My thoughts on David Malouf’s A First Place

I’ve just begun an e-book of short stories, A First Place, by David Malouf. Absorbing stories written by Australians always seem slightly disorienting, so accustomed are we (or is it only me?) to reading books whose settings are elsewhere. Which came first, the sense that “other is better”, leading to the exodus of much of Australia’s … More My thoughts on David Malouf’s A First Place

3rd Blogiversary: Brainstorming Family Folklore

Today is my 3rd blogiversary and rather than reiterate why I blog, which I’ve written about before, I thought I’d tap into my community of Genimates around the world for some brainstorming on a research challenge. By the way, if you would like to participate in my blogiversary gift competition, why not pop over now … More 3rd Blogiversary: Brainstorming Family Folklore

No quibbling over Q

I am participating in the A to Z 2012 blog challenge throughout April. My theme is a genealogical travelogue or a travel genealogue (I’m not sure which). There really was no quibbling as to what Q was for…. Q is for QUEENSLAND and Q150     Queenslanders are a proud breed, as fiercely loyal to their state … More No quibbling over Q

I investigates Ireland, Inishail, and Ipswich (Qld)

I am participating in the A to Z 2012 blog challenge throughout April. My theme is a genealogical travelogue or a travel genealogue (I’m not sure which) and today’s post explores interludes in Ireland, Inishail, and Ipswich (Qld, Australia). I is for Ireland As soon as I arrived in Dublin in the late 1980s there … More I investigates Ireland, Inishail, and Ipswich (Qld)

Second Gavin Sighting in Dublin….Shocked speechless

There I was Dutifully writing my D is for Dublin post and reflecting on my Gavins and their links to Dublin, Davidstown and Dalby. “Perhaps I should have another look at Irish Genealogy”, I thought to myself, “in case new records have been uploaded”. Well, there hadn’t been, but I put in a search for “Denis … More Second Gavin Sighting in Dublin….Shocked speechless

52 weeks of Personal Genealogy and History: Week 27: Vacations on Maggie

The topic for Week 27 in Amy Coffin’s and Geneablogger’s 52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy and History series is: Vacations. Where did your family go on vacation? Did you have a favorite place? Is it still there? If not, how has the area changed? My family’s favourite place for holidays was Magnetic Island off Townsville in North … More 52 weeks of Personal Genealogy and History: Week 27: Vacations on Maggie