It dwarfs even the horror of covid19 – Ryerson Index and other history group projects may have no newspapers from which to continue indexing Australian Births, Deaths and Marriages. These are national cornerstones, the go-to place for all research into people, places, events and nations, and yet with the closure of so many regional newspapers … More Dearth of newspapers to create history hole
When you go looking for a sea captain and end up with a famous ghost … More Whole new meaning to Slow Research: & ghostly encounters with kinfolk
AJCP now ditigised and available on Trove/NLA/Au.
… More Research Heaven! Australian Joint Copying Project now digitized @ Trove.
Warrnambool finally gets an official guide to planting native trees, shrubs, plants. … More Native-Planting List Warrnambool
Journalists making a myth of the Mahogany Ship wreck … More Mahogany Ship Myth Resurfaces
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
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
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