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.
Aunty Mary suffered quite a deal as the result of an accident in which she lost an eye as a child. Aunty Mary took this disability in her stride.
1926 ‘Spencer.’, The Gosford Times and Wyong District Advocate (NSW : 1906 – 1954), 18 February, p. 3. , viewed 10 Apr 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article161110901
News to me is that Aunty Mary attended Holy Trinity Convent School in Canowindra and was a year behind my Uncle Tom. In 1937 Mary achieved good results in her examinations.
1937 ‘Diocese of Bathurst’, The Catholic Press (Sydney, NSW : 1895 – 1942), 18 February, p. 10. , viewed 10 Apr 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article104393083
I knew that Aunty Mary left home to work in Forbes, NSW but I didn’t know when or where she worked.
1942 ‘About People’, The Forbes Advocate (NSW : 1911 – 1954), 13 October, p. 2. , viewed 10 Apr 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article219510430
At Aunty Mary’s 90th birthday I shared a story she told me about my Dad. Apparently Aunty Mary’s suitcase fell off the vehicle in which she was travelling to Forbes where she worked from Canowindra where the family lived. Aunty Mary lost many of her possessions. She told me how touched she was when my Dad gave her ten pounds towards replacement of her belongings. I believed the story but now have confirmation of the accident from a contemporary source.
1945 ‘About People’, The Forbes Advocate (NSW : 1911 – 1954), 5 January, p. 2. , viewed 10 Apr 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article218691812
1945 ‘Advertising’, The Forbes Advocate (NSW : 1911 – 1954), 5 January, p. 5. , viewed 10 Apr 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article218691823
I didn’t know that Aunty Mary was a member of the V.A.D. (Voluntary Aid Detachment).
1945 ‘About People’, The Forbes Advocate (NSW : 1911 – 1954), 26 January, p. 4. , viewed 10 Apr 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article218694258
Aunty Mary moved to Sydney with her younger sister Kathleen in the late 1940s. They lived in a flat in Springfield Avenue, Potts Point. I remember meeting Aunty Mary’s friend, Kath Jones, on several occasions.
1948 ‘About People’, The Forbes Advocate (NSW : 1911 – 1954), 12 March, p. 2. , viewed 10 Apr 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article218418670
When I was a little girl in the fifties I remember visiting Aunty Mary at the offices of Goldsborough Mort where she worked in Sydney. It appears that Aunty Mary may have moved around.
1948 ‘About People’, The Forbes Advocate (NSW : 1911 – 1954), 3 February, p. 6. , viewed 10 Apr 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article218415232
As the eldest niece in the family I was familiar with Aunty Mary’s activities as I got older. One of the highlights of my life was being Flower Girl at her wedding.
With Aunty Mary at her wedding – 1957.