The Official Newsletter of The Warrnambool Branch of the A.I.G.S.... ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

The Official Newsletter of The Warrnambool Branch of the A.I.G.S. Inc.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ISSUE NUMBER : 49
OCTOBER 1994
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------DISCLAIMER : The Warrnambool Branch of The Australian Institute of Genealogical
Studies Inc does not accept any responsibility for the opinions or the
accuracy of the information contained in this newsletter.
CORRESPONDENCE : All correspondence should be directed to
The Editor, The South West Genealogist,
PO Box 607, Warrnambool Victoria Australia 3280
AREA ADMINISTRATOR :
The Area Administrator may be contacted by writing to the
address given for correspondence.
MEETINGS :
The Warrnambool Branch of The A.I.G.S. Inc meets on the second Thursday of
the month in the library of the Flagstaff Hill Maritime Museum 23 Merri
Street, Warrnambool. The Branch Management Committee meets at 7.30 pm,
Monthly Meeting is at 8.00 pm. Visitors most welcome.
LIBRARY :
The Warrnambool Branch of the A.I.G.S. Inc staffs the library at Flagstaff
Hill Maritime Museum on a volunteer roster, please enquire if the library
will be open on (055) 64 7841. (9.30 am to 4.30 pm).
OFFICEBEARERS : AREA ADMINISTRATOR
DEPUTY AREA ADMINISTRATOR
SECRETARY
MINUTE SECRETARY
TREASURER
RESEARCH OFFICER
PUBLICATIONS OFFICER
PROMOTIONS OFFICER
PROJECTS OFFICER
RESOURCES MANAGERS
FUNDRAISING
Marie Boyce
Doug Holmes
Irene Sheppard
Irene Sheppard
Gloria Van Baaren
Betty Beavis
Doug Holmes
Sandra French/Helen Price
Marjorie Anderson/Rosemary Archer
SUBSCRIPTIONS : A yearly subscription to The South West Genealogist may be obtained by
forwarding an annual subscription of $6.00/year to the above address.
Subscription will be reviewed annually to take into account production
costs and postage rates.
PRODUCTION : Master copy prepared using facilities of Keltoi Genealogical Services, 5
Clifton Street, Warrnambool. Photocopying courtesy of Flagstaff Hill
Maritime Museum, 23 Merri Street, Warrnambool. Edited and produced by
Douglas F Holmes.
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Pages
Area Administrator's Corner/Research Service/microfiche for Sale
Editorial
Secretary's Corner/The Importance of Exchanges Publications
Warrnambool & District Historicals - October 1919
Warrnambool & District Historicals - October 1894
Newsletter Editor - Wanted!
Unrelated Certificates Index/Members Interest Directory
Maries Memorabilia
Advert for Annual Family History Seminar
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THE AREA ADMINISTRATORS CORNER
Dear Members and Friends,
Once again our Annual Seminar is fast approaching - where do the days go ?
This year our members Lorraine Smith and Doug Holmes will have the Victorian and
Tasmanian Pioneers Indexes on CD ROM, and the Irish Transportation Index on computer.
I would think there will be a rush on the fiche of burials at the Melbourne General
Cemetery - we thank the A.I.G.S. for allowing us the use of this resource.
I know I look forward to the Seminar as this is a great way of learning in a relaxed
manner. I suppose it is fair to say that on such a day I get the feeling that I would
like to live in Melbourne, but on reflection Warrnambool is a good place to live.
Regards to all,
Marie Boyce
Area Administrator
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Members and Friends of the Warrnambool Branch of the A.I.G.S. Inc would like to extend
their sympathy to Doug Holmes on the death of his dear mother, Ivy Margaret, who passed
away on 25th September, 1994. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Doug.
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RESEARCH SERVICE
We are able to provide a research service for those with ancestors in Warrnambool and
the surrounding district. Requests for research should be directed to our Research
officer, Betty Beavis, at our postal address given on the front page of this
newsletter. The research fee is $10.00 per hour and it is advisable to enclose a cheque
for $10.00 with your initial enquiry as you don't make it onto the queue until the fee
is paid. Disbursements for photocopying etc, will be billed at the cost incurred by our
research staff.
Our Research officer has access to our own resources collection which includes a card
file of over 15,000 cards, the resources of the Warrnambool City Library, Warrnambool
TAFE Library, the Warrnambool Campus Library of Deakin University and the Reference
Library collection of Flagstaff Hill Maritime Museum. Local Historical Societies and
Libraries at Koroit and Port Fairy can be accessed if necessary as can Warrnambool
Historical Society.
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MICROFICHE FOR SALE
Warrnambool Branch has so far published two sets of microfiche based on death notices
appearing in newspapers, these microfiche may only be purchased from the Branch at the
address given above.
Warrnambool Standard Death Notices 1/2/1982-31/12/1992
Hamilton Spectator Death Notices 1/7/1859-31/12/1890
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THE SECRETARY's CORNER
Unfortunately due to family illness's I have been unable to prepare an item for this
month, but will return next month.
Happy hunting,
Irene Sheppard Secretary
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EDITORIAL
The next issue of 'The South West Genealogist' will be my last as editor and I would
like to reflect on the changes in the Warrnambool Branch during that time. At the
beginning of 1990 the Branch introduced two major changes, the imposition of a local
membership fee and the production of 'The South West Genealogist'. All the resources of
the Branch including the microfiche readers resided in one steel cabinet at that time,
how things have changed.
At last months meeting we signed up our 95th local member for the year, on average
membership has increased by 25 members a year for the past three years. We should
exceed 100 financial members by the end of this year.
The resources are bulging from three cabinets, thirty odd card filing drawers, the
equivalent of two cabinets on the Flagstaff Hill bookshelves and all of the microfiche
readers, the microfilm reader and the computer are located in the library proper not in
the cabinets. It all seems unbelievable.
Changes as described above don't just happen, they come about through the hard work of
Executive members and members of the Branch Management Committee and a team of
volunteers who do what needs to be done. Next year we will see some members of the
Executive and Management Committee retire from their positions, ill health has prompted
Gloria Van Baaren not to continue as Treasurer, Robyn Gray will continue in the
position until next years AGM. Our super Research officer, Betty Beavis has indicated
that she will not be standing for re-election next year as she wants time to pursue
some of her own research, although she will continue to produce the Warrnambool
Historical's' column in 'The South West Genealogist', due to recent changes in my own
circumstances I may not be in a position to continue next year only time will tell.
All of the changes alluded to above mean that some new members will have to slip into
the vacant positions next year, if you feel you can assist have a talk to Marie and
find out just what is involved, specific tasks and procedures have been developed over
the past couple of years which allows the whole organization to run fairly smoothly, it
can be very satisfying when you see the results that have been achieved over the past
few years.
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THE IMPORTANCE OF EXCHANGE PUBLICATIONS
Warrnambool branch exchanges newsletters with something like thirty other similar
societies around Australia, we have just commenced exchanging with the Austlind Branch
of Genealogical Society of Western Australia, for example.
From these exchanges we learn quickly of changes in prices and addresses, the existance
of new resources by scanning accession lists of these other groups, we have access to
research articles from specialists we would not normally encounter on all sorts of
topics. Read the exchange publications, you may be pleasantly surprised by what you
find.
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WARRNAMBOOL AND DISTRICT HISTORICALS
(Compiled by Betty Beavis, Branch Research officer)
OCTOBER 75 YEARS AGO - 1919
(As reported in the Warrnambool Standard')
SOLDIERS WELCOMED AND/OR RETURNED HOME
Pte Thos ABERLINE
Pte S ADAMS
Cpl T ADAMS
Pte E ANDERSON
Pte N ANDERSON
Pte T BEALES
Pte BELL
Driver R V BELL
Lieut J BENNETT
Pte G BOYLE
Pte P BURNS
Trooper W BURNS
Gunner P A BUTTERFIELD
Pte J W CONLIN
Pte Ernest COURSE
Sgt T DEVLIN
Driver G E DIAMOND
Cpl Douglas DICKSON
Pte A DIXON
Pte Stanley DOUGLAS
Trooper G DOWIE
Pte Robert L DUNCAN
Chaplain Father DUNCAN
Sgt Farrier L DUREAU
Pte J S EDMONDS
Stoker G EDWARDS
Pte Leo FERRIER
Driver T F FLEETWOOD
Cpl P J FOGARTY
Cpl N B de Lancy FORTH
Trooper W GAME
Cpl D GARDNER
Driver L HAMMOND
Pte W HARDY
Pte J HAWTHORNE
Pte Roy HENDERSON
Cpl W A HENDERSON
Pte HOWDEN
Sgt E HUGHES
Gunner P HUSSY
Sgt Frank HOLBROOK
Pte W F IRVING
Pte R S KAY
Pte F KINGSTONE
Pte W J KINSON
Cpl Cyril LEE
Trooper Don LIVINGSTONE
Driver C J McBRIDE
Pte A McCALLUM
Pte M McCALLUM
Pte F McDONALD
Sapper Frank McDOWELL
Pte L G McLAREN
Pte R L McLAREN
Pte W McNEILL
Pte D McPHAIL
Sapper T A MARKS
Pte E MEAD
Pte W MILLER
Pte J MURFITT
Sgt T A NELSON
Sgt Major R J PAGE
Gunner Lewis PARKINSON & wife
Pte W T PRENTICE
Sgt Isaac PRIMMER
Sgt W H READ
Quarter Master Sgt George J ROBINSON
Driver Kenneth J RIDDELL
Pte R RUSSELL
Gunner Shaw RUSSELL
Pte J SCOTT
Cpl J J SHA W
Gunner Hedley SMITH & wife
Bombadier L SOLOMON
Signaller E V STEVENS
Lieut Lin G STEVENS
Driver TERRILL
Trooper G TOOGOOD
Pte WALTERS
Gunner C W WARBURTON
Trooper H H WARBURTON
Lance-Cpl H J WARBURTON
Pte G T WATTS
Pte L WILLIAMS
Lieut James Andrew (Dolf) WILSON & wife
& baby
Lance-Cpl W WORLAND
Pte J S WRIGHT
SERVICEWOMEN RETURNED HOME
Sister BROOKMAN - ex-trainee W'bool Hosp.
DECORATIONS
Sgt Angus ANDERSON (Rosemount) - D.C.M.
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WARRNAMBOOL AND DISTRICT HISTORICALS(Cont)
OCTOBER 75 YEARS AGO - 1919(Cont)
BIRTHS
MARRIAGES
On 21st October at Sister Ingpen's
Private Hospital to the wife of
G W G TORRY, a son.
JEWELL John to Elizabeth McCARTHY of
Geelong, formerly of Southern Cross.
PERSONAL, DEATHS, ETC.
Death of Thomas SYMONS, Ellerslie
Death of Alexander BROWN, licensee of Caledonian Hotel and formerly manager of
Sol GREEN's 'Shipley' Stud Farm.
Death of Joseph BEGLEY
Death of Mrs James BRUCE, of Illowa
Death of Mrs Christopher BEATTIE (nee WARD)
Death of Mrs G S McKAY, 'Fairview'. Ardlie Street.
Will of James IRVINE, Peterborough.
Will of Adeline Janet BASTIAN, N.S.W., formerly of Warrnambool.
Estate of Mary ANDERSON, Purnim, widow.
Gifts to Warrnambool Hospital from estate of J F ARCHIBALD, Sydney.
Reports of late George ROLFE's life in Punch'. Direct descendant of the poet.
Wordsworth.
R LAWSON, M.A., writes Australian Literature Primers.
Rev. Arthur MURIEL of Cudgee appointed to Baptist Church. Leederville. W.A.
Adrian KNOX, K.C.. nephew of W RUTLEDGE of 'Farnham'. Biography of KNOX.
P J ROBSON, chief officer of 'S.S.LEURA' retires.
ITEMS OF INTEREST
Presentation to Mr & Mrs T C GAUT at Bushfield.
Farewell at Allansford to Police Constable & Mrs SAINSBURY.
Farewell to Mrs Arthur MURIEL.
Farewell to Mr & Mrs HARWOOD at Woodford.
Farewell to Mr & Mrs HEALEY at Allansford.
Albert BOYCE appointed Drill Adjudicator of Brass Band Quickstep Contest at
South Street, Ballarat.
W JOHNSON involved in smash in Nestle' lorry at Aitken's Gully.
Dispute over will of Robert CUST. Family details.
W H B JOHNSON improves motor garage bought from J R JONES at corner of Timor and
Fairy Streets.
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CONGRATULATIONS TO JILL HEATCOTE
It was reported in the Weekly Times of 17th August 1994. page 32, that branch member
Jill Heathcote was one of the ten winners in the 'Truly Great Australian, competition.
Apparently you had to nominate the qualities that make a 'Truly Great Australian'. Well
done Jill.
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WARRNAMBOOL AND DISTRICT HISTORICALS
(As reported in the 'Warrnambool Standard')
OCTOBER 100 YEARS AGO - 1894
DEATHS, OBITUARIES, ETC
Robert WHITE - Old Port Fairy resident.
Elizabeth BOLTON, aged 75, dies at Warrnambool Hospital. Usual details.
John GOURLAY, Bush Inn. Purnim, aged 62.
Death of Mrs J A MURRAY, Wangoom.
Death of M RYAN, Panmure, dairyman.
Death of John FROST - for many years manager at 'Barwidgee'. Caramut.
Will of Phillip SPRING of Koroit. Many family details.
MARRIAGE
At the Manse, Union Street. Dunedin. Harry Herbert DRIVER of Sheffield, Yorkshire to
Annie Julia PROUT, third daughter of E P NEWCOMBE of Warrnambool, Victoria. Further
details given.
ITEMS OF INTEREST
Presentation to T GREEN, Warrnambool postmaster for 5 years.
Presentation to J G BEAVER by gas department employees.
Accidents to 5 year old Henry McDOWALL of Banyan Street North, and to little son of
John RUSSELL of Winslow.
Accident to D MURTON's new gas engine.
Mssrs HODGENS & Co to exhibit in Tasmania a pyramid of polished blackwood casks timber from Mr HODGENS' property in Gippsland.
Archdeacon BEAMISH arrives in London to consult celebrated occultist.
J WYESELASKIE (Aboriginal) finds eleven young foxes in a hole.
George KINGSTONE, Woolsthorpe blacksmith, invents a wire-strainer.
Strange wallflower grows in Mrs VIRTUE's garden at Winslow.
Jos GRANTER rides Raleigh roadster to win bicycle road race.
Model of 'Arethusa' made by George LANCE and Peter DIGGINS, old man-of-war's man.
H Liddle MACK, son of Joseph MACK, went to sea in the 'LOCH VENNACHER', now in command
of 5000 ton steamer, 'ABBEYMOOR'.
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WARRNAMBOOL AND DISTRICT HISTORICALS(Cont)
OCTOBER 100 YEARS AGO - 1894 (Cont)
ITEMS OF INTEREST (Cont)
J P READE, Warrnambool Stationmaster, organises a special train to convey stranded
passengers to Warrnambool when floods carry away part of railway embankment at Summer
Hill.
J P READE, appointed Stationmaster at Spencer Street. Farewelled. To be succeeded by
Mr SESSEMS of St Arnaud.
Floods at Woodford. Water invades Constable AKEROYD's house. orchard of W J MURRAY,
residences of Mr SUTHERLAND, Mr PONTING, J A ARCHIBALD and also the Chinese gardens.
B McCLUSKY flooded out at Korongagh Flats.
Peter JENSON narrowly escapes drowning in flood near Allansford Bridge.
E McMath KELLEY, Warrnambool plumber. escapes with life from wreck of 'S.S.RONDO' on
Pollock Reef en route Adelaide to Fremantle. Loses tools.
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WANTED - NEWSLETTER EDITOR
I have decided to step down as editor of the the 'South West Genealogist, with issue 50
which will be the November issue and the last for 1994. 1 feel that five years is a
long enough term in the job and that it's about time someone else had a go.
If you feel you would like to have a go please have a chat to Marie or myself. Most of
the copy is now generated by a team of writers, Marie. Betty and Irene, so its now just
a matter of typing it all in and laying it out to fit into the ten page allocated.
February and November issue usually stretch to twelve pages.
The following equipment is required, a computer with an ink jet, bubble jet. laser or
daisy wheel printer or access to one. Dot matrix printers are very hard to photocopy
from and are not very suitable. currently a daisy wheel printer is used with a 12 cpi
daisywheel. Type needs to be clear and black.
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UNRELATED CERTIFICATES INDEX/MEMBERS INTEREST DIRECTORY
Sandra French is now compiling an 'Unrelated Certificates Index'. if you have any spare
certificates please place them in the file in the cupboard or have a talk to Sandra if
you wish to keep the originals yourself.
Sandra also has available at $2.00/copy the 1993 Warrnambool Members Interest Directory
which she compiled late last year.
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LATEST ADDITIONS TO OUR LIBRARY
Refer list of latest additions to our library on stand next to fiche readers.
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MARIE'S MEMORABILIA
PIONEER WOMEN OF VICTORIA
1856 - 1860
(PART 13)
Name of Pioneer
Submitted By
CORDELL, Emily Marion
14/6/1848 -lived Geelong and Melbourne
Pioneer
COUCHMAN, Elizabeth
24/11/1835-25/10/1905
bur Brighton
Ellen M Couchman, daughter
COULSON, Louisa Macneill
nee Campbell
1820-1866
bur Sale
L H Coulson, grand-daughter
COURTIS, Emma
24/8/1854 -living Kew
Pioneer
COUSINS, Anne Reed, nee Francis
11/10/1853 -lived Omeo
Pioneer
COX, Lucy, nee Comber
7/1/1853 -settled Melbourne
Pioneer
CRAIG, Alexandrina
1815-33/10/1886
bur Eastern Cemetery Geelong
A M J Walker. grand-niece
CRAIG, Jessie, nee Roy
1819-13/3/1845
bur Old Melbourne Cemetery
A M J Walker, grand-daughter
CRAIG, Sarah, nee Thomas
24/5/1825-2/9/1894
bur Bendigo
Sarah & Emily Craig, daughters
CRAIG, Sarah, nee Woolley
6/1/1843
living Geelong
Pioneer
CRANSTOUN, Margaret. nee Campbell
12/9/1842-13/11/1912
bur Brighton
Adeline C Taylor, daughter
CREETH, Margaret Grubb, nee Beale
18/8/1838-9/10/1909
bur Bendigo
Mary E Creeth, daughter
CRESWICK, Jane, nee Thomson
27/1/1829-1912
lived Hawthorn
H Dorothea Wood, grand-daughter
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MARIE'S MEMORABILIA (cont)
PIONEER WOMEN OF VICTORIA 1856 - 1860 (PART 13)
Name of Pioneer
Submitted By
CREWTHER, Eleanor
14/3/1816-22/11/1898
bur Melbourne General Cemetery
I M Crewther, grand-daughter
CREWTHER, Jane Isabella
26/1/1853 -lives Ivanhoe
I M Crewther, niece
CREWTHER, Marion. nee McGregor
6/4/1853-14/7/1924
bur Melbourne General Cemetery
I M Crewther, daughter
CRICHTON, Jane Wylie
1809-7/5/1885
bur Dromana
E McGowan, grand-daughter
CRICHTON, Sarah. nee Lecky
21/1/1830-16/8/1880
bur Berwick
E J McGowan. daughter
CRIPPS, Pauline, nee Robinson
1/4/1851 -living Melbourne
Annie P Hickie, daughter
CRITTENDEN, Margaret. nee Bickerton
12/8/1844-27/7/1916
bur Shepparton
M A Johnston. daughter
CROCKWELL, Mary Cowell
27/12/1800-July 1886
bur Maldon
Ethel E Preston Wells, grand-daughter
CROSBIE, Elizabeth
7/7/1856 -living North Melbourne
Pioneer
CROUCH, Marianna, nee Trangmar
21/10/1821-1922
bur Portland
Mrs J M Gillespie. niece
CROUCHER, Elizabeth
31/12/1850 -living Benalla
Zillah E Saunders. niece
CRUICKSHANK, Mary. nee Gallagher
24/3/1837-28/2/1900
bur Tower Hill
Leslie Cruickshank, son
CULLEN, Louisa, nee Ilton
22/1/1840 -living Malvern
Mary Higgins. daughter
to be continued
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WARRNAMBOOL BRANCH
OF
THE AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE OF GENEALOGICAL STUDIES INC
PRESENTS THEIR
ANNUAL
FAMILY HISTORY SEMINAR
10.00am to 4.30pm
PANEL OF SPEAKERS FROM AIGS Inc
(Refer Flyer for details)
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FEATURES:
Victorian Pioneers Index on CD-ROM
Tasmanian Pioneers Index on CD-ROM
Irish Transportation Records - Computerized Index
Melbourne General Cemetery Burials Index on Fiche
Genealogical Bookstall - Local & General titles
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DATE:
Saturday, 12th November 1994
VENUE:
East Warrnambool Primary School Hall
Nicholson Street, Warrnambool
TIME:
Registration 9.30 - 10.00am
COST:
$15.00
ENQUIRIES:
Morning, Afternoon Teas and Lunch included.
Marie Boyce (055) 62 3440
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SEE YOU THERE
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