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A Gift to Great Great Grandma

Old Bible

old bible that belonged to Phebe Randell (nee Robbins)

inscription in Phebe's bible

old bible

DESCRIPTION: a small (A5 sized) bible, with a leather embossed cover and an inscription on the inside
DATE:
 12 March 1908
CURRENT OWNER OF THE ITEM:
 Anthea Phillips (nee Hannaford)
STORY/ABOUT:
My family has been involved with the Salem Baptist Church at Gumeracha ever since it was built, so when I found this old bible that was presented to my great great grandma Phebe Randell nee Robbins), for her services of teaching Sunday School at the Church, it didn’t surprise me, but it is still a very nice memento to have. The second photo two sort-of shows the embossed P. Randell on the cover, with photo three showing in the inscription.

She Died Too Young

Funeral Card - Charlotte Grace Robbins

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Charlotte Robbins’ death notice in the South Australian Register, Monday 19 June 1893, page 4

DESCRIPTION: Funeral card for Charlotte Grace Robbins
DATE: 10 June 1893
CURRENT OWNER OF THE ITEM: Alona Tester (nee Phillips)
STORY/ABOUT:  Charlotte was a daughter of John and Naomi Robbins, and was one of 10 children, and tragically she died when she was only 21. Charlotte is buried in a grave with one of her brothers and a sister at the Stockport Cemetery in South Australia.
You can see a picture of her grave here.

How They Communicated in the 1860s

lettter to Phebe Robbins from Mary Robbins

DESCRIPTION: this is a 3 page letter to Phebe Robbins from her mother, Mary Robbins (nee Houghton)
DATE: dated 21 July 1869
CURRENT OWNER OF THE ITEM: Alan Phillips
STORY/ABOUT: As letters were the method of communication of the time, this letter talks about a whole heap of people, and things relating to them.
I’m yet to find out if those mentioned are relatives, or just friends or neighbours of the family. Still it’s interesting to read that someone has moved, someone else has been staying while someone else is in hospital, and someone else died and so on.

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