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No 50 September, 2008

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          September 2008 by Peter Barclay

                              No 50


Welcome to the 50th issue of the HISTORY ROOM NEWS.

A great milestone since Dawn commenced the News in 2004. Dawn’s enthusiasm and

initiative in starting the History Room news and her organisation of the History Room

resources is a tribute to her.


We hope that everyone enjoyed our 20th Birthday issue last month. Sorry to

those who had trouble downloading it, but, thanks to Jill Patmore’s help, we were able

to convert the issue in to PDF format, giving a much smaller attachment, so at least

half the recipients did not have any trouble.



The photo below is of students at Middleton School in 1926. We have a few names but

many other names are missing. Can you help with further details and the names of

students? If you can please let us know at historyroom2004@yahoo.com.au, or send

details to the library attention History Room.  *




Mrs Yvonne Heath recently gave the Library the opportunity to copy a 604 page

family history titled “From Scotland to Strathalbyn – James and Jane (nee Hamilton)

Dawson and their descendants”. This is being copied by the History Room volunteers,

and a bound copy should be available to peruse in the History Room early in 2009. The

notes, birth, death and marriage certificates, and the result of searches over the last

25 years, from which the history was written, have also been loaned to the History




Kingsley Foulis from the Port Elliot National Trust advises that the AGM will be

held at 8pm on Thursday 11th September in the RSL Hall, The Strand, Port

Elliot. After the AGM, Lorraine Pomery will give a talk on “Waterport”.

Waterport was a subdivision of part section 105, Hundred of Goolwa, owned by

Edward Wright in 1855. Their were several good quality springs in the “Government

Paddock” or “Waterport”, and a reticulated water system, the first in South Australia,

was constructed there in 1852-53. This will be another interesting talk knowing

Lorraine’s extensive knowledge of local history.


Alexandrina Council Cemetery Search On-Line

To search a particular cemetery within (and in some cases) outside the

Alexandrina Council area, just type in “Cemetery” in the search box at the top left of

the www.alexandrina.sa.gov.au web site. Click on ‘view detail’ under the “Cemetery

Search” listing. At the bottom of this page under ‘Cemetery Burial History Database’,

enter the name (surname) and, either select the cemetery from the pull down list, or

select “All (Statewide)”. Burial information for the following Cemeteries are included in

the list.


Currency Creek Cemetery

Hindmarsh Island Cemetery

Langhorne Creek Cemetery

Milang Cemetery

Mount Compass Cemetery

Old Goolwa Cemetery

Port Elliot Cemetery

Strathalbyn Cemetery

Woodchester Cemetery


Included in the “All (Statewide)” selection are many other cemetery entries

including those for councils such as Murray Bridge, Gawler, Onkaparinga, Mt Barker,

Mt Gambier, Port Pirie, Goyder, Streaky Bay, and Mid Murray, to mention just a few.


* for photos seeHistory Room News 50.pdf 



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