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Sunday, July 31, 2011

Number 2 (June 2005)


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"Stratford in the 1880s". Extract from the published work of the same name, written by Dr Arthur South. Deals with naming of Stratford from the "Straight Ford" and the "Slanting Ford" (Weir's Crossing). General reminiscences. (pp3-6)

Reproduction photograph of Stratford Mechanics' Institute c.1910 (page 7)

"Members Story: From Umbrellas to Lollies". Story of Molly MAGUIRE nee HAWKINS, who arrived in Australia c.1926. She lived with her family in Ivanhoe, while her father was a gardener at the Fitroy Gardens. On leaving school she went to work for Grant Barnett and Co, umbrella manufacturers. Aged 23 she arrived in Stratford in 1947 to help set up the company's umbrella factory. She boarded with Miss Alice Mitchell. Discusses factory operation, and her later married life in Stratford. (pp8-11)



Number 1 (March 2005)

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"Arrival of Joseph Sharp". Extracts from the shipboard diary of Joseph Sharp, who arrived in Melbourne aboard the "Merlin" in January 1854 with his family. Sharp died in 1925 aged 90 years, and often stayed at Stratford with his daughter Harriett Struss. (4 pages, unpaginated)

"The Formation of the Stratford and District Historical Society". History of the Stratford and District Historical Society, dealing mainly with its formation in 1968. (1 page, unpaginated)


SHARP family

NB1 These are selected abstracts only, the Bulletin always includes other chit-chat and Society news.

NB2 we are a bit strange, we only add families in subjects when the surname is one that may be in common use elsewhere, such as the GREEN, BROWN, BLACK, WHITE families. Thus SHARP appears here, as we have many objects where "sharp" would otherwise appear in the catalogue.