100 Years of Disappointed, Disgruntled, Discredited Husbands

Sydney Gazette, 16 October 1803 Sydney Gazette, 19 June 1808 Sydney Gazette, 12 February 1810 Hobart Town Gazette, 19 October 1816 Hobart Town Gazette, 12 August 1820 Sydney Gazette, 16 October 1823 Sydney Gazette, 23 October 1823 Sydney Gazette, 9 January 1826 The Australian, 10 September 1828 Sydney Monitor, 20 September 1828 Sydney Gazette, 21…

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Maria Lord

As time passes, most people fade into obscurity. Their names are forgotten, unless something is named after them or someone passes by their headstone. Their existence is forgotten until an ancestor digs them up (not literally, I hope), or a researcher starts poking around in the history of a place or object. Some people though…

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Ann & Catherine

Hobart Town Gazette, 6 November 1819 Ann and Catherine were both Norfolk Islanders who took up land around Hobart when the island settlement was closed. By 1819, both were widowed and responsible for┬áthe running of their respective farms. Ann Lucas (nee Howard) & her husband settled at Browns River, now Kingston. Ann Howard on State…

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Mrs Kearney

ON Sale at Mrs. Kearney’s, Fresh Butter at 5s. per lb. where New Milk may be had every Morning at 7 o’clock, at 6d. per quart. Hobart Town Gazette, 7 November 1818 MRS. KEARNEY informs her Customers and the Inhabitants of Hobart Town, that she has reduced the Price of her Milk to 6d. per…

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Mary

So let’s go back to a time when bushranger meant bolter, bandit, runaway convict; and those that made the news were described with words like murderous, atrocious, vicious — no outlaw heroes here — and Mick Howe was the king of them all. Or should that be the governor of them all? Back to 1817,…

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Ladies of the Bush

This is a series of posts Women’s History Month in 2011, about bushrangers. That is the ladies in the stories of bushrangers. Sometimes they played the major supporting role, sometimes they were pivotal to the story, sometimes they are a side note and the subject of much speculation. All of them have interesting stories of…

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100 Years Of Teachers

Sydney Gazette 8 January 1814 Sydney Gazette, 4 January 1817 Hobart Town Gazette, 21 January 1821 Hobart Town Courier, 4 July 1829 Sydney Gazette, 8 July 1830 South Australian Gazette, 20 January 1838 Perth Gazette, 9 December 1843 Bathurst Advocate, 23 June 1848 Moreton Bay Courier, 3 August 1850 Bendigo Advertiser, 13 December 1855 The…

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