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An article from the July issue of the Hamilton Times about my Facebook group, I've Lived in Hamilton, Victoria and my blog Western District Families.
I’ve Lived in Hamilton is a Facebook site which has attracted almost 3000 members. The Facebook site...
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A Trove Tuesday post about a Chinese herbalist Caleb Shang who lived in Hamilton in the early 1920s.  He married a local girl and returned with her to his hometown of Cairns.  Only years before his marriage, Caleb became  a hero.
Well it's Tuesday and that could only mean one thing...Trove Tuesday. It's been too long.  I've read a lot of  the Table Talk newspaper lately, a recent addition to the wonderful collection of Trov...
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The April offering of Passing of the Pioneers - Obituaries of Western District Pioneers.
April Passing of the Pioneers includes one of the pioneers of the Presbyterian Church in the Coleraine district, a mother of 14 children, several Shire Councillors and a successful store keeper. Th...
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Today is Western District Families' 3rd Blogiversary.  Thank you to everyone who has dropped by over the past year.
That time of year has rolled around again...blogiversary time.  Yes, Western District Families is three today and it's party hat time. At first glance, my blogging year seemed uneventful.  With muc...
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My latest Trove Tuesday post, Charlie & Arthur describes how Trove newspapers helped to fill in the gaps of Charles Harman's life
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February Passing of the Pioneers has arrived just in the nick of time...
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June Passing of the Pioneers includes the obituaries of a ship wreck survivor, a journalist turned church minister and a descendant of that merry old soul, King Cole.
The stories of the Western District pioneers continue with June Passing of the Pioneers.  Pioneer obituaries come from a woman who was the first European woman at Colac, a man who survived a ship w...
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The story of a lost cousin for my 300th blog post.  Mary Ann Harman  eluded me for years, now I am several steps closer to finding out where she was hiding.
A week ago, Karen Annett of the Annett Family Australia Facebook group, posted on another group, Victorian Genealogy, about a missing family member, Frances Annett (born 1840, Seven Oaks, Kent).  A...
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My post for the 2014 Trans-Tasman ANZAC Day Blog Challenge, a tribute to Walter Rodney Kinghorn of Byaduk, killed on October 31, 1917 during the Battle of Beersheba, Palestine. 
"Each regiment formed upon a squadron frontage in three lines from 300 to 500 yards apart, and every man was restless, excited, and resolute for victory. At 4.30 the two regiments moved off at a tr...
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It had to happen, but I didn't want it to happen just yet...I missed a Trove Tuesday post.  But I've made up for it somewhat with some feedback from the granddaughters of one of my Trove Tuesday subjects and a thank you to the +National Library of Australia's Trove.
After 82 consecutive Trove Tuesday posts, I've missed one.  Yes, I just couldn't get a post prepared this week and I'm a bit sad that it has come to an end.  I really was hoping to get to 100 witho...
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Sorry Google Plusers, I forgot to share my Trove Tuesday post from last week and you will need it as this week's follows on...
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Sharing stories of pioneering families from the Western District of Victoria
Introduction
Western District Families is for anyone with a family connection to the Western District of Victoria, Australia or those with an interest in the region's rich history.
History related news from the Western District will be posted including family reunions.
Share your Western District family, maybe you will find a relative...