Today I read through part of the diary of Winifred Eva Duncombe (Dunc). Dunc was one of a party of walkers that went down the Colo River in early 1934. The trip was lead, as much as it was lead, … Continue reading →
In 1948 Ray Bean went on a 10 week trip around Western and Northern Australia. He was one of a party of people who went on the trip, the others being the novelists John Ewers and Arthur Upfield, Tasmanian naturalist … Continue reading →
Originally posted 28 Aug 2009, the day after Jeffrey Carters funeral. My relationship with my grandfather really developed over the last six years. Our family had gradually lost contact, and while researching my family tree I came across some details … Continue reading →
Written on the 17th of November 2010 the day of Linda Bean nee Pratt’s funeral. She died on the 28th of October. I am 92 years old and this is my eulogy; Linda was born on 28 December 1918 at … Continue reading →
This post was originally made in 2008 on a different blog site. I am not moving the essence, although not quite all the information, from that blog to this one. I went to the Sydney Records office and looked up … Continue reading →
Many years ago I had another blog and I put a few Family History posts, mostly when family members died. I am now moving those posts across to hear so that they can become part of this blog. My first … Continue reading →
In November of 2009 Shirley Guest nee Gransden, my grandmother, passed away. Just a couple of years earlier we had celebrated Shirley’s 80th Birthday. As a part of that celebration I had put together a short photostory with a voice over. Today I am putting it here as it was something she enjoyed at the time.
To see the photo story properly click on this blog post and go to a full page view.
Over the last few weeks I have sent out a lot of feelers based upon my research into Ray Bean. One of those was based upon a book ‘Back from the Brink’ by Andy MacQueen http://www.diamondspirit.net/adunk/AndyMacqueenBooks.html The book was one … Continue reading →
I have never heard an ancestor come through so clearly as I have my Grandfather over the last few days. Usually my interest is in long dead ancestors so searching for someone so close is a bit of a novelty. … Continue reading →
With thanks, yet again to the Sydney Bush Walkers. This from 1935 “The Club” There is a Club that’s known to me Of peripatetic people who The open air and freedom woo By mountain top and tumbling sea. Each girds … Continue reading →