Week 43 OF 52 ANCESTORS CHALLENGE PROMPT: TRANSPORT The ship Neptune, under contract to former slave traders, arrived in Sydney … Continue Reading The Neptune – the ‘Hell Ship’ of the ‘Death Fleet’
Week 41 OF 52 ANCESTORS CHALLENGE PROMPT: CONTEXT Most of us have really interesting, sometimes strange, family photos that really … Continue Reading The Ugly Sisters of Lismore Base Hospital
Week 42 OF 52 ANCESTORS CHALLENGE PROMPT; ADVENTURE For most people a passport is a ticket to adventure, to holidays … Continue Reading John Knight’s Passport: Another step towards freedom
What were the wives of Singleton up to in December 1848? Why were they deserting their husbands? Of course their … Continue Reading Trove Tuesday – Naming and Shaming
This wonderful photo is just one of the collection of family photos that I inherited. Unfortunately, I can’t find any … Continue Reading Family Photo Friday – I would dearly love to give this beautiful bride a name!
Week 40 OF 52 ANCESTORS CHALLENGE PROMPT; HARVEST This post, the ‘Hungry Years’, describes one family’s survival in a time … Continue Reading The Hungry Years
On 21 April 1853 Margaret Stewart (1836-1889), my paternal 2 x great grandmother, arrived in Hobart on the convict ship … Continue Reading Scenic Saturday – Cascades Female Factory, Hobart
Every family has at least one event that has achieved almost legendary status over time, perhaps an amount of notoriety. … Continue Reading Trove Tuesday – Grand Final Fever