Family bits and pieces from yesterday’s searching

Yesterday I was trying to flesh out from Trove some things my father had told me about his younger days in Shellharbour – particularly about a colony of artists that apparently was in the area in the 1920s. That last one has eluded me, but I found some nice bits and bobs.

My grandfather T D Whitfield was a builder of some note in the region: see Neil’s personal decades: 18 – 1890s – T D Whitfield. He doesn’t mention there this job:

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All very necessary of course. And I remember Mr Wickham’s shop and the post office…

This 1927 story is just nice. Of course I recall Uncle George Moon and Aunt Ella from Wollongong in the 40s and 50s. Never knew Uncle George’s second name was Selwyn!

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This is coincidence time. This 1953 story lists my Aunt Esme’s siblings – she was Dad’s brother Ken’s wife, and Beverley Whitfield’s grandmother.

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Fisher Street is just down the road from here. I am not sure I ever met Mrs Mitchell. And speaking of Uncle Ken:

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It probably looked like this:

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Perhaps he got an electric one next. That ad is from 1951.

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