Trove Tuesday: If Only They Were All Like That

Trove Tuesday: If Only They Were All Like That

January 15, 2013 in All Posts, Trove Tuesday

Ever since Amy Houston from the Branches Leaves and Pollen blog started her Trove Tuesday theme last year, it has been something that I wanted to participate in, but time hasn’t permitted me until now. So for my very first Trove Tuesday post I would like to share with you the amazing obituary I have found for Edward Curran.

Let me state that Edward isn’t anyone that I am related to, I was simply looking him up when I was helping a friend with some further leads. And I must say that I’ve seen obits before, but this one is seriously good stuff “if only all obituaries were like this, it would certainly answer quite a number of questions”.

Obituary for Edward Curran,
The Border Watch, Thursday 12 December 1929, page 1
(http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article80132059)

The amount of detail in this obit is phenomenal. Starting off with when and where he was born, and when the family moved and so on. In case you hadn’t noticed I am really impressed with this obit, and yes, would love a few of my reli’s to have one this detailed.

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  1. Amy Houston - January 15, 2013

    Great obit! If only we could all find those for our own ancestors!

    Thanks for joining in on Trove Tuesday!

    Amy

  2. Frances from A Rebel Hand - January 15, 2013

    The dream obituary!

  3. Pauleen - January 15, 2013

    Great discovery Alona. Even if there are aspects that may not be 100% accurate (eg # of horses), you get a real feel for their arrival and life.

  4. Alona - January 17, 2013

    Thank you Amy, Frances & Pauleen for the comments. It is appreciated.

  5. Lorraine - January 23, 2013

    Glad to see you on Trove Tuesday and I look forward to reading more of your blogs.
    I’ve always found obituaries a fantastic source, and this one is a beauty.

    • Alona - January 23, 2013

      Aww thank you Lorraine. Yes, I’m looking forward to finding some more treasures on Trove in due course.

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