CABOOLTURE FAMILY HISTORY RESEARCH GROUP INC.
Phone No - 5428 2018
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Welcome to our new Members – Debbie Gray and Karen Wood
Welcome back - Janet Tremaine
DATES TO REMEMBER
Guest Speaker –
Saturday 25th March () – Hilda McLean – Friends of
Next meeting is Saturday 8th April at
EASTER 2006 – The Club
rooms will be closed over Easter – Friday 14th April, Saturday 15th
OPEN DAY – Saturday 29th April – volunteers will be required to show visitors around the premises - if you can spare an hour or two if would be greatly appreciated - thank you
MEMBERSHIP FEES – Just a little reminder that Membership fees become due on 30th April, 2006 (unless you joined the Club after 1st January, 2006 in which case they are not due until next year, 2007).
NOTE; Our AGM has been rescheduled and will now be at 1 pm on Saturday 17th June, 2006 – to be followed by a Monthly General Meeting.
Yes it is census year again
As you all probably know, our premises were subjected to a break in and robbery sometime between our talk by Lawrie Strange on Saturday and opening on the Monday morning.
Through the efforts of some, the damage will be repaired. Unfortunately the monetary loss cannot be replaced, as the claim would cost almost as much as was taken. On a brighter note, the thieves contained their damage to entering both the premises and the new office.
Lawrie Strange gave a very interesting presentation
on shipwrecks off the
Once again, I encourage all members to support your club through the fundraising enterprises as this allows us to purchase new research materials. Note that the Easter Raffle is in progress and will be drawn in April. Now more than ever, we need your support.
If anyone has some time to spare, please consider being a volunteer in the office. If you do, please see any of the duty persons or your committee members.
Do not forget that the Anniversary Hindsight is available and that if you require extra copies, see the rostered duty person. There are also anniversary mugs available.
OFFICE BEARERS FOR 2005/2006
Jane O’Brien, Chris Ryder & Glenys Gordon
Publications Editor (Hindsight & Newsletter)
LIBRARY DUTY ROSTER
Doug C. – Every Wednesday morning & 2nd Saturday morning
David – Every Monday afternoon, every Friday morning, & 1st, 3rd, 4th and 5th Saturday morning
Janet – Every Monday morning & 2nd Saturday morning
Elaine – Every Wednesday afternoon
Jackie – Every Monday afternoon (Thank you Jackie for volunteering to join the Library Duty Roster)
Jane – 3rd & 4th Saturday morning
Pat V. – 2nd Wednesday morning
Coral – 2nd Wednesday afternoon
Trevor – 4th Wednesday afternoon
Gloria – 1st Saturday morning & 4th Monday morning
Glenys – Every Monday morning
Joanne – Every Friday morning & 1st, 3rd & 4th Saturday morning
Doug S. – 1st & 3rd Friday morning
We are in need of more members to volunteer for ‘duty’. It is not hard – it is just a case of being there to assist new members and visitors. Ideally we would like to have two duty persons per session. At the moment, most days, we have just one person ‘on duty’.
WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE?
(BBC2 English Programme)
If you want to watch episodes of this very interesting family history programme, the videos are available for members to borrow…please enquire at the office.
AUSTRALIAN WIDE INDEX
Roma Waldron has started an “Australian Wide Index”. There is a sample of the format at the office - please ask to see it, as it is an exciting venture. She has asked for contributions for the Index, in the format of Surname, Given Name, Birth, Death, Burial Date, Father, Mother and Spouse. It is envisaged that it will take a couple of years to produce. For more information, ask at the office.
The Monthly raffles have now started. Tickets are $1.00 each and the prizes will be drawn at the March meeting.
Don’t forget when you buy your raffle ticket/tickets you can nominate your preferred item for purchase.
1st prize has been donated by the Good Guys – it is a backpack with picnic set, rug, etc.
2nd prize is a horse key rack donated by Janet
3rd prize is a small teddy bear and an Anniversary mug.
EASTER RAFFLE – Donations of Easter type products would be greatly appreciated for this Fundraiser…donations can be left in the library…..to be drawn on 8th April.
Thank you for your support in our fundraising efforts…with your continued support, the Club will acquire many more resources to help you in your quest. Don’t forget if you ‘find’ a resource that would be a welcome addition to our library, please let office staff know.
Thank you to EZYDVD (of Morayfield) for the donation of T-shirts to be used for future raffles. All donations to the Club are gratefully accepted.
Laminating - $1.00 per A4 sheet (see office staff)
No. 2 RECIPE BOOK
Don’t forget to get your recipes in for the new book/books. There is no limit to how many recipes you can submit, but once the book is full, it is full. We have to limit the number of pages to approx. 80 or it becomes unmanageable for us to produce. Leftover recipes will be kept for the ‘next one’. The book will be ready for sale mid November, all going well. Just in time for Christmas. Thank you to all who purchased our first recipe book. Over 125 have been sold at last count!
COFFEE MUGS – Our 25th Anniversary Coffee Mugs are for sale. $8.00 each and all money raised goes to the Club. They are available in blue, green and brown.
EXTRA COPIES OF THE 25th ANNIVERSARY HINDSIGHT ARE AVAILABLE FOR $10 A COPY.
news – As from
The State Archives are now open on the 2nd Saturday of each month.
(Some of the) New Additions to our library resources
HMS Calcutta, Tasmanian Convicts passenger lists
National Bank – History Calendars with info and sketches
Shadrach, Amos (Convict) – family information
Stories and Tales of the Transported Convicts (donated by J. Piper)
Qld. Passenger Lists 1850-1911 (donated by J. Piper)
Other Shipping information – Military, shipwrecks and private Shipping Companies (donated by J. Piper)
Australian Almanac & Book of Facts (donated by E. Elms)
N.Z. Passenger Lists – various ports
GUEST SPEAKER FOR FEBRUARY
(By J. Beeston)
The talk on
shipwrecks off the
also talked about what resources they have available in their library at the
BOOK REVIEWS by Joanne Beeston (Librarian)
This book was so interesting and very hard to put down. It is Jack Howie, the Man and the Legend by B.R. Muir and donated by D. Jimmieson. This man elevated the image of sheep shearer especially for Qld. He settled in the Blackall area and his children married and lived in the area. Found in Qld. Section CODE: REF QLD JACK
interesting book that Jack Piper has donated is Coconuts to Computers, a concise illustrated history of
Check out these items which were found after the giant clean up a while back.
articles, the casualty lists of WW1,
Also newspaper articles of the 1st and 2nd fleet passenger lists, extracts from private journals of the 1st fleet, the Bicentennial newspaper souvenir edition, and a list of convicts serving time at the Moreton Bay Settlement in 1828. Located in Shipping section CODE: REF SHI FIRS
Thank you to Glenys, Joanne and David, for their assistance with the collating, stapling and folding of the March 2006 Hindsight. Don’t forget to collect your copy next time you call in. Thank you, Elaine.
If you want to give a copy of your Family tree to the Club, you are most welcome, or alternatively, maybe you would like to give just a surname list (along with State/Country) from your family tree to the Club. This could/would be viewed by other Club members. You just never know to whom you may be related!
Australian cemeteries – surnames list
The Old Bailey,
This site has the
proceedings of The Old Bailey London from April 1674 to October 1834. A fully searchable FREE online edition of the
largest body of texts detailing the lives of non-elite people ever published,
containing accounts of 101,102 criminal trials held at
More cemetery updates
This past week the following has been added to:
Coonabarabran C/E Cemetery,