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Lorraine Phelan
Attended Heywood, Victoria
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Sepia Saturday: The day we saw the Queen
Queen Elizabeth. (Image held by the Genealogical Society of Victoria) In February 1954 I was a student at a one-teacher rural school in country Victoria called Homerton. There were only about twenty students at the school, ranging in age from five to fiftee...
Queen Elizabeth. (Image held by the Genealogical Society of Victoria) In February 1954 I was a student at a one-teacher rural school in country Victoria called Homerton. There were only about twenty students at the school, ra...
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Sepia Saturday: Hotel holidays
Just before the second world war, in 1938, the Phelan family (grandparents Roy and Annie, and Roy's siblings Gib and Ina) went on holiday to the island state of Tasmania across Bass Strait from Victoria. This involved hauling their car on board a ship, a mu...
Just before the second world war, in 1938, the Phelan family (grandparents Roy and Annie, and Roy's siblings Gib and Ina) went on holiday to the island state of Tasmania across Bass Strait from Victoria. This involved hauling...
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Sepia Saturday: Monumental steps
This post is in response to the Sepia Saturday's theme photo. I couldn't find any wheelbarrow photos so I've elected to look at the steps leading up to the fountain. It must have been about 1962 when the Phelan family had a holiday in Canberra, Australia's ...
This post is in response to the Sepia Saturday's theme photo. I couldn't find any wheelbarrow photos so I've elected to look at the steps leading up to the fountain. It must have been about 1962 when the Phelan family ...
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Posing
Real photo postcard. Miss Dora Langham. Company: Rhotophot. Photographer: Thiele. Produced in Berlin. Dear Violet. Just a line to say that I was never jealous, Yours to a cinder Wally Miss Violet White of Collingwood, Victoria received a postcard in about 1...
Real photo postcard. Miss Dora Langham. Company: Rhotophot. Photographer: Thiele. Produced in Berlin. Dear Violet. Just a line to say that I was never jealous, Yours to a cinder Wally Miss Violet White of Collingwood, Victori...
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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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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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Dorothy's war
With ANZAC Day approaching I thought I'd write about my grandmother, Dorothy Wyllie. Dorothy was a teenager, a young woman, at the start of World War 1. She lived with her parents in rural Victoria at South Ecklin near Cobden and she had a lot of relatives ...
With ANZAC Day approaching I thought I'd write about my grandmother, Dorothy Wyllie. Dorothy was a teenager, a young woman, at the start of World War 1. She lived with her parents in rural Victoria at South Ecklin near Cobden...
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Harold McGregor KIA
Grandfather Roy Phelan served with the AIF in France in WW1 and I've blogged about his military life several times. But this time I'm writing about a real photo postcard that he had in his album. It's a photo of another Australian soldier and on the reverse...
Grandfather Roy Phelan served with the AIF in France in WW1 and I've blogged about his military life several times. But this time I'm writing about a real photo postcard that he had in his album. It's a photo of another Austr...
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Breamlea Flora and Fauna Reserve
Suaeda australis Thompson Creek estuary, Breamlea Part of the charm of Breamlea is that you have to deliberately go there. In other words, it's off the beaten track. It's not on a main road. There is a surf club and a beach, there are a few houses, there is...
Suaeda australis Thompson Creek estuary, Breamlea Part of the charm of Breamlea is that you have to deliberately go there. In other words, it's off the beaten track. It's not on a main road. There is a surf club and a beach, ...
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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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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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Pretty in pinafores
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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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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