Tag Archives: Genealogy

#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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Blog Caroling: Carol of the Bells

In case you haven’t noticed, “Tis the season to be jolly” and footnoteMaven has sent out the call for everyone to blog about their favourite Christmas Carol.

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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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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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