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Eliot Ball
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FROM YORKSHIRE TO BELLINGEN TO POZIERES
Edwin Mather Hartley     Leaving his life as a
farmer at Dairyville near Coffs Harbour, Edwin Mather Hartley, aged about 36,
enlisted in the Australian Imperial Forces to fight overseas in WW1. It was 2 nd August 1915 and he had put his age down to 31. Soon...
FROM YORKSHIRE TO BELLINGEN TO POZIERES
FROM YORKSHIRE TO BELLINGEN TO POZIERES
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RANDOM ACTS OF GENEALOGICAL KINDNESS
Gertie's twins I
bought this ‘Cabinet Card’ photo a few years ago through the ebay website. It
was taken in the Adelaide studio of a South Australian photographer. This photo
was completely unlabelled except for the words ‘Gertie’s Twins 1901” written on
th...
RANDOM ACTS OF GENEALOGICAL KINDNESS
RANDOM ACTS OF GENEALOGICAL KINDNESS
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PICTURES WITHIN PICTURES
                 Marine Terrace, Geraldton, Western Australia c.1910 One of
my favourite hobbies is collecting old photographs. You can buy them fairly
cheaply at antique stores, at post card fairs and through internet sites like
ebay. The photos I like bes...
PICTURES WITHIN PICTURES
PICTURES WITHIN PICTURES
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GENEALOGY AND THE LITTLE BITS OF HISTORY
Emily and Richard Hinckley (1902) My love of history has always been the small stories, the
little bits and pieces of a life, a sentence that encapsulates the life or
event in the life of an ancestor. The big brushstrokes of history have always
left me cold...
GENEALOGY AND THE LITTLE BITS OF HISTORY
GENEALOGY AND THE LITTLE BITS OF HISTORY
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BLOGGING A DEAD HORSE
Phar Lap (1926-1932) Australia's Wonder Horse Over the past week there has been a huge response to my last blog post from
right across Australia. I have been flooded with emails about the idea of a
Wikipedia Ancestor Challenge, with people wanting to know m...
BLOGGING A DEAD HORSE
BLOGGING A DEAD HORSE
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WIKIPEDIA ANCESTOR CHALLENGE
It’s a
great feeling when you find an ancestor you didn’t know you had for the first
time. It’s an AHA moment, a moment of recognition. You might let out a little
sigh or scream or swear word. But when you have been doing genealogy for a
while it’s not as m...
WIKIPEDIA ANCESTOR CHALLENGE
WIKIPEDIA ANCESTOR CHALLENGE
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WHERE DID THE SYDNEY SUBURB OF WAVERTON GET ITS NAME?
Waverton c1895 (watercolour by Charles Henry Woolcott) (North Sydney Heritage Centre, Stanton Library)   This was a question was received by local
history staff at Stanton Library. It was pointed out to us that there are two
places in England with this name...
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NORTH SYDNEY GENEALOGY PHOTOS
How do you put a price on history? I am always amazed at how
cheaply you can buy a historical artefact. I love visiting antique shops. When
I do, I see such amazing things, clothing, furniture, crockery, items the
function of which has been forgotten. I par...
NORTH SYDNEY GENEALOGY PHOTOS
NORTH SYDNEY GENEALOGY PHOTOS
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STORIES THAT COME FROM SILENCE
  When we research our family history what we are primarily
doing is discovering stories. Almost always these are stories that we are
discovering for the first time. They are unique and our own. We are explorers
trudging through the darkest jungles of dusty...
STORIES THAT COME FROM SILENCE
STORIES THAT COME FROM SILENCE
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THE TOTAL POINTLESSNESS OF GENEALOGY
How far back does your family tree go? Usually people with
an English ancestry, with a lot of hard work and a bit of luck, can get back to
around the 1600s, or late 1500s. This was when the parishes started recording baptisms,
burials, marriages and the lik...
THE TOTAL POINTLESSNESS OF GENEALOGY
THE TOTAL POINTLESSNESS OF GENEALOGY
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