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First Home Owners: Build or Buy

First Home Owners: Build or Buy

A must read if you're ready for your first home

Ready for your first home?

You might be tossing up between building a new home or buying an existing one. 

Read this article to discover the pros and cons of each and find out which option is right for you.

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5 Ways to Increase The Value of Your Home

5 Ways to Increase The Value of Your Home

(That don't break the bank)

Do you want to increase the value of your home?

There are plenty of small changes you can make to your house to give you the best chance of adding value on auction day.

Here are 5 proven ways to increase the value of your home before it comes time to sell.

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Connecting the Regions through the World’s Digital Platform Thursday, September 12, 20190

Connecting the Regions through the World’s Digital Platform

Monday this coming week our Principal Kate Schwager of KateS On Web and the instigator of the Namoi Group of Websites will be talking at the...
Member for Barwon calls for immediate independent audit of Rural and Regional Public Hospitals Tuesday, September 10, 20190

Member for Barwon calls for immediate independent audit of Rural and Regional Public Hospitals

Barwon MP Roy Butler has renewed his party’s call for an independent audit of rural and regional public hospital services and...
First Home Owners: Build or Buy Monday, September 09, 20190

First Home Owners: Build or Buy

Ready for your first home? You might be tossing up between building a new home or buying an existing one.  Read this article to...
North West Local Land Services 2019/2020 Funding opportunities Monday, September 09, 20190

North West Local Land Services 2019/2020 Funding opportunities

5 Ways to Increase The Value of Your Home Thursday, September 05, 20190

5 Ways to Increase The Value of Your Home

Do you want to increase the value of your home? There are plenty of small changes you can make to your house to give you the best chance of...
Wee Waa Women's Health Night Wednesday, September 04, 20190

Wee Waa Women's Health Night

Local ladies will be treated to a night of fun, food and relaxation in celebration of Women’s Health Week this month. “It’s...
Wee Waa model taking on international modelling competition Wednesday, September 04, 20190

Wee Waa model taking on international modelling competition

A Wee Waa local will soon get a glimpse of the big city lights of Melbourne for an international modelling contest.  Toby Knight, 22, will...
Northern Inland Regional Development Corporation Grants List Saturday, August 31, 20190

Northern Inland Regional Development Corporation Grants List

Welcome to our Business and Infrastructure Funding Opportunities Newsletter Welcome to our Business and Infrastructure Funding Opportunities...
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Rural News

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Senate reacts to rural concerns with two controversial inquiries

Great Barrier Reef farm run-off and Inland Rail will be investigated as Senators responds to rural communities.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Kazakhstan increasing trade ties with China

The Kazakhstan Ministry of Agriculture said it expected to export about seven million tonnes of grain and flour in the 2019/20 marketing year.

Monday, September 16, 2019

Destocking pushes ag export values to record highs

We've hit a record for ag exports but it is a bittersweet milestone, as much of the gains have been made due to destocking.

Monday, September 16, 2019

Trade tensions and superfine wool glut to push down prices

The national commodity forecaster, ABARES, is tipping an average EMI of 1435c a kg in 2019-20.

Monday, September 16, 2019

What we can learn from the Visible Farmer project

Youth Voices Leadership Team chair Dr Jo Newton says we must unite to tell the story of agriculture in Australia.

Monday, September 16, 2019

Policy black hole will drag ag down as the climate changes

Farmers for Climate Action sound alarm over lack of national strategy to adapt agriculture to effects of global warming.

Monday, September 16, 2019

Wool bounces to record price rise

Wool prices took their biggest ever leap last week but will the rise be sustained if more wool flows onto the market.

Monday, September 16, 2019

The Big Six of weed management

Farmers have been given six commandments in terms of their weed management strategies.
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Political News

Member for Barwon calls for immediate independent audit of Rural and Regional Public Hospitals Tuesday, September 10, 20190

Member for Barwon calls for immediate independent audit of Rural and Regional Public Hospitals

Barwon MP Roy Butler has renewed his party’s call for an independent audit of rural and regional public hospital services and...
New push to stop Narrabri in NSW Upper House Friday, August 30, 20190

New push to stop Narrabri in NSW Upper House

He said it is designed to "press pause" on Santos' long delayed Narrabri CSG project.

Mining watchdog suspends Narrabri Coal's exploration licence Friday, August 23, 20190

Mining watchdog suspends Narrabri Coal's exploration licence

THE state's mining watchdog has suspended the exploration licence of Narrabri Coal, for building unauthorised tracks in the Pilliga...
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Local Events

Gloucester's Lyn Stewart to launch her self-published book at Gloucester Bookshop

Published on Saturday, July 13, 2019

Gloucester's Lyn Stewart to launch her self-published book at Gloucester Bookshop

From the Gloucester Advocate story by Anne Keen

Gloucester's Lyn Stewart had a niggling interest in researching her family history.

Like many Australians, her family tree has a range of convicted criminals, which was partly what first piqued her interest. But it was chasing down that tale of her great great grandmother, Margaret Murphy which inspired her to write a book.

She started researching her relative by first acquiring Margaret's death certificate as it provided details of her date of death, the date and location of her birth, and the names of her parents.

"It said she was 81 when she died in January 1884. She was from Tipperary (Ireland) and her parents were James, a hotel keeper, and Elizabeth," Lyn explained.

But it was still too little to go on.

Then she had a break-through when she found out a distant relative of hers was in possession of a family document that Margaret had brought with her to Australia.

"It turned out to be the legal agreement for the marriage of Margaret's parents. It was an 1801 document written in English on vellum or calf skin," Lyn smiled.

The document was a goldmine of information detailing many names of relatives on both sides of the marriage, as well as the location of the groom's family business, the Glengall Arms Hotel in Cahir, County Tipperary, Ireland. This information inspired Lyn to take her research to the source and board a flight to Ireland in 2014, which would end up being one of three trips across the globe in search of her family tree.

During her first visit, she found the hotel once owned by the Murphy family, and made contact with a local historian. Just before she was due to come home, she learned there was a stash of Murphy family artifacts in an old Gregorian home which was in the family until 1975 and saw the last remaining Murphy pass away.

Determined to find out what was stored in the house, Lyn ventured back to Ireland in 2016, and with much persistence, gained entry into the home and to the collection.

"The contents of a large box were laid on the table. It was unbelievable. My jaw dropped. I was speechless."

Lyn managed to convince the owner of the house to donate the documents to the county's archives, and in 2018, she made her final trip to Ireland, where she spent a week sifting through all the material.

When she returned, she set to writing Searching for Margaret Murphy, from Tipperary to New South Wales, a Murphy family history, which she self-published in June. On Wednesday July 24, Lyn is having an official book launch at the Gloucester Bookshop at 5.30pm, where the books will be on sale.

But her dilemma is about how to let all the Murphy family descendants know about the book. Her first point of call will be at a Murphy family reunion in Burren Junction, west of Narrabi on Saturday, August 17. For more information about the reunion or the Murphy family history email lynstewart@netspace.net.au or elizabeth@powellfarms.com.au.

Full Story  https://www.gloucesteradvocate.com.au/story/6256596/a-quest-for-family-history-captured-in-a-book/

 

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