Osborne Ladies’ College – A “Gothic Fantasy Tale”

Week 36 OF 52 ANCESTORS CHALLENGE PROMPT: SCHOOL DAYS The story of Osborne Ladies College, a girls’ school which operated in Blackheath in the Blue Mountains from 1923 until the death of its founder in 1958 reads in places more like a gothic fantasy tale than reality “‘In the spirit of the Navy’: Violet Gibbins…

Red Gold

Week 35 OF 52 ANCESTORS CHALLENGE PROMPT: AT WORK …they were splendid men, hard workers, hard drinkers and hard swearers. But they held their own life cheap if a comrade was in danger, and they would share their last pint of flour or pipe of tobacco with a clansman of the scrub” Cornstalks, ‘SPLENDID MEN’,…