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Torrens Valley Historical Journals 1977-1990

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Our Price: AU$29.50 Inc GST
Media: DATA CD - 1 CD (1198 pages)
Year: (1977-1990) 2010
ISBN: 9781742228983

Availability: Out of Print
Product Code: AU5081-1977
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This CD contains the Torrens Valley Historical Journal from 1997 to 1990, the journal of the Torrens Valley & District Historical Society. First published in January 1977, the journals have articles on a wide range of topics relating to the history and people within the Torrens Valley district (which incorporates the towns of Birdwood, Cudlee Creek, Forreston, Gumeracha, Hermitage, Houghton, Inglewood, Kenton Valley, Kersbrook, Millbrook, Mount Torrens, Paracombe).

Stories of pioneer families, interviews with older residents, extracts from newspapers, cemetery records, church and school histories, sporting results and so much more are included.

Gumeracha, February 18 [1867]
By the kindness of a friend I was able to send you a special despatch on Sunday announcing the sad intelligence of the total destruction of the Blumberg Steam Mills by fire, and now send you further particulars. It appears that about a quarter to 10 on Saturday night, Mr. S. Randell, the managing partner in the firm of Randell & Son, took his usual walk over the mill to see that it was going on right. After doing so he gave instructions to the men to stop the mill at 10 o’clock and to get steam up again at 1 o’clock on Monday morning. He then left the mill for his home, which is about three minutes’ walk and soon retired for the night. About 5 on Sunday morning he was awoke by the cry of fire ...

High quality scanned images of the each issue. This CD has been bookmarked for easy navigation, and pages can be searched, browsed, enlarged and printed out if required.

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  • Any computer using Adobe (Acrobat) Reader 4 or later
  • Adobe Reader 6 or later is recommended for CDs with searchable text

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