Trove Tuesday

Trove Tuesday – Snakes were real

I forgot about this yesterday, so my post is late this week. I was recently working on the descendants of my 2x great grandparents Alfred Docwra and Mary Scott, and came across these articles for one of their descendants, Gwen Gilchrist.

Snakes were Real
SNAKES WERE REAL (1947, February 8). Daily Mercury (Mackay, Qld. : 1906 – 1954), p. 5. Retrieved April 8, 2020, from
Lost Snakes
LOST SNAKES (1947, February 27). The Northern Miner (Charters Towers, Qld. : 1874 – 1954), p. 4. Retrieved April 8, 2020, from

I’ve only shared the first two articles – there were 31 articles for Gwendolyn Gilchrist, and all but 1 of them were about this incident.  The other article was her marriage notice

Thornbury Bride
Thornbury Bride (1949, March 9). The Herald (Melbourne, Vic. : 1861 – 1954), p. 13. Retrieved April 7, 2020, from

My relationship to Gwen is:

Gwen Gilchrist relationship