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                                                                        10th September, 2005

            

NEWSLETTER

CABOOLTURE FAMILY HISTORY RESEARCH GROUP INC.

 

Phone No - 5428 2018

 

Email - cfhrg@mail.cth.com.au

Or cfhrg@yahoo.com.au

 

http://cfhrg.tripod.com

 

 

Welcome to our new Members – Michelle Smith, Christine Howie, Joan Hood, Gail Dugan, Pauline Blaxland & Barbara Gibson

 

 

DATES TO REMEMBER

 

24th September – Talk by Lisa Jones from the Police Museum

22nd October – Talk by Peter Ludlow on Peel Island

26th November – 25th Anniversary Celebrations (more info to come)

As from Friday 5th August, the club will be open on Fridays (for a trial period) from 9am – 1pm.

 

Next Meeting is at 1 pm Saturday, 8th October, 2005

 

OFFICE BEARERS FOR 2005/2006

President

David Jimmieson

Vice President

Elaine Elms

Secretary

Janet O’Flaherty

Treasurer

Helen Eaton

Librarian

Joanne Beeston

Assistant Librarians

Jane O’Brien, Chris Ryder & Glenys Gordon

Publications Editor (Hindsight & Newsletter)

Elaine Elms

Webpage Co-ordinator

Chris Ryder

Cemetery Records

Julie Saunders

Publicity Officer

Vacant

 

 

PRESIDENT’S REPORT

 

OFFICE UPDATE:

The asbestos has been removed.  The plumber is on holidays at the moment, so this is delaying the plumbing work. Purchase of building materials is in hand.

 

25th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION UPDATE:

 

The venue has been booked and the invitations to the dinner are ready to be collected, if you are coming in, otherwise, they will be mailed out within the next week or two.

 

The menu is for nibblies, roasted meats, with roast vegetables and dessert.  Cost is $15 per head, to be paid when R.S.V.P.ing.

 

Many thanks to Danny O’Brien who is making and donating Anniversary Coffee Mugs - a very generous offer.  Also thanks to all other members involved with our fundraising ventures.

 

The By-Laws have been updated and are available for perusal.  Code of Conduct for the CFHRG Inc. has been prepared and is on display.

 

Happy researching

 

David

 

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

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

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’.

           

25th ANNIVERSARY HINDSIGHT DEADLINE – Please get your stories in for the bumper celebration issue of the Hindsight, by 1st November as well.

 

Recipe books at $5 each are still for sale…we are now on our 3rd reprint!!

 

There are a few small ($5 each) and middle ($10 each) size Anniversary Bears left for sale.

 

Thank you to everyone who has supported our 25th Anniversary fundraising efforts.

 

RAFFLE INFORMATION

In case you were wondering about the raffles, most of the prizes have been donated by Members of the Club, this means that all monies raised by the raffles, be it $60 or $90, can then be spent on extra resources for the Club, for everyone’s benefit.  Money from the purchased of donated items (coffee table, tissue boxes, cards, books, etc) is also used to buy resources….thank you for your continued support in this endeavour.

 

List of some of the items purchased over the last few months, with money raised by the monthly raffles, and from donations.

Orange & district cemetery CD; Roman Catholic Parish registers Sth East Qld. (births, deaths and marriages) approx. 200 fiche; Tenterfield cemetery book; Colac & dist. pioneer register Vol.1& 2 (2 books); Queenborough cemetery, Tasmania (fiche); West Terrace cemetery, Adelaide S.A.  (fiche); Kingston cemetery, Sth. Tas. (fiche); Persons naturalised N.Z. to 1948 (fiche); Plus the 34 Qld. cemetery books

 

August Raffle – winners are

1st prize – Eugene Murphy

2nd prize – Sally Faulkner

3rd prize – Betty Snell

 

Tickets ($1.00 each) are continually on sale for monthly raffles….you’ve got to be in it, to win it…..If you look in the library, you will see that over the last 6 months or so, that the raffles have been run, an enormous amount of resources has been purchased with the proceeds of the raffles.

The September Monthly Raffle is a beauty – 1st prize is the shaving mirror with drawer, hand made and donated by Jack Piper.  Tickets are $1.00 each….there are 2nd and 3rd prizes as well….

 

Scribble Pads for sale – 50c each – very handy for all those notes

 

 

PLEASE REMEMBER our 25th Anniversary Hindsight – get your stories in as soon as possible…..let’s make this a really special edition of our magazine….thank you to the members who have already submitted their stories and photos….email me at nitemare1948@yahoo.com.au

 

IF YOU HAD RECIPES FOR THE RECIPE BOOK     THAT YOU DIDN’T GET AROUND TO SUBMITTING BEFORE THE BOOK WAS ‘FULL’, PLEASE STILL SUBMIT THE RECIPES, AS WE MAY PERHAPS DO ANOTHER ONE AT A LATER DATE    …THANK YOU

 

MEMBERS INTERESTS/WEBSITE

Could all members who wish to have their surname interests listed on our website please send the details to me at cfhrg@yahoo.com.au  Please be assured that you will not be contacted directly from the website - when someone wishes to contact you I will pass on their details to you for you to make contact with them if you wish……..Thank you all, Chris Ryder…Assistant Librarian/Webpage Co-ordinator

 

WINNER OF THE RAFFLE YOU DIDN’T KNOW YOU HAD A TICKET FOR –

We were given a $15 voucher from Get Crafty.  Everyone who had signed in at the Club from 17th July to 17th August, received an entry in the prize draw…..Jeanette Raymont was the lucky winner.

 

GROUP SHEET BOOKLETS……For Sale - $5.00 each

 

We have produced a number of these booklets, as a fund raiser, to help you ‘keep track of your families’ while doing your family tree research……Available from the Office

 

(Some of the) New Additions to our library resources (there are too many to list all of the new additions!!)

 

New Journals

The Devon Family Historian

Inverell, N.S.W.

 

New CDs

Tas – Southern Regional Cemetery Trust – Hobart

 

New microfiche

S.A.West Terrace Cemetery – General M.I., Catholic M.I., Jewish M.I.

TasQueensborough Cemetery

N.Z. – Persons naturalised to 1948

 

Books

Log of Logs Vol.1 – donated by G. Gordon

S.A. Passenger Lists – Vol. 4-10 – donated by J. Piper

Brisbane Ships arriving 1862-1901 Peel Is. Quarantine ships

Mangroves to Moorings revisited, Brisbane – donated by J. O’Brien

Kilcoy Dist. Pioneers 1900-1920 Vol.2

 

 

GUEST SPEAKER FOR AUGUST (by Joanne Beeston)

The guest speaker this month was Bruce Jarvie from Traditional Funerals of Morayfield.  He explained the death registration form and the Privacy Act, as to what information you can obtain from Funeral Directors of Queensland, as other States do differ.

 

Also how most Funeral Directors these days, try and do their best in making the deceased wishes come true.  Bruce talked about the cemeteries in our area, the new ones that are on the drawing board and the ones that are Heritage Listed now.  Overall, a very interesting afternoon.

 

BOOK REVIEWS by Joanne Beeston (Librarian)

 

Newcastle – its first 20 years, the Irish rebellion and the settlement of Newcastle, N.S.W. 1804 narrated by J. Delaney – donated by J. Piper.  A fascinating book about the Irish Convicts and settlers for Newcastle area, full of great research material and a lot of family names.  Great for members with family in this area.  Found in NSW Section Code: REF NSW NEWE

 

An interesting book is Boorabee-Bribie’s Koala Heritage” by W. Outram – donated by H. Eaton.  It tells about how the Koala became extinct on Bribie Island by the 1960s.  Interesting reading, it has quite a few old photos of the area, and its people, along with a map and its history.  Great for members who had family from this area.  Found in QLD Section Code: REF QLD BOO

 

 

If you want any information from the 1891 Leicestershire census Index – email Joyce at joymar@bigpond.com

 

 

PHONE BOOKS – it was asked at a previous meeting, if anyone had suggestions as to what could be done with the huge stack of telephone books that are at presently stored in the kitchen area, taking up valuable space which could be used for more important items.  There has been no response! So, if you want any of these telephone books, please come and get them this week, because any left on the shelves, next week, will be recycled.

 

 

Internet Addresses for you to try

If you discover an interesting genealogy website while you are surfing the net, please email the web address to me for inclusion in an upcoming newsletter….thank you, Elaine nitemare1948@yahoo.com.au

The webpage addresses given below have not been checked to see if they are still available….I do not have the time to check them all.

 

www.visionofbritain.org.uk

Background info, maps, etc.

 

www.118118.com

English – enter surname and town (i.e. Bell, Leeds)

 

www.bradford.gov.uk/council/planning/heritage/cons_list.asp

Historical and heritage material on areas in and around Bradford, UK.

 

Parish Registers Online - Derryloran Parish Registers.

http://www/derryloran.com

 

Port Fairy District Births, Deaths & Marriage Index 1880
http://www.genseek.net/port80a.htm


Port Fairy District Births, Deaths & Marriage Index 1883
http://www.genseek.net/port83a.htm


Port Fairy District Births, Deaths & Marriage Index 1900
http://www.genseek.net/p1900a.htm

 

The Wentworth Cemetery is online. The web site is HYPERLINK
http://www.wentworth.nsw.gov.au/services/cemeteries"www.wentworth.nsw.gov.au/services/cemeteries

It also covers Dareton, Gol Gol and Pooncarie Cemeteries