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
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?
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
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 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 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 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 36 OF 52 ANCESTORS CHALLENGE PROMPT: SCHOOL DAYS The story of Osborne Ladies College, a girls’ school which operated … Continue Reading Osborne Ladies’ College – A “Gothic Fantasy Tale”
History is a novel for which the people is the author — Alfred de Vigny. I am finally starting the … Continue Reading 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks