Friday, July 16, 2021



Edwin Stockqueler (1829-1900) - Public DomaiAn Australian Gold Diggings, oil on canvas


Queensland State Archives .. updated indexes incl. 

  • Brisbane Hospital registers of deaths 1933 to 1963
    • Registers kept by the Brisbane Hospital recording deaths and special removals between 1933 and 1963. The following details are recorded in these registers kept by the Brisbane Hospital: ordinal number of death, name, age, district, UR number, date of death, cause of death, certified, undertaker.
  • Brisbane Hospital registers of deaths 1899 to 1913
    • Registers kept by the Brisbane Hospital recording deaths and special removals between 1899 and 1913. Details for deaths include the number, name, age, district, dates of admission and death, cause of death, certified by, undertaker, ward, case book and folio numbers. Details for removals include the name, dates of admission and removal, case book and folio numbers, removed to, and remarks (usually doctors' names). Totals for each year are recorded for both deaths and removals.
  • Registers of immigrants 1882-1938
    • Arrival records per ship of immigrants who landed at the Immigration Depot at Townsville, Cairns, Cooktown, Thursday Island, Mackay and Bowen, as well as immigrants who landed in Brisbane and some ports outside Queensland.
  • Dunwich Benevolent Asylum Index 1859-1927
    • Dunwich Benevolent Asylum was established 13 May 1865 and provided for poor people who because of age, accident, infirmity or otherwise were unable to care for themselves. These records of the Dunwich Benevolent Asylum 1859-1948 list inmates admissions and discharges, deaths and burials. Search the indexes

  • National Archives Australia newsletter incl. Exhibitions
    Underworld : mugshots from the Roaring Twenties  Canberra

    Spy: espionage in Australia | Albany Some like it hot | Canberra | 30 July

    History At Home      Watch the webinar
    The recording of the National Library of Australia’s recent learning webinar on discovering the history of your house is now online.

    I Love Bello Shire newsletter incl.

    * Bellingen Show Co_Ordinator needed.. paid position.

    Orange City Council - $100,000 to install CCTV, new fences and headstone repairs in the Orange cemetery

    Wanderlust Twins Namangan, Uzbekistan wei

    Outback Family History

    Atlas Obscura

    Carmelite Monastery  California  Bronze Age Boat    

    Find My Past

    Family Search Blog

    Anglo-Celtic Connections

    Tinteán Magazine

    JSTOR Daily


    Stair na hÉireann | History of Ireland



    Social Bridge

    Brotmanblog: A Family Journey

    The Legal Genealogist

    Humoring the Goddess


    Dreams and Adventures at Cosy Cottage

    The Gentle Author

    Liv Hambrett



    (New Zealand) National Library Will Donate 600, 000 Books to Internet Archive

    The National Library of New Zealand signed an agreement with Internet Archive to donate 600,000 books that it was planning to cull from its overseas collection. Internet archive has agreed to make digital copies of the works freely available online.


    About 50,000 books in the Overseas Published Collection have already been culled to free up space for New Zealand material in the library’s burgeoning storage facilities.  Those books were given to libraries and other institutions, including a Lions Club, which sold many at a book fair. Excess books from the fair were passed on to booksellers.


    While libraries have requested a further 10,000 books slated for de-listing, the rest would be physically shipped to America for long-term storage, via a digitization facility in the Philippines.


    The archive has agreed to pay for packaging, transport and digitization costs, and the export had been signed off by the Ministry for Culture and Heritage under the Protected Objects Act.


    The Internet Archive provides free access to collections of digitized material including websites, games, music, films and millions of books.


    Internet Archive has, however, been embroiled in a court case where four major publishers, including three major United States publishers – HarperCollins, Penguin Random House and Hachette Book Group – allege the archive is engaged in “willful mass copyright infringement” regarding allegedly infringed works it’s published.


    The Internet Archive agreed to remove any material from its library service at the request of any rights holders. The library would also attempt to contact publishers and authors using its “international networks” before shipping the books.  Several book groups are lobbying to stop the cull.


    To read more see:


    Jan Meisels Allen

    Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee



    Theresa Smith

    Allen & Unwin

    She is Haunted Paige Clark     The Shut Ins Katherine Brabon

    The Wattle Seed Inn  Leonie Kelsall      Songbirds   Christy Lefteri

    Better Reading

    Penguin Books

    Suspects  Lesley Pearse

    The Invisible Life of Us    Kate Jones & Mandy Hose

    The Shadow James Patterson Private Rogue James Patterson

    and from my blogs...

    That Moment in Time

    FRIDAY FOSSICKING 9th Jul 2021, update on Papers Past (NZ), WWII escape route, mask wearing pets, Bengali stories, WWII escape route, murderous intent, British courts martials, cannibal ants, nuclear bunker, Irishmen who fought with Custer, medieval Irish chalice, book reviews, donkey power, and a whole lot more…

    Feel free to share, the title is the link…



    on what would have been your 91st birthday.. 

    Sadly missed..

    Headlines of Old

    CONVICTS MADE GOOD.. or maybe tried to... Trove Tuesday 13 Jul 2021, Tasmania, Western Australia, some as soldiers, some involved in shipping…interesting stories…

    Please feel free to share, the title is the link…

    Keep safe and well.
    This will pass.

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