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Anglican Baptisms 1926-84

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South West Churches - Baptismal Registers IndexSt Mary's Anglican Church, Cowaramup, Western Australia

Parish of Augusta-Margaret River, Diocese of Bunbury - This index covers churches across the South-West of Western Australia from Augusta in the south, north to Metricup.

Now available in the Members Only Area (MOA) the index includes details of interest to the family historian, and covers the following 7 churches...

Last Updated on Thursday, 06 February 2014 22:07

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Lonely Graves - Update Jan '14

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WA History in the makingLG-WALKER Roy Lionel

Have you had a look at our WA Lonely Graves website yet?

The website has been going ahead in leaps and bounds, thanks to some hard working WAGS members beavering away in the background. We have now uploaded 420+ images for surnames from each of the letters in the alphabet (except for the X's, Y's and Z's for which we do not have any images).

Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 January 2014 20:47

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Paddington Lane Walk Through

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1924 tour of London 1926-London Buses

The first colour film of London is a great reminder of what things were like at the time.

This film is part of a series by colour film inventor Claude Friese-Greene, released by the London Screen Archives and restored by the BFI National Archive. 

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 January 2014 11:10

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WWI NCO Class 2 Dec 1915

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Challenge for youNCO class 2 Dec 1915 - Who are they?

WAGS member Susan has a photo (shown here) that she has provided for our challenge to you.

Can you identify any (or all) of the men in the Class photo of the Blackboy Hill NCO class of Decmber 2, 1915?

These men would most likely have gone to the Western Front, rather than Gallipoli.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 February 2016 17:10

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Goldfields to Gallipoli

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Blown up on the job again!11th Btn CheopsPyramid

Many of the young men working in the WA Goldfields, did their duty by enrolling in the A.I.F. to fight in WWI.

The image of the men of the 11th Btn shown here was taken in 1915, but many of their number were victims of the battles at Gallipoli, and many of those in the photo died on the Western Front.

Last Updated on Friday, 10 January 2014 09:36

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Mind Your P's & Q's

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Four men Killed - Three Blown to PiecesField's Find Mine Explosion

12 Mine deaths in August 1899

Uploading the P's and Q's to our WA Lonely Graves website triggered a bit of research into the deaths of William PAYNE (see image here) and William QUIGLEY (see images here) who both died as a result of mining accidents in the same month and year. Quigley died on 21 August and Payne died along with 3 others in an explosion at the Field's Find Gold mine at Yalgoo 10 days later, on 31 August.

A quick search for WA newspapers in Trove for "mine death" in August 1899, revealed there was 12 deaths at WA mine sites that month.

Last Updated on Saturday, 04 January 2014 20:27

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New Year's Eve 2013

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2014 - A New Dawn BreaksLake Cowan Sunrise

WAGS President and Committee wish you all a great New Year and hope to see you all back in 2014.

Image from photographer Alan Carmichael (used with permission)

Last Updated on Tuesday, 31 December 2013 16:25

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Christmas 2013

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Christmas Wishes from WAGSChristmas 1960 Stamp

WAGS management committee extends our best wishes to all of our volunteers, members and their families for Christmas and the New Year.

We hope to see you all back safe and sound to continue your genealogical journey in 2014.

WAGS reopens on Monday Jan 13, 2014 at 09:30

Last Updated on Friday, 27 December 2013 11:01

Lonely Graves Map

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WA Lonely Graves Maplg-news1

Thanks to detailed work by WAGS volunteer John Blackburn, we now have geo-locations for many of the lonely graves on the WAGS - Lonely Graves of Western Australia website - The Map is available here: WA Lonely Graves Map.

There are more locations to come which will be added as the images are loaded onto the lonely graves website.

Last Updated on Sunday, 22 December 2013 08:52

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Lost Souls & Resting Places

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Loney Graves of Western AustraliaMilly Milly Station Cemetery

New WAGS Web site launch

Pioneers, adventurers, travellers, outback workers and many others have been laid to rest in lonely graves and burial places across the length and breadth of Western Australia, some in hard to access places. Resting places include Pioneer and Church yard cemeteries that bear witness to these lost souls.

Yvonne and Kevin Coate, authors of the well known "Lonely Graves of Western Australia and Burials at Sea",  have generously donated their image collection of lonely graves to WAGS to be shared with members and the public.

Last Updated on Saturday, 21 December 2013 20:34

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