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
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!
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”
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?
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
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
Week 39 OF 52 ANCESTORS CHALLENGE PROMPT: MAP IT OUT Byron Bay is the touchstone of my paternal family; a … Continue Reading Google Mapping – Byron Bay
Week 8 OF 52 ANCESTORS CHALLENGE PROMPT: FAMILY PHOTO . Today’s photo is a 1920s studio portrait of my grandfather … Continue Reading Family photo Friday – A study in sepia
Week 23 OF 52 ANCESTORS CHALLENGE PROMPT: NAMESAKE I think that most of us have wondered where on earth our … Continue Reading Trove Tuesday – The namesake
Week 37 OF 52 ANCESTORS CHALLENGE PROMPT: MISTAKE In 1919 my paternal great grandfather Herbert John Harris made what he … Continue Reading “I foolishly gave it all away…
Week 32 OF 52 ANCESTORS CHALLENGE PROMPT: SISTER Today’s family photo is a wonderful studio portrait of a paternal great grandmother Christina Ann Woolley nee Hicks (1875-1951), one of her her sisters Margaret Cook nee Hicks (1865-1952) and a sister- … Continue Reading Family Photo Friday – The Sisters