Red Gold

Week 35 OF 52 ANCESTORS CHALLENGE PROMPT: AT WORK …they were splendid men, hard workers, hard drinkers and hard swearers. But they held their own life cheap if a comrade was in danger, and they would share their last pint of flour or pipe of tobacco with a clansman of the scrub” Cornstalks, ‘SPLENDID MEN’,…

Scenic Saturday – Franklin, Tasmania

WILLIAM WOOLLEY [1801-1863], one of my 3x great grandfathers. was buried on 1 April 1863 in this cemetery attached to the former St John’s Church of England in Franklin, looking down on the Huon River. It was recorded that William had succumbed to “General debility and break up of the Constitution”. William, his wife Melinda…

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks

History is a novel for which the people is the author — Alfred de Vigny. I am finally starting the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks Challenge and have quite a bit of catching up to do. Hopefully this blog will be a good forum for me to celebrate family achievement; explore family myths and legends…