Family photo Friday

To me, the really amazing thing about this week’s photo is that I was nursed on many occasions by the subject; someone who had been described in the Northern Star as an “early pioneer’ of the far north coast region of New South Wales . (1 ) The ‘early pioneer’ in this informal portrait is…

Family photo Friday – A study in sepia

Week 8 OF 52 ANCESTORS CHALLENGE PROMPT: FAMILY PHOTO . Today’s photo is a 1920s studio portrait of my grandfather William Henry Allan Harris (i906-1985), his sister Iris Edna Harris (1910-1998) and his brother Herbert Erroll Harris (1908-1996). The subjects are the three children of my paternal great grandparents, Herbert John Harris (1881-1977) and Mary…

“I foolishly gave it all away…

Week 37 OF 52 ANCESTORS CHALLENGE PROMPT: MISTAKE In 1919 my paternal great grandfather Herbert John Harris made what he considered to be the biggest mistake of his life. He exchanged life as a farmer on his property at Wadeville, in the far north coast region of New South Wales for that of a businessman,…

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks

History is a novel for which the people is the author — Alfred de Vigny. I am finally starting the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks Challenge and have quite a bit of catching up to do. Hopefully this blog will be a good forum for me to celebrate family achievement; explore family myths and legends…