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
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
This photo of my great grandfather George Henry Standing (1878-1943) had me reaching back through time. I had heard a … Continue Reading Family Photo Friday – George Henry Standing
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
While convict records provide a wealth of information about a person following conviction, contemporary British newspaper accounts can be a … Continue Reading TROVE Tuesday – Henry Standen was “capitally convicted…”
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
Today’s snippet from Trove – two notices in the Maitland Mercury of 24 January 1857 – makes me wonder about … Continue Reading Trove Tuesday: Only two pounds reward?
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