Author Archives: Family Fractals

Friday Funny: Abandon All Hope!

How many times have you looked through your family photo collection and despaired? How many unlabelled photos have you let drip through your fingers in anguish? How many unnamed people, places, dogs, houses, pot plants, whatever have you seen? How … Continue reading

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The Mystery Chimney Ruin of Michelago

About 40 minutes to the south of Canberra, you will discover a small ruin – just a chimney – sitting forlornly beside the Monaro highway. I’ve passed this remnant of forgotten history so many times. I’ve watched it flash by … Continue reading

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Friday Funny: Cabbage Patch Kid

Another family photo – another mutant cabbage.

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Come for a ride in a Charabanc!

When I first came across this particular photo amongst our family photograph collection, I couldn’t believe my eyes. I had never in my life seen such a strange looking vehicle! It took a lot of rummaging around on the internet … Continue reading

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Friday Funny: Wooden Pole – 1, Vintage Car – 0

  Whilst idly reading through GeneabloggersTRIBE’s really quite extensive daily prompt list I found Friday Funny1 which I thought would be a fun way to share all those weird and wonderful orphan photos, funny family stories or interesting articles I … Continue reading

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Grandpa, Qantas and the Fancy Dress Costume

Another family story – another myth? But this time I have the photographs! Gather around and listen to my story – a story passed from my grandfather to my mother to me. Once upon a time…

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Hello, World – Pleased to meet you

A couple of blog posts in GenieLand recently got me thinking about updating my blog. The first was Jill Ball’s (alias GeniAus) post “Trove Tuesday – Anonymous?” in April. And then, in a very timely post this week, there was … Continue reading

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#Congress_2018 – See you in Sydney!

The Society of Australian Genealogists (SOG) are taking a turn to host the 15th Australasian Congress on Genealogy and Heraldry from 9 March to 12 March 2018 in Sydney at the new International Conference Centre at Darling Harbour. Who’s coming?

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Review: Cluster – Photo Sharing Site

My mother and my aunt recently passed a large number of old family photographs and artefacts to me, which have me rather overwhelmed. My mother’s photos will be the subject of a rather large project which will to take time and work to … Continue reading

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Trove Tuesday: A Pretty Wedding

On 10 February 1926, my great aunt Charlotte Annie Margaret SCHOLEFIELD married Robert BARR in Longreach, Queensland. I have many of their photographs including the lovely wedding photograph that appears above but it is the information I gathered from articles … Continue reading

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