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    November 11, 2019 by

    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… Read more

  • A handsome…spoilt and flamboyant young gentleman

    November 10, 2019 by

    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… Read more

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