After 82 consecutive Trove Tuesday posts, I’ve missed one. Yes, I just couldn’t get a post prepared this week and I’m a bit sad that it has come to an end. I really was hoping to get to 100 without a break. Now that I have broken the succession, it is a good time to say that I will have a short break from Trove Tuesday.
With a lot going on in my life including a rapidly approaching due date for my thesis , I need to take a break. I will still have a March Passing of the Pioneers post (hopefully in time) and will of course post for the Anzac Day Blog Challenge, which I just can’t miss. In the meantime, if I get a chance to post I will, but I’m not making any promises.
For Trove Tuesday this week, I intended to share some feedback from my post a few Tuesdays back called “Dear Cinderella”. It is always a bit nerve-racking when I write about someone, not related to me who people may remember. I did it when I wrote about Lottie Condon, Sultan Aziz, Elsie Day and again when I wrote about the owners of Skipton, the 1941 Melbourne Cup winner. I heard from family members of each of those people, which is great and, thankfully, the responses were positive.
I was lucky enough to receive an email and a blog comment from the granddaughters of Nicholas Dix, Paula and Dallas. Nicholas was one of the many children that wrote to the Leader Newspaper’s “Dear Cinderella” column. His description of his farm life in the Western District gives those researching the area a great record of daily life during that time, but for Paula and Dallas it provides a wonderful piece of family history. His granddaughters on finding my post were “thrilled” to have this reminder of their much loved grandfather who passed away over 30 years ago.
I may have found the article, but it is the work of those at Trove Australia, bringing us the great resource of digitised newspapers, that led to Nicholas’ letter coming to light. Without the digitisation program, the letter may have remained buried in an archive, possibly to be never read again. My aim with many of my Trove Tuesday posts, is to find such lost treasures and bring them out for all to read. If you would like to read my previous 82 Trove Tuesday posts until I resume them again, follow the link – Trove Tuesday. In the meantime, I hope that other bloggers continue the Trove Tuesday tradition of sharing Trove’s treasures.