A Lawless Mob of Dubliners

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

Radio Restoration Hurdle

I couldn’t leave this old beauty behind at the flea-market so brought it home with the aim of restoring it. Mind you I have no idea what I am supposed to be doing, but my biggest problem is I am having trouble identifying the model, so if anyone is familiar with make or model would … More Radio Restoration Hurdle

Lizzie Bushby’s mystery photo album

If the mystery photos in Lizzie Bushby’s Victorian album can be identified they’ll help make sense of the life and times of a young immigrant girl travelling from 19th century Ireland to the remote shores of New Zealand. Lizzie’s album is a time capsule of familiar faces and figures from county Cork’s yesteryears, besides containing photos of family … More Lizzie Bushby’s mystery photo album

Australia – New Zealand Cricket Test to Remember

The carefully-folded flyer among old Pa’s war effects advertising a 1943 Anzac cricket match just didn’t make sense. Old Pa was a prisoner-of-war then, and surely not in a position to be attending an international cricket match? The flyer promotes an international cricket match, to be played on August 14th and 15th, 1943 though it … More Australia – New Zealand Cricket Test to Remember

Carol Altmann’s iconic Warrnambool…’This is home’

A new publication launched last night aims to honour iconic Warrnambool figures and landmarks before they are lost to the passage of time. ‘Warrnambool…this is home’ is resident author and editor Carol Altmann’s tribute to familiar faces and places central to Warrnambool’s identity. “Iconic figures and landmarks are so much more than just buildings and structures,’ Carol … More Carol Altmann’s iconic Warrnambool…’This is home’