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Jo Featherston
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I'm an amateur Australian genealogist living in Melbourne, researching my NZ and Australian families and also local history
I'm an amateur Australian genealogist living in Melbourne, researching my NZ and Australian families and also local history

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The Light at the end of the Tunnel
I've been taking a break from blogging for a few weeks, recovering from the Christmas influx of visitors, relaxing in the warm summer weather and feeling a certain lack  of inspiration, but here is my contribution to Sepia Saturday #353  .  The first photo ...

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Have camera, will travel
The first Sepia Saturday prompt for 2017, # 349, shows an itinerant photographer plying his trade outside a restaurant in Columbus Ohio. My father Ian Cruickshank was a scientist, not a photographer by profession, but I think he would probably have listed p...

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Have camera, will travel
The first Sepia Saturday prompt for 2017, # 349, shows an itinerant photographer plying his trade outside a restaurant in Columbus Ohio. My father Ian Cruickshank was a scientist, not a photographer by profession, but I think he would probably have listed p...

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First Christmas at Turramurra
When Sepia Saturday had this photo prompt a couple of years ago, I included photographs of family meals for Christmas 1988 with both sets of grandparents, who then lived in Canberra. You can read my previous blog here. The following year my parents retired ...

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First Christmas at Turramurra
When Sepia Saturday had this photo prompt a couple of years ago, I included photographs of family meals for Christmas 1988 with both sets of grandparents, who then lived in Canberra. You can read my previous blog here:  http://turnerstreettopics.blogspot.co...

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No Christmas snowmen or women here!
This week's Sepia Saturday photo prompt shows a couple who have apparently sculpted an attractive female snow maiden wearing a rather less than attractive two piece costume. Christmas in Australia falls in summer and therefore we normally expect to enjoy wa...

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Counting down the days
The prompt for this week's Sepia Saturday # 346 is an old German Adventskalender, pictured below. Although I have had these calendars in the past, both as a child and as a parent of young child, I don't have any photographs or special memories of them.   I ...

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Cousin Doug the Officer
I have previously blogged about various relatives who served in either the first or the second World War, but I don't think I've mentioned this gentleman, Douglas Drummond Lind, who was a second cousin to my mother Jean Cruickshank nee Morrison. Doug's gran...

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Trikes and bikes
The theme for October is "From Here to There", and the prompt photograph shows a group of lady cyclists out for a ride. My first photograph shows my Aunty Pat and her brother Ken 'riding tandem' on their tricycle. They must have been aged around 4 and 2 res...

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Man at Work and at Play
The Sepia Saturday theme for this month is Work and Play.  Yesterday September 4 was Father's Day here in Australia, so it seems appropriate to post a brief photographic addition to the birthday tribute that I recently wrote for my father, Ian Alfred Murray...
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