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Tuesday 2nd July 2024
Tuesday 1st August 2023
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By Ms Christine Christine Harris

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!

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Wednesday 14th June 2023
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By Ms Christine Christine Harris

The Enrolled Pensioner Guards (EPGs) who arrived on the 1863 Lord Dalhousie, built in 1847 had previously been employed as a

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Monday 1st May 2023
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By Ms Christine Christine Harris

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

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I enjoyed reading this stroll through Manly - thank you Chris. You pain a good description. I'm one of those that never knew there was a cemetery at Manly.

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Saturday 1st April 2023
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By Ms Christine Christine Harris

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

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Wednesday 1st March 2023
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By Ms Christine Christine Harris

Spring FlowersI 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

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Wow!

Posted by Anne Giles, 01/03/2023 12:02:48 pm

A very interesting read, thank you. Looking forward to the next cemetery!

Posted by Edwina Shooter, 01/03/2023 8:28:45 pm

An interesting look at a cemetery and its history. I enjoyed the read on this area although it is not related to any of my interests .

Posted by Maxine Dahlstrom, 06/03/2023 12:25:19 am

@Maxine Dahlstrom, It's not related to any of mine either, but it was certainly worth a visit.

Posted by Christine Harris, 06/03/2023 1:21:13 am

Saturday 18th February 2023
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By Ms Christine Christine Harris

DSC07438The 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

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Wednesday 28th September 2022
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By Ms Christine Christine Harris

Devonshire Street Cemetery, Sydney, 1902. Digital ID 17420_a014_a0140000258The Devonshire Street Cemetery (also known as the Brickfield Cemetery or Sandhills Cemetery) was located between Eddy Avenue and Elizabeth Street, and

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Friday 24th June 2022
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By Ms Christine Christine Harris

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During the 1800s Britain suffered a post war depression, a terrible famine and massive unemployment, caused by industrialisation and changing farm practices. Many thousands of people were desperate enough to take free or

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Very useful article - thank you, Chris. I wonder whether you know anything about warrant immigrants, who also appear to have been another category of assisted immigrants? I haven't been able to find any further information. They are mentioned in this article http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5825535 about the arrival of the Corona in Melbourne in 1870.

Posted by Val, 10/07/2022 11:44:16 pm

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