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Saturday’s Newspaper Snippet: Made himself a nuisance

Today’s post involves my second great uncle William Henry Lambert.  The writer seems not to be a fan of the working class becoming the political class.  A drunken, shearer and a nuisance it really sounds like William lived up to the writers expectations of such a man.  Life for a politician was obviously much easier in those days, no mobile phones to record the act and no social media to spread it widely instantaneously.  One can imagine the scandal a man of his political standing would endure these days in the same circumstances! More posts mentioning William can be found here , here and here . Source:  FEDERAL MEMBER FINED (1927, March 19).  News (Adelaide, SA : 1923 - 1954) , p. 1 (SPORTING EDITION). Retrieved from Transcript: FEDERAL MEMBER FINED Made Himself a Nuisance FORMER LORD MAYOR MELBOURNE, Today. William H. Lambert, a shearer, aged 42 years, member of the House of Representatives for West Sydney and a form

Family Notice Friday: Births Kelly

Today’s post involves the daughter of my second great aunt Laura Lambert and her husband James Kelly.  The unnamed girl was sadly stillborn at the Walmar Private Hospital on the 15th May 1928. The birth notice below appeared in Sydney Morning Herald on the 23rd May 1928. Source:  Family Notices (1928, May 23).   The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) , p. 14. Retrieved from Transcript: KELLY (née Laura Lambert): - May 15. at Walmar private hospital, Marrickville, to Mr. and Mrs. James Kelly - a daughter (stillborn).

Monday’s Memoriam - Ida Wellington Peet née Hutchens

Today’s Memoriam is for Ida Wellington Peet née Hutchens who is my first cousin twice removed.  More posts concerning her can be found here . Source: Family Notices (1941, October 9).  The Dubbo Liberal and Macquarie Advocate (NSW : 1894 - 1954) , p. 3. Retrieved from Transcript: IN MEMORIAM PEET.- In loving memory of our dear mother, Ida Peet who passed away 9th October, 1940. Inserted by her loving family.

Thursday's Titbit: Ordinary Licenses

Today's post involves my 3rd Great Grandfather Joseph Dolphin Jones, apparently in 1880 he had an 'Ordinary License' for the keeping and sale of explosives.  I can't help but wonder what else he sold at his store! Source: Government Gazette Notices (1880, November 23). New South Wales Government Gazette (Sydney, NSW : 1832 - 1900), p. 6004. Retrieved from

Wednesday’s Will - Herbert John Sheather

Herbert John Sheather was the husband of my 2nd Great Aunt Hannah Grace Jones.  Born in 1885 the son of John Sheather and his wife Mary Ann née Frost he married Hannah in 1914 at Tumut.  Herbert died in 1962 at Sydney.  More posts mentioning him can be found  here . Source: RE will of HERBERT JOHN SHEATHER, late of (1962, August 3).  Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001) , p. 2295. Retrieved from Transcript: RE will of HERBERT JOHN SHEATHER, late of Punchbowl, in the State of New South Wales, pensioner, deceased. - Probate granted by the Supreme Court of New South Wales on the 26th March, 1962. - Pursuant to the Wills, Probate and Administration Act, 1898-1954 (Testator’s Family Maintenance and Guardianship of Infants Act, 1916-1954, and Trustee Act, 1925-1942).  Neville Robert Sheather and Dave Hall, the executors of the will of the said Herbert John Sheather, who died on the 30th Janua

Trove Tuesday: Accident

I found this article in the Trove Digital Newspaper collection and can't help but wonder if the Joseph Jones involved is my 3rd Great Grandfather Joseph Dolphin Jones (see more here ).  My Joseph Jones died as a result of injuries received in a buggy accident on the 22nd May 1885 at Sutton Forest.  If this article below also involves him then it is possible that the after effects of this accident may have contributed to the events that caused his death.  In that injury/weakness caused by the February accident to his arm/shoulder may have led to him releasing the reins when the horse shied in May, which subsequently led to the horse bolting and the buggy overturning causing the injuries that ultimately caused his death. Source:Accident. (1885, February 21). Bowral Free Press and Berrima District Intelligencer (NSW : 1884 - 1901), p. 2. Retrieved from Transcript: Accident. ON Wednesday afternoon last, at Sutton Forest, a cart

Sunday’s Obituary - Ida Wellington Peet née Hutchens

I have been working on the Walker line of my family this week, updating my online tree and connecting some Ancestry DNA matches with my trees.  So today’s obituary is for my first cousin twice removed Ida Wellington Peet née Hutchens. Ida was the daughter of John Hutchens and his wife Johanna née Walker.  Her grandparents John Walker and his wife Mary née Looby/Luby are my great great grandparents. Source:  MRS. I. W. PEET (1940, October 10).  The Dubbo Liberal and Macquarie Advocate (NSW : 1894 - 1954) , p. 6. Retrieved from Transcript: Mrs. I. W. PEET Mrs. Ida Wellington Peet, relict of the late Albert Peet, of 8 Quinn Street, passed away in the Dubbo District Hospital last night, aged 50 years.  Deceased, who was very well known and highly esteemed, suffered a stroke on Saturday, and she gradually sank, passing away about 9 o’clock. Born at Cobar, where she was married, the family resided at Parkes before taking up residence i