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Search Results for: annie hughston

  1. ‘A most difficult and protracted labour case':

    …-one else available and women wanted some assistance at their confinements. 45 In the inquiry into the death of Annie Ah Young in 1868, Sarah Barnes told the inquest: ‘I am a midwife and have attended several females in their confinements. They have always recovered safely afterwards. I have no diploma or certificate’. 46 Midwife Barnes signed her deposition with her mark, being an X, indicating that she was illiterate. In the 1879 in…

  2. Lowe Kong Meng and Chinese Engagement in the International Trade of Colonial Victoria

    …[111] East Melbourne,[112] then Malvern[113] – in grand homes. He also chose an English-Australian bride, Annie Prussia. It is clear from their houses, dress and grooming that Kong Meng, Annie and their children lived as affluent upper bourgeoisie. Nor did their mixed-race union preclude attending British Victorian social events, such as 1867’s fancy dress ball honouring the Duke of Edinburgh’s royal tour – Kong Meng in mandarin’s rob…

  3. ‘In future, only female teachers’:

    …However, she only taught to the end of the year, with it being unclear as to why she left. Her replacement was Annie Seymour, who had previously taught at Camberwell (No. 888).[66] After two years of working at the Ramahyuck school, Seymour also requested a transfer to another school. Her letter of request to the Department reads in full: Sir, I have the honor to apply for a transfer from this school after the Christmas Vacation. I have now been…

  4. ‘The Township is a Rising One':

    …ic stringencies of the 1890s were already apparent. One month later, on 20 February 1891, Clarke was married to Annie McGuire in the Church of England in Loch. Witnesses at his marriage were Augustus Smith and AG Taylor. His friendship with the respected Smith and Taylor families indicates that Clarke was well accepted in the township and occupied a position of some social standing. He continued to press for suitable accommodation for himself and…

  5. Leslie “Squizzy” Taylor – From the Archives (Pt4)

    …e also took us back to 1919 when lucky Squizzy took over Henry Stokes’ fine establishment while Henry and Annie Stokes sailed back to Tasmania.  We at Public Record Office Victoria have done some sleuthing and a search of our outward passenger index does not have Henry and Annie Stokes listed as sailing to Tasmania.   However, there are entries of a Miss A Stokes sailing to Sydney in February 1920.  Was this our Annie Stokes of the Squizzy…

  6. Colac 1857:

    …ence by coach to Winchelsea. 18 Another young wife had a very different life. In 1854, at the age of seventeen, Annie Blair and her husband Reverend Hugh Blair, who was sixteen years her senior, arrived in Melbourne aboard the SS Great Britain. Blair’s appointment to Colac followed and in 1857 the couple moved to the newly completed manse. Here the young woman, now with a one-year-old son, Hugh Murray Blair, was frequently required to enter…

  7. The Kelly Family

    …eir marriage, the pair lived in Beveridge, near Wallan. Their first child died in infancy and a daughter, named Annie, was born to them in 1853. The third of eight children and the eldest son, Edward (Ned) Kelly was born in 1854. Ned’s role in the family changed dramatically in 1866, with the death of his father, John. Ned took on the responsibilities of the head of the large, poor Kelly clan from then on. The year after John’s death,…

  8. Home Truths:

    …onths after the 1880 incident, Margaret was brought to the Fryerstown court to defend an assault charge laid by Annie Myers. Myers’ case against Margaret Watkins was dismissed.22 Ann Myers was very frequently in court, mainly in Chewton although sometimes in Fryerstown, and usually as drunk and disorderly with a smattering of cases against other women for obscene language or assault.23 Five days after this incident, Margaret was charged by…

  9. Court records and cultural landscapes:

    …Criminal Trial Briefs, Unit 370, Castlemain Circuit Court, Case number 2 of April 1870. Sam Hunt (the murdered Annie Hunt’s father) testified Ah Pew spoke ‘very good English’. 64. Mount Alexander Mail, 24 May 1870. 65. AJC Mayne, ‘”What do you want John?” Chinese-European interactions on the Lower Turon Goldfields’, Journal of Australian Colonial History vol. 6, no. 1, 2004; AJC Mayne, Hill End: an histo…

  10. The black sheep:

    …d. Oral family history and several photographs were passed down to her by Robert Herdman’s sister-in-law (Annie Crawford Currie Herdman, 1888–1962) and by his younger sister (Isabella Lockhart Herdman Baillie, 1871–1960). Following the death of her parents, the bakery business passed to Anne and her brother, Douglas. Anne’s second source of oral family history and photographs, Isabella Herdman (Aunt Belle), lived in the neighbouring t…

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