Tag Archives: Australia

#Congress_2018 – Bridging Past and Future

Wow! What a ride Congress 2018 has been. Meeting so many lovely genies, learning so many new things. I barely had time to draw breath during Congress 2018 and now that I’m home, I’m still processing all the things I … Continue reading

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F/O Alvan Rodney Wecker (1919-1943)

  Every family has that someone special. The one who is held close to the family heart. The one whom stories are told about to generations of children. The one who was lost. The one who is always remembered. That … Continue reading

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Memories of Then

Out of all the Aussie songs I know, this is the one that most evokes “home” for me. My earliest years were spent growing up in North Queensland. I still have dreams of sugar cane fields standing tall, the sugar … Continue reading

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Friday Funny: Baby Driver

I wonder where this cute and chubby balloon baby is going? Look at that determined look on her face. She has her hand firmly on the suitcase so must have a destination in mind. And she’s also looking pretty possessive … Continue reading

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Family Photos: Sydney Harbour Bridge Construction

Aunt Camie and Uncle Bob’s photos are the gifts that keep on giving. I found a series of photographs showing the Sydney Harbour Bridge in various stages of completion. These are not unique photos by any means. There are plenty … 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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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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