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… With Return Thanks

Return Thanks - envelope Dec 1926

Return Thanks - envelope back Dec 1926

Return Thanks - note Dec 1926

death notice in the Sydney Morning Herald newspaper, 8 December 1926

death notice in the Sydney Morning Herald newspaper, 8 December 1926
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article16338540

funeral notice in the Sydney Morning Herald newspaper, 9 December 1926

funeral notice in the Sydney Morning Herald newspaper, 9 December 1926
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article16339077

DESCRIPTION: this small “Return Thanks” note was sent from Susannah Broadribb (nee Hannaford) to her brother and his family thanking them for their sympathy on the death of her husband Joseph
DATE:
 December 1926
CURRENT OWNER OF THE ITEM:
 Alan Phillips
STORY/ABOUT:
Susannah Rebecca Broadribb (nee Hannaford) and her family lived at Rockdale, in New South Wales, while a number of her siblings  stayed in South Australia. Her brother, whom the letter is addressed to, John Elliott Hannaford and his wife, Mary Hannaford (nee James) lived at Birdwood, South Australia.

A Collection of Cousins

0001 Hannaford kidsDESCRIPTION: a cabinet card with what is believed to be some grandchildren of Frederick and Elizabeth Hannaford (nee Sanders).
Boys at back: Roy, Ralph and Elliott
Girls: Linley, Jean and Ruby (at the front)
Boys at front: Cecil and Dudley
DATE: undated, approx. 1898
CURRENT OWNER OF THE ITEM:
 Alan Phillips
STORY/ABOUT:
While I don’t know specifically as I’m no photo expert, but to me all of these kids look like they are all dressed up, so I think they are in their Sunday best. Ralph (the kid at the back in the middle) is my great grandpa, and I can see a family resemblance that I didn’t specifically know was there.
Unusually this photograph doesn’t have any identifying photographer details so I can’t narrow down as to ‘where’ it was taken, other than saying ‘presumably at one of the Hannaford residences in South Australia’.

Remnants of a Family Photo

Hannaford siblings

DESCRIPTION: A large (a3 sized) oval portrait photograph affixed to hard cardboard showing the three children of Ralph Gould Hannaford and Dorothy McCullough. L-R: Robert, Patricia and Cecil.
DATE:
 c.1926
CURRENT OWNER OF THE ITEM:
 Anthea Phillips (nee Hannaford)
STORY/ABOUT:
This is a photograph that has been printed (or pasted on to a board), which has then been handcoloured. Sadly I don’t know any real story about this particular photograph, but it is in a bad state (you can tell by the blotches on the image above), it needs preserving.  It is likely to have been owned by my grant grandparents Ralph and Dorothy Hannaford, and at some stage was passed down to son, Cecil.
As there seems to be very few Hannaford heirlooms that our family has, it makes this beautiful photograph even more precious. Not only because it has my grandpa Cecil in it (and I’ve not seen a picture of him that young), but that it also has his brother Robert in it, who was killed in action in WW2 at  Rabaul.

Dear Min, …
Messages from 107 Years Ago

postcard showing the Gumeracha Bridge, dated 8thOctober 1906

postcard showing the Gumeracha Bridge, dated 8th October 1906

the back of the Gumeracha Bridge postcard ... Addressed to Miss M[in] Norsworthy at Gumeracha, from Ethel

the back of the Gumeracha Bridge postcard … Addressed to Miss M[in] Norsworthy at Gumeracha, from Ethel

I've turn the back upside down so you can read the little message that Ethel wrote to Min

Gumeracha Bridge postcard – I’ve turned the back upsidedown so you can read the little message that Ethel wrote

a postcard showing the Gumeracha Mail Coach going down the main street, dated 28th November 1906

a postcard showing the Gumeracha Mail Coach going down the main street, dated 28th November 1906

the back of the Mail Coach postcard from Ethel to Miss M. Norsworthy dated 29th November 1906

the back of the Mail Coach postcard from Ethel to Miss M. Norsworthy dated 28th November 1906

Mail Coach postcard turned upsidedown so you can read the message Ethel wrote to Min

Mail Coach postcard turned upsidedown so you can read the message Ethel wrote to Min

DESCRIPTION: two old postcards showing views of the town of Gumeracha, South Australia sent from Ethel, to Miss Minnie Norsworthy at Gumeracha
DATE: the first is dated 8th October 1906, the second 28th November 1906
CURRENT OWNER OF THE ITEM: Alan Phillips
STORY/ABOUT:  To be honest I don’t know the story of these items, but I have found out that Minnie Norsworthy was the 3rd wife of John Hannaford, so that’s the family connection.

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