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Lorraine Phelan
Attended Heywood
Lives in Victoria, Australia
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Sepia Saturday: Business trucks
The theme photo this week features Finnish radio engineers on top of a broadcast van. So what have I got in my collection that might match? I found a few photos of trucks used by several generations of the Phelan family in various businesses over the years....
The theme photo this week features Finnish radio engineers on top of a broadcast van. So what have I got in my collection that might match? I found a few photos of trucks used by several generations of the Phelan family in va...
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Sepia Saturday: The Millaira stud
George Henry Alford, my husband's great-uncle, was a very complex person and his life was complex as well but I'm not attempting here to write his biography. This post is in response to the theme photo for Sepia Saturday this week, an advertisement  featuri...
George Henry Alford, my husband's great-uncle, was a very complex person and his life was complex as well but I'm not attempting here to write his biography. This post is in response to the theme photo for Sepia Saturday this...
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Pyramid Creek
I've been scanning my husband's family slides. The photos from the fifties and sixties, even the seventies, haven't seen the light of day for many years and the next generation found my digital slide shows during our holiday after Christmas very amusing. Ha...
I've been scanning my husband's family slides. The photos from the fifties and sixties, even the seventies, haven't seen the light of day for many years and the next generation found my digital slide shows during our holiday ...
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Limestone Coast
When I was five years old my parents built a new home on the farm and they chose Mount Gambier stone blocks. The blocks are large, sawn out of a limestone quarry in Mount Gambier, South Australia. Many of the homes in the city of Mount Gambier are made of t...
When I was five years old my parents built a new home on the farm and they chose Mount Gambier stone blocks. The blocks are large, sawn out of a limestone quarry in Mount Gambier, South Australia. Many of the homes in the cit...
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I wish my parents had told me about fossils - I would have loved to search the blocks:)
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Harman's Valley and Mt Napier
Mt Napier erupted over several decades about 8000 years ago. The lava flowed into valleys and over the landscape forming a shield around the volcano itself. Scientists can date the lava flow that filled Harman's Valley with carbon 14 isotopes of the peat th...
Mt Napier erupted over several decades about 8000 years ago. The lava flowed into valleys and over the landscape forming a shield around the volcano itself. Scientists can date the lava flow that filled Harman's Valley with c...
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Sepia Saturday: Scout Corroborree
Christmas 1962 was done and dusted  Several days later my husband, who was 14 years old at the time, travelled with a couple of other lads from Kerang in northern Victoria down to Essendon airport in Melbourne. They flew to Hobart in Tasmania (the island St...
Christmas 1962 was done and dusted  Several days later my husband, who was 14 years old at the time, travelled with a couple of other lads from Kerang in northern Victoria down to Essendon airport in Melbourne. They flew to H...
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Sepia Saturday: Iron work
This week's theme photo for Sepia Saturday shows people with practical and artistic skills employed in a  factory. Well, I've searched my photo collection and failed to find anything similar, so I'm heading off on an tangent. The illustrations are not sepia...
This week's theme photo for Sepia Saturday shows people with practical and artistic skills employed in a  factory. Well, I've searched my photo collection and failed to find anything similar, so I'm heading off on an tangen...
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Trove Tuesday: The old garage
We've owned the farming property near Heywood for over 40 years but we no longer live there, just visit a few times a year. We were there several weeks ago and I just happened to look more closely at the internal walls of a garage on the property....
We've owned the farming property near Heywood for over 40 years but we no longer live there, just visit a few times a year. We were there several weeks ago and I just happened to look more closely at the internal walls of a g...
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Fascinating and intriging!
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Sepia Saturday: Shirley's piano lessons
My mother-in-law, Shirley Alford, grew up in the small farming community of Mologa in Victoria and, like many of her generation, learned to play piano. Nearly 90 years later she is still playing piano and organ in church. For many years Shirley taught piano...
My mother-in-law, Shirley Alford, grew up in the small farming community of Mologa in Victoria and, like many of her generation, learned to play piano. Nearly 90 years later she is still playing piano and organ in church. For...
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More volcanics
I seem to be on theme here with all things volcanic. So to continue... Last week we explored the Limestone Coast of South Australia, the area south of Mount Gambier. I'll write more about the coast in the next blog but in the meantime it's hard to ignore th...
I seem to be on theme here with all things volcanic. So to continue... Last week we explored the Limestone Coast of South Australia, the area south of Mount Gambier. I'll write more about the coast in the next blog but in the...
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Lava blisters
It looked very different 8000 years ago. The local Aboriginals would have seen the lava slowly filling the valleys and spreading over the landscape in waves through several decades of eruption.  We now call the volcano Mt Napier (more about that in the next...
It looked very different 8000 years ago. The local Aboriginals would have seen the lava slowly filling the valleys and spreading over the landscape in waves through several decades of eruption.  We now call the volcano Mt ...
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Sepia Saturday: Christmas Day in the mallee
Christmas day in Victoria's mallee 1925. Dave Larkin, young Jack, his father Jack, Will cutting hair. Christmas Day is the perfect time to have a hair cut. It's the only day of rest in a busy farmer's life. Christmas Day is in summer in Australia, harvest t...
Christmas day in Victoria's mallee 1925. Dave Larkin, young Jack, his father Jack, Will cutting hair. Christmas Day is the perfect time to have a hair cut. It's the only day of rest in a busy farmer's life. Christmas Day is ...
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Retirement gives me time to enjoy my hobbies. In theory:)
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I live in the beautiful state of Victoria and enjoy its history and the natural environment. 
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