Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Trove Tuesday - Matrimony in Tooborac

I have been occupied with other things this week and so haven't had much time to prepare an interesting Trove Tuesday post. The digitised newspapers available through Trove are an amazing place to find family notices of vital events such as births, deaths and marriages. The following is a standard local newspaper wedding notice (I really think they used templates for these!) that I found recently in the newly digitised McIvor Times and Rodney Advertiser. This notice is about the 1895 wedding of my great grandparents, John Ellis and Margaret Anna Gilmore. 
Source: 1895 'Matrimony in Tooborac.', The McIvor Times and Rodney Advertiser (Heathcote, Vic. : 1863 - 1918), 3 May, p. 2, viewed 21 October, 2012, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article90151526
Matrimony in Tooborac.
On April 8th, Ellis-Gilmore. Maggie the eldest daughter of Mr W. Gilmore, of Gap Creek, Tooborac, was married to Mr J. Ellis, eldest son of Mr O. Ellis, of South Heathcote. A large number of friends and relatives of the bride and bridegroom were present to witness the interesting ceremony, after which a sumptuous breakfast was partaken of. Mr M'Master proposed the health of the newly married couple and then a largely attended reception was held, followed by a dance which lasted until the wee sma hours.
Trove Tuesday is a blogging prompt created by Amy from the Branches Leaves and Pollen blog.
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1 comment:

  1. Oh I wonder what made for an 'interesting ceremony'? Did the writer not like some aspect perhaps? Or a jilted lover?


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