Newsletters

These newsletters are produced to inform family about the findings of our research. They are sent out at irregular intervals, but so far we have produced issues on average at approximately six-monthly intervals.

The newsletters are:

  1. May 27, 2007:
    Contents: Intro, Mary Wilson - an introduction; The Rogers - a short summary; The Geyers - a short summary; Geyer Research Problems - trying to put things together; Current Activities; Future Plans; Photographs - putting together a CD; Where was Dolo change station - a clipping from the Barrier Miner; Ancestors of Alexander GEYER - a pedigree chart. (6 pages)
  2. Nov 22, 2007:
    Contents: New Contacts - Gloria Lumley, Les van der Sluys, Chris Le May, Gwen Ford; Rogers' ship - still not identified; A visit to Old Tintinallogy - photos & descriptions from Mary's trip; Johanna Henrietta GEYER - a brief biography; Photographs - an update on the CD; Books - listing family mentions; Current Activities - an update; Ancestors of Heinrich Christian GEYER - a pedigree chart. (8 pages)
  3. Mar 31, 2008:
    Contents: Research Progress - new contacts and developments; from Last time - some corrections; Miner to Photographer - a look at the work activities of Heinrich GEYER Snr including some of his photographs; Finding Old Tintinallogy - a brief description of the location and some history of the settlement; Books - listing family mentions; Current Family Happenings - a little news; 1885 map of the Tintinallogy Run. (8 pages)
  4. Jul 12, 2008:
    Contents: Research Progress - new contacts and developments; from Last time - more info to hand, a note on 'Brummagem' and a correction; Old Tintinallogy Burials - a listing of identified interments; Current Family Happenings - bereavements and recent activities (with photos); Tracking a Bushranger - Rutherford at Tintinallogy as an example of how we chase down this information; Are they our Geyers - some names you might recognise; Finally a website - advertising this site; Interviews - an upcoming prospect; Books - listing family mentions; 1885 map of the Teryawynia Run. (8 pages)
  5. Jan 15, 2009:
    Contents: Research Progress - new contacts and developments; from Last time - Mark & Matt Geyer, a new branch; extract from the Wilcannia Times - History corner; A ship for the Rogers - the Dirigo, with details of the voyage in 1854; Current Family Happenings - bereavements and recent activities (with photos); Anne Geyer (nee Colen), advertising as a midwife; Tintinallogy photo, some background; More Heinrich Geyer photos - who are they; Why family history? (The Story Tellers); Books - listing family mentions; A thank you; 1864 photo of Tintinallogy homestead, with Chomley background. (10 pages)
  6. Apr 15, 2009:
    Contents: Research Progress - new contacts and developments; from Last time - feedback, some local placenames; A Tale of Two Brothers - Henry Cydney GEYER (died of wounds at Gallipoli) and Harty GEYER Jnr in WWI; Current Family Happenings - bereavements and recent activities (with photos); A Tale of Tom BORTHWICK - Uncle Tom's experiences in World War II (killed near Florence, Italy); Our Service People - a preliminary list from WWI & WWII, For The Fallen - Laurence BINYON; Bereavement - Christian Edward GEYER; A Request about 'Louise Dixon' (Les van der SLUYS); Books - listing family mentions; ROGERS family tree (a drop chart). (16 pages)
  7. Jul 12, 2010:
    Contents: Research Progress - new contacts and developments; from Last time - McINNES marriage, Jessie and Hilda ROGERS, Edith ROGERS, Alice ROGERS; The Missing Link; More on Harty GEYERr; Current Family Happenings - bereavements and recent activities (with photos); A Bishop in the Family (Les TOMLINSON); More on Tom BORTHWICK - ; Our Service People - an update; Friends of Old Tintinallogy - funding to fence the cemetery; What's in a name - Heinrich Frederick Christian GEYER? ; Some notes on Emmigration; Vi and Doug BURT - 50th; Sara WASSON; The Song of the Darling River; A Family Marathoner (Mike FLAVELL); Snippets; A Correction; Books - listing family mentions; GEYER family tree (a drop chart) - part I. (16 pages)
  8. Nov 12, 2010:
    Contents: Research Progress - new contacts and developments; Friends of Old Tintinallogy Cemetery - formal set-up/ progress on fencing/ proposed get together; Proposed Cemetery Gate - Dean SUTTON; Family Happenings - recent activities; A Family Photo Album - a collection of 21 antique pictures; Strangers in the Box; Borthwick Postcard - correspondence from March 1917; From Newspapers Past - oldest Old Tin mention in the papers; Old Tintinallogy photo - Edith McINNES and others early 1900s (10 pages)
  9. Aug 12, 2011:
    Contents: Research Progress - new contacts and developments; Friends of Old Tintinallogy Cemetery - fencing progress and funding news; Cemetery Gate - progress from Dean SUTTON; Family get together - news; Family Happenings - bereavements and recent activities (with photos; In the papers - Old Tintinallogy mentioned down the years; More Family happenings - Xmas pictures; Old Portraits (verse); Snippets; Books - from research; Family photo - Ken and Alexander (Sandy) ROGERS; (12 pages)
    plus Enclosure - News: fence is done / Old Tin get-together: expressions of interest (2 pages)
  10. Jul 13, 2012:
    Contents: Research Progress - new contacts and developments; Friends of Old Tintinallogy Cemetery - memorial progress and funding news; Family get together - dates; Family Happenings - bereavements and recent activities (with photos); Geyer or Bonney - who's photograph?; In the papers - Henry Geyer's models; Vigar photos; The Pioneers (verse); Books - from research; Draft Cemetery Information Board; (10 pages) plus Enclosure - News: Get together provisional programmer: confirmation of attendance (1 page)
  11. Nov 23, 2012:
    Contents: Research Progress - new contacts and developments; Friends of Old Tintinallogy: our Get-together/ memorial dedication/ site tour/ dinner at Maidens/ lunch at the Legion/ BH cemetery visit; Family Happenings - bereavements and recent activities (with photos); Photos from the get-together; Old Tintinallogy (verse); An explanation (the Mihi) ; Short Stories; Booklets - souvineers; John 'Jack' ROGERS photo; (16 pages)
  12. Dec 18, 2013:
    Contents: Research Progress - new contacts and developments; Friends of Old Tintinallogy: project outcomes, financial wind-up, Facebook page; Family Happenings - bereavements and recent activities (with photos); Broken Hill visit; Tom YOUNG's Plaque; A Mistake at the Morgue - the sorry tale of Donald McINNES' corpse; Bill DENLEY - Memories of Mr Music Man; Snippets from the Net; GEYER family tree (a drop chart) - part II; (14 pages)
  13. Jul 8, 2015:
    Contents: Research Progress - new contacts and developments; from Last time ; Family Happenings - bereavements and recent activities (with photos); Tom Borthwick was Blown Up!; From Our Photo Archive; The Story Behind a Headstone - Cecil McInnes; Menindee Public School photos - 1924/1948; (12 pages)
  14. Sep 5, 2016:
    Contents: Research Progress - new contacts and developments; from Last time ; Family Happenings - bereavements and recent activities (with photos); Ryan reunion/ Minnie Ryan commemoration; Edmund Morey on Tintinallogy, Olga and Ray Heappey 65th, Arthur John Charles Clifton; Edie McInnes writes to Minnie Ryan; (12 pages)

Please contact me at: treweek@cs.waikato.ac.nz if you wish to receive copies.



Notes:

The menu photo depicts the remains of an old bedstead at the site of the McInnes house at Old Tintinallogy. Photo by Mary Wilson ©2007