Sometimes you can research people for years and not discover some facts about them. Today I had such a thing happen, in that I was researching Trove newspapers for more information about family members and came across a new detail involving my great great grandmother Ellen Mary Battye nee Pierse. I have only ever seen her referred to as Ellen but today I found out that she was known as and referred to herself as Nellie! Thank you Trove for helping me find another piece of the puzzle 😊
Source: Advertising (1907, December 25). The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural and Mining Advocate (NSW : 1898 - 1928), p. 3. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article120267140
TO all kind Friends and Sympathisers with me, on the occasion of my late and bereavement, the loss of my son, ERNIE, I desire to tender my most sincere thanks.
(MRS) NELLIE BATTYE.
Jones' Creek, 23.12.'07.