Family Photo Friday: Great Aunt Iris

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 was “most attractive with lovely skin…the same until she died”. Born in 1910, Iris was…

Rugby League AND Sweet Peas

As today is the first day of Spring and a perfect day for gardening, this little gem from TROVE is the perfect way to celebrate it. The article refers to to my paternal grandfather William Henry Allan Harris ( 1906-1985) – known to everyone except his grandchildren as Allan. We called him Da. I knew…