Thursday, 28 January 2016

Corroba Post Office

Welcome to the New Year. We've had an inquiry about Corroba Post Office. Can anyone help?

I wonder if you could help me. I am trying to find the location of Corroba Post Office which I believe used to be in the the Stockton area. Would you have any information on this and what does the name "Corroba" mean. Also do you have any information on the history of Fern Bay.

Friday, 2 October 2015

No Research Day - October Long Weekend - 3rd Oct 2015

ANNOUNCEMENT - There will be no Research Day at the Hall, this Saturday 3 Oct 2015. If you have any research queries, please email us and we will attempt to help you with your questions.

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Orica Talk and Stockton Over the Years Book Relaunch

It was a busy night for all involved on 16 August 2015, with a talk by Orica Kooragang, General Manager, Scott Reid about the history of the site, the relaunch of the first two volumes (brown and blue) of Stockton Over The Years and our Annual General Meeting for 2015.

First up Scott gave a really interesting talk about the site on Kooragang, including a number of images of the site when it was originally constructed. These were quite interesting as a couple contained pictures in the background of the reclamation at the bottom end of Stockton at the site of the ferry wharf. The many phases of expansion were also covered.


After the talk and discussion, Scott presented the newly printed Vol. 1 (Brown) and Vol. 2 (Blue) to our President, Irene Butterworth. We thank Orica for all their support in arranging and paying for the printing of the new copies of the books. They are still extremely popular and a valuable resource for those studying the history of Stockton.


 The books will be available for online purchase and at selected venues around Stockton. Please contact us if you are interested in purchasing a copy.

Thanks again to Orica for their support during the process of producing the books, with special thanks to Sherree Woodroffe and Scott Reid.

http://www.orica.com/

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Robert Owen JONES - Another WW1 Frame Soldier Identified

Another of the soldiers in our WW1 Photo Frame has now been identified. He is Soldier 13 - 8074 Robert Owen JONES. After the war he lived at Mackie Ave, New Lambton and worked as a chemist for many years.


Cambrian News and Merionethshire Standard, 17th March 1916, p.5


He is the brother of the first soldier we were able to name, Soldier 17 - 2612 Llewelyn JONES.


Friday, 10 April 2015

Unidentified Photos from 70 Roxburgh St Stockton

We were recently contacted to see if we could help identify some family photos found in 70 Roxburgh St Stockton. They are from around 1946. Can you help us get these photos back to the family?






Thursday, 19 March 2015

Another Stockton Soldier Identified - WW1 Photo Frame

After some technological detective work, we have identified another soldier from our World War One Photo Frame!!

Meet - Soldier 3 - 1156 - John Elder JONES



We were able to identify him via an article on Trove. Private JONES survived the war and returned to Australia in May 1917.


"No title." The Newcastle Sun (NSW : 1918 - 1954) 13 Sep 1919: 1. 

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Unidentified World War One Soldiers on Stockton Memorial

We are currently working on a project to write and publish biographies of every service man and woman from Stockton who served in World War One. So far we have records for 250 people. However, there are a number of names on the memorial which we can't find records for and whose full names we don't know. Can you help us identify these people? It is possible some of these men may have been in the Merchant Marine or served in some capacity other than the AIF or Navy. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

All these people had some association with Stockton - born or lived here, had parents or friends living here.

CARR, A
COBURN, F N
COLLINS, O A
DALGLEISH, R H
DICK, Dr
DUFFY, P
FINN, P E
GALLEN, T
GAVIN, Thomas
GOLDTHORPE, Harry
GRAHAM, J
GRAHAM, W
GREEN, J C
GREENWOOD, F
HALLAWELL, L
HARRIS, C
HARRIS, W
HERNIMAN, C
HILL, E W
HURST, S
JONES, A
JONES, G
JONES, J R
JONES, Les
JONES, R
JORDAN, D
JOYCE, H H
LAST, P H H
LEHMAN, Charles Christian
LESLIE, L A
MARSH, Samuel
MASON, B
MATHIESON, W
MCDONALD, R
MOORE, F
MUIR, W P
MURRELL, Edward Clarence
PUGH, Thomas William
RAYMOND, M
REYNOLDS, P
RICHARDSON, W
ROBERT, J
SHEARMAN, George
SKILTON, C P
TERRY, S
WILSON, A
WILSON, G
WILSON, J W