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
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!
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”
As soon as I saw this week’s prompt I thought of two photos in my collection. Both of these photos … Continue Reading The Ugly Sisters of Lismore Base Hospital
Every family has at least one event that has achieved almost legendary status over time, perhaps an amount of notoriety. … Continue Reading Trove Tuesday – Grand Final Fever
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 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…
This week’s photo is of a paternal aunt, Iris Poolman née Harris. I chose this beautiful portrait to start the ‘Photo Friday’ series as it really captures the essence of the subject – a stylish woman who a niece recalls … Continue Reading Family Photo Friday: Great Aunt Iris
Two articles that were printed in the local paper, the Moruya Examiner, exactly 100 years ago made me realise how … Continue Reading Lynwood – A matter of perception
Week 35 OF 52 ANCESTORS CHALLENGE PROMPT: AT WORK …they were splendid men, hard workers, hard drinkers and hard swearers. … Continue Reading Red Gold