Our good friend Trove has done it again! I mentioned in my East Clare post last week that I was waiting on a new release news story which looked tantalisingly optimistic. It’s now been released and has exceeded my hopes. Regular readers will recall my excitement back in late December when I found a clue … More Trove does it again – Bridget Widdup and the Florentia
In my previous post I mentioned the newspaper remarks of problems on board the barque Florentia, and my hopes of getting to the bottom of the mystery…and finding reference to Mary O’Brien. Only a matter of hours after disembarking from Voyager of the Seas in Sydney I was ensconced in the reading room at State … More Was it all fun and games on Florentia?
Growing up as a child in Queensland, we had a large Queensland nut tree in our back garden. Now known as macadamias, these nuts make you work hard to get to their delicious centres (unless you buy them stripped bare). First you have to work through the hard protective casing around the nut, unless it’s … More Mixing my metaphors: Macadamias and Glass Slippers
It was a longish voyage from Adelaide to Hobart (yes, I know, our ancestors would disagree!) so we had a combination day with genealogy and then some sight-seeing after our arrival in port at 2pm. I loved arriving by sea into Hobart because it brought to mind that Mary O’Brien had probably come this way … More Diary of a Genea-Cruise: Days 7 and 8 – Hobart Town
The midnight fairy came to visit me last night with an amazing surprise –in fact such a big surprise that I can’t quite believe it, and have spent the day trying to confirm or deny my conclusions. Oh ye of little faith!! As a prelude to sleep (!!) I decided to have a quick look … More Have I cracked it? Shall we dance?