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Tuesday 1st August 2023
It was a beautiful sunny winter's day in Brisbane when I visited Lutwyche Cemetery. I was grateful for the warm sunshine, having come over from cold, windy and wet Perth, and I enjoyed my time exploring among the graves, reading the inscriptions and simply enjoying the pleasure of a genealogist's holiday!
Roadworks on Gympie... more
Monday 1st May 2023
When you think of Manly, you get a mental image of glorious sandy beach and hundreds of holiday-makers taking in the sunshine and impressive pine trees lining a long curving esplanade behind the beach. Or you might think about the iconic Manly ferries that have been taking Sydney-siders from the city to the beach... more
Saturday 1st April 2023
Last year was a wet one all over Australia. Nationally, the rainfall was 26% above average. In New South Wales, that figure was 55% above average. Many areas, including the Sydney CBD, experienced unprecedented flooding.
One wet day last November I found myself driving down a back road in the Southern Highlands... more
Wednesday 1st March 2023
I may be biased, but I believe the best time to visit Gore Hill Cemetery is in late Spring when the wild flowers are running riot and colour is everywhere. This was the sight that greeted me when I walked through the gates on Westbourne... more
Saturday 18th February 2023
The Eastern Australia Interest Group met on Feb 18 and saw a general presentation on cemeteries in and around Sydney. The presentation concluded with the announcement of a series of Blog posts that will start here on the website on March... more
Wednesday 28th September 2022