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Lorraine Phelan
Attended Heywood, Victoria
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Shrubs in mallee
Our lunch stop, part 2. These are some of the plants I found. A number were unobtrusively flowering. I haven't attempted to identify them as yet. Vegetation in a reserve on the Morgan-Burra Road.
Our lunch stop, part 2. These are some of the plants I found. A number were unobtrusively flowering. I haven't attempted to identify them as yet. Vegetation in a reserve on the Morgan-Burra Road.
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Cadell Wetland
It's called a wetland but at the moment the Cadell Wetland is dry. Before weirs and dams changed the natural flow of the Murray and Darling rivers the river levels rose and fell according to the season and the cycle of floods and droughts. Vegetation in wet...
It's called a wetland but at the moment the Cadell Wetland is dry. Before weirs and dams changed the natural flow of the Murray and Darling rivers the river levels rose and fell according to the season and the cycle of floods...
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Boundary Bend and Lake Cullulleraine
We're on the road again and will blog to record our adventures. We left home a week ago but have only today left the state. We have visited our parents, three of whom are in their nineties, and Phil has installed a diesel heater in the van so we can freecam...
We're on the road again and will blog to record our adventures. We left home a week ago but have only today left the state. We have visited our parents, three of whom are in their nineties, and Phil has installed a diesel hea...
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Sepia Saturday: Stamping tools
Neil has all sorts of items tucked away in his shed but he knows where everything is and the history of each item. About ten years ago I began a project of photographing each item but it got too hard and I didn't keep going but the prompt for this week's Se...
Neil has all sorts of items tucked away in his shed but he knows where everything is and the history of each item. About ten years ago I began a project of photographing each item but it got too hard and I didn't keep going b...
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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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Lichens in mallee
Lunch time We stopped for lunch in a conservation reserve beside the Morgan-Burra Road, the Goyder Highway. It was quite windy so we were glad of the shelter. At first glance the grey vegetation doesn't look very exciting but I found lots of interest. A few...
Lunch time We stopped for lunch in a conservation reserve beside the Morgan-Burra Road, the Goyder Highway. It was quite windy so we were glad of the shelter. At first glance the grey vegetation doesn't look very exciting but...
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The Riverland
Loxton Golf Club We don't play golf, and don't hanker after a house beside a golf club like those at 13th Beach at Barwon Heads, but we got a taste of what it's like when we stayed the night beside a fairway at Loxton Golf Club. There are only about ten pow...
Loxton Golf Club We don't play golf, and don't hanker after a house beside a golf club like those at 13th Beach at Barwon Heads, but we got a taste of what it's like when we stayed the night beside a fairway at Loxton Golf Cl...
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Sepia Saturday: Safe in the arms of Jesus
Any family historian worth their salt has a collection of family photos and a high percentage of those will be of babies. I have quite a few, and fortunately most of the subjects are named. I also have a collection of 'found photos', purchased at markets or...
Any family historian worth their salt has a collection of family photos and a high percentage of those will be of babies. I have quite a few, and fortunately most of the subjects are named. I also have a collection of 'found ...
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Sepia Saturday: Keith's chair
I've always liked these photos of Uncle Keith in his high chair. I wish we still had the chair because it looks pretty amazing but it was probably destroyed when the family's home was burnt down about 15 years later. The chair has wheels and a wheelbarrow-t...
I've always liked these photos of Uncle Keith in his high chair. I wish we still had the chair because it looks pretty amazing but it was probably destroyed when the family's home was burnt down about 15 years later. The chai...
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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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