Trove Tuesday: Deaths of South Australian Pioneers

Trove Tuesday: Deaths of South Australian Pioneers

Trove has done it again!! Yes, truly. It has managed to come up with the most awesomest of articles. And I know you’ll believe me when I say that when I saw this one, I said “that’s a Trove Tuesday” post for sure!

So what’s all my excitement about? Well, if you have family who arrived in South Australia from the 1820s through until the 1860s, be sure to check the “Pioneers of South Australia” articles on Trove. This series of articles lists details of early immigrants to South Australia. Apart from the hundreds of names each list contains, you’ll also find their date of arrival, often the name of the ship, and either the date they died, or their age at death. Great stuff eh?

a portion of the article that appeared in The Advertiser, 30 December 1929

a portion of the article that appeared in The Advertiser, 30 December 1929

a close up of a few of the entries from The Advertiser, 30 December 1929

a close up of a few of the entries from The Advertiser, 30 December 1929

So here’s the four articles I’ve found, each covers many columns, and is a great record of South Australian pioneers.

8 July 1925 – When the State Was Young: Some of its Pioneers
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article46220249

21 July 1927 – When the State Was Young: Some of the Pioneers Part II
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article43594448

3 December 1928 – Passing Pioneers: Early Colonists Dying Out
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article35307667

30 December 1929 – Pioneers of the State: Early Colonists’ Roll Depleted
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article29000247

So there you go. Newspapers aren’t just for BDM records, obits and news stories … they also often list pioneers too. In fact when I was relooking for this article (as I hadn’t tagged it at the time – I have now!), I searched for South Australian pioneer and came up with a HEAP of entries … some of which will no doubt make it into future Trove Tuesday posts.

 

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2 Responses to “Trove Tuesday: Deaths of South Australian Pioneers”

  1. What a great find!
    Unfortunately none of my names – I think they were a little later than these people.

  2. Pauleen says:

    That really is awesome…makes me wish for SA ancestry.

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