Trove Tuesday

Trove Tuesday – Alexander Alexander Harley

For this week’s Trove Tuesday post, I am sharing articles I found for my great grandfather, Alexander Alexander Harley.

The first article I found was Alexander’s death notice.

Alexander A. Harley death notice
Family Notices (1939, September 8). The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 – 1957), p. 4. Retrieved March 14, 2017, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article11263698

The next two articles were the marriage notices for Alexander and my great grandmother, Henrietta Louisa Russell.

Harley Russell marriage notice
Family Notices (1888, August 27). The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 – 1924), p. 2. Retrieved March 14, 2017, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article209447054
Harley Russell marriage notice (The Age)
Family Notices (1888, August 25). The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 – 1954), p. 5. Retrieved March 14, 2017, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article196006490

There were many articles that mentioned A. A. Harley, Woolamai.  I have chosen to share just a few that I found.

The first article is from before his marriage, when he was living at Albert Park.

The Zoological and Acclimatisation Society
THE ZOOLOGICAL AND ACCLIMATISATION SOCIETY. (1889, October 2). The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 – 1957), p. 5. Retrieved March 14, 2017, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8555617

This next article is when he first applied for land in Gippsland.

Local Land Board
LOCAL LAND BOARD. (1893, April 25). Traralgon Record (Traralgon, Vic. : 1886 – 1932) , p. 3 (MORNING.). Retrieved March 14, 2017, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article59315026

The following article features his work as a councillor.

A Phillip Island Request
SHIRE GRIEVANCES. (1924, September 24). The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 – 1954), p. 14. Retrieved March 14, 2017, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article203665175

His eldest son Harrie is mentioned as well in this next article.

Crown Lands
CROWN LANDS. (1910, February 12). Weekly Times (Melbourne, Vic. : 1869 – 1954), p. 46. Retrieved March 14, 2017, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article221813131

More of the family get a mention in this article. First mentioned is A. A. Harley, then Edna Harley, his youngest daughter, followed by Keith Harley, one of his sons, and finally Dorrie Harley, another of his daughters.

Woolamai
WOOLAMAI. (1916, July 21). Powlett Express and Victorian State Coalfields Advertiser (Vic. : 1915 – 1918), p. 3. Retrieved March 14, 2017, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article130663573

My final article is about the sale of the family farm at Woolamai.

Sale of Hazel Glen
Advertising (1952, January 19). The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 – 1954), p. 18. Retrieved March 14, 2017, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article204971007

The home farm was bought by his son Cecil and daughter Dorothy. My fondest memories of my childhood were holidays spent at the nearby Kilcunda Caravan Park, and visiting Uncle Cec and Aunty Dorrie on the farm.  The photo featured above is one I took in 1984, from the hill above the farm, looking towards Kilcunda.

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