Tag: New South Wales

  • Trove Tuesday- The History Of Wattle Day

    Trove Tuesday- The History Of Wattle Day

    Reposted from our blog – 3 September, 2013 The first known use of wattle as a meaningful emblem in the Australian colonies dates back to the early days of Tasmania 1838), when the wearing of silver wattle sprigs was encouraged on the occasion of an anniversary celebration of the seventeenth century European discovery of the island. It was resolved that a National emblem be adonted to be […]

  • One hundred years ago today – 30 August

    One hundred years ago today  –    30 August

    Featured image – The Deua River Historical newspapers were the Facebook of their day – recording the comings and goings of everyone in town. ancestry.com While not necessarily agreeing with the above blanket statement, a quick look through the papers of the past really provide us with some incredible detail. We now know that a Mr. […]

  • Mrs Bridget Johnston of Eurobodalla Public School, 1882-1927

    Mrs Bridget Johnston of Eurobodalla Public School, 1882-1927

    In 1924, when she was 65, the Education department’s age for retirement in those days, the powers-that-be asked Mrs Johnston to continue teaching. She retired three years later at the age of 68 Sixteen Women of Early Eurobodalla Noel Warry, Moruya and District Historical Society 1990 In my research over the past week I have come […]

  • Education Week

    Education Week

    Education Week has been showcasing  the achievements of our inspirational teachers, staff, students, Parents & Citizens Associations and community members in New South Wales for many years. ‘Celebrating our stories‘, the theme of  2013 Education Week, provides a great opportunity for our Society to celebrate achievements in this field by sharing some of the wonderful […]

  • Arbour Day

    Arbour Day

    Many of us would have memories of tree plantings and gardening at school each Arbour Day. This tradition is being continued to this day with National Schools Tree Day being held on the last Friday of July for schools. Arbour Day itself has a long history. England, France and the United States all have strong […]