Fire! The beginning of 2020 Wow! Life has thrown us bucket of garbage this year. I am sure we will all remember 2020. Fires were the beginning. An experience I won’t forget in a hurry and I was one of the lucky ones. My heart goes out to all those who lost family, friends, pets … Continue reading What’s Normal?
After many weeks in isolation, restrictions have been relaxed. It was promising to be a beautiful day. I jumped in the car with my camera and decided to visit those who cannot visit me. I headed to Eastern Suburbs Memorial Park. Many relatives are there. Some of whom I have treasured memories of and some … Continue reading Visiting those who have left me.
Ann Smith 1834-1905. A woman of stamina.
It's been three months since my Dad left us. He would have celebrated his 93rd birthday a couple of weeks ago. One of the hardest things is to say goodbye to a parent as they have been in your life 'forever'. So, on a cold spring day I stayed in my pyjamas until 1.30pm and … Continue reading Dad
The Priest and the Bushranger "Father Tim", Rev. Timothy McCarthy - a mighty hunter, for he hunted the soul of men By M.V. SHEEHAN. The glory of spring was sweeping over the little town of Ballinhassig, near the city of. Cork, in Ireland. In the garden of his home sat a handsome, strongly-built young mail … Continue reading Father Timothy McCarthy 1829-1879
The announcements and events of the marriage of Reg Thomas & Maggie Parker.
School Children at Leadville, NSW,.. Taken about 1917/8. Perhaps it was taken on Empire day. I believe the teacher, far left, was Mr. Matchett mentioned in the article below.The little girl sitting sixth from the left in the second row from the front, is my maternal grandmother, Margaret Jane PARKER. 1907 - 1981. While I … Continue reading The Treasures Found on Trove
“Lost on the Montevideo Maru” Researched by Margaret Hope 2012. Arthur “Toss” Parker was eighteen years and one month old on 4th April 1941 when he enlisted in WWII. He was too young to join the A.I.F., so he volunteered for the Anti Aircraft Anti MilitaryLanding Craft Defence Force, Rabaul. After his compulsory training … Continue reading Arthur “Toss” Parker. 1923-1942.
Arthur John PARKER. Regimental Number: 1687A- WW1. UTAS Families at War Assignment HAA 007 April 2017. Marg Hope. This photo was taken overseas about 1917. Arthur Parker centre. Arthur John Parker was born in March 1896 at Carcoar, New South Wales. He went to war as a young adventurous boy. He seized the … Continue reading Arthur John PARKER. 1896-1946.