Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Trove Tuesday: Easter, Christ Church Lavender Bay and 'I Know That My Redeemer Liveth'

In the lead up to Easter, I thought I would see what I could find in Trove about Easter services at Christ Church Lavender Bay, where I got married three weeks ago and where my husband and I (oh, I love saying that!) will celebrate Easter.

As I was browsing the numerous articles, I encountered a trend - in each of the years 1897, 1898, and 1899, Handel's  'I Know That My Redeemer Liveth' was either performed by the full choir or a soloist.

Any one who has had the opportunity to attend a service or a concert at Christ Church will know that this amazing hymn would have been spectacular and uplifting each time.

1897 'ANGLICAN CHURCHES.', The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), 19 April, p. 5, viewed 25 March, 2013, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article14096969
1898 'CHURCHES.', The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), 11 April, p. 5, viewed 25 March, 2013, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article14180844

1899 'EASTER SERVICES.', The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), 3 April, p. 5, viewed 25 March, 2013, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article14207697

In 1900, there was sadly no detail of the content of the Easter services:

1900 'NORTH SYDNEY CHURCHES.', The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), 16 April, p. 6, viewed 25 March, 2013, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article14306027
And in 1901, the only detail is "Special music was rendered by the choir...":

1901 'CHRIST CHURCH, LAVENDER BAY.', The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), 8 April, p. 5, viewed 25 March, 2013, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article14347530

In 1902 and 1903, Christ Church is missing from the reports of Easter Services published in the SMH on Easter Monday.

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Trove Tuesday: The Candidates' Wives

My other passion is politics - and with the lead up the Federal Election becoming quite the hot topic, I thought I would see what I could find in Trove about campaigns past.

This article from The Australian Women's Weekly might be over 50 years old, but the job description for a politician's wife (or husband) is still the effectively the same:

1961 'The candidates' wives.', The Australian Women's Weekly (1933 - 1982), 13 December, p. 4, viewed 19 March, 2013, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article48213066

My Wedding!

Disclaimer: this post is in no way related to family history, genealogy or Trove.

But I wanted to show off my wedding photos, so here is a selection by our very talented photographer James Dore of Dore Photo. Please note that all of the photographs are protected by copyright.

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Trove Tuesday: A Public Apology

Before Facebook, there were newspapers... Is this like being "unfriended" and then "friended" again?

1926 'Advertising.', The Cessnock Eagle and South Maitland Recorder (NSW : 1913 - 1954), 27 July, p. 4, viewed 12 March, 2013, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article99357778

I wonder what Mrs Len Bullen said about Mrs R Wardley? Clearly it was pretty bad for Mrs Bullen to have to print a retraction in the newspaper! Perhaps they should have heeded the Proverb before their quarrel got to this stage. I wonder if they were able to salvage their friendship?

Without wood a fire goes out;
without a gossip a quarrel dies down.
As charcoal to embers and as wood to fire,
so is a quarrelsome person for kindling strife.
The words of a gossip are like choice morsels;
they go down to the inmost parts.
Proverbs 26:20-22 (NIV)

I believe Mrs R Wardley was Alverade Hicks, who married Rowland Charles Wardley in 1916. Rowland was my second great grand uncle. And Mrs Len Bullen is most likely Ruby Irene Punton, who married Leonard Russell Bullen in 1922.