Tag Archives: Newcastle

Curry rescues Koala

While I was researching another topic on Trove today I came across a post that mentioned a Mr F Curry from Newcastle.


Source: 1954 ‘To-day’s Topics’, Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners’ Advocate (NSW : 1876 – 1954) , 20 December, p. 2. , viewed 02 May 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article134086324


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.