PALMER STREET WOOLLOOMOOLOO

 

WE are now in receipt of some very interesting documents from a time when Melinda was residing in PALMER STREET. 1868 it was.

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HERE WE HAVE HER SIGNATURE ON DOCUMENTS WHICH WE WILL REVEAL AT A LATER DATE.

FOR THE MOMENT – LETS LOOK AT PALMER STREET .


1853 IN PALMER STREET

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article665136

Sudden Death. – About half-past eleven o’clock on Monday night, a Mrs. Short, of
Palmer-street, Woolloomooloo, was found dead
on her sofa by some neighbours. Only a child
about seven or eight months old was in her house
at the time. Her husband was killed about a
year ago. An inquest was held yesterday afternoon at the Fitz Roy Hotel on the body of the
aforesaid Marcella Short. It appeared that she
was a young woman who bad for some time past
been unfortunately addicted to drinking. The
jury returned a verdict-Death from natural
causes, but accelerated by habits of intemperance.
-Empire, April 6 1853

1854 IN PALMER STREET

 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article695817

The Maitland Mercury… Wednesday 13 December 1854 Supplement

A SERIOUS ACCIDENT OCCURRED WHEN A BRICKLAYER ON A HOUSE BEING BUILT BY ROGER MURPHY IN PALMER STREET, WAS PRECIPITATED TO THE GROUND WHEN SCAFFOLDING COLLAPSED. HE WAS REPORTED TO BE IN A VERY DANGEROUS STATE.

1854. HOW TO ENSURE THAT THERE IS WATER FOR EVERYBODY.

 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article696067

HEREIN A PRIVATE LETTER IS PUBLISHED. FROM 33 PALMER STREET – MR PORTUS HAS STUDIED THE WATER PROBLEM AND HAS COME TO A VARIETY OF SOLUTIONS AND WISE USES OF WATER. HE MAKES USE OF IRON SHIP TANKS IN THE COLLECTING OF RAIN WATER.

1855 . NO 96 PALMER STREET .

 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article705207

The Maitland Mercury… Wednesday 22 August 1855 Supplement

AWFULLY SUDDEN DEATH IN PALMER STREET. IT WAS OF A MARRIED FEMALE NAMED MAY ANN MCKENZIE, WIFE OF ONE OF THE NEW POLICE. SHE WISHED TO ACCOMPANY HER HUSBAND WHEN HE WENT OUT AND HE DECLINED. READ THE ARTICLE TO SEE WHAT HAPPENED NEXT ! IT WAS AWFULLY SUDDEN.

1866 – 

THE FOUNDERING OF THE KETCH VICTORY

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article1269674

MT JAMES HOGG , LIMEBURNER, OF PALMER STREET WOOLLOOMOOLLOO , OWNED A KETCH CALLED THE VICTORY. IN JUNE 1866 IT FOUNDERED OFF THE HEADS BRINGING A CARGO OF SHELLS BACK FROM BROEKN BAY. ONE OF THE CREW WAS FOUND DEAD IN THE DINGHY. A NAMELESS DUTCHMAN SO HE WAS.

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