Monthly Archives: April 2012

The Best Australian Blogs 2012 Competition

A few weeks ago I saw the Best Australian Blogs 2012 Competition  mentioned somewhere on the net, then I realised that my genea-blogging friend, Geniaus had been nominated. The Finalists have now been decided and I looked through the list … Continue reading

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ABC Award

Back in March, I received a lovely surprise; Kate of Believe Anyway had nominated Anglers Rest for The ABC (Awesome Blog Content) Award. Thank you. I am always amazed at the positivity of others in response to my rambling & obsessive … Continue reading

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Blogging A-Z – April Challenge – Z is for ….

Z is for…… Zealous and ZestfulThe letter Z was tricky to cover. I sat and brainstormed all the words that I feel sums up the Australian way of life,its history, diversity, cultural and enthusiasm and many more, then I came up … Continue reading

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Colbrook’s Ice Factory, Guildford, Circa 1930

Colbrook’s ice factory was part of the selection of businesses owned by the family. The family moved from Sussex to the Guildford area where they opened a butchers shop in the High Street. By the late 1860s they had opened … Continue reading

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Carnival Of Genealogy 117 – 1940!

Like many researchers, I was quite excited when the 1940 Federal US Census was released. After all, we only had one known family who would have been recorded in the Census and that was my husband’s Great Grandmother, her second … Continue reading

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Sunday Obituary – Harriet Butcher (1811 – 1896)

The Mercury, Hobart, TasmaniaSaturday, 2nd May 1896 Australian Newspaper Archives

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Guildford High Street Circa 1906

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Sunday Stamps – Australia – ANZAC Day

I’ve gone off theme this week. On 25th April, New Zealanders and Australians celebrated ANZAC Day and in keeping with remembering that day, which ties in nicely with the A-Z Challenge I have kept to the theme of Australia. You … Continue reading

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Sepia Saturday 123 – May Day

This week I have a selection of postcards.  On 14th May 1908, The Franco British Exhibition opened in White City. People travelled across the globe to attend the various exhibits and pavilions.  This first picture fits in nicely with my … Continue reading

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Weekend Cooking – First American Cook Book

On 28th April, 1796 Amelia Simmons’ cookbook, American Cookery was published. It was the first cookbook by an American author. You can read and download a PDF version of the book. The book can be viewed as a success as … Continue reading

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