JOY, BETTY, JEAN AND JACK. CHILDREN OF MICK BELL AND JESSIE SARAH READY
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Miscellaneous Transcripts from Australia
Grevilles Post Office Directory
Penrith District Registers
Helen Castle, previously Shellharbour NSW, now living in Narangba Qld Australia.
Not a site to be missed. Helen has just sent me the new links. I strongly recommend taking a look at it. This is what I would like to be able to create myself and don’t seem orderly enough to achieve. It was one of the first major entries into this world for me. Thank you Helen.
My grandmother, JESSIE SARAH READY ( BELL) and her family were resident in LITTLE YOUNG STREET REDFERN. i shall confirm the dates later but we were told the house was under where the Greek Orthodox Church now stands. The time in Redfern was late 1800s to early 1900s. I have found a few snippets as background for the times.
|http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13716158||Sewage comes to Redfern.
The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842-1954) Saturday 2 March 1889
|http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13715023||SOME REDFERN FUNERALS.
The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842-1954) Thursday 21 February 1889
|http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article14621972||Lily and Sidney Sullivan , aged 7 and 9 years swallowed some liniment by mistake.|
The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842-1954) Wednesday 16 January 1889. More poisonous liniment.
The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848-1954) Monday 7 January 1935
FIERCE STREET BRAWL
MAN EXPECTED TO DIE
I am putting this haunting melody on the site today. Brings to my mind the tales My Mother and Father told me of Early Sydney . They were born in the 1920s and passed on a fine ‘ oral history ‘ to me. My father also left his diaries and letters of WWII. I am in the process of getting the letters into order on a blog site of his own. In his later years, we combined to ensure that they were all recorded on ” floppy disks” before sending them off to the AWM where we hoped they would be best cared for. I have converted them to CD records and online blogs. BRUCE SANDERS. The letters still haunt me and bring tears unexpectedly at times. More is said in what has not been written than what has been. Dad was very keen to have his letters and diaries published but we had no resources with which to do so in the 1990s. I am hoping that having them online would please him. His diary featured in Peter Stanley’s (AWM) book on EL ALAMEIN.
My Mother was born in REDFERN and my father in HURLSTONE PARK. As a result I have stories of SURRY HILLS and back lanes of CANTERBURY. This brings me back to THE LANE BELOW THE FLATS.
THE LANE BELOW THE FLATS. Originally a poem by WILFRED NATHAN published in the BULLETIN in the early 20th Century and set to music by members of PASPALUM. Another wee entry into the 20th Century but charming nonetheless. IZZY Foreal ( Peter Knox) located the poem and the vocals are his.https://dl-web.getdropbox.com/get/HBBS/LANE%20BELOW%20THE%20FLATS.mp3?w=70cfa4b4
BRUCE AND J.G. SANDERS 1946 STREETS OF SYDNEY
HAPPY VALLEY was a SHANTYTOWN in SYDNEY during the depression years of the 20th Century. Peter has a heritage which involves SHANYTOWN and Lynne’s family has an history in ROSEBERY and MAROUBRA. Further information on SHANYTOWN – aka HAPPY VALLEY – seems hard to come by. The NLAs provide some glimpses as does WAVERLEY COUNCIL SITE.
The Canberra Times Tuesday 7 July 1931, page 1.
CYCLONIC STORMS HIT THE UNEMPLOYED CAMP AT LA PEROUSE.
We are told it was the camp at Malab