Tag Archives: Trove

Trove Tuesday – New Year’s Day 1880

Not only does this article from Trove tell me how my 2xGreat-Grandfather Patrick Curry was occupied on New Year’s Day in 1880 it also tells me that he was still resident in Camden at this time and helps me hone in on the date he must have moved to Cowra, NSW.


Portion of article:  1880 ‘CAMDEN.’, Australian Town and Country Journal (Sydney, NSW : 1870 – 1907), 10 January, p. 38. , viewed 02 Jan 2018, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article70939996


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

Source:  State Library of Victoria

Headstone of Margaret Curry


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!


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 – 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.


Catalogue Record from State Library of Victoria

Missing Friends

My Genimate, Pauleen, when conducting research for a recent presentation in Ireland used the missing friends advertisements as a resource.

That gave me an idea – I just did a search on Trove using the term “Missing Persons” Curry and was rewarded with a list of hits. Some of the information I found has built on my database.


“MISSING FRIENDS.” Truth (Brisbane, Qld. : 1900 – 1954) 24 November 1929: 19. Web. 14 Nov 2016 <http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article203918348>.


1928 ‘Missing Friends’, Sunday Times (Perth, WA : 1902 – 1954), 14 October, p. 5. (First Section), viewed 14 Nov 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article58403575


1892 ‘MISSING FRIENDS.’, The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864 – 1933), 1 December, p. 2. , viewed 14 Nov 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article3551911


A-Z Roundup

There is an new song buzzing in my ear today. Courtesy of Dora the Explorer I can sing We did it. But why we?

Without the encouragement of my genimates and other bloggers I would never have made it to the finish line of the A-Z Blogging Challenge. Thanks to those new and old friends who have visited CurryAus over the past month.

Like Dora I went exploring  but through the Curry forenames in my surname study database and shared some of the articles I found on Trove relating to Currys I hoped that I would have the stamina to complete the challenge and I did it.

P1050436It’s worth celebrating

I will pen my thoughts about the challenge over on my GeniAus blog later in the week of but for now I’m borrowing an idea from fellow challengees, Maria and Pauleen, and posting a compilation of my posts here in case any of my readers want a convenient way to get a dose of Curry.

A is for Albert

B is for Beatrice

C is for Charles

D is for Daphne

E is for Ernest

F is for Ferris

G is for Gladys

H is for Hedley

I is for Irene

J is for Jill

K  is for Keith

L is for Lost (and Leslie too)

M is for Mary

N is for Nicholas

O is for Oswald

P is for Patrick

Q is for Quinn

R is for Ralph

S is for Sophia

T is for Thomas

U is for Una

V is for Volney

W is for William

X is for Xavier

Y is for Yvonne

Z is for Zena