Friday, April 28, 2017

GAGs - GeniAus' Gems - 29 April 2017

The focus in Australia and New Zealand this week has been on remembering the commitment and sacrifice of the men and women in our armed forces. As there has been no Trans-Tasman ANZAC Day Challenge this year I have decided to make this issue a compilation of blog posts with an ANZAC Day theme.


I am including all of the posts I have read but apologise if I have missed any. Please let me know of any I may have overlooked and I will add them.



Anne's Family History: Anzac biscuits

Anne's Family History: U is for Unibic biscuit tin

Canada Bay Connections: Remembering the Fallen

Behind the Lines:  Captain Frederick Reidy Jolley

Diary of a Young Genealogist: ANZAC Day 2017 (Part One)

Diary of a Young Genealogist: Anzac Day 2017 (Part 2)

The Empire Called and I Answered: The Reluctant Soldier


Exploring Military History: ANZAC Day 2017

Exploring Military History: ANZAC Day 2017 Part 2

Family History Across the Seas: A family ANZAC: Pte Hugh Moran (Part I)

Family History Across the Seas: A family ANZAC: Pte Hugh Moran Part II





Killion and Nott Family History: A broken promise

Lois Willis – Genealogy and Family HistoryWilliam Claude Whimpey







Pastlinks: Bougainville 1945

SA Community History: ANZAC Bites


Strong Foundations: Remembering Roy

Stumbling through the Past: Review: The Anzacs by Patsy Adam-Smith




Blogiversary

Congratulations to James who has been blogging for 15 years

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

I did it

I thought I was so organised for this month's #AtoZChallenge but, with moving house, a flurry of visitors and it being school holidays here it was a huge challenge to get through it.



Well I have just scheduled the final post so now I can breathe a massive sigh of relief and get on with my packing and decluttering and maybe even a little bit of research.

I haven't been a very collaborative participant as I haven't visited and commented on many other blogs. I'll try to catch up this week.

I have enjoyed the exercise as it has given me a chance to relive some of my travels. Mr GeniAus my travel partner, has also got into the spirit of the challenge by reading the posts each day and helping with suggestions of topics for some of the more difficult letters of the alphabet.

So far I have published  21 posts in the series and have 5 more scheduled. Should you feel like seeing what I have posted here are the links to date.
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Trove Tuesday - 2/7 Australian Field Regiment

In the Second World War my Dad, Allan John Curry, served in the 2/7 Field Regiment. I checked to see if Trove could shed any light on his regiment.

As my blog is archived on Pandora I found a couple of my blog posts in the results. This post should join them when it is next archived.

Dad was in the Regiment in Borneo in 1945. This photo", SADAU ISLAND, BORNEO. 1945-04-30., from the Australian War Memorial Collection. shows  EQUIPMENT COMING OFF LANDING CRAFT MEDIUM FOR 2/7 FIELD REGIMENT. I wonder if Dad and his mates were there for the unloading.

https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/090917/
Dad was definitely a gunner in Tarakan at the time of this photo, TARAKAN, BORNEO. 1945-05-06. DEFENCE POSITIONS OF 2/7 FIELD REGIMENT, ROYAL AUSTRALIAN ARMY, ON THE WESTERN END OF RIPPON FEATURE OVERLOOKING STRIPS TOWARDS THE WEST.

https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/091910/
I wasn't able to find  a photo labelled with my father's name but several of the photos like this one, 
TARAKAN ISLAND, BORNEO, 1945-05-02. GUNS 1 AND 2 OF CORPS TROOP, 2/7 FIELD REGIMENT, ROYAL AUSTRALIAN ARTILLERY SHELLING TARGETS BEYOND THE AIRSTRIP DURING THE FIGHTING FOR TARAKAN HILL AND OILFIELDS. IDENTIFIED PERSONNEL ARE:- GUNNER W.V. BRYANT, (1); GUNNER D. ARNOLD, (2); GUNNER J.H.J. HAUSEN, (3); SERGEANT L. BICKLEY, (4), give me an idea of the environment in which he worked during the conflict.
Most of the newspaper articles mentioning the regiment  related to social activities, the welfare committee, individuals' stories and postwar activities. The following tributes remind us of the cost of war.

1946 'Family Notices', The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1931 - 1954), 27 May, p. 14. , viewed 25 Apr 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article35696591
I also discovered that there was a regimental history history written in 1952 and that it is held in our State Library of NSW. Here is the bibliographic record from Trove.

Title
  • The history of the 2/​7 Australian Field Regiment /​ edited and written by David Goodhart.
Author
  • Goodhart, David, 1899-1972?
Published
  • Adelaide : Rigby, 1952.
Content Types
  • text
Carrier Types
  • volume
Physical Description
  • xix, 380 p., [24] p. of plates : ill., maps, ports. ; 24 cm.
Subjects
Notes
  • Maps on lining papers.
  • Includes index.
  • Approved by the Official War Historian, Canberra, A.C.T.
Cited In
  • Trigellis-Smith, S. Shaping history : a bibliography of Australian army unit histories, 549
  • Dornbusch, C.E. Australian military bibliography, 445
Other Form
  • Online version Goodhart, David. History of the 2/​7 Australian Field Regiment. Adelaide, Distribution: Rigby [1952]
Language
  • English
Dewey Number
  • 940.541294
Libraries Australia ID
Contributed by
Libraries Australia
Trove also carries several articles about the author and publication of the above work.
1951 'War Unit History', The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1931 - 1954), 12 October, p. 3. , viewed 25 Apr 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article45791031


Sunday, April 23, 2017

GAGs - GeniAus' Gems - 23 April 2017

Friday when I usually post my GeniAus' Gems flew by as did Saturday. Now on Sunday morning I have found some time to share some  blog posts that resonated with me up to Friday 21 April. This week I found several posts where bloggers' stories contained shared tips/reminders for researchers and also I learnt about people and places from other stories.



1. Two posts of most interest to we who blog came from my genimates James and Julie.
http://genealogysstar.blogspot.com.au/2017/04/are-we-nearing-end-of-genealogy-blogging.html
http://genealogy.julietarr.com/blog/what-happened-to-genealogy-blogging/

2. A different perspective on digging up the ancestors.
http://ancestralresearchjournal.blogspot.com.au/2017/04/archaeology-dig.html

3. Remembering Henry at Canada Bay.
https://canadabayconnections.wordpress.com/2017/04/11/henry-lawson-remembered/

4. Chris reminiscences on Easter.
https://urungamaiden.wordpress.com/2017/04/15/following-the-trail-at-easter/

5. Learning from the challenge.
http://ancestralresearchjournal.blogspot.com.au/2017/04/learning-little-more-about-blogging.html

6. Another treasure from Alona's chest.
http://www.memorabiliahouse.com/2017/04/licence-plate-number-21-419/

7. Kylie revisits the records.
http://blog.kyliesgenes.com/2017/04/mary-plunkett-read-carefully/

8. A Kiwi genie visits Canberra.
http://kiwichoccie.blogspot.com.au/2017/04/canberra-planned-city-but-is-it-part-of.html

9. Neville's missus.
http://headlinesofold.blogspot.com.au/2017/04/trove-tuesday-18th-april-2017-whats-in.html

10. Witnessing a gruesome scene.
http://cicadasbeesandbargepoles.com/edward-winter-witnesses-the-hanging-of-three-bushrangers/

11. Jen checks the facts.
http://conversationswithgrandma.com.au/2017/04/18/early-postmaster/

12. Pauleen returns to blogging with two bumper posts.
https://cassmob.wordpress.com/2017/04/18/the-reddans-from-gortnaglogh-part-i/

New to Me Blogs

From Emily in Sydney https://diaryofayounggenealogist.wordpress.com/



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