A photograph of Amelia Hughes Puckeridge taken prior to the death of husband Richard in January 1881. I have a photo of Richard, also.
An early photograph of the Female Orphan School at Parramatta, which now houses the Whitlam Institute. The building served as the Female Orphan School from 1818. In 1850, the Female Orphan School merged with the Male Orphan School to create the Protestant Orphan School, which occupied the building until its closure in 1886.
Amelia's final resting place in the Old Anglican Section of Rookwood Necropolis, AN G 1041. I took photos of all the other markers, and stepped the spaces out. To the left of the reeds there is a marker just poking out. This belongs to two little children with the surname Mangnall in plot 1040. Now run your eye over to the right hand side, and see the marker shaped like a church window that is heavily embossed? This belongs to Florence Sleigh and is plot 1045.
The Admission Book for the Female Orphan School, Parramatta, from the office of Child Care & Protection, State Records (NSR 793;Reel 2777; 1477, page 002). Amelia is the 11th name down the LHS.