Arriving in Naha

I arrived in Naha by overnight boat from Keelung. As I came through immigration at the port there were about 5 men, boys really, dressed in blue uniforms. One asked me where I had been. I told him Taiwan. He then asked me where in Taiwan. I listed of the list of places . . . → Read More: Arriving in Naha

Taipei (臺北) Bound

I knew that officially you are not allowed to enter Taiwan without a ticket to leave. But I wanted to leave by merchant ship and the only place I could buy a ticket was the shipping company headquarters in Taipei.

So I arrived at the airport with only my frequent flyer . . . → Read More: Taipei (臺北) Bound

Jury and Mary Ann Cramp Arrive in Australia with their children

As seen in the Sydney Herald – Monday 18 November 1833 Page 2, my great great grandparents Jury and Lydia arrived in Sydney. Jury was a farrier. There is speculation that his business went bankrupt and he came to Australia to avoid debtors prison. Their daughter, Lydia, and my great grand mother was born here . . . → Read More: Jury and Mary Ann Cramp Arrive in Australia with their children