Trove Tuesday

Trove Tuesday – Niels John Christensen

Last week, I shared articles I had found for Niels Christensen, the husband of Emma Godfree Slawson. This week I am sharing articles I have found for his eldest son, Niels (or Neils) John Christensen.

The first notice I found was his probate notice.

Neils John Christensen probate notice
Advertising (1944, June 19). The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 – 1957), p. 11. Retrieved July 11, 2017, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article11824773

Niels John Christensen served as a councillor for the Alberton shire, like his father. I found the following articles that mention Niels as a councillor.

Municipal nominations
MUNICIPAL NOMINATIONS. (1914, August 15). The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 – 1957), p. 13. Retrieved July 11, 2017, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article10802133
Municipal elections
MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS. (1914, August 4). Gippsland Mercury (Sale, Vic. : 1914 – 1918), p. 3. Retrieved July 11, 2017, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article88670813
Shire of Alberton
Advertising (1917, August 29). Gippsland Standard and Alberton Shire Representative (Vic. : 1914 – 1918), p. 3. Retrieved July 11, 2017, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article121028667

The next article is Niels John Christensen’s obituary

Mr. N. J. Christensen
PASSED AWAY (1944, June 12). Gippsland Times (Vic. : 1861 – 1954), p. 1. Retrieved July 11, 2017, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article64167949

While he was president of the Alberton Shire, he performed the ceremony at the opening of the Port Albert Baths.

Port Albert Baths
Port Albert Baths. (1914, December 31). Glengarry, Toongabbie and Cowwarr Journal and Central Gippsland Reporter (Vic. : 1914), p. 4. Retrieved July 11, 2017, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article129524052

My final article is the engagement notice for his son, John Niels Christensen

Tuckey Christensen engagement
Family Notices (1936, August 27). Table Talk (Melbourne, Vic. : 1885 – 1939), p. 53. Retrieved July 11, 2017, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article149319523

 
Background of featured image is a photo from Unsplash – https://unsplash.com/new?photo=zdPnHL74eYE Photo by Nathalie Leon

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