Author Archives: Family Fractals

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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#CemeteryDay – Toowong Cemetery

  Blogger Alona Tester of Lonetester HQ has proposed that the 18th June be henceforth known as “Cemetery Day” and is encouraging every genealogically-minded person to become involved – whether sharing photos, writing stories or just visiting the local cemetery. … Continue reading

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