Monday, July 30, 2012


PARAPROSDOKIANS: (Winston Churchill loved them.)

Here is the definition:

"Figure of speech in which the latter part of a sentence or phrase is surprising or unexpected;
frequently used in a humorous situation."
"Where there's a will, I want to be in it,"
is a type of paraprosdokian.

1. Do not argue with an idiot. He will drag you down to his level and beat you with experience.

2. The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on
my list.

3. Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people
appear bright until you hear them speak.

4. If I agreed with you, we'd both be wrong.

5. We never really grow up, we only learn how to act in public.

6. War does not determine who is right - only who is left

7. Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is not
putting it in a fruit salad.

8. Evening news is where they begin with 'Good Evening,' and
then proceed to tell you why it isn't.

9. To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism. To steal from
many is research.

10. A bus station is where a bus stops. A train station is where a train stops. On my desk, I have a work station.

11. I thought I wanted a career. Turns out I just wanted

12. Whenever I fill out an application, in the part that says,
'In case of emergency, notify:' I put 'DOCTOR.'

13. I didn't say it was your fault, I said I was blaming you.

14. Women will never be equal to men until they can walk down
the street with a bald head and a beer gut,
and still think they are sexy.

15. Behind every successful man is his woman. Behind the fall
of a successful man is usually another woman.

16. A clear conscience is the sign of a fuzzy memory.

17. You do not need a parachute to skydive. You only need a
parachute to skydive twice.

18. Money can't buy happiness, but it sure makes misery easier
to live with.

19. There's a fine line between cuddling and holding someone
down so they can't get away.

20. I used to be indecisive. Now I'm not so sure.

21. You're never too old to learn something stupid.

22. To be sure of hitting the target, shoot first then call whatever you hit.

23. Nostalgia isn't what it used to be.

24. Change is inevitable, except from a vending machine.

25. Going to church doesn't make you a Christian any more than standing in a
garage makes you a car.

26. Where there's a will, there are relatives.

Thursday, July 19, 2012


"Life is lived forwards, but understood backwards."

National Family History Week

Family history and genealogy are becoming some of the most popular hobbies around the world. Family history is the second biggest subject on the web with sites receiving billions of hits per year. There are over 250,000 Australians who are members of family history related organisations so the week has broad appeal across Australia.

National Family History Week is an initiative of AFFHO (Australasian Federation of Family History Organisations). This popular initiative has received broad support from some of Australia's leading government and non government organisations. Current sponsors and supporters include:

During the week events will be conducted across the country that focus on genealogy, family history, heraldry and related subjects including family reunions, seminars, talks, open days, history walks, book launches, film evening and expos. Check your state for details of local events.

This is the list so far for Brisbane and near by... to check you area or state, please go to


Events for Family History Week

Events are listed by postcode and date order

4051 4 August 2012 10 am to 3pm

Queensland Family History Society Open Day
Have a guided tour of the Queensland FHS library and discover the many resources available to assist in the discovery of your family heritage. Chat to members of our Special Interest Groups (Location groups - Scottish, Welsh, Irish, Central European, England West Country; Genealogy Software groups - Family Tree Maker and The Master Genealogist; the Queensland Pre-Separation Group and the Family History Writing Group)
Browse the bookshop and pick up one of our excellent specials.
Tea and coffee will be available all day.
Special guests will include our Patron, Her Excellency Ms Penelope Wensley, AC, Governor of Queensland
venue: 58 Bellevue Avenue, Gaythorne
group: Queensland Family History Society
contact: Bev Young (Secretary), email:

4114 27 July 2012 to 5 August 2012

Logan River and District Family History Society Open Days
We are going to open our rooms each day of the National Family History Week from 9.30am to 1.30pm
venue: 1 - 21 Milky Way, Kingston
group: Logan River and District Family History Society Inc
contact: Graham Popple -

4114 1 August and 2 August

Basic Ancestry Training Ancestry
Training Sessions
Aug 1st Greenbank Library 10:30am Jimboomba Library 2:30pm
Aug 2ng Logan Central Library 10:30am Logan Village Library 1:30pm
group: Logan City Council Libraries
contact: Jamie Treble

4119 2 August 2012 10.30am to 12.00pm

Family history in the 21st century
Researching your family history? Never before has family history research been so accessible. Martin Hawkins, an experienced researcher, will show you how the internet makes it possible for you to find your ancestors from the comfort of your lounge room or public library. Bookings essential.
venue: Logan North Library, 2-6 Sports Drive, Underwood
group: Logan North Library - phone 07 3412 4140

Saturday, July 14, 2012


StateTitleDate RangeStatus
NationalThe Dawn1888 – 1905Completed
ACTFederal Capital Pioneer1924 – 1926Completed
ACTCanberra Illustrated: A Quarterly Magazine1925Completed
ACTCanberra Community News1927 – 1927Completed
NSWAustralian Band of Hope Journal1857 – 1857Completed
NSWThe Australian Band of Hope Review, and Children's Friend1856Completed
NSWThe Australian Home Companion and Band of Hope Journal1859 – 1861Completed
NSWThe Band of Hope Journal and Australian Home Companion1858Completed
NSWAustralian Town and Country Journal1870 – 1907Completed
NSWThe Biz1928 – 1954Completed
NSWThe Castlereagh1905 – 1907
NSWThe Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate1888 – 1919
NSWThe Dubbo Liberal and Macquarie Advocate1892 – 1900Completed
1902 – 1927Completed
NSWThe Australian, Windsor, Richmond, and Hawkesbury Advertiser1873 – 1899Completed
NSWHawkesbury Chronicle and Farmers Advocate1881 – 1888Completed
NSWHawkesbury Courier and Agricultural and General Advertiser1881 – 1888Completed
NSWHawkesbury Advocate1899 – 1900Completed
NSWHawkesbury Herald1902 – 1945Completed
NSWWindsor and Richmond Gazette1888 – 1954
NSWWindsor Express and Richmond Advertiser1843 – 1844Completed
NSWThe Leader1946 – 1949Completed
NSWLiverpool News1837 – 1941Completed
NSWNepean Times1914 – 1919
NSWNorthern Star1876 – 1954
NSWSingleton Argus1880 – 1954Completed
NSWThe Singleton Argus and Upper Hunter General Advocate1874 – 1880Completed
QLDThe Capricornian1875 – 1929Completed
QLDThe Central Queensland Herald1930 – 1956
QLDThe Charleville Courier1896 – 1898Completed
QLDThe Charleville Times1896 – 1954Completed
QLDChronicle and North Coast Advertiser1903 – 1922
QLDThe Darling Downs Gazette and General Advertiser1858 – 1880
QLDNambour Chronicle and North Coast Advertiser1922 – 1954
QLDThe North Australian, Ipswich and General Advertiser1856 – 1862Completed
QLDNorth Australian and Queensland General Advertiser1862 – 1863Completed
QLDThe North Australian1863 – 1865Completed
QLDThe North Queensland Register1892 – 1905Completed
QLDNorthern Miner1874 – 1954Completed
QLDNorthern Mining Register1891 – 1892Completed
QLDQueensland Figaro1883 – 1885Completed
QLDQueensland Figaro and Punch1885 – 1916Completed
QLDQueensland Figaro1923 – 1936Completed
QLDWarwick Argus and Tenterfield Chronicle1866 – 1879Completed
QLDWarwick Argus1879 – 1901Completed
QLDWarwick Examiner and Times1867 – 1919Completed
QLDThe Western Champion1879 – 1937Completed
QLDThe Western Champion and General Advertiser for the Central-Western Districts1892 – 1922Completed
QLDWorker1890 – 1955Completed
SAAdelaide Morning Chronicle1852 – 1853Completed
SAThe Advertiser1889 – 1931Completed
SAAdvertiser and Register1931Completed
SAThe Advertiser1931 – 1954Completed
SABorder Watch1861 – 1862Completed
SABorder Watch and South Eastern Advocate1862 – 1874Completed
SABorder Watch1874 – 1954Completed
SAChronicle1895 – 1954
SAPort Pirie Recorder1918 – 1919
SAPort Pirie Recorder and North Western Mail1898 – 1918
SARecorder1919 – 1954
SASouth Australian1844 – 1851Completed
SASouth Australian Chronicle1889 – 1895
SASouth Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail1868 – 1881
SAThe South Australian Advertiser1858 – 1889Completed
SAThe South Australian Weekly Chronicle1858 – 1867
SAThe South Australian Weekly Chronicle1881 – 1889
SASouthern Australian1838 – 1844Completed
TASAdvocate1890 – 1954Completed
TASThe Clipper1893 – 1909
TASThe Cornwall Chronicle1835 – 1880Completed
TASThe Launceston Advertiser1829 – 1846
TASThe Launceston Courier1840 – 1843
TASTasmanian and Port Dalrymple Advertiser1825
TASZeehan and Dundas Herald1890 – 1922
VICAdvertiser (Footscray1914 – 1918
VICArarat Advertiser and Chronicle for the Stawell and Wimmera Districts1914 – 1918Completed
VICThe Argus1955 – 1956Completed
VICBacchus Marsh express1914 – 1918Completed
VICBairnsdale Advertiser and Tambo and Omeo Chronicle1914 – 1918Completed
VICBallarat Courier1914 – 1918Completed
VICThe Star1855 – 1864Completed
VICThe Ballarat Star1865Completed
VICThe Benalla Ensign and Farmer's and Squatter's Journal1872 – 1872Completed
VICThe North Eastern Ensign1872 – 1938Completed
VICBendigo Advertiser1855 – 1918
VICBendigonian1914 – 1918
VICBerwick Shire news and Pakenham and Cranbourne gazette1914 – 1917
VICBrighton Southern Cross1914 – 1918Completed
VICBroadmeadows Camp Sentry1917
VICBrunswick & Coburg Leader1914 – 1918
VICCasterton News and the Merino and Sandford Record1914 – 1918Completed
VICThe Coburg Leader1890 – 1913Completed
VICColac Herald1914 – 1918Completed
VICDandenong Advertiser and Cranbourne, Berwick and Oakleigh Advocate1914 – 1918
VICThe Elsternwick Leader and Caulfield and Balaclava Guardian1887Completed
VICThe Elsternwick Leader and District Record1887 – 1888Completed
VICThe Elsternwick Leader1888Completed
VICThe Caulfield and Elsternwick Leader1888 – 1902Completed
VICEssendon Gazette and Keilor, Bulla and Broadmeadows Reporter1914 – 1918Completed
VICEuroa Advertiser1884 – 1920Completed
VICEuroa and Violet Town, Longwood, Avenel, Strathbogie, Balmattam and Miepoll Gazette1884Completed
VICFitzroy City Press1881 – 1920Completed
VICFlemington Spectator1914 – 1918
VICFrankston and Somerville Standard1921 – 1939Completed
VICFrankston Standard1949Completed
VICGeelong Advertiser and Squatters' Advocate1845 – 1847
VICGeelong Advertiser1847 – 1851
VICGeelong Advertiser and Intelligencer1851 – 1856
VICGippsland Farmers Journal1914 – 1918
VICGippsland Mercury1914 – 1918
VICGreat Southern Star1914 – 1918
VICHawthorn and Camberwell Citizen1914
VICHawthorn, Kew and Camberwell Citizen1914 – 1918
VICHeidelberg News and Greensborough and Diamond Creek Chronicle1914 – 1916
VICHeidelberg News and Greensborough Eltham and Diamond Creek Chronicle1916 – 1918
VICHorsham Times1882 – 1954Completed
VICIndependent (Footscray)1883 – 1922Completed
VICThe Kerang Times1890 – 1890Completed
VICKerang New Times1914 – 1918
VICKerang times and Swan Hill Gazette1877 – 1889Completed
VICKilmore Free Press and Counties of Bourke and Dalhousie Advertiser1865 – 1868Completed
VICKyabram Union1886 – 1894Completed
VICThe Kyabram Union and Rodney Shire Advocate1894 – 1894Completed
VICLeader (Melbourne)1914 – 1918
VICLilydale Express1914 – 1918Completed
VICLilydale Express, Yarra Glen, Wandin Yallock, Upper Yarra, Healesville and Ringwood Chronicle1914
VICThe Maffra Spectator1882 – 1920Completed
VICMalvern and Caulfield Standard1906Completed
VICMalvern Standard1906 – 1931Completed
VICMaryborough & Dunolly Advertiser1914 – 1918
VICMcIvor Times and Rodney Advertiser1914 – 1918Completed
VICMelton Express1915 – 1918
VICMildura Cultivator1888 – 1920Completed
VICMoorabbin News1914 – 1918
VICMorwell Advertiser and Weekly Chronicle1887 – 1888Completed
VICMorwell Advertiser1888 – 1954Completed
VICMornington Standard1889 – 1908Completed
VICMornington and Dromana Standard1908 – 1911Completed
VICMornington Standard1911 – 1920Completed
VICNorth Melbourne Advertiser1873 – 1894Completed
VICOakleigh and Caulfield Times, Mulgrave and Ferntree Gully Guardian1914 – 1918
VICOakleigh Leader and District Record1887 – 1888Completed
VICOakleigh Leader1888 – 1902Completed
VICOuyen Mail1915 – 1918
VICOuyen Mail and Central Mallee Advertiser1914 – 1915
VICOvens and Murray Advertiser1914 – 1918
VICPakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News1917 – 1918
VICPort Fairy Gazette1914 – 1918
VICStandard (Port Melbourne)1914
VICPort Melbourne Standard1914 – 1918
VICPortland Observer and Normanby Advertiser1914 – 1918
VICPrahran Chronicle1914 – 1918
VICPrahran Telegraph1914 – 1918Completed
VICPreston Leader1914 – 1918
VICQueenscliff Sentinel Drysdale, St Leonards, Sorrento, Portsea, Portarlington, Point Lonsdale and Bellarineshire Advocate1882 – 1884Completed
VICQueenscliff Sentinel1884 – 1885Completed
VICQueenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington and Sorrento Advertiser1885 – 1894Completed
VICQueenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington, Sorrento Advertiser1914 – 1918
VICRecord (Emerald Hill)1914 – 1918Completed
VICReporter (Box Hill)1914 – 1918Completed
VICRichmond Guardian1917 – 1918
VICRingwood and Croydon Chronicle1914 – 1918
VICRiverine Herald1914 – 1918
VICSandringham Southern Cross1914 – 1918
VICSeymour express and Goulburn Valley Avenel, Greytown, Nagambie, Tallarook and Yea Advertiser1914 – 1918
VICShepparton Advertiser1914 – 1918
VICSnowy River Mail1914 – 1918
VICSouth Bourke Standard1861 – 1873Completed
VICSouth Bourke and Mornington Journal1872 – 1920Completed
VICStandard (Frankston)1939 – 1949Completed
VICStandard (Port Melbourne)1914
VICSt Arnaud Mercury1914 – 1918
VICSunbury News1892Completed
VICSunbury News and Bulla and Melton Advertiser1892 – 1900Completed
VICSunbury News1900 – 1910Completed
VICSunshine Advocate1924 – 1954Completed
VICSwan Hill Guardian and Lake Boga Advocate1914 – 1918
VICTraralgon Record and Morwell, Mirboo,Toongabbie, Heyfield,Tyers and Callignee Advertiser1883 – 1886Completed
VICTraralgon Record1886 – 1932Completed
VICWangaratta Chronicle1914 – 1918
VICWarragul Guardian and Buln Buln and Narracan Shire Advocate1879 – 1894Completed
VICWarragul Guardian and West Gippsland Advertiser1894Completed
VICWarragul Guardian1895 – 1900Completed
VICWarrnambool Standard1914 – 1918Completed
VICWerribee Shire Banner1911 – 1952Completed
VICWest Gippsland Gazette1898 – 1930Completed
VICWilliamstown Advertiser1914 – 1918
VICWilliamstown Chronicle1954 – 1954Completed
VICWilliamstown Trade Circular1856Completed
VICWodonga and Towong Sentinel1885 – 1954Completed
WAAlbany Advertiser1897 – 1950
WABunbury Herald1892 – 1919
WABunbury Herald and Blackwood Express1919 – 1929
WACoolgardie Miner1913
WAThe Daily News1882 – 1950
WAGeraldton Guardian1906 – 1928Completed
WAGeraldton Guardian and Express1929 – 1947Completed
WAGeraldton Guardian1948 – 1950Completed
WAThe Herald1867 – 1886
WAInquirer1840 – 1855Completed
WAThe Inquirer & Commercial News1855 – 1901Completed
WAKalgoorlie Miner1895 – 1950
WAThe Mirror1921 – 1956Completed
WANorthern Times1905 – 1952Completed
WASouthern Advertiser1888
WASunday Mirror1920 – 1921Completed


StateTitleDate RangeStatus
ACTCanberra Times1955 – 1954
ACTCanberra Times1957 – 1975
NSWCumberland Argus
NSWGlobe1885 – 1887
NSWGlobe1911 – 1914
NSWThe Globe and Sunday times war pictorial1914 – 1917
NSWGoulburn evening penny post1881 – 1940
NSWGoulburn evening post1940 – 1957
NSWGoulburn herald1860 – 1864
NSWGoulburn herald1881 – 1908
NSWThe Goulburn herald and chronicle1864 – 1881
NSWThe Goulburn herald and County of Argyle advertiser1848 – 1859
NSWKiama independent1947 – 1954
NSWThe Kiama independent and Illawara and Shoalhaven1863
NSWThe Kiama independent, and Shoalhaven advertiser1863 – 1947
NSWThe Kiama reporter and Illawarra journal.1886 – 1904
NSWMiners' advocate and Northumberland recorder1873 – 1876
NSWThe Newcastle chronicle1866 – 1876
NSWThe Newcastle chronicle and Hunter River district news1859 – 1866
NSWNewcastle morning herald & miners' advocate1876 – 1954
NSWThe Shipping gazette and Sydney general trade list1844 – 1860
NSWSydney general trade list1828 – 1829
NSWSydney general trade list1834 – 1842
NSWSydney general trade list, and mercantile advertiser1829 – 1830
NSWSydney general trade list, mercantile chronicle and advertiser.1830 – 1830
NSWSydney mail1860 – 1871
NSWSydney mail1912 – 1938
NSWThe Sydney mail and New South Wales advertiser1871 – 1912
QLDIpswich Herald & General Advertiser1861 – 1862
QLDLongreach Leader1939 – 1954
QLDQueensland Country Life1900 – 1954
QLDQueensland Times1909 – 1954
QLDQueensland Times, Ipswich Herald & General Advertiser1863 – 1908
QLDSunday Mail1926 – 1954
QLDWestern Sta1875 – 1954
SAAdelaide Observer1843 – 1931
SABunyip1863 – 1954
SAChronicle1895 – 1954
SADaily Herald1910 – 1924
SAKapunda Herald and Northern Intelligencer1864 – 1951
SANorthern Argus1869 – 1954
SAPetersburg Times1887 – 1950
SAPort Lincoln Times1927 – 1954
SAPort Pirie Recorder and North Western Mail1898 – 1954
SARenmark Pioneer1892 – 1950
SASouth Australian Chronicle1889 – 1895
SASouth Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail1868 – 1881
SASouth Australian Weekly Chronicle1881 – 1889
SASouthern Argus1866 – 1954
SAWallaroo Times and Mining Journal1865 – 1954
VICBendigo Advertiser1854 – 1918
WABunbury Herald1892 – 1919
WABunbury Herald & Blackwood Express1919 – 1929
WAEastern Districts Chronicle1877 – 1927
WAGreat Southern Herald1901 – 1954
WAKalgoorlie Miner1895 – 1950
WANorseman Times1898 – 1920
WAPilbarra Goldfields News1897 – 1923
WASouth Western News1903 – 1949
WAWestralian Worker1900 – 1951

Tuesday, July 10, 2012


I`m the sweetest sound in the orchestra heard,
Yet in an orchestra have never been.
I`m a bird of gay plumage `tho less than a bird.
Nothing ever in Nature was seen.
Touch the earth, I expire,
In the water I die,
In the air I lose breath,
Yet can swim and can fly.
Darkness destroys me, light is my death,
And I only keep going by holding my breath.
If I cannot be guessed by a boy or a man,
By a girl or a woman I certainly can.

Can you work this one out?