Graves of the grand parents

Well this page will be a work in progress. I have been trying to translate the grave stones for my grandfather and great grand father. This page is to assist with that translation and when it is complete I hope to have the full translation. I have uploaded full size images of the . . . → Read More: Graves of the grand parents

Who do you think you are?

Last night on SBS was a TV show about AFL announcer Dennis Cometti. He and I share a great great great grand-mother – the convict Hannah Stanley. She is our direct line maternal grandmother. So all of my relatives, descended from Lorna Marks, are also cousins of Dennis.

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Sinking of the AHS Centaur

AHS Centuar

My third cousin, three times removed, Reginald McGregor Blackman born in 1904 and 39 years of age died in the sinking of the AHS Centaur. He was working in the 2/12th Field Ambulance.

In a strange coincidence, I returned from Singapore to Fremantle on another ship called the . . . → Read More: Sinking of the AHS Centaur

How McDougal Topped The Score

The husband of my first cousin, three times removed, Sarah Ann Christie, was one Thomas Edward Spencer O’Brien better known as Thomas Edward Spencer. He wrote this very famous ditty.

A peaceful spot is Pipers Flat.

The fold that live around

They keep themselves by keeping sheep . . . → Read More: How McDougal Topped The Score