Library Report - Latest Book Additions
IRELAND Census 1851 County Antrim Irish Web Sites by Irene Fullarton Pocket Guide to Griffith's Valuation BDM
Melbourne Herald/Sun Obituaries
Name Index 1993-1999
Box Hill Cemetery Walk by Marjorie Morgan Donated by Shirley Durden SWAN HILL History of Swan Hill Bowling Association
Donated by family Late Heather Reid
Time to Reflect Swan Hill & District DIRECTORIES Telstra Business Directory 1996
Donated by Shirley Durden
Geelong in the 1850's: Source materials A Holiday & Fishing Town - Port Fairy
By R.A. McLeod
The Pride of "Christie's Row"
Sharam Heritage - Penola by Betty Byrne
Looking Back Ngalla (S.A.) to Stony Crossing
(N.S.W.) by Ivy May Brown
No Rugged Landscape (Oswin family)
By Mary Karney
A Young Man from Ayr by Innes Cameron Knocking About - Augusta Baker Pierce In Australia 1859-1892 SCOTLAND Report of the Highland Immigration Society QUEENSLAND
Members Interest Directory - Family History Assoc. of North Qld.
GENERAL Searching for Mary Ann A-Z Australian Genealogy Helper SHIPPING
Trying to find a Seafaring Ancestor
By Ronald Parsons
Champion of the Seas by Rod Fraser OVERSEAS
The German Connection by The German
ENGLAND Somerset by Bel Mooney Victorian Somerset-Farming
By Heeley & Brown
Early Melbourne Architecture 1840-1888
By Casey, Lindsay, Freeman & Henderson
Description of the Colony of NSW
By W. Wentworth
Shearing in the Riverina 1865
By R. Boldrewood
Little Em - Diaries of Gwen & Wynne Evans Groote Eylandt Mission GRD 2000 GRD The following is a list of books on our shelves relating to Riverboats -:
- Old Riverboats of the Murray by Dacre Smyth
- Men of the Murray by G.W. Broughton
- Riverboat - stories of old Australia by Bill Wannan
- River Murray Sketchbook by Ian Mudie
- River Murray Charts by Maureen Wright.
- The local history room of the library has an extensive collection on Riverboats so it is well worth a look there.
Latest additions to the Library:
Dunnolly Hospital Admissions Register 1860 -1900
Directory of Fifeshire 1820
Directory of Kirkcudbrightshire 1820
Piggots Directory of Cornwall
Directory of Middlesex 1823 - 1839
Directory of Ayrshire 1837
Directory of Haddingtonshire 1837
Bulla Cemetery Register and Headstone Inscriptions
Swan Hill Genealogical & Historical Society Inc.
New Members Andrea BRASSER, Swan Hill Bill & Dulcie HUGHES, Swan Hill Eleanor THOMPSON, Swan Hill Malcolm GAMMON, Swan Hill Mary FOGARTY, Lalbert Gail WILSON, Nyah West Lyn CUNNINGHAM, Swan Hill Menna HOBSON, Nyah Robyn MADGWICK, Nyah West Xenia AGROTIS, Swan Hill Geoffrey FENTON, Swan Hill Joanne BALSARINI, Ultima Robyn TILL, (Swan Hill Pioneer Settlement)
SWAN HILL REGIONAL LIBRARY NEWS
Paddlesteamers and Riverboats of the River Murray By Peter Christopher
Axiom Publishing 2000 ISBN: 1864760400
This book is in our collection at: ANF 386.224 CHR
The author has "dived on wrecks throughout Australia, and also on historical sites in the River Murray. It was during more recent dive trips he developed an interest in river boats."
More information on Riverboats: can be found in the "Heritage Room" in the local history collection. There are several books on Paddlesteamers and Murray River history. Try looking in the local history book collection, under the subject heading : "River Transport" and in the photographic collection in the "P" folder, under "P.S...." for paddlesteamers. (You may take photocopies of the information in the Heritage Room, but the collection is not for loan.) Also, on the library's on-line catalogue, search under the subject heading: "Paddle steamers - Australia" and you will find several books listed.
The local history collection in the "Heritage Room" has been available to the public for a couple of months now since unpacking after the re-location of the library. We are still working on spreading some of the books out and putting up display boards etc. Bookings are now required on Wednesdays and Thursdays for the Family Search" computer which is now located in the "Heritage Room". Please see the Genealogical volunteer on duty to make a booking. The maximum booking is one hour per day, with bookings not required during the rest of the week. The "Family Search" computer will now stay turned on - please do not turn it off when you have finished - and if it requires you to enter a password, please ask a library staff member to type it in for you.
Korea: The Forgotten War, on display:
Members of the local RSL have put up a display in the library featuring photographs, books and medals about Australia's involvement in the Korean War. This interesting display was put up to help commemorate Anzac Day, but is likely to be on display in the library for several weeks.
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