Trove Tuesday: How Old is Elderly?

 

My great great¬†grandfather Benjamin Alfred Smart LATTER (1834-1903) was mentioned in newspapers many times. This is the only time that I have seen him called “elderly”. The fact that he was lifting a wagon out of the mud when injured makes this description rather surprising.

No title. (1888, August 21). The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), p. 2. Retrieved October 25, 2015, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article209446656
No title. (1888, August 21). The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 – 1924), p. 2. Retrieved October 25, 2015, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article209446656

Thankful Thursday – some new records

It is not often that I am pleased (thankful is probably a bit too strong a word!) to have a cold. But, because I stayed home from my usual session at the gym and watched Jill Ball’s Online Resources for Australian Research Hangout on Air, today has turned out to be one of those days. ¬†Thanks to Jill and her guests, I have an extra record and a new lead! Continue reading “Thankful Thursday – some new records”