K is for Keith

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.


For this post I was going to focus on Keith Falconer Curry because of his unique name but then I couldn’t find any references to him in Trove. It is quite possible that Keith is a living person so I won’t post any later information I have discovered about him here.

I did discover on the electoral rolls on Ancestry that Keith was a teacher and in 1963 he was living at Rock Abbey, Rockvale in New South Wales. Now as I hadn’t heard of this place I took off on a tangent and found a few references in Trove to Rock Abbey School.


1901 ‘News of the Day.’, The Armidale Express and New England General Advertiser (NSW : 1856 – 1861; 1863 – 1889; 1891 – 1954), 19 February, p. 5. , viewed 06 Apr 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article191925667


1936 ‘ROCK ABBEY SCHOOL ANNIVERSARY’, The Armidale Express and New England General Advertiser (NSW : 1856 – 1861; 1863 – 1889; 1891 – 1954), 21 December, p. 4. , viewed 06 Apr 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article192543574

I have found a few other descendants of Robert Curry and Helen Catherine Falconer from Newcastle, NSW that have “Falconer”as one of their given names. Now, on my “to do”list is the task of seeing where Keith fits in – I suspect he may be their grandson.


6 thoughts on “K is for Keith

  1. Anne Young

    A poor child called Keith Curry died of scalds from a bowl of porridge in 1903. http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/126438152

    A Keith Curry who was a teacher received the Medal of the Order of Australia in 1988. There is a brief biography of him in this article about the award: http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/101988497 but that seems to be Keith Edward Ernest http://www.itsanhonour.gov.au/Honours/honour_roll/search.cfm?aus_award_id=870039&search_type=simple&showInd=true



    1. Rob Wallace

      Hi Dianne
      John Tait and Ann Dalrymple Falconer are my gr gr gr gr grand parents. Their son Alexander Falconer Tait, grandchild, Ann Purdie Falconer Tait and gr grandchild Marion Robertson Sinclair (my gr grandmother) are my line of the family. I’m guessing that makes us probably 6th cousins roughly. I live in Adelaide.
      Rob wallace


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