Facebook slapping ‘Misinformation’ notices on its users’ posts, and threatening to limit access where ‘multiple’ offences occur -again without explanation of what that entails – might be in breach of basic Human Rights, if not downright serious cow-towing to Right-leaning Governments, and the might of the media industry that has hamstrung itself. Article 12 of … More Fact Checkers as the new Fat Controllers (you know, Thomas the Tank and all that).
A father’s farewell gift … More Forever Naughty
No meat left? Still two more days till payday and only half a dozen items in the fridge and cupboard? Refuse to be defeated, let your imagination go wild with leftovers. The dinner hour is nearing and the troops are getting restless. As you seek the dinner fairy in the fridge you instead find three slices of … More Ready to Crumble: going wild with leftovers
It’s a startling experience when you discover some five generations of your family have successively worked in occupations centered around one industry. It is one of those ! full-stop moments where you just have to pause and wonder particularly about family commonalities beyond genetics. The surprise is that irrespective of era or gender or even … More White-Williams’: Ivybridge Migrants
Grandmother Jean Lovel Booley and grandfather Bob Williams taken in Ballarat in the late 1920’s. picture courtesy of Leigh Williams of Ballarat For nearly two decades I have wondered how a girl from Ouyen in Victoria’s Mallee district married a boy from some 350 kms away in Ballarat, but the answer is so simple I should probably … More A Home Affair: how grandparents meet
In 1925 a grieving widow donated art works to Victorian galleries in the hope her late husband would not be forgotten, and though that’s pretty much what happened Warrnambool however, has a special way of remembering talented Australian Impressionist Tom Humphrey (1858-1922). Warrnambool’s Art Gallery (WAG) is set to rehang Humphrey’s formative work The Way To School’ … More Way To Go! Art Remembering: Warrnambool Impressions of Tom Humphrey
My search among Ancient Catholic Families of Ireland for the kith-and-kin of my mystery Captain Armstrong resulted in a naive attempt to link him to a possible uncle named Edmund Lawless, but instead has me up to my armpits in 18th-century Dublin ‘Esquires’ all of the same name. I’ve been attempting to answer if the ‘Gentleman’ Edmund Lawless of Clanbrassil-street Dublin was the same man married Margaret Armstrong in 1784 … More A Lawless Mob of Dubliners
Its been a two-decade chase but the story of Dublin-born mariner John P. Armstrong is nearly ready for the telling, except I need to know a little more about his family back in Ireland and so would like to hear from descendants or researchers of the following Dublin families, of the 1700-1800 era: CORBALLIS / CORBALLY, … More Mystery History Search – Ancient Catholic Families of Dublin, Eire.
I used to scare my lecturers, by telling them I would like to chain myself to something in protest at least once in my life. I just didn’t expect it might be to the actual university itself.! As an about-to-be graduate and with three children at university I am utterly horrified at the news Deakin University aims to … More Body Blow: Deakin Warrnambool Campus Closure
With blistered feet and juggling two maps as well as a camera and my handbag I came to an abrupt halt, lost among a sea of higgledy, piggledy-laid graves. The 42 hectare (106 acre) Melbourne General Cemetery is a bewildering place for the uninitiated, particularly for this country girl after a four-hour early morning drive. The lass at … More Lost in the AfterLife