Map showing Margaret’s place at Barrack Point
A visit to Mary Sayers (daughter of Imelda Farrand (nee McKinnon) confirmed that it is her mother, Imelda, in the photo with her father Duncan and Uncle Donald McKinnon in the cane field. Mary also provided a fuller explanation of her mother and the Arnott parrot. At age about 16 Imelda (Milt) was apprenticed as a commercial artist for John Sands. A lot of the work they did was drawing for DJs catalogues for people in the country. Mary thinks that the group of girls in the apprenticeship circle (literally) were required to draw the parrot. Whether it was exactly Milt’s parrot that was used is unknown but certainly she contributed to it.
17th February, added to Major Henry Krone
Victorian Association of Jewish Ex and Servicemen and Women. Born 1832 to Adolphus Krone and Catherine Krone. Adolphus was born in 1791, in Bohemia. Catherine was born in 1803, in Poland. He arrived from London in 1851-52 and joined the Colonial Force about 1855 as a gunner. Through the 1860s he was OIC of Emerald Hill Artillery, resigning in 1870. He also progressed in the public service to be Victoria’s Registrar-General. A browse of the handwritten 1851 UK Census pages shows his family living in St James Dukes Court, London City, with a rabbi and his family as neighbours and the address next to (or opposite) the Great Synagogue of London. Henry’s father Adolphus was a perfumer from Bohemia, mother Ctina from Poland and one sibling was born in Denmark. Major Krone’s youngest son Frank certainly attended Scotch College and probably the older brothers did too. If so, son Percy (b. 1864) may have been a classmate of John Monash. Source: Great grandson Ralph Jackson.
15th February Added a link to a document named “Family Sapling” in BDM and Other Records. It lists BDM dates and movements between hemispheres of the immedate family, to be added to as more information is discovered.
In War Grief added more information about John in the war, incl a link to a 77 Squadron memorial. Henry (Peter) is also mentioned. Included are memorial notes from several family members.
In Early Days posted the front and back of a page from a newspaper, about 1906, starting the serialisation of a novel, “The Invasion of 1910” by William de Queux. Found amongst Krone papers. Added a link to the on-line edition of the book.
13th February posted the remainder of Bernadette’s images from printed Box Brownie negatives. In Early Days, two photographs of baby Isabel, small children Norman, Peter and Isabel, Stanley with the children and a horse and trap, Stanley and Isabel launching a boat with the children at Salt Pan Creek and building the driveway at “The Myrtles”.
In Life After the War – Donald and Norman working on No 25, Donald in a suit under the wisteria bower, and Donald and dog Zoe at Salt Pan Creek. two more examples of Isabel Krone’s shell art.
In BDM and Other Records, another of Isabel Krone’s Society of Arts and Crafts cards. In Ballerinas in the Garden one of Mary dancing in the garden and in McKinnon and van der Waerden Families a calendar from Miss J McKinnon’s newsagency in Mullumbimby.
Under the photo of John van der Waerden I included more detail about the marriage of Henry van der Waerden and Maria Leggatte using details in George Lamond’s book “With Hearts of Steel They Came in Wooden Boats” , McKinnon and Van der Waerden Families.
Correction; Kate van der Waerden had been wrongly named as Mary McKinnon’s mother but she was her sister. BDM and Other Records.
Updated the Home page.
Posted more photos from Bernadette’s slide collection, most under Early Days, and include Stanley and Isabel & Auntry Tre with five children and grandmother McKinnon at Salt Pan creek- one where Mary McK is looking directly at the camera. One of Stanley and Isabel with friends, Donald and Duncan McKinnon with a young Isabel, in banana fields, Northern rivers – McKinnon and van der Waerden Families. Baby Norman and toddler Peter with Grandfather McKinnon, 2 women, unknown – some combination of Isabel, Tre, Mary McKinnon. many of the family at Bondi Beach, other water scenes , incl a lovely one of Isabel in a bathing suit at Salt Pan Creek. Children and their parents, grandparents on picnics and at home. Milt (Imelda) gathering flowers for an event at the Myrtles, and an organised nature trip.
Noted Ralph’s information about Olga Kilduff on the photo of the note to Miss McKinnon McKinnon, van der Waerden Families.
Posted photos of Jessie Krone provided by Betty Istead. Jessie was the daughter of Frank Krone (youngest brother of Stanley). Jessie’s mum was also named Jessie (nee Ward). under Stanley Krone, Siblings and Cousins.
9th February – added photos that Bernadette had printed from slides. Marvelously, this included photos of “The Myrtles” being built by the McKinnons, as well as some early photos of the Krone children and their parents, a couple of mystery photos where it is not clear who is in the picture and an intriguing one of John, (in uniform), Isabel, Pat or Joan Lamond and Mary K. They are on a railway station. Seeing John off to the war? He looks thin and quizzical. It has a sombre air, to this viewer anyway. Most of these new additions are under Early Days with the railway one under World War II Photos.
7th February – Added a holy card commemorating Norman Krone’s death in 1976, BDM and Other Records.
Card authorising Isabel Krone to teach catechism in State Scools, 1943 under BDM and Other Records
Memorial card from Funeral Directors, Teresa McKinnon, BDM and Other Records
Small card that had been pinned to a gift, possibly a bouquet of flowers to Miss McKinnon from Madame F Kildruff, no date. McKinnon and Van der Waerden Families.
4th February Link to the 1902 Victorian Government Royal Commission Findings into the use and efficiency of various Spark Arresters by a select committee of Engineers. The Commission was a response to fires being started by train sparks that was causing havoc in rural areas of Victoria. Gippsland, Healesville and other localities are given as examples. The Morriss Spark Destroyer is mentioned in the report. Under Major Henry Krone.
3rd February – Included Amanda’s Ships List for the McKinnon family sailing to Australia – under BDM and other Records.
Added photos: Peter with Mary Cuskelly Early Days, various photos of Krone children very young also Early Days. Photo of young adults playing table tennis at The Myrtles and Donald Krone in costume (dressed as an Arab) in Life After the War.
Added a link to Amanda’s discovery on Trove of John McKinnon’s Coraki diaries. Brother to Isabel Krone’s father.
26th January: fixing typos & poor expression, esp Home Page (groan). Noted on the home page that both sides of the family had close connections with performance arts. This would be excellent to pursue if any one can contribute.
Uploaded all of the Trove images of Misha Burlakovs ballet at The Myrtles, sourced on Trove by Ralph, downloaded by Amanda. Ballerinas in the Garden pages.
Included posts from Ralph; 1903 Scottish Highland Dance prizes in Newcastle by Isabella (sic) and Imelda McKinnon on the McKinnon, van der Waerden page.
Ralph FB Post: Link to a newspaper article about the tragic circumstances of Mary McKinnon’s death. BDM and other records page.
Ralph FB post; Punch article on Ruby Comman’s wedding. Ruby was the daughter of Stanley Krone’s sister Florence. Stanley’s siblings and cousins page.
And link to Amanda info about the deep history of the McKinnon name and Book of Kells.
25th January 2020. Inclusion of three pages of The Sun, October 2nd 1891. Vice Regal, guests at a Welcome to the Naval Officers include: Krone, Henry, Mrs and Miss, Krone, Norman and Krone, Stanley. The front page of the paper and the two pages relevant to the event and the Krone family are posted. Under the Henry Krone page.
Copy of Stanley Krone’s card where it is written that he was a masseur, posted on FB by Ralph and note by Ralph. Under the Stanley Krone page.
Noted that Stanley was known as Dick by Isabel’s family.
Stanley Krone’s death notice says that he was employed by the Woolwich Chemical Co. For interest sake I’ve put a link to an item held in the museum of the Australian Society of Anaesthetists- a Woolwich Chemical Co bottle used for ethyl chloride and found at Hurstville Hospital in the year of Stanley’s death. Under the Stanley Krone page.