G is for Gladys

This month I am participating in the A-Z Blogging Challenge where I will endeavour to post on this blog each day. It’s my first attempt at the challenge, I hope that I have the stamina to complete it.

I will be going through the Curry forenames in my surname study database from A-Z and,  as per the event schedule, will share some of the articles I have found on Trove relating to Currys. For problem letters like X and Q I may  resort to Google.

Gladys seems to have been a popular name for Curry Girls. Hopefully these articles from Trove will help me sort out all the Gladys.

Gladys Curry


1912 ‘Local and General News.’, The Armidale Chronicle (NSW : 1894 – 1929), 10 August, p. 4. , viewed 04 Apr 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article188122542


Gladys Jane Curry (c.1911-1926)


1926 ‘DEATH FROM SIMPLE ACCIDENT.’,The Richmond River Express and Casino Kyogle Advertiser (NSW : 1904 – 1929), 11 June, p. 2. , viewed 04 Apr 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article123054709


Gladys Curry (b.c. 1921)


1922 ‘MANY ARRESTS’, Evening News (Sydney, NSW : 1869 – 1931), 30 March, p. 1. , viewed 04 Apr 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article118863474


Gladys Curry (b.c. 1922)


“FATALITY” The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate (Parramatta, NSW : 1888 – 1950) 17 July 1940: 2. Web. 4 Apr 2016 <http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article106215919>.


Gladys May Curry (d.1953)


1953 ‘Family Notices’, The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 – 1954), 8 October, p. 9. , viewed 04 Apr 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article206459018


And then there’s Gladys from Merewether, NSW who was quite a performer!




9 thoughts on “G is for Gladys

  1. crgalvin

    Interesting that the only G female names in my database are Georgina, Genevieve and Georgia and I only have one each of those, no Gladys so far. I wonder how many of these were known as Glad.

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  2. kristin

    After reading the sad stories of the first Gladys’, I noticed the prize winning baby was in a column titled “Many burgleries” I was afraid baby Gladys had either been burgled or had grown up to be a burgler! I have an aunt Gladys. She is now 93 and quite frail but I’m sure nobody called her Glad. The name was not passed down.
    Finding Eliza

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  3. Sheila Milne

    I had a great aunt called Gladys. It’s definitely a name that went out of fashion.

    PS I confess, having seen the blog’s name in the A-Z Challenge list, I felt sure I was going to discover a new recipe for an Australian curry!

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