Tag Archives: Trove Tuesday

Trove Tuesday – Curry Images

This week I limited my Curry search on Trove to Australian Content and Availability:Online and looked at the results for Pictures, Photos and Objects I got a few hits some of which were for food. Of the relevant images some are still in copyright so I can only share links to these. Each of these images provided information for my CurryAus database.

Les Curry Monument http://monumentaustralia.org.au/australian_monument/display/70042

Picture of Mal Curry
http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/181953882

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Source:  State Library of Victoria

Headstone of Margaret Curry
http://www.photosau.com.au/penrith/scripts/ExtSearch.asp?SearchTerm=G00003

 

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Trove Tuesday – Pam Curry

Since my last post I have added about another 60 articles to my CurryAus list at Trove. I have corrected the text on many of these and added  details on the people to my CurryAus database.

It’s rare to find a photo in an article so I was pleased to find this grainy one of young Pam Curry from Cardiff playing with her friend in the park in Hamilton, NSW.  I wonder where Pam is now!

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1951 ‘Flood Scenes At Maitland’, The Newcastle Sun (NSW : 1918 – 1954), 22 January, p. 5. , viewed 16 Jan 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article157890366

Trove Tuesday – CurryAus list

I fear that I need to be like a cat and have nine lives. I have so much Curry material. One of the places I store things that I find on my Australian Currys is in a list on Trove.

Our national treasure, Trove, provides access to newspaper articles, photos, websites etc. Genealogists mostly make use of the newspaper archive but searches of the database can bring up other relevant items like music scores and voice recordings.

When I am playing in  Trove I sometimes don’t have time to deal with things I find. As a registered user I have the ability to tag items I find and create lists for later review. These can be easily accessed from one’s user profile or by a Trove search. Even a Google search will find Trove lists.

I have saved over 300 articles in my CurryAus list. I am not sure that I will ever get through them in my lifetime but at least they are preserved as a collection for anyone in the future who may be interested in the Curry surname.

See my CurryAus list here: http://trove.nla.gov.au/list?id=66583

 

Trove Tuesday – Mal Curry

One of my fave activities is Troveing. This morning I thought I’d do a  Trove search for Curry limited to Pictures, photos, objects  and Australian Content.

One of the first images I found was of Mal Curry who was an employee of the Melbourne Telegraph Office, 1949. I am so pleased that the image by Bob Kent in the SLV collection is out of copyrght so I can share it.Now I have a photo I need to find out more about Mal.

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Catalogue Record from State Library of Victoria

Trove Tuesday – Canary Lover

The Curry snippets I find on Trove add to the stories of the people in my CurryAus database as well as confirming dates and places. This post remembers James Curry who passed away 74 years ago this week.

ttcurryj1922 ‘MR. JAMES CURRY’, The Newcastle Sun (NSW : 1918 – 1954), 10 November, p. 4. , viewed 07 Nov 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article162784255

Trove Tuesday – Accidental Drowning

I have a list in Trove where I keep articles relating to Currys in Australia. Today, as I thought it was time for another Trove Tuesday post  I looked in that folder.

An article from The Newcastle Herald about the accidental death by drowning  of Alfred Curry looked interesting so I opened it and did some text corrections. Here is a transcription of the article:

ALFRED CURRYS’ DEATH  

Mr D. W.Reed. P.M, Coroner, held   an enquiry at the West Maitland Court- house yesterday afternoon into the death of Alfred Curry, who was drowned in the river at Oakhampton, on   November 4 Sergeant Turner conducted the evidence, which showed that de- ceased and John Nixon, a schoolboy, went to the river to swim. Ivan Smith joined them. They entered the water,   and soon afterwards saw deceased go     under the water. Deceased did not come up again. Nixon hurried away for as- sistance. Nixon said that the water   where they entered was shallow, but   there was a hole in the bed of the stream, Leslie Curry, a brother of de- ceased, said he did not know if de-   ceased could swim. Deceased’s em- ployer, Roland Smith, a farmer, said that deceased had informed him that he   could not swim. The body was re- recovered in three-quarters of an hour, and efforts to restore animation were     made without success. When Dr. A. A King arrived he found that the case was hopeless.In his opinion, the death was   due to drowning. The Coroner returned a verdict of death from accidental .    

(1928 ‘ALFRED CURRY’S DEATH.’, Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners’ Advocate (NSW : 1876 – 1954) , 10 November, p. 6, viewed 5 January, 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article135400610

Wanting to add these details to my CurryAus database in Family Historian I also searched the online NSW BDM Indexes for a  death registration for Alfred but could not find one! I then did another Trove search for “Curry  drowning” with a publication year of 1928 and this is what I found in The Newcastle Sun:

COULD NOT SWIM  

Drowned in Hunter River   STEPPED INTO HOLE

Although unable to swim Albert Edward Curry, 25, went bathing in the Hunter River, near the Oakhamp- ton Bridge last Sunday. He was drowned. An inquest was held by the Mait- land coroner (Mr. Reed), to-day. Leslie Noel Curry, a farmer, living at Bolwarra, a brother, said that as far as he know his brother was un- able to swim.

John Nixon, a high school lad, liv-   ing at West Maitland. said that he     coud swim a little. The water was   shallow where they went into the   river, but there was a hole in the bed   of the stream.       ‘I heard a call,’ he said, and I  saw Curry sink. I then ran for help,   and a nearby resident came and help-   ed to search for the body.     He told Sergeant Turner (for the   police) that the water was not clear,   and the hole could not be seen. Roland Smith, a farmer, living at  Oakhampton, said that Curry had   been n his employ for three weeks.   When he heard of the fatality he   went to the river. When he arrived,   the body had been recovered. The   body had been tn the water three-   quarters of an hour.     That death was due to drowning   was the statement of Dr. A. King,     Methods to restore animation were  hopeless, he said.  A verdict of accidental death was       returned.        (1928 ‘COULD NOT SWIM.’, The Newcastle Sun (NSW : 1918 – 1954), 9 November, p. 7, viewed 5 January, 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article163975294)

Was the victim Alfred or Albert?

Back to the BDMs I went and there I found Albert Edward’s death registration number and his birth and those of his brother who was  also mentioned in the article. I went on to find a few more siblings and the parents so I have started to put together yet another Australian Curry Family group.

Lesson : Check Multiple Sources

Trove Tuesday – Meandering

I am easily distracted.

Although I have a document in Evernote that is supposed to keep me on track with my CurryAus research and to force me to research in a methodical manner I regularly meander. As I want to support the Trove Tuesday blogging theme I opened Trove in my browser this morning to find a topic for one of my blogs for this week.

As I had been working on my CurryAus project yesterday and trying to track down deaths for Currys in my database my mind was in Killing Off mode. I popped a simple search ie  Curry Obituary into Trove and was rewarded with 4,258 hits. Some results were familiar to me from my family research  but there were many new ones for unrelated people. Navigating to the end of that list I found irrelevant stuff and as I scrolled through the results there were many references to Currie that I didn’t want. However when I did an advanced search to eliminate Currie ie  curry obituary NOT (Currie)  I was rewarded with only 39 hits as Trove appeared to ignore the term Curry as well as Currie (I need to contact Trove).

Curry Obituary Search

Curry Obituary Search

I therefore returned to the results of my simple search Curry Obituary, the relevant results from that search will keep me amused for hours as I try to sort out the various Curry families. These obits are so useful for constructing family groups. Here are some of the new gems I discovered:

1926 'Obituary.', The Catholic Press (Sydney, NSW : 1895 - 1942), 4 March, p. 34, viewed 5 October, 2015, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article106261111

1926 ‘Obituary.’, The Catholic Press (Sydney, NSW : 1895 – 1942), 4 March, p. 34, viewed 5 October, 2015, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article106261111

1948 'OBITUARY.', The Murrumbidgee Irrigator (Leeton, NSW : 1915 - 1954), 23 November, p. 2, viewed 5 October, 2015, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article156116208

1948 ‘OBITUARY.’, The Murrumbidgee Irrigator (Leeton, NSW : 1915 – 1954), 23 November, p. 2, viewed 5 October, 2015, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article156116208

1951 'OBITUARY.', The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1931 - 1954), 18 August, p. 5, viewed 5 October, 2015, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article45726473

1951 ‘OBITUARY.’, The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1931 – 1954), 18 August, p. 5, viewed 5 October, 2015, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article45726473