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The Jackson Papers Revisited

Many of you will have heard of the The Jackson Papers and we have previously published articles about them and how HAFS worked to acquire a microfilm copy of at least some of them.  As previously reported, we have recently had the microfilm converted into a digital copy taking up many cd’s.  By way of […]

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Our President hard at work at one of our working bees

HAFS Resources

Members may not be aware that we have a significant volume of printed resources available for members’ use and research, housed at Tyrrell’s Vineyard, Pokolbin in an area of the Winery which HAFS is able to use for this purpose, thanks to the Tyrrell Family’s generosity.  Apart from books and other written and visual materials, […]

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Acquiring the Jackson Papers

The Research Papers of Canon JE Jackson MA, FSA (relating to the Hungerford Family) Canon John Edward Jackson (1805-1891) was a renowned English Historian and antiquary. He was trained for ordination and appointed as Curate of Farleigh Hungerford in 1834.  From his studies in local history, he developed an interest in the Hungerford Family which […]

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Photo taken by Elizabeth Van Veen c1996

Finding Hungerford

The town of Hungerford is located on the border of New South Wales and Queensland on the Paroo River, which is often only a string of waterholes. However, when in flood, the river provides a good water source for cattle and travellers, at the northern end of the Murray-Darling Basin, 214 km north-west of Bourke […]

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Margaret McMahon

Tree Change

Margaret McMahon [E.6.12a.1b.5c=] was born in 1940 in Sydney. She followed her father into the legal profession and married Gregan McMahon [E.6.12a.1b.5c], also a solicitor. Together they established a successful legal practice in Paddington. In 1973 Margaret and Gregan and two small children, following what Margaret believed was an “instinctive migratory urge”, sold their business and […]

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Three Hungerford soldiers

World War 1 and the Extended Hungerford Family

For the 100th anniversary of the beginning of World War I, the Hungerford & Associated Families Society, Inc., are commemorating the service and lives given by soldiers and nurses during what was commonly referred to as ‘The Great War’. There are 138 soldiers and nurses listed in Hungerfords Down Under, 2nd ed., 2013. Each serviceman […]

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