Excerpts from Pyrenees Pioneers Edition 221 for inclusion in the website:

Newsletter No. 221 January - February 2005

Congratulations to Max Hobson on being awarded "Citizen of the Year" at Lexton on Australia Day 2005.


New searchable database of every bravery award ever given to Victorian Police, also searchable on location.

Avoca Police Station 15 June 1899. Report of Sergt. James Monks re repairs to double water closet.

Central Highlands Historical Association Inc, EXPO 2005 Family History & Local History Communication: Carrier Pigeon To Computers Lecture Friday 30th September 2005 8.00pm Mulkearns Theatre Australian Catholic University, Aquinas Campus EXPO Sat 1st & Sunday 2nd October 10am - 4pm A.C.U. Aquinas Campus 1200 Mair Street Ballarat Entry $8

For more information www.ballaratgenealogy.org.au/chha/chha.htm

The National Trust Research Manual Trace the History of Your House or Other Places edited by Celestina Sagazio. New Australia-Wide Edition can be ordered from National Trust of Australia(Victoria) 4 Parliament Place, East Melbourne 3002 @ $29.95 each plus postage & packing $7.00 each.

President’s Report Members who may have imagined that the Society went into recess for several months following the Christmas Break-up are much mistaken! Your President, Editor, and Treasurer have been busier than ever, cleaning up after the renovations, moving the Society’s treasures from storage back into the Court House, and catalogueing EVERY ITEM in a "Filemaker Pro" database.

ADSL broadband internet has come to Avoca recently, and we have connected it to the Apple iMac computer in the Court House. We can now use our own ADHS website and its many links to other sources when assisting visitors with their research.

Timothy and Mary MARTIN – my Avoca Connection

Names mentioned: Blanche Euphemia HEALE ; Elizabeth HEALE (born MEREDITH); Timothy Constentine MARTIN and his wife Mary (MURPHY); John GARDYNE; Francis MARTIN and wife Eliza (HUNGERFORD); William Carrington HEALE;

Story by Ted Maidment.

Copies of this complete 6-page newsletter are available at a cost of A$3.50 including postage within Australia, or A$5.00 overseas. Send order plus remittance to the Treasurer, ADHS Inc., PO Box 24 Avoca VIC 3467.