The photograph One of the photos in my box of assorted family memorabilia that I inherited was a formal studio portrait of a soldier. His uniform, the pose and the style of the photo are all typical of the pre-embarkation photo taken of many Australian troops just before they left for overseas, perhaps never to… Continue reading Pte. John David Jacob Richardson – Lest We Forget
Week 45 OF 52 ANCESTORS CHALLENGE PROMPT: RICH MAN My 4 x great grandfather James Blackman (1759-1842) was described in his youth as 'a handsome, well-educated, spoilt and flamboyant young gentleman'. The son of James Blackman and Jane Hearne, James was christened on 25 May 1760 at Deptford in Kent, England. Reportedly James was a… Continue reading A handsome…spoilt and flamboyant young gentleman
Week 44 OF 52 ANCESTORS CHALLENGE PROMPT: TRICK OR TREAT The case of the "Everingham Millions' caused a minor sensation in Australia in the 1920s and early 30s. It was claimed that the First Fleeter Matthew James Everingham (1769 - 1817) was the son of Sir John Everingham and the heir to his vast estate.… Continue reading The Everingham Millions – A cruel trick or a real treat?
This photo of my great grandfather George Henry Standing (1878-1943) had me reaching back through time. I had heard a number of family stories about the man but I had no idea what he looked like and what he was really like as a man. He died eleven years before I was born and I… Continue reading Family Photo Friday – George Henry Standing