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Correction Strangio Death Canberra Burial Register

Posted by hiddencanberra on January 3, 2016 at 11:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Correction to the Burial Register Canberra (now known as Woden) Cemetery.

25 August 1958 Francesco Antonio Strangio 8 Strzelecki Cresent Narrabundah arranged for the burial of Baby Maria Strangio who died 21 August 1958 aged 4 hours. RC Section. He also arranged for the burial of Maria Antonia Strangio of the same address who died 5 September 1958 aged 33 years. Her body was later exhumed and shipped to Italy.

Update Burial Register Canberra Cemetery WENSING

Posted by hiddencanberra on June 12, 2014 at 11:45 PM Comments comments (0)

The death of Alan Wensing on 6 June 1956 records his age as 12 in the burial register. It should read 1 hour. The baby boy was baptised by the doctor.The family lived in the Russell Hill Settlement in a cottage bought from the Tillyard family. The site of Russell Hill Settlement is close to the Campbell Shops.

ERROR RICHARD NANCARROW 1935 Canberra Electoral Roll

Posted by hiddencanberra on May 20, 2014 at 11:45 PM Comments comments (0)


I have an error in the 1935 electoral roll that I wish to correct. Richard Nancarrow is the correct person in the roll, but the added information about the death and burial of the Richard Nancarrow in 1955 is incorrect. They are two different men and I apologise for my mistake.  It was not intentional. Ann Gugler

Family - Charles Cooper

Posted by hiddencanberra on September 1, 2011 at 11:00 PM Comments comments (0)

From Geoff Meyer descendent of Sarah Moore nee Cooper, eldest child of Charles & Alse nee Davis.

Some bits and pieces based on what Sue Hatton sent me in to post today. It is better for me to type it all out including the marriage of Charles & Alse as that copy was based on a faded and partly illegible original in England. But it appears that both could write their name and also the two witnesses.

Baptism of Thomas Cooper –  Baptised 21st December 1743 Shipton o...

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Beadman Family from Araluen

Posted by hiddencanberra on July 28, 2011 at 8:46 PM Comments comments (1)

Two photographs of members of the Beadman family from Araluen have been placed in the photograph section. One shows Harold Beadman sn with his wife Florence and children standing on Big Bertha the German Gun brough to Australia.  Photograph taken in 1926.  Big Bertha was originally placed at the Molonglo Siding (now Fyshwick Industrial area) and later at Kingston.  This photograph was the Kingston site.  The Beadman family came from Araluen Gold Mining ...

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The Chills and Thrills of Rose Cottage Inn, Queanbeyan, A.C.T

Posted by hiddencanberra on May 26, 2009 at 11:59 PM Comments comments (4)

Rose Cottage Inn is located 14km from the epicentre of the city of Canberra. It comprises of two pise constructed buildings with interior and exterior walls both rendered and painted. The triangular shaped block also comprises of a modern house, two dams, shearing shed and yards, shearers' quarters, nursery and hay shed. The larger cottage has pise` framed walls in timber with concrete floors, lined board ceilings, painted corrugated iron roof, a 6 foot wide open veranda with timbered posts. ...

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Welcome to Haunted Canberra!

Posted by hiddencanberra on May 26, 2009 at 11:25 PM Comments comments (1)

This page will include alot of true stories about places in Canberra and the A.C.T that are haunted. It will include some incredible history as well as actual events pertaining to the stories about hauntings.

Please note well, this information is NOT to cheapen the spirits of the dead like most ghost tours do; but to show the utmost respect for those who lived in our past as friends, ancestors, family, neighbours etc of a bygone era.


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Posted by hiddencanberra on May 26, 2009 at 10:31 PM Comments comments (2)
By Maree Agland, researcher

Sophia Susanna Campbell  the daughter of George Campbell and Marrianne Collinson Close was born on Friday 26th June 1857 in Sydney, NSW  (Birth registration #1489/1857) and died a tragic and controversial death on Saturday the 30th May, 1885 at Duntroon Queanbeyan, NSW (Death registration #14113/1885) at the tender age of 27 years and 11 months.

    Sophia's gr...

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E-mail received with correction from Daryl Price.

Hi Ann, I am Roy Price's nephew (Julie Price's brother) and was looking at the family tree on the website. I came across my son, Philip, married to Vanessa. Her original maiden name is Vansant, (originally Van Sant) not Vasant, because she is of Dutch heritage. They have had two daughters, first one being Kaylee Rose Price, born 24 August 2011 and the other being Aila Mae Price, born 23 June 2015. Thanks for all y...

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E-mail received from Anne Tuohino with corrections (my apologies for errors - the original is a handwritten document): 

I was just on your Hidden Canberra website and used the "Burial Register Woden" to research my sisters death in 1962. Firstly I'd like to thank you for such a useful document! I'd like to spend some more time exploring the website as I grew up in Canberra and it holds a dear place in my heart. The reason I am messaging you is to let you know the details for both m...

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