Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Trove Tuesday

After reading other geneablogger's Trove Tuesday posts, I was inspired to find something new on Trove.  Searching for articles about the European Hotel in Bathurst, I came across a mention of my 2nd great grandmother, Catherine Curran, nee Whitelock.  I knew she was a teacher from electoral rolls but I knew nothing else about her teaching career.  I found this hard to read but I'm pretty sure I have it transcribed accurately now.

Source: The Bathurst Times (NSW : 1909 - 1925), Saturday 14 January 1922, page 4

"Mrs C W Curran, of Arncliffe, has been spending a couple of weeks in Bathurst.  She has been accompanied by her youngest son and only daughter and has been the guest of Mr C Ledlin, of the European Hotel.  Mrs Curran is a wonder.  She has been in charge of one public school or another since she was 21 years of age, and even prior to that was mistress of the infant department at Bathurst South School.  She now has charge of Arncliffe.  During her long and active association with the Education Department she has been a keen music enthusiast.  Incidentally she married and contributed to the nation ten fine young Australians, nine of whom are still living and making good.  Her eldest son is 25 years old, and, unless one knew the family, one would never believe that Mrs Curran answered grandmother to at least three children."

This article was published in The Bathurst Times on 4 January, 1922.  Thank you Trove :)


  1. Looks like teaching is in the Curran blood. Congratulations on your first Trove Tuesday post.

  2. Thank you Jill :) Catherine is the only direct ancestor of mine who is a teacher, so must be in the blood, it just skipped 5 generations!