Collection M18 - Family scrapbooks

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Family scrapbooks


  • 1913-1965 (Creation)

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2 scrapbooks

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Biographical history

Myrtle Walker was the daughter of Thomas Blackmore (1848-1929 or 30), a farmer of Nugent, and Louisa Maria, daughter of B Reardon of Forcett. She married William Amos Walker of Franklin.

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Susanna Jane was the daughter of Thomas Blackmore (1848-1929 or 30), a farmer of Nugent, and Louisa Maria, daughter of B Reardon of Forcett. On 30 April 1914, she married John Earle at St Andrew’s Church of England, Nugent, Tasmania. Susanna was an ardent member of the Labor Party, a vegetarian and theosophist.

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Donated by Mrs Ivy Moseley, 5 January 1978, (through Mrs D A Lewis)

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Collection consists of two family scrapbooks compiled by sisters of Ivy Moseley (formerly Blackmore), Susanna Jane Earle and Myrtle Walker.
Both scrapbooks contain mostly undated cuttings from unidentified but chiefly local newspapers (e.g Hobart Mercury and Tasmanian Mail), and magazines (e.g Sydney Bulletin and Mirror). Often cuttings are from Saturday supplements or the 'Pink Page' of the Bulletin. Topics reflect women's interests: anecdotes and folklore; poems and stories by Australian authors {e.g article about Marie Bjelke Peterson, Tasmania, novelist(; local history (e.g paragraph about descendents living in Tasmania of Capt. Michael Connor of the First Fleet); news of members of the family (e.g brother, A R Blackmore enlists and resigns from teaching at Adventure bay School).
A few cuttings annotated in the hand of Ivy Moseley, identifying "Lassie from Nugent" and "vino of Nugent" as herself. (e.g "Labour Unity" by 'Lassie').

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Open for consultation

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This material is made available for personal research and study purposes under the University of Tasmania Standard Copyright Licence. For any further use permission should be obtained from the copyright owners. For assistance please contact

When reusing this material, please cite the reference number and provide the following acknowledgement:
“Courtesy of the UTAS Library Special & Rare Collections”

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PP September 2018




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