Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Saturday, December 27, 2014
|Mount Molloy Pub - Christmas Eve|
|Santa putting final touches to the Trifle|
Monday, December 1, 2014
Military Monday - Treasures from Aunty Glad's Suitcase - Gibraltar to arrival at Lark Hill Salisbury Plains
|Postcard of Church in Salisbury|
|Card sent back from Malcolm Shepherd to his family from Salisbury, the village near Lark Hill where he was stationed.|
Monday, November 24, 2014
|Aunty Glad's Suitcase|
|Malcolm Shepherd (LHS) and fellow soldiers|
|Post Card from Aunty Glad's suitcase - Gibraltar|
This must have been a formidable sight to the young Malcolm Michael Shepherd, the young "carrier" from the small country town of Braidwood. You can only imagine the feeling of the unknown and foreboding these young soldiers were experiencing.
*1916 'BOYS OF THE 34th.', The Maitland Weekly Mercury(NSW : 1894 - 1931), 30 December, p. 10, viewed 16 November, 2014,http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article128039051
Monday, November 17, 2014
|Picture of Malcolm Shepherd|
|Card from Malcolm Shepherd to his brother Angus|
Sunday, November 16, 2014
|Treasures from Anty Glad's Suitcase|
Sunday, October 26, 2014
My grandparents lived in very different environments. My maternal Grandparents, Edna and Roy Herbert lived in the outback mining town of Broken Hill, and my Nanna, Christina Carriage and Pop , Lionel Carriage (step grandfather) lived in the small coastal town of Milton.
|Edna Palin and Roy Herbert - on their Wedding Day in Broken Hill, NSW|
|Herbert Home, 58 McGowan Street, Broken Hill|
Edna and Roy passed away when I was quite a young child so my memories of their home is quite dim. However, I do have some memories of being there as a young child, when my mother stayed to help look after my grandfather, when my grandmother was in hospital. I remember a very bare and dusty back yard with a corrugated tin fence that backed onto a lane way.
|Nanna and Pop Carriage|
|Nanna and Pop's home in Milton|
Monday, September 29, 2014
- Thank the person who nominated you and link back to that blog
- Share seven things abut yourself.
- Nominate 15 bloggers you admire, or as many as you can think of.
- Contact your bloggers to let them know you have tagged them for The One Lovely Blog Award.
Seven things about me
1. Family - the promotion a sense of family and belonging is very important to me. I think this is in part, responsible for my love of family stories and genealogy. I also think it is important to promote and nurture the "sense" of family. My husband and I have just had a wonderful week looking after our grandsons (aged 9 and 5), such a special time, OH! I forgot to add also exhausting!
2. Childhood - I had an interesting and little different childhood, spending my early childhood growing up in the outback of NSW, doing my schooling by Blackfriars Correspondence School and the Broken Hill, School of the Air until I was ten years old. Our family then moved around country NSW, my father working as an overseer on properties. My sisters and I attended a variety of schools, from small two classroom school, of Quombone with about 70 students, to much larger high school at Griffith where there were around 1600 students.
3. Reading - I have always loved reading, when I was a young girl living in the bush, reading was a way to discover the rest of the world.
4. Writing - I have only really starting writing in the past few years, blogging opened this door for me. When I was studying at Uni about six years ago, one of the subjects I studied was on social media and how it could be used in training. One section was on blogging and I was hooked. My first attempts at blogging was when I lived in Mexico for six months while I completed my Masters in International Studies. My blog "Six Months in Mexico" was a way I could share and reflect on my experiences. It was really just a diary of my time in Guadalajara, Mexico, however, I loved medium and was encouraged to explore it further.
Blogs I Admire
This is a difficult one, as there are so many blogs that I enjoy reading, apologies if these blogs have already been nominated:
1. Queensland Genealogy - Judy Webster. This Blog is full of information and wonderful tips for researching your family roots in Queensland.
2. Genea-Musings - Randy Seaver - Love checking out his weekly list of blogs for the week as I always discover new tips or a new blogger.
3. Jana's Genealogy and Family History Blog - Jana Last - another wonderful blog! Her Follow Friday Fab Finds is another example of paying if forward, and I always make a point of looking at the posts she suggests each week.
4. A Rebel Hand - Frances Owen - Australian blog which among other genealogy things, tells the story of Nicholas Delaney, an Irish convict who was transported to Australia.
5. Anne's Family History - Anne Young. Anne writes of her family history in Australia, with some great research and colourful family stories backed up with interesting snippets from TROVE.
6. Dictionary of Sydney - Wonderful resource on the history of Sydney.
7. The Armchair Genealogist - Lynn Palermo - I have found this blog very motivational and with lots of helpful hints for writing up family history.
8. Family Tree Frog - Alex Daw. Another Australian blogger - such a warm, colourful and interesting blog.
9. Rings of My Family Tree - I have only recently started following this blog, and found it to be a good read.
10. Seeking Susan - Meet Marie - Find Family - Kirrily Burton, This blog was originally written by Catherine Crout-Habel, and when Catherine passed away recently, her daughter has taken on the task of keeping this most enjoyable blog going.
11. Stumbling Through the Past - Yvonne Perkins - great read and really well researched.
12. Our Own History - Pam. Shares stories and wonderful pics of family, old books and some great family recipes.
13. The History Girls - blog written by a number of authors, have followed this and enjoyed their posts for a couple of years.
14. Tracking Down Family - Jennifer Jones - interesting and well researched blog.
15. The last blog I would like to mention is Worldwide Genealogy - A
genealogical Collaboration. This blog was started early this year and features genealogical bloggers from all over the world, each writing a post each month. I have been lucky enough to be among these writers and I have to say, it has been a wonderful collaborative experience. Each writer has shared tips and family stories that continue to widen my research skills and knowledge.
There are many more blogs that I enjoy, so to all you bloggers thank you for sharing your thoughts, advice and stories.
Friday, September 12, 2014
Since I have been blogging I continue to be surprised by the blogs that attract the most readers. Two years ago, not long after "Nan" passed away, I posted her recipe for stale bread cake (Family Recipe Friday - Nan's Stale Bread Cake) to celebrate her birthday.
This recipe was an old family favorite that she always had on hand when someone dropped in for a cup of tea. Of all the posts I have written the number of hits "Nan's Stale Bread Cake" far out numbers any other blog I have written!
So today, to celebrate her birthday and memory, I will share another of her favorites. Lemon Butter!
When ever she visited us, she never failed to bring along a jar of lemon butter for my husband. I can remember when visiting her in her lovely cottage in the North Queensland home of Atherton, we would have to go on a special excursion to a small farm about 20 kms outside of town to buy six dozen eggs (because they were much cheaper) for the lemon butter.
Beat eggs in bowl, add sugar, lemon juice and lemon zest. In a large saucepan, melt the butter, slowly add the egg, sugar and lemon mix into the saucepan and cook over a low heat, stirring constantly until thickened. Spoon the mixture into sterile jars. When cooled, seal and store in the fridge.
Nan loved to make large quantities for family, so if you feel that this will be more lemon butter than you need you can easily halve the recipe to make a smaller quantity.
Lemon butter is wonderful in sponge cakes and tarts, but my favorite is on hot buttered toast.
Monday, September 8, 2014
The Advertiser, Saturday 15 December 1934.
Prospect Woman's Death from Drowning
At an inquest yesterday into the death of Mrs Caroline Herbert, 59, widow, of Percy Street, Prospect, whose body was found in the River Torrens near The Frome road bridge on December 7 the City Coroner (Mr A S. Blackburn) found that there was no evidence to show how she came to be in the river.
Jack Herbert, a son of Draytown Street, Bowden said that his mother had not complained of ill health, and had given no signs of having been depressed.
Mrs Annie Whitehorn, of Percy Street, Prospect, stated that the deceased was her stepmother, and had been living with her at her home since she had come from Broken Hill about nine moths ago. She was to have returned to Broken Hill on December 7. She had gone off her food during he last few months, but was not depressed. She was very short sighted.
Mr M.R. Kelton a corporation employee, of Curtis street, North Adelaide, who found he body, said hat the bank around the spot was very steep and a danger for anyone walking there at night.
You can read more of Caroline's story on "Matrilineal Monday - Tragic Drowning - Caroline Herbert nee Hornhardt".
1934 'Prospect Woman's Death From Drowning.', The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1931 - 1954), 15 December, p. 9, viewed 8 September, 2014, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article74122939
Monday, July 28, 2014
|Louisa Seaford and John Herbert|
Last week I shared the Obituary of my great grandfather John Herbert (1862-1926). Tragically, his first wife, Louisa Seaford died at the age of thirty, leaving him with four children, Alice, Essel Mary, William and Annie, all under the age of 11 years. Louisa was born in Burra, South Australia the second daughter of Julianna Grow and Henry Seaford. As a child she attended school in Burra, then at the age of 18 she married John Herbert on the 23 May 1890.
|Marraige Notice - for Louisa and John Herbert *|
Life in the mining town of Kooringa was tough, and health risks high, with outbreaks of typhoid and cholera. Unfortunately Louisa fell victim to Cholera and died very suddenly at the tender age of 30. How was John to care for such a young family all on his own and at the same time working to earn a living?
*The Advertiser, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article26753447.viewed on 26/7/2014
** Burra Record (SA : 1878-1954), Wednesday 9 April 1902, page 2 National Library of Australia http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article36107209
Sunday, July 20, 2014
|John Herbert 1862-1926|
|Grave - John Herbert - Burra South Australia|
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
|Smoko break - Nuntherungie Station|
Today I would like to share a picture of my father having a "Smoko" break while working out in the paddocks of Nuntherungie Station. My post "Early Days in the Bush - Day out with Dad", describes this. I have to confess that he posed for this picture with the left over lamb bone, as was his dry sense of humour. However, the picture does ring true, with the reality of the small camp fire to boil his billy for the morning cup of tea and the harsh environment of life in the outback. Smoko, is a term that is was used to refer to morning or afternoon tea break, which generally went along with time for a quick cigarette or as was the case for my father a "puff on his pipe".
Thursday, July 10, 2014
Brennan, M.J. 2009, “Oz Family Finder, Facial Recognition Software (FRS): Family History’s Latest Tech-Tool”, http://www.ozfamilyfinder.com/download/facialrecognition.pdf. Viewed 5/7/14.
Family Search, I have seen that Face Somewhere Before https://familysearch.org/blog/en/face, Viewed 2/7/14.
Genealogy’s Star, “A look at the Third Place Developer Challenge winner, Photo Face Match”, http://genealogysstar.blogspot.com.au/2014/02/a-look-at-third-place-developer.html. Viewed 5/7/14.
Monday, July 7, 2014
|Red earth of Nuntherungie- Homestead in Background|
|North West Corner of NSW - showing location of Nuntherungie|
|Mr Edward Tapp**|