Barbara WHAYMAN Hertford 1927-1933

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Post by Rosie » Mon Jun 04, 2007 8:02 am

Hi Caroline
icomefromalanddownunder wrote:How's the weather in Tassie? Pi$$ing it down here in Adelaide, hair a mass of frizz, garden full of luxuriant soursobs, paddocks full of juvenile capeweed and salvation jane: I think that we will have to spray this year, and risk the ire of our biodynamic neighbours :(
I am in Launceston with my daughter at present which is always much colder than Hobart first thing in the morning this time of the year. But so far am being lucky, the rain has stopped! The river at the bottom of the hill was flooded but has since subsided.
Luckily I lived in Adelaide for four years - late 70s early 80s - so I know what soursobs are. People in Tassie always say what when I talk about soursobs! I have spent the past year trying to get rid of them from part of my garden so I can put some lawn in. I think all future efforts will include spraying.
Anyway, guess we can't complain about rain - even suffering from drought in Tassie.

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Re: Barbara WHAYMAN Hertford 1927-1933

Post by Katharine » Mon Jun 04, 2007 8:05 am

icomefromalanddownunder wrote:Kerren, are you there? Who had DRs address from 1929 to type up? Please, pretty please, I can't wait until September to find out whether or not I am correct
DR was young when she was appointed but not that young, Caroline!!! She died last year aged 94 so was born 1912.
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Post by Rosie » Mon Jun 04, 2007 8:07 am

icomefromalanddownunder wrote:copy of Photoshop, and the images are bitmaps - Rosie, is there any chance that you could take a magnifying glass to the originals and decipher any of the lettering?
Will have a go at this when I get back to Hobart in a few days. I have Photoshop too but not at all proficient in it.
Thanks for all the other answers BTW.
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Post by icomefromalanddownunder » Mon Jun 04, 2007 8:10 am

Katharine wrote:
icomefromalanddownunder wrote:Kerren, are you there? Who had DRs address from 1929 to type up? Please, pretty please, I can't wait until September to find out whether or not I am correct
DR was young when she was appointed but not that young, Caroline!!! She died last year aged 94 so was born 1912.

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I was so intent on my quest that I forgot to consider the very obvious :roll:

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Post by Rosie » Mon Jun 04, 2007 8:10 am

icomefromalanddownunder wrote:DR was young when she was appointed but not that young, Caroline!!! She died last year aged 94 so was born 1912
Miss Craig was Headmistress when Barbara was at Hertford. Are there copies of her speech day addresses too?

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Post by midget » Mon Jun 04, 2007 2:33 pm

And what the **** is a soursob?

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Post by Angela Woodford » Mon Jun 04, 2007 3:21 pm

Caroline has explained to me, Maggie. Would you believe that the mean and viscious sounding soursob (out to get you) is merely oxalis?

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Post by midget » Mon Jun 04, 2007 8:21 pm

Yes I would believe it--once you've got it, it gets everywhere. Thanks

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Post by icomefromalanddownunder » Tue Jun 05, 2007 2:18 am

midget wrote:Yes I would believe it--once you've got it, it gets everywhere. Thanks

Maggie
I have been told that the only way to eradicate them is to let chooks loose. I do admit that when Chocolate and Freckles lived in my back garden, the soursob population decreased (they scratch up and eat the bulbils apparently), but this is not a practicable solution for an unfenced front garden.

Spraying? They grow in, among, up through, and over my desireable plants.

I can turn a blind eye to them because they are not in the paddocks and threatening the health of our animals, but my neighbours (in town) are not as tolerant :wink:
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Post by midget » Tue Jun 05, 2007 8:03 pm

A flame thrower works! We sometimes use a gas powered "wand" when things get too bad in our very small garden.

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Post by icomefromalanddownunder » Wed Jun 06, 2007 3:29 am

midget wrote:A flame thrower works! We sometimes use a gas powered "wand" when things get too bad in our very small garden.

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Alas, despite the recent 'showers' we are still subject to a fire ban ;-).
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Post by Rosie » Mon Jun 11, 2007 12:25 pm

I have been squinting and Photoshopping the photos outside the houses in an effort to identify the pieces of paper in the girls hands.
Hi Caroline

I have rescanned one of the photos and can almost decipher some of the letters but am hoping if I post it to the site you will be able to Photoshop it better than I can, but ... I am not sure how to attach it. Help!

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Post by icomefromalanddownunder » Tue Jun 12, 2007 12:21 am

Rosie wrote:Hi Caroline

I have rescanned one of the photos and can almost decipher some of the letters but am hoping if I post it to the site you will be able to Photoshop it better than I can, but ... I am not sure how to attach it. Help!

Rosie

Hi Rosie

I'm on dial-up today, so switching from one window to another is frustratingly slow, and I would need to continually refer to instructions to work you through this. However, if you go to the 'Welcome' thread, you will find instructions there.

I will forward a pm to you from John, who has far more sophisticated software than I, and has offered his help. Incase you haven't come across pms: when you log in you will see, near the top of the screen, but below FAQ, Search, etc either You have no new messages, or You have x new messages - click on the link et voila.

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