Arthur “Toss” Parker. 1923-1942.

“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 trainingContinue reading “Arthur “Toss” Parker. 1923-1942.”

Arthur John PARKER. 1896-1946.

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 theContinue reading “Arthur John PARKER. 1896-1946.”

Research Plan

Assessment Task 4:  Research Plan. Above Image: Port Arthur 2018 Introduction: My great-great-great-uncle William PARKER (No. 1 on pedigree chart), was transported to Van Diemen’s Land in 1835. The same year his father John, and brothers, Ambrose and John arrived in New South Wales as convicts. His brother Thomas, was also sentenced and transported toContinue reading “Research Plan”

Time Flies!

Well, where has that time gone? We have achieved so much since my last post. We sold our van, purchased a house in Tasmania,  I traveled to England and Scotland with a life-long friend. Sadly,  we lost my daughter-in-law to cancer, we sold the house in Tasmania and we are now living on the SouthContinue reading “Time Flies!”

A Family Wedding

  Last Thursday our family traveled to the Gold Coast, Queensland to attend the wedding of my youngest niece. It was exciting to catch up with family to celebrate this memorable occasion.  The bride and groom took their marriage vows at a tranquil garden party setting and celebrated their wedding breakfast with seventy guests at the rustic reception venueContinue reading “A Family Wedding”

I’m Back!

Our nomadic life was a great adventure that enriched our life so much. We met some wonderful people, although we may never see them again, they will be etched in our memories forever! The beauty of Australia is never ending! The towns we visited were very welcoming, except for one, well life isn’t perfect, andContinue reading “I’m Back!”