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No 3 October, 2004

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ALEXANDRINA LIBRARY SERVICES

 

history room news

 

 

No 3                                                                               by Dawn Juers

Thank you once again for your remarks and input.  It is very heartening to hear your comments.

I have recently returned from a week in Broken Hill and on one of their hot days we decided to seek out the Library and ‘Outback Archives’.  They have an excellent collection of records from all over Australia and their volunteers were very helpful.  I was only wishing I had been organized to do more research . For anyone contemplating holidays in that area I recommend their services. They are in Blende St and are closed on Wednesdays and weekends but other days their hours are 10am -1pm; 2pm – 5pm.

  (I found that my Gt Grandfather was a butcher, of William St., Broken Hill so my research wasn’t completely in vain!)

We were very fortunate to receive donations of the following microfiche

South Australian Record Series No 14 – Arrivals Index, Part 1 by Jill Statton, OAM

South Australian Record Series No 15 – Missing Friends (Police Gazette) 1880-1889 by Jill Statton, OAM

Miscellaneous Certificates – Composite Index Vols. 1 – 10 by Jill Statton, OAM

Adelaide Chronicle: Personal Notices Index, Part 4 – 1924 by Jill Statton, OAM

  (The above were kindly donated to our History Room Collection by Jill Statton, OAM).

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To all you budding Authors and Poets!

I have been advised that the Logan Writers Guild (QLD) are holding a Short Story & Poetry Competition. The prize for the short story is $1000 and for poetry $500. Entry fee is $5 per entry; closing date is 31st December 2004. For more information their website is www.loganwriters.net or you can contact me for a copy of their entry form.

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FAMILY HISTORY GET-TOGETHER
TUESDAY, 26TH OCTOBER, 2.00PM IN ALEXANDRINA LIBRARY, HISTORY ROOM CADELL ST, GOOLWA
Pam Chismon, one of our History Room volunteers has just been awarded a trophy for the Best Published Family History in 2003.

Come along and hear Pam and others speak of how they went about their research and having their family history published.  We may even have time for a problem-solving session.

Afternoon Tea Provided.

Please book with the Library on 8555 7000 or Dawn Juers 8555 2885.

Hope to see you there!

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“The worst thing about history is that every time it repeats itself, the price goes up.”   W.G.P.

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Remember 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 on 8555-2885.

Happy researching!

Dawn                                                                                                  October 2004

 

 

 

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