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Posted by ann gugler on July 8, 2011 at 1:14 AM

I have now added a copy of the most recent book - A Story of Capital Hill which outlines not only the general history of the area which consisted of parts  two of the Gura Bung Dhaura (stony ground - Ngunawal) - known to Europeans as Camp and Kurrajong Hills, but also has sections on Early Canberra.  The graphics were carried out by Robina Gugler and editing by Trish Frei.  The second 'book' is revised chapters for Builders of Canberra 1909-1929.  This book was first published in the early 1990s and the revised edition will add more information, maps, photographs etc. The draft will be reduced in size when the final work is published around 2013 but gives an overview of the times.  In the section on Reports as well as information on Stirling Park (Gura Bung Dhaura hills - former Westlake) I have added a thorough report on the Melrose Valley by Dr Karen Williams.  This report which was carried out gratis by all involved including experts on various areas such as geology, local history of the area, Ngunawal elders, Ruth & Don and others (all acknowledged in the report) is thorough and includes maps, photographs, drawings of Aboriginal finds etc.

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Reply Delise Oldfield
7:43 AM on July 10, 2014 
Hi Anne

I have met you several times but I am sure you will not remember me, more my mother Mavis Phyllis (nee Day) Oldfield daughter of Francis Lillian (nee Gallagher) and Charles Foster Day, Sister to Dorothy (Dot) Maxwell and Marjory Boyd etc etc. I hope you remember them ha ha!

I am researching my family history for a Uni project and am hoping you can point me in the right direction. Would any of your books have history of the Day or Gallagher families. I am actually trying to trace my heritage back to England, Ireland where ever it takes me but have no idea where to start. I came across this website saw your name and thought you would be an expert!!

If you feel your books, or any databases etc may be able to help me I would greatly appreciate it.

Kind regards
Delise