Who is the mystery James ‘Settler’ Sheedy of Hunter’s River in New South Wales (Australia), and why was his name changed in much later years to ‘William’ Sheedy in probate lists published in Sydney newspapers? Why is his death not registered in New South Wales. And is he a Sheedy, a Sheedy-Macnamara, or a Silk? … More Mystery James Sheedy of Tipperary and Hunters River NSW
Have created a Facebook page titled SheedySpeake for all those interested in the history of the Sheedy and Sheedy Macnamara families.
As we celebrate Father’s Day this Sunday I can’t help but wonder if Dan McNamara ever actually got to know his Dad. He had been hanging round his father’s farm in the 1850’s but after being ‘warned off’ he went away quietly. His father had died in 1842 and it wasn’t just his father’s widow … More My Father’s Son – Danny Sheedy’s rebel dad
A father’s farewell gift … More Forever Naughty
Taking a stand against church influence on Australian legal system.
https://jfawcettblog.com/2019/01/19/red-mass-rallys-to-protest-church-influence-over-australian-legal-system/ … More CLAN rallies against catholic’Red Mass’ in protest against church influence on Australian legal system
How can it be that a well-connected Irish bookbinder with a wife and seven daughters, and who worked for decades in the Victorian city of Cork just disappears in every historical record that could tell you who he is.No birth, death or burial records denotes the start and end of James Journeaux’s life: if it … More Ancestors with Secrets
Former Australian Greens leader Bob Brown fired a warning shot at Victoria’s government saying “if the racehorses come back, then we will back”. … More Bob Brown calls for formal Inquiry as racehorses finally off south-west beaches
Random Aussie history mystery #1953……..was the Woomera blast really to blame for the missing 367 pigeons? Was there really only four escapees? “Scientists will not allow the Woomera atom blast to be blamed……..” source: source: TROVE/NLA/Barrier Miner (Broken Hill, NSW : 1888 – 1954), Saturday 7 November 1953, page 1
There was an air of quiet celebration at Crossley today in Victoria’s southwest when community gathered to celebrate the successful anti fracking campaign – made famous by its familiar yellow triangle – which recently resulted in the State’s government ban on fracking statewide. Although both Legislation and Regulations are still to be legally enacted for the … More Giving Thanks for a Fracking-Free Community
by Jenny Williams Fawcett 28 Oct. 2016 Senator Janet Rice of the Australian Greens party addressed protesters today at a blockade at Killarney in Victoria’ southwest saying three levels of government have the ability to stop commercial racehorse training on Killarney’s beaches and Belfast Coastal Reserve . “There is Legislation in place that could end this” Senator Rice said. … More Government inaction hurting Killarney Beach community