Oct 23, 2018

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Trove Tuesday – Body Discovered, Unknown Identity...

Trove Tuesday – Body Discovered, Unknown Identity

My great great grandfather James Henry Trevaskis is one of my last remaining brickwalls – he was last known to be working for the Municipality of Clermont and Copperfield in 1868. His wife Elizabeth remarried George Guy as a widow in 1873, still in Copperfield. Sometime in that five year period James Henry died or left but searches for his death, probate or any newspaper references have all been unsuccessful. Elizabeth was left with her own two children...

Jun 12, 2016

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Convict Queensland & Visiting Queensland State Archives...

Convict Queensland & Visiting Queensland State Archives

Well I have finally made my long awaited visit to Queensland State Archives (QSA). It is just over three years since I moved back to Queensland and I’m wondering now why it has taken me so long. The trip down the highway and going over the Gateway Bridge always seemed so daunting but even in morning traffic, it only took me just under 90 minutes. The trip is only fourĀ ‘streets’ – first Bribie Island Road to the Bruce...

Nov 5, 2009

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Mining and Criminal Records in Queensland...

In 1992 I successfully completed the Diploma in Historical Studies at the Society of Australian Genealogists. It was the end of an annus horribilus year, my son turned five, my then husband had major cancer surgery followed by chemotherapy, I was working full time at the John Oxley Library while nursing my husband at home and for relaxation I thought I would do the Diploma. Looking back I can almost laugh but at the time the Diploma kept...