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November 2008

 

CABOOLTURE FAMILY HISTORY RESEARCH GROUP INC.

NEWSLETTER

 

 

Phone - 5428 2018

EMail - cfhrg@yahoo.com.au

Website - http://cfhrg.tripod.com

 

Welcome to our new Member – Jack Wagglen

 

The Club will be closed for research by members on

Saturday 22nd November 2008 for History Queensland Meeting.

Our Club Members are welcome to attend this meeting, which will also include guest speakers and lunch.  Cost will be $15.00 each.

 

 

Next Meeting – Saturday 13th December 2008

(followed by a Christmas afternoon tea.  Come along and talk with your fellow club members, while enjoying afternoon tea.  Please bring a small plate of goodies…hope to see you there.  The Christmas Raffles will also be drawn at this time.  There will be lots of prizes.  Tickets are available from the office for $1.00 each.)

 

President’s Report

At the General Meeting held on 11 October 2008, the Special Resolution was passed unanimously to amend the Association’s Constitution and to accept Model Rules (version 6). Also “Honorary Life Member” as passed as a new Class of Membership. The application to amend the Association’s Rules has been sent to the Office of Fair Trading.

 

The working bee on 18th and 19th October was a huge success. The Computer Room has new vinyl flooring, a fresh coat of paint, new benches and wall shelving. The Meeting Room walls were repainted and the display screens were recovered. A big thank you to those who gave up their weekend and put in so much effort to improve the association’s facilities.

 

Unfortunately the Association’s rooms were broken into on the night of 16 October 2008. This resulted in the Club Rooms being closed for a few days, while the police carried out their investigations. The Association apologizes for any inconvenience this may have caused. Most of the damage was to the doors and office filing cabinet. It appears only a small sum of money, some chocolates and soft drinks were taken. The Moreton Bay Regional Council has generously replaced the damaged doors and repainted them.

Gary Nugent  (President)

 

http://www.ukniwm.org.uk/server/show

Search the records of war memorials commemorating all wars located throughout the United Kingdom. They range from familiar community crosses and statues to less common memorials like bus shelters, sundials, park benches and even an island.

 

http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/index-e.html

Canada's national collection of books, historical documents including 1881 census, government records, etc

 

http://www.awm.gov.au/diaries/seasia/index/index.asp

Vietnam War – Commanders War Diaries have been scanned and are now available.

 

www.monaropioneers.com/index.html

This is a good site for anyone who has interests or pioneer families in the Cooma/Monaro district of NSW.

 

www.rba.gov.au/calculator/calc.go

This site helps you find out how prices have changed in this country.  You can ask to be given a modern day equivalent for a sum of money from 1901 to 2005.

 

http://investigator.records.nsw.gov.au/Entity.aspx?Path=\Series\1272

This is a link to the 1828 Census of NSW. An alphabetical listing for the 1828

 

http://investigator.records.nsw.gov.au/Entity.aspx?Path=\Series\1282
This is a link to the 1841 Census of NSW.  This census lists the names of heads of households ONLY, with the number of males and females in the household divided into age group, marital status, whether free or convict, religion and occupation.

 

State Records NSW has an index to names in the 1841 census at -
http://www.records.nsw.gov.au/archives/1841_census_1068.asp