Week 16 OF 52 ANCESTORS CHALLENGE PROMPT: AIR In an earlier post ‘Naming and Shaming‘ I wrote about how at … Continue Reading AIRING THE DIRTY LAUNDRY
If ever I see home again … I want nothing more … than to forget these awful days—swollen bodies, bloated from … Continue Reading HE DIED AN AUSTRALIAN HERO
This week’s prompt ‘Woman sitting on a chair‘ is a quite lovely studio portrait that, like most studio portraits of … Continue Reading Sepia Saturday: The book – a prop or a precious object?
Do you call this a beach? This week’s prompt Faces On The Beach has me exclaiming, in my broadest possible … Continue Reading Sepia Saturday – Bronzed Aussies
Week 9 OF 52 ANCESTORS CHALLENGE PROMPT: DISASTER Scenes have been described as “apocalyptic” as Australia’s bush fires have intensified, … Continue Reading Evacuation before the ‘apocalyptic’ bushfires of January 2020
Recently I had some free time and I decided to play tourist in Sydney, the city that I had lived … Continue Reading 1788: The First Fleet landed at Sydney Cove after 8 months at sea
In this week’s prompt for Sepia Saturday Nature is being controlled and used by man. A river or waterway in … Continue Reading Taming Nature
This post is a short story based on the life of Cordelia Ivy Harris (1898-1984), a 2x great aunt and … Continue Reading Family Photo Friday – Ivy Cordelia Harris
Week 2 OF 52 ANCESTORS CHALLENGE PROMPT: FAVOURITE PHOTO One of my favourite photos is this sepia image of as … Continue Reading American sailors come to town!
They say that every picture tells a thousand stories. This wonderful photo of Richard STANDING (1856-1923) with his (at least) … Continue Reading Family Photo Friday – I Growed On This
Week 49 OF 52 ANCESTORS CHALLENGE PROMPT: CRAFT I was at a talk recently when I heard the rhythmic ‘clickety … Continue Reading Knit One, Purl One
Week 48 OF 52 ANCESTORS CHALLENGE PROMPT: THIEF Where do I start? Sixteen of my direct ancestors were sentenced to … Continue Reading John HOOPER – A “notorious character”
M y 2 x great grandmother Maria Kezia ROBERTS was born in Windsor, New South Wales on 10 January 1839. … Continue Reading Family Photo Friday – Maria Kezia Roberts
Week 47 OF 52 ANCESTORS CHALLENGE PROMPT: SOLDIER The photograph One of the photos in the box of assorted family … 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 … 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 … Continue Reading The Everingham Millions – A cruel trick or a real treat?