Ever since I created the Family History Through the Alphabet Blog Challenge back in 2012, one idea that continued to make a regular visit is “numbers”, and how I could make that work that into a blog challenge. Over time I have come up with numerous scenarios, but none have made it beyond my head yet.
Anyway rather than create a blog challenge – which does tend to tie you into something for a number of weeks, and this time of year is busy enough. And there are already some regular blog challenges currently going, I’ve decided that this can be a geneameme.
Now and then I have a photograph that I just want to share, and this is one of those times.
I found this photo of Doctor Allan Elliott Randell in my dad’s collection – which has to be one of the coolest photos don’t you agree? He’s here in his De Dion car (note the little crank handle on the front) … anyway as he’s not a direct line ancestor I knew very little about him, so I headed to Trove, and found his death details and obituary.
November has come to be recognised as Movember. The month for men (hopefully only men) to grow a mo, get sponsored by friends and family and raise money and awareness for men’s health, and of course “grow a mo”.
Ok, ok I know I should have written this at the beginning of November rather than a few days from the end … but hey I’m still writing it … and it IS still November … just .
So November is the month for moustaches, so why not head over to one of my all-time fav websites … yes, Trove to see what was written about them back then.
There’s enough crazy drivers on our road these days, let alone those that drink as well, but it would seem that it is not entirely new. When browsing around on Trove I came across this article in the South Australian Weekly Chronicle, Saturday, 19 December 1885:
FATAL ACCIDENT AT GUMERACHA
Gumeracha, December 16.
Joseph Dugmore, a man in the employ of Mr. Rehn, of Houghton, was run over by a waggon loaded with hay near here this evening and killed. He leaves a widow and six children. No one but the driver of the waggon witnessed the accident. An inquest will be held tomorrow.