Newspaper Clippings

In this section, random historical newspaper clippings found at Trove.

1880~1884 Jacob Johnson

My great grandfather, Jacob Johnson, ran foul of the law in colonial South Australia when he failed to formally divorce his first wife Ellen Sandery before marrying my great grandmother Emily Porter. The poor blighter served several months imprisonment, with hard labour, at Gladstone Goal for his crime. The case was widely reported in local …

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1883 The State of The Crops

“The State of the Crops — Mr. H. Baker of Kangaroo Flat, who about three weeks ago was travelling in the Hundreds of Lindley, Schomburg, Eba, and Bundey, gives us a deplorable account of the state of the crops in those hundreds. In Lindley, he put up at a hut, to get some dinner, and …

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1902 Dust Storm

MORGAN – November 19, 1902 A peculiar phenomenon was witnessed here last Wednesday which lasted for over an hour. The township became enveloped in red dust, so dense that indoors it was as dark as night. Lamps had to be lit, their light contrasted by the red glare outside was so white that it resembled …

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1920 Linda May Johnson

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1920 Rodney Len Kakoschke

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1938 Jacob Johnson Death Notice

The Advertiser – Thursday 14 July 1938 JOHNSON.— THE FRIENDS of the late Mr. JACOB JOHNSON (late of Quorn) are respectfully informed that his Funeral will leave his late residence, Gilles Plains, on THURSDAY, at 3 p.m. for the Dudley Park Cemetery. GEORGE A. BEECHING, Undertaker, 107 Prospect road. Prospect. Phone M 1321

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