Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Trove Tuesday - Yet more Pusells

We are regularly advised to return to online sources such as Trove and redo our searches. I certainly remind people to do this when I am giving presentations. So I am about to practice what I preach.

My maternal grandmother's maiden name was Pusell and I believe that nearly everyone with that surname is a descendant of my convict ancestor James Pusell.  I 'll do a simple search for Pusell and see if it turns up anything new.

The first article is a wedding report for Mum's second cousin, Horace Keith Pusell. It gives me plenty of new information to add to my Family Historian database.

1948 'PUSELL—KIRK.', National Advocate (Bathurst, NSW : 1889 - 1954), 24 December, p. 4, viewed 29 September, 2015, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article161677431
The second entry is another wedding coincidentally it is for Keith's sister, Kathleen Mavis Pusell, to Ronald Collins and it is from the same newspaper "National Advocate (Bathurst, NSW : 1889 - 1954)" which  I assume has been recently added to Trove.

I had previously seen the next few entries on the list but this one from the National Advocate about Terry Pusell was new to me. I wonder if it is the same Terry Pusell that was an Altar Boy at Keith's wedding?

1951 'BATHURST CYCLING.', National Advocate (Bathurst, NSW : 1889 - 1954), 2 April, p. 4, viewed 29 September, 2015, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article161398438
The next article from 1926 about Mum's first cousins comes from another newspaper, "Mudgee Guardian and North-Western Representative (NSW : 1890 - 1954)".

1926 'The Pusell Boys.', Mudgee Guardian and North-Western Representative (NSW : 1890 - 1954), 12 August, p. 28, viewed 29 September, 2015, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article155948184
What I found is that ten of the twenty hits on the first page of results for my Pusell search were new.

Isn't that awesome!


Andrew Waugh said...

You may already have this...

"A very serious accident occurred on 1st August about noon in connection with the coal haulage from the screens at No 1 Colliery [Kandos] to the factory [Cement Works]. Two young boys, the elder, W Pussell, about 9 years of age, were caught in the rope tension sheaves and the elder boy having both legs broken and two fingers cut off; his condition was very grave, he later lost one leg; the younger was not seriously hurt."

Kandos Cement, A history of the Cement Manufacturing Industry at Kandos, Bruce A. Fleming, Vol 1, 2012, p93

Jill Ball said...

I do thanks Andrew. Mum also has a photo of William after he lost his leg.


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