James Walsh Edney's Day Book

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James Walsh Edney's Day Book




James Walsh Edney used his "Day Book" for many different purposes, including:
- an account book for his blacksmith sales from the 2nd December 1889 to the 22nd May 1890;
- a record of his wages received from Rae & Wright, blacksmiths, from the 8th July 1890 until 14th December 1895;
- a record of his wages received from A Hely from 9th January to the 29th August 1896;
- a diary, noting down general observations and call out to fires as part of his duties as Captain of the Wagga Wagga Fire Brigade (his diary entry starts in August 1893 and ended on the 7th of September 1896);
- a record of hours worked by the firemen on duty with their rates and pay.
The JW Edney "Day Book" also contains other miscellaneous items including drawings and poetry, the most noticeable being a poem written on the 3rd of April 1907 in remembrance of his son, Albert Edward, after he drowned in the Murrumbidgee River (entry shown above).


James Walsh Edney




Wagga Wagga and District Historical Society

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James Walsh Edney, “James Walsh Edney's Day Book,” Charles Sturt University Regional Archives Digital Gallery, accessed June 20, 2024, https://csuregarch.intersect.org.au/items/show/1796.

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