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Lorraine Phelan
Attended Heywood, Victoria
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Neil and the Bean
In the first half of the 20th century Neil Phelan's father, Roy, operated a general store in the small town of Mitiamo north of Bendigo in Victoria. Their home was right next door. (I've written about the store, Mitiamo and the family a number of times in t...
In the first half of the 20th century Neil Phelan's father, Roy, operated a general store in the small town of Mitiamo north of Bendigo in Victoria. Their home was right next door. (I've written about the store, Mitiamo and t...
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Hi Dawn, no we have lots of family still in the area but we live in Geelong. Thanks for kind comments.
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Farm life
Little Ravens We pulled into the houseyard of the farm and I thought I'd accidentally driven onto the set of Hitchcock's The Birds . There were Little Ravens everywhere, dozens of them, in the trees around the house and in the paddocks, making a racket. The...
Little Ravens We pulled into the houseyard of the farm and I thought I'd accidentally driven onto the set of Hitchcock's The Birds. There were Little Ravens everywhere, dozens of them, in the trees around the house and in the...
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Alfred Perryman in court
My grandmother's grandfather, Zechariah (Zachary) Perryman, migrated to Australia in 1849. Zechariah and his siblings were all born in Dorney, Buckinghamshire, across the Thames River from Windsor Castle. This post is about one of his older brothers, Alfred...
My grandmother's grandfather, Zechariah (Zachary) Perryman, migrated to Australia in 1849. Zechariah and his siblings were all born in Dorney, Buckinghamshire, across the Thames River from Windsor Castle. This post is about o...
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Sepia Saturday: The Church Army, WW1
When my husband's grandfather, Roy Phelan, was an Aussie soldier on leave in London he purchased a handful of postcards depicting the Church Army Soldiers' Hostel and posted them home. They show various rooms within the building that were used by soldiers o...
When my husband's grandfather, Roy Phelan, was an Aussie soldier on leave in London he purchased a handful of postcards depicting the Church Army Soldiers' Hostel and posted them home. They show various rooms within the build...
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Thomas Round's 'brave death'
Thomas Round was a first cousin of my great-grandfather. His parents were William Round and Elizabeth Chaundy who lived at Prahran, Victoria. I've had Thomas' name on my tree for a few years but nothing else other than his birth and death dates because he d...
Thomas Round was a first cousin of my great-grandfather. His parents were William Round and Elizabeth Chaundy who lived at Prahran, Victoria. I've had Thomas' name on my tree for a few years but nothing else other than his bi...
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Augustine Dam
The small island on Augustine Dam It's an urban lake almost without a name. There aren't any signs at the lake, and it's not named on Google Maps. You have dig deeply into the City of Greater Geelong's webpage to find that it's called Augustine Dam. It's in...
The small island on Augustine Dam It's an urban lake almost without a name. There aren't any signs at the lake, and it's not named on Google Maps. You have dig deeply into the City of Greater Geelong's webpage to find that it...
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James Taylor's aunties
I have written a little about my grandmother's grandfather here . His name was James Taylor and he lived forty years in Eldorado in the Ovens Valley, Victoria where he was a gold miner. He died there in 1916. James was born in 1831 in the beautiful city of ...
I have written a little about my grandmother's grandfather here. His name was James Taylor and he lived forty years in Eldorado in the Ovens Valley, Victoria where he was a gold miner. He died there in 1916. James was born in...
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Henry Perryman: a parish constable?
The last post was about my ancestor's brother, Alfred Perryman. This one is about their father, Henry Perryman. Coincidentally the year 1842 features again. Henry and Elizabeth Perryman lived in Buckinghamshire, England at Dorney or the hamlet of Eton Wick ...
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Charles James Byles was the proprietor of the Hope Inn outside Windsor Castle and the Perrymans could well have been customers at the Hope.
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Australia has two species of very small terns, Little (Western Pacific Little Tern Sternula albifrons sinensis) and Fairy (Australian Fairy Tern Sternula nereis nereis). In length the small terns fall between a Willie Wagtail...
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Stewarts Reserve
Armstrong Creek, Stewarts Reserve Stewarts Reserve is a small linear reserve on Stewarts Rd south of Waurn Ponds. It is only four hectares of grassy woodland with Armstrong Creek running the full length. There are almost no facilities in the reserve, just o...
Armstrong Creek, Stewarts Reserve Stewarts Reserve is a small linear reserve on Stewarts Rd south of Waurn Ponds. It is only four hectares of grassy woodland with Armstrong Creek running the full length. There are almost no f...
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Sepia Saturday: Cheeky lads
This week's theme photo for Sepia Saturday is delightful. I'm almost persuaded that those boys were all perfectly behaved, well-mannered, respectful, clean and never argued with each other or their parents. Almost. I've selected a photo from an album I purc...
This week's theme photo for Sepia Saturday is delightful. I'm almost persuaded that those boys were all perfectly behaved, well-mannered, respectful, clean and never argued with each other or their parents. Almost. I've selec...
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Sepia Saturday: Roy saw a ghost (on a postcard)
Roy Phelan was a country lad from Victoria, Australia so England (let alone the trenches of France) must have been a shock. He spent some time around Codford when he first arrived in Europe in 1918 and after the war he remained in England for about six mont...
Roy Phelan was a country lad from Victoria, Australia so England (let alone the trenches of France) must have been a shock. He spent some time around Codford when he first arrived in Europe in 1918 and after the war he remain...
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Small terns on the Gippsland Lakes
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Australia has two species of very small terns, Little (Western Pacific Little Tern Sternula albifrons sinensis) and Fairy (Australian Fairy

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1319 : River In Manchester
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Greetham stained glass window
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Stained glass window, Greetham church

Sepia Saturday 280: The Pleasures of a First Pipe
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The payoff of the detour
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Long-billed Corella – strange behavior!
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We made an early visit to the Twelve Apostles to avoid the crowds of tourists and look for Rufous Bristlebirds, which I had seen there on a

Snow Gums Sublime
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Periodically I've dedicated a post here to my favourite trees - the latest was here, and you can track back from there if you so desire. The

Just another day on the Barwon
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The weather on Saturday was sensational. Sunny and warm with a slight breeze. The perfect day for a paddle and some photography, so here are

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Pretty in pinafores
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I can only find two photos of people in aprons of any sort in my collection. The first one is of two little girls in their lacey pinafores,

Remembrance Day: We remember those who served
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On a personal level we remember family members who served in war. My husband and I remember these grandparents and great-uncles who voluntar

Voyage to Australia: The ship 'Susan'
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In 1852 Robert Leed was 22 years old and working at Kinneil Iron Works at Bo'ness on the Forth, Scotland. His father, deceased, had been a M

Australian Bird Names; a new book
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I don't generally advertise here, but I thought my new book - co-authored with friend, colleague and linguist Jeannie Gray - might be of int