13 November 2012

Trove Tuesday: George Beringer's prize for art

Amy of Branches, Leaves and Pollen started up Trove Tuesday a while ago - the aim being to write about things of interest found on Trove. I think it's a great idea so I thought I'd join in.

I was searching for references to the Beringer family today and came across a lovely article about prizes given at North Granville Superior Public School in 1906. The article is quite long so I am showing the opening paragraph and then the important one - to me anyway!

1906. North Granville S.P. School Prize Distribution, The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate, 21 April, p. 2, viewed 13 November 2012.  http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/85934165.

So it appears that George Beringer - who was later known as AndrĂ© de Beranger, silent film actor - always had an artistic bent.

And I must say, I do like the reason for Reginald Towle's prize.


  1. Hi Prue!
    Thanks for joining in on Trove Tuesday!
    And what an excellent find, things from childhood are rare gems that I think we all covet, and Trove gives us the opportunity to find these treasures!

    1. Yes, and it pays to keep putting old searches back into Trove as they add more newspapers to the database. I've searched many times for info on George, but this is a recently-added obscure local newspaper!

  2. Love that the newspaper snippets can help to 'flesh out' sterile names and dates on the family tree.

    1. Yes, it's all these little bits of information that help make them real people to us.