Our Big M database is powering along at the moment and we are stepping up into the latest technology and our website is changing..
We have been so busy with our volunteers doing the Big M and we have inputted so much information that we have had to do some major maintenance on it.
Without our indexers the project would never have gotten as far as it has and we are doing a couple of interesting things at the moment. As you may have visited in the past we have a blog as a tribute to “Those who served” .
There are some amazing pics and stories on there if you have never had a look but we have been downloading that info and putting it into our Military database. There are so many records out there in one place and we are collating them all together with all the information that relates to the person.
So we will have things like Name, Service, Rank, Which War, Where served, Family, Next of Kin, Stories told, Photos, Medals awarded… and the list goes on and on.
By putting them all together it is so interesting to see how some families lost whole generations to the war effort and how many poor mothers lost their children or husbands.
I as the researcher have also been getting a pretty indepth education into the different levels of military within the Australian Forces and their different names and rankings. If your ever looking for a particular explanation the Wikepedia gives you a basic outline of ranks so you can determine at what level they served and there are a pile of interesting sites on the internet.
Dame Nellie Melba
We had a lovely suprise a couple of Saturdays ago when we were visited by a researcher from Lilydale Victoria whom is doing a research project on Dame Melba and her outback tours. Sue was looking for info on when Dame Melba was in Maryborough and the history of the people she met.
If you would like to see more on Dame Melba you can find it on the Dame Nellie Melba website we had a wonderful chat about the 1910s and discovered one of the men who performed for Dame Melba was a Lewis Dunn who was a Professor of Music ( and no relation to Andrew Dunn who owned the Chronicle.
The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 – 1954
Mr Dunn had a store in Bazaar st and was a very esteemed professional in his career .. many a student was privileged to have learnt under Mr Dunn..
The history of Maryborough has so many interesting people from many diverse backgrounds and we hope to showcase some of the more interesting ones.. If you have a story you would like us to research please don’t hesitate to contact us. Till next time happy searching…
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