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Don’t Forget to RSVP About the Party

Ida Green birthday invitationIda Green birthday invitation envelope

DESCRIPTION: an invitation sent to John Beavis Randell and his his wife Ella (nee Sinkinson) to attend Ida Green’s 21st birthday party. Both the Randell’s and Green’s were families that lived in Gumeracha, so no doubt would have know each other well.
DATE: January 1905
CURRENT OWNER OF THE ITEM: Alan Phillips
STORY/ABOUT: I love this item as I have a connection to it in two ways. Firstly it was sent to my great grandparents JB and Ella Randell, and secondly the party was held at the Green’s “Springvale” house which is where I grew up. How cool is that?

And I even found a a reference to this is in the South Australian Observer newspaper. These aren’t yet online on Trove, but have been transcribed and published in the Torrens Valley Historical Journals.

transcription from the Observer, 21 January 1905 newspaper, and copied from the Torrens Valley Historical Journal No. 82 (March 2012)

transcription from the Observer newspaper, 21 January 1905, and copied from the Torrens Valley Historical Journal No. 82 (March 2012)

One Response to “Don’t Forget to RSVP About the Party”

  1. Alan Phillips says:

    And of course “Springvale” is the property where Anthea and I now live. Unfortunately the old house had to be bulldozed 5 years ago to replaced with our current house. More comfortable and safer in the summer fire season, but not the same as the old.

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