Father Timothy McCarthy 1829-1879

The Priest and the Bushranger 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 named Timothy McCarthy. For three years he; had ‘patiently followed his legal studies. He had made.Continue reading “Father Timothy McCarthy 1829-1879”

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!”

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!”

Success in Family History

My last blog was written about the Loss of the Montevideo Maru. I blogged this information hoping it would reach someone who knew Toss’ brother Eric and his family. Well, the blog worked and I have been contacted by Eric’s daughter and will meet with her next month. Thanks WordPress!!!! It is a shame thatContinue reading “Success in Family History”

Lost on the “Montevideo Maru”

  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 Military Landing Craft Defence Force, Rabaul. After his compulsory training and pre-embarkation leave, he embarked on HMAT Neptuna onContinue reading “Lost on the “Montevideo Maru””