Tag Archives: Influenza

Baligrundle School in the Coronation Year of 1911

Object of the Month: June 2017

School Log Books Kilandrist Parish School 1866-78 Baligarve Public School 1879-1965 Baligrundle Public School 1911-1960 LISDD:2017.U The 1872 Education Act provided state-sponsored schools, with compulsory attendance for all children from 5 to 13, run by local school boards; on Lismore, this meant the establishment of state/public schools at Baligarve and Baligrundle, eventually with infant, junior […]

Neil Thomson’s Medals: DCM, British War, Victory and Police

Object of the Month: April 2017

LISDD:2007.H The Neil Thomson Archive Neil Thomson was born in 1886 in Kintyre to Neil Thomson, shepherd, and Flora McLeod. After 1911, the family moved to Lismore, where Neil senior was farmer of Park & Point. He died of influenza on Christmas Day 1918 (see Object for July 2016). Neil junior was adventurous. In 1907, […]

October 1918 at Daisybank: L to R - Neil Munro (Australian visitor), May, Annie, Kitty and Neil

Object of the Month: July 2016

The 1918 Influenza Pandemic The McCormicks at Daisybank were a devoted family, very supportive of one another after the early death, in 1902, of Neil, the owner of Lismore Stores and a profitable tailoring business (see the Object for October 2015). His wife Elizabeth kept the store going for many years, raising a family of […]