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No 13 August, 2005

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No 13                                                                                                  by Dawn Juers

Thank you once again for your kind comments and did anyone have any success in finding relevant information on the websites?

Since the last newsletter I revisited Di Cummings Immigrants list on http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~dicummings  (then click ‘Bound for Sth Australia’) and was amazed at how many more ships were indexed including ships from Hamburg BUT the ship on which my Gt Grandparents arrived in 1849 (Princess Louise).  The listing was confusing by incorrect research being added.

e.g. ESSELBACH Gustav & wife; ESSELBACH Hermina (child); ESSELBACH Wilhelmine.

[Gustav did arrive with his wife Wilhemine and Hermine was born 10months after arrival.  Anyone who had not seen the SA Register list, would think that there were 3 adults and one child aboard.] Another reason to double check research.


Work is quietly progressing in the History Room. Frodo has been busy reinforcing the oral history records with stiff cardboard backing, and has continued to the other soft cover publications. We thank Frodo, and the Friends of the Goolwa Library who have donated the funds to purchase the card.

New books in the Family History Collection - The National Archives Guide to Exploring your past. Finding your Ancestors by David Hey.

The Bagleys of Milang by Tom Fitzgerald.

Genealogical Research Directory 2005.

Oral History – Dorothy Jacobs

Residents of Pt Elliot – compiled by Robert Miller



On Wednesday September 14th   at 2pm, in the Local & Family History Room.

Rudi Van Den Broek from Alexandrina Council will give a talk on the Land Titles of Goolwa. ‘How Goolwa Grew’. [The fascinating and complicated story of Goolwa’s Early Surveys & Development.]  So if you are interested in learning about your allotment, please join us. Afternoon Tea will be served.

Saturday 15th October 10.30am – 4pm

Family History Fair, Pulteney Grammar School, 190 South Tce, Adelaide,

General Admission $5 Concession $3

Refreshments are available but I have been advised it’s best to take your own as the queues are quite extensive. A full program is on the History Room notice board.

The State Library is holding more free Family History Courses

14 Sept – Photo Collection in the State Library with Jenny Scott

12 October – Lesser known family history resources with Marie Maddocks

 5th Sept & 4 Oct - Introduction to the Family Search Website

23rd Sept & 18th Oct – Useful Websites for Family History

Every Thursday morning from 10-11.30am – Tours of the Family History Area

For more information the website is www.slsa.sa.gov.au or phone 8207 7269


In the latest issue of the State Records Newsletter they have listed some new accessions:

Mount Muirhead School Admissions 1886-1920

                                   Committee Minutes 1940-42

Sebastopol School Inspectors Register 1943-55

                                   School Journals 1941-56

                                   Admission Registers 1881-1917

Pompoon Swamp School Inspector’s Register 1929-50

Hatherleigh School Inspector’s Register 1919-1969

                                   Admission Register 1886-1932

Saint Clair School Admission Register 1912-31

                                   School Journals 1912-56

                                   Inspector’s Register 1913-56

For more information try their website on www.archives.sa.gov.au or phone 82267750.

Some other interesting series are GRG 5/58 – a series of photographs of convicted persons 1919-1965.

Yatala Labour Prison Registers 1851 – 1931 (GRG 54/39 and GRG 54/41)

Deceased Convicts (GRG 33/4)

Portraits of servicemen and women who were soon to participate in World War 1.      GRG 26/5 (Not everyone was photographed but if your ancestor went to war you may be lucky).


In the October issue (No 3) I mentioned a short story competition. One of this Newsletter’s readers entered the competition, and although not a winner, she was commended and encouraged to publish her story. Congratulations G!  We look forward to seeing your story in print.


Some more origins of Goolwa Streets

Alison StreetNamed after Alison Janz the daughter of the landowner who subdivided the land.

Ann Court – Named after Ann Traeger, daughter of the landowner who subdivided the land.

Armfield Road – After H.A. Armfield, Mayor of Goolwa Corporation 1918-1920, Chairman of Port Elliot & Goolwa Council 1935-1938, Councillor in 1948.

(Thanks to Anthony Presgrave for this information)


Did anyone pick up my mistake last month? Sorry, it was supposed to be July newsletter – not August!

Those who do not make mistakes never make anything.  Scottish Memories


Genealogy help is available by appointment on Thursdays, to guide you through your research. Please phone the Library on 8555-7000 to make an appointment.

For comments, suggestions or to receive this newsletter – email

historyroom2004@yahoo.com.au or phone me, Dawn Juers on 8555-2885.

Happy Researching,    Dawn                                                                  August  2005






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