photo's owner - South Australia?
« on: Saturday 10 May 14 09:17 BST (UK) »
Hello everyone,

I purchased this photo a little while ago in Strathalbyn, South Australia. I'm trying to decipher the address on the back. I believe the name is Mrs H J BLAIR.

If this is indeed a South Australian photo then she was likely married to one Herbert John BLAIR in 1915, the wife's name being Lavinia Gertrude HANLIN.

Herbert John Blair
Father's Name John Blair
Wife Lavinia Gertrude Hanlin
Wifes Father's Name George Hanlin
Marriage  27 Feb 1915 at Marriage Place Res Of Brides Sister Edwardstown in Adelaide, South Australia
Page N0 500 Volume No 262

They had one daughter in 1916, the only child I know about. Could be the girl in the photo?

Australia Birth Index, 1788-1922 about Mary Hannah Hanlin Blair
Name Mary Hannah Hanlin Blair
Father's Name Blair
Born in South Australia
Registration Years 1907-1916
Registration Place  South Australia
Page Number 15


I'm really trying to decipher the address. It's likely to have been a small place, a farm or something similar. One of the words could be "Station" (second line, last word) and the word after "via"?

Does anyone know what sort of date the photo could be?

Thanks very much!
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Re: Trying to track a photo's owner - South Australia?
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 10 May 14 09:50 BST (UK) »
Oh I think I just found a big clue! I found the marriage for Herbert John Blair and Lavinia Gertrude Hanlin on Trove.
The Register (Adelaide, SA : 1901 - 1929) Thursday 18 March 1915  Page 3 of 12
BLAIR-HANLIN.-On the 27th February, at her sister's residence, Edwardstown, by the Rev. Thomas Dowding, Herbert John Blair, eldest son of late Capt. John Blair, of Liverpool, to Lavinia Gertrude (Levie), fifth daughter of George Hanlin, of Tuilkilkey Station, South Australia.

So the photo was sent to Tuilkilkey Station, but I'm still not sure via what place.
JONES, HALL, CHACE, WRIGHT, CROCKER, NEPEAN, LAWRANCE, THORPE, ELLIOT, MORAN, all in South Australia. STARKE, SCHOLZ/SHOLZ in Prussia and South Australia. WATERS, FOWLER, INCE, MEARS, LLOYD, TRUSTER and COOPER in England (mainly Surrey). FRANKORT, LEUNISSEN, MUIJRERS, BROURERS, GORISSEN, DAMOISEAUX and LAHAYE/LAHIAJE in Limburg, Netherlands.

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Re: Trying to track a photo's owner - South Australia?
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 10 May 14 09:52 BST (UK) »
Hi Ande, As far as I can decipher, it's a country address,
I read it as Mrs. H J Blair,
          ??? station
          via Terowie. SA
Churcher(Battersea),Ingham(Lancaster),Davie(London),Hailes/Hales( UK),
Nurthen(Middlesex ), Wedd(Kent)

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Re: Trying to track a photo's owner - South Australia?
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 10 May 14 09:58 BST (UK) »
HANLIN, GEORGE
Surname    HANLIN
Given Names    GEORGE 
Cemetery    Whyte Yarcowie Cemetery
Section    SECTION 2 ROW 9
Plot/Grave/Niche    1110
Last Residence    TUILKILKY VIA TEROWIE
Age at Death    88
Date of Burial    10/01/1922
Minister Officiating    REV. TRESISE
Grave Depth    7
Grant Number    569

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DOD - 8/1/1922 HUSBAND OF HANNAH HANLIN DIED AT TUILKILKEY STATION
Churcher(Battersea),Ingham(Lancaster),Davie(London),Hailes/Hales( UK),
Nurthen(Middlesex ), Wedd(Kent)

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Re: Trying to track a photo's owner - South Australia?
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 10 May 14 10:02 BST (UK) »
A kind helper just found this for me: http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/hanlin-george-461

The Hanlins were from Terowie! Good spotting, hollzy. Thank you!
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Re: Trying to track a photo's owner - South Australia?
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 10 May 14 10:03 BST (UK) »
Just beat me too it Ande :D
Great to get a photo of a person you are researching.
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Re: Trying to track a photo's owner - South Australia?
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 10 May 14 10:16 BST (UK) »
Ande,

I found a 2006 post by a descendant of George Hanlin. LOL
http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=183899.0

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Re: Trying to track a photo's owner - South Australia?
« Reply #7 on: Saturday 10 May 14 11:33 BST (UK) »
The last word looks like Terowie  which is near Peterborough in the north of the settled part of South Australia.

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Re: Trying to track a photo's owner - South Australia?
« Reply #8 on: Saturday 10 May 14 14:02 BST (UK) »
Doing well so far! Thank you for all the help!

So the person in the photo, I think, is likely to be Hubert John Blair and Lavinia Hanlin's daughter, Mary Blair, born 1916, unless there was another child had by them.

The Blairs moved to Melbourne, and I'm trying to see if I can find a marriage for Mary, but I know it's verging on the dates when the BDMs stop being available.
JONES, HALL, CHACE, WRIGHT, CROCKER, NEPEAN, LAWRANCE, THORPE, ELLIOT, MORAN, all in South Australia. STARKE, SCHOLZ/SHOLZ in Prussia and South Australia. WATERS, FOWLER, INCE, MEARS, LLOYD, TRUSTER and COOPER in England (mainly Surrey). FRANKORT, LEUNISSEN, MUIJRERS, BROURERS, GORISSEN, DAMOISEAUX and LAHAYE/LAHIAJE in Limburg, Netherlands.