Rolls of Honour

The Goldfields has many 'Rolls of Honour' from the Boer war through to the Vietnam war both in public places and in private building. This is a collection of some of the more hard to find rolls, listing those who fought and those who died.

Off to the Boer War:-

Goldfields Men in the Boar War:- “The West Australian 6 Apr 1901′ THE SIXTH CONTINGENT  –  AT KARRAKATTA CAMP. At last the members of the Sixth Contingent have been supplied with uniforms. On Thursday evening these were delivered, and yesterday each man was handed his khaki-coloured clothes. The men were paraded in their uniforms […]

Ratepayers Gazetteer -1900

The following is an extract from an excellent online Gazetteer sent to me by an OFH reader, John Pritchard. In the foreword the publishers confidentially exclaim that this, the first issue, will be an annual production. Each year getting bigger and better. Sadly this never came to be and it appears that this was the […]

Portraits of Crime – NSW archives

The State Archives of NSW have just released over 46,000 records of people in NSW Gaols from 1870-1930. Each record has the following information:- The Gaol Photographic Description Books contain a photograph of each prisoner and the following information: number, prisoners’ name, aliases, date when portrait was taken, native place, year of birth, details of […]

Seven Births and a wedding – Abbotts

This is the last of the recent snapshots of the town of Abbotts. There are seven births recorded as taking place in Abbotts and one wedding. This almost matches the number of  deaths which were eleven. Births Registered in ABBOTTS:- MASON Arthur Collins, born 1905 Father:- Edward Isaac MASON, Mother:- Mary Elizabeth COLLINS MASON Hamblin […]

Abbotts Cemetery

ABBOTTS (Yoothapina Station) Reserve 6980 and 22406 AZIZ Abdul, d 29 Apr 1900, 43yrs, at Abbotts GM, Occ:- Camel driver BISHOP Richard, d 26 Jan 1896, 54yrs, at Abbotts. Occ:- Labourer on contract at the Government Well. BURGES/S Henry William d 23 Dec 1896, at Abbotts General Co, Abbotts, age 44, Occ:- Blacksmith CAMPBELL John […]