Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Trove Tuesday - Fire at Retreat Station

I found the following interesting piece of news via Trove in an 1881 edition of the Western Champion newspaper from western Queensland, under the headline 'Isisford, February 27.'. Mr Fullerton mentioned is James Fullerton, my great great grandfather's brother. 
The homestead at Mr. Christian's new purchase, Retreat, was totally destroyed by fire on Sunday the 21st inst. The manager, Mr. Fullerton, had occasion to go to the store, when it is supposed the cats upset the kerosene lamp, and the place was immediately in flames. Being wood lined with osnaberg and thatched, it was quickly burned to the ground, and Mr. Fullerton only just managed to prevent the fire catching the store and kitchen by superhuman efforts.
Source: 1881 'ISISFORD,.', The Western Champion (Blackall/Barcaldine, Qld. : 1879 - 1891), 4 March, p. 2, viewed 5 November, 2012, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article77211090
Trove Tuesday is a blogging prompt created by Amy from the Branches Leaves and Pollen blog.
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Friday, November 2, 2012

A to Z Compendium - Family History Through the Alphabet

We've reached the end of Gould Genealogy's Family History Through the Alphabet challenge. Here is a compendium of all my posts for this challenge. 
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Z is for Z as in Elizabeth - Family History Through the Alphabet - Week 26

Image from Gould Genealogy & History
This is my contribution to Week 26 of Gould Genealogy's Family History Through the Alphabet challenge. The letter this time is Z.

I do not have any surnames, given names or locations in my family history beginning with the letter Z. So I am going to have to be a little creative with my theme again. 

Z is for...Z as in Elizabeth
I have several direct ancestors named Elizabeth and one named Eliza.
  • My Great Great Grandmother - Eliza O'Brien (nee Carew) (c1846-1924). See my posts C is for Carew
  • My 4 x Great Grandmother - Elizabeth Randall (nee Judd) (1767-1823). See post post J is for Judd.
  • My 4 x Great Grandmother - Elizabeth Preston (nee Heading) (1801-1836). See my post H is for Heading.
  • My 4 x Great Grandmother - Elizabeth Pickis (nee Bond) (1795-1839). See my posts B is for Bond and L is for London
  • My 5 x Great Grandmother - Elizabeth Pickis (nee Blows) (c1767-1847). See my post L is for London. I still have a lot of research to complete regarding my Blows family.
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