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Part of the original convict-built Cox's Road down the Blue Mountains from Mount York, with rain gutters cut into the rock, and holes for fence railings to keep the cattle in.

After taking all day to descend this road there was Collit's Inn at the bottom for a hot bath and a warm bed.
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Thanks Carole - a nice photo and a reminder of a convict road
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It is amazing how much information can be gained from newspaper family notices, and in particular funeral notices. Here is an example from Trove in the Sydney Morning Herald of Tuesday 27 November 1900, on page 10:   I had been searching for the death of…
It is amazing how much information can be gained from newspaper family notices, and in particular funeral notices. Here is an example from Trove in the Sydney Morning Herald of Tuesday 27 November ...
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The Trestle Bridge near Noojee, Victoria
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Mr. Myrt would love this. Thanks for posting Carole. 😊
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I recently gave a presentation for the Society of Australian Genealogists at their ‘Lost in All Your Stuff’ weekend 1-2 November 2014 at the State Library of NSW. My topic was ‘Digital Storage, a difficult topic to cover adequately in 45 minutes. You can…
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Great help...thanks for sharing +Carole Riley. There are definitely days I,feel the avalanche is coming.
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My 3-night +Unlock The Past cruise departs Sydney
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wow, that's awesome Carole. And it's quite a ship!!
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Old family photos are the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow for family historians, but often when you find them they have been damaged over the years. I have been practising my photo-editing skills to overcome this problem. I have used Paintshop Pro…
Old family photos are the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow for family historians, but often when you find them they have been damaged over the years. I have been practising my photo-editing sk...
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great job with the restoration of that photo!
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Collit's Inn was the first inn (1823) on the other side of the Blue Mountains, catering to travellers on Cox's Road. When the new road came down Victoria Pass instead Collit's Inn was bypassed and the owner, Pierce Collits, built The Rose Inn on the new road.

Collit's Inn has been restored and is now a B&B and caters for weddings and other occasions.
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It looks lovely Carole. How special that there's a family connection.
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A quick visit to Geelong before Christmas.
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I think you are better off publishing parts of your tree as separate articles in a blog than as a full family tree website as produced by most family tree programs. Allow me to demonstrate by searching for a name, Riley, and a place, Naigani, that I am…
I think you are better off publishing parts of your tree as separate articles in a blog than as a full family tree website as produced by most family tree programs. Allow me to demonstrate by searc...
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+Carole Riley oops, did I give the wrong impression? I understood what you meant. Incidentally, I use TMG & SecondSite too. I've bought TMG9 & SS5 but haven't had time to install them yet.
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Fiction can tell the stories of our ancestors in a way that a bare recitation of facts cannot. There is no way that we can know how our ancestors felt when they left their homes forever for a new land, but we can look to our master storytellers to give us…
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David Hill's The Gold Rush, $4.99 on Google Play.
The fever that forever changed Australia.David Hill relates the extraordinary people and staggering events of Australia's great gold-rush years. From the mid- to late-1800s, p...
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+Carole Riley I've signed up & I've done the preliminary questions & the first day's exercise. EASY!
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Genealogist, writer and speaker in Sydney, Australia; author of 'Social Media for Family Historians'.
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I have a background in psychology and computers and a love of history and when you add all these together the result is genealogy. I want to understand why things, and people, are the way they are, and these answers can only be found in the past.
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