ACT Heritage Library Manuscript Collection

HMSS 0270 Southwell Family Photographs and Realia

Scope and Content Notes

 

Call Number

HMSS 0270

Collection 

Southwell Family Photographs and Realia

Date Range

1830s-1957 

Quantity

0.36m (2 manuscript boxes) 

Access Conditions

open

Copying conditions

with attribution

Related Collections

 

 

The Southwell family were pioneers of the Belconnen and Hall districts. This is a collection of scrapbooks, photograph albums and reputed convict relics, and two typescript documents that outline some of the family history.

 

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Description

 

 

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Scrapbook, probably compiled by Beatrice Southwell. In several sections:
1. Newscuttings relating to the Canberra district, mostly undated, from ca 1913
2. Obituaries of the Southwell family and others, mostly dated, from 1939 to 1956
3. Weddings, golden weddings and diamond weddings of the Southwell family and others, mostly undated, from ca 1902 to ca 1950
4. Deaths and funerals, mostly undated, from ca 1901 to ca 1925

 

1901 – 1956

1

2

Scrapbook, probably compiled by Beatrice Southwell. In several sections:
1. Newscuttings relating to the Canberra district, mostly undated, from ca 1914
2. Engagements and weddings, Southwell family and others, mostly undated, from ca 1930.
3. Obituaries, Southwell family and others, mostly dated, from ca 1928

 

1914 – 1944

1

3

Scrapbook (exercise book in black cover), probably compiled by Beatrice Southwell; takes the form of a ‘commonplace book’, in chronological order. Includes local events from ca 1912, poems, humour, sermons and ‘good living’, hymns, news of Federal Capital Territory, notices of weddings and funerals, obituaries.

 

1912 – 1933

1

4

Scrapbook (exercise book without cover), probably compiled by Beatrice Southwell; takes the form of a ‘commonplace book’, in chronological order. Includes local events from ca 1932, poems, contributions to newspapers by members of Southwell and Kilby families, humour, sermons, war news, nature notes, notices of weddings and funerals, obituaries.

 

1932 – 1944

1

5

Album of photographs, probably compiled by Beatrice Southwell. Most partially identified; includes family members.

 

19th century

1

6

Album of photographs, probably compiled by Beatrice Southwell. Most are identified, some cut from publications; includes family members, public and church figures, and many of World War 1 soldiers. Spine is repaired with fabric.

 

 

Ca 1890 – 1920

2

1

Album of studio portraits, probably Southwell family and friends. Very few identified. Includes some soldiers in Light Horse uniform. A collection of dried leaves in the back of the album.

 

Ca 1900 - 1914

2

2

Board of convict relics. Title card signed ‘B. Southwell, Hall’. Includes:
Handcuffs found when ploughing near the old ‘Charnwood’ convict settlement, ca 1935, by Keith and Athol Kelly.
Badge engraved Closeburn Sharpshooters around a thistle surmounted by a crown, found at ‘Charnwood’, indicating the military unit stationed there as a convict guard.

 

Ca 1830s

2

3

‘Some family history – Thomas Southwell of Parkwood’. Address by Mrs C. R. E. Southwell to the Canberra and District Historical Society, 13 August, 1957.

 

1957

2

4

Beryl Southwell. ‘Parkwood Methodist Church. .... How it all began’. Typescript notes; copies of five hymns on back page.