Friday, May 10, 2019


Edwin Stockqueler (1829-1900) - Public DomaiAn Australian Gold Diggings, oil on canvas


Six Feet Under Downunder | Australian burial and cremation records online

Spitalfields nippers: rare photographs of London street kids in 1901 – in pictures | Art and design | The Guardian       Thanks to Robyn Mc.

SOGS discovering your Irish roots program     Hilsboro Times Gazette

The race against time to digitise homemade movies before they disappear  Brisbane Times

Did You Know?

Important news from Vic Registry of BDMs  Susie Zada

BillionGraves – “A Million More in May” is Back for 2019  Alona Tester

Courtesy of Gould Genealogy

Waves in Time Family & Local History Conference & Fair 24-26 May Queensland

Kernewek Lowender Copper Coast Cornish Festival 2019 13-19 May South Australia

Botany Bay Heritage Fair 11 May NSW

Bear Counting in Ontario  must watch

GeniAus: An Academic Family?

State Library Queensland SLQ

Indigenous radio makes waves at State Library

Heritage leaders workshop: pause, reflect and learn

Be quick — Talking Ideas events will sell out

Facility inductions and creative workshops

Murri Country radio marks 25 years on air

Migrants gain technical skills recycling old government computers at digital workshop

2019 Federal Election — help us collect political ephemera
We want regional posters, flyers, placards, stickers, how to vote cards, badges and more...
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Police in the air: villians pursued by aeroplane in 1927
History was made in Camooweal at Christmas 1927 when, in a well planned heist, four criminals stole the best car in town and set off for the Northern Territory border...
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Mystery Townsville filmmaker identified
Hidden clues plus a little bit of digging helped us identify the creator of a collection of recently digitised home videos...
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How YouTube Is Shaping the Future of Work          The Drone Will See You Now

Greek Gods and Game Theory      Go West, You Nervous Men

The Notre-Dame Cathedral in Art (1460–1921)    

Lee Smolin: Science Works Because We Care to Know the Truth

Outback Family History

When the Law Came to Niagara:          His Epitaph and The Rhyme of the West

I J K Cohn – pioneer profile         Jacky and Polly and Jimmy: a tragic tale

Yellowdine : Treasures in the Bush – book review

Find My Past

Family Search Blog

Exploring Your Danish Heritage

The National Archives UK

New Podcast series...  Listen to the first episode      What's coming up ... See the full programme

Australian Geographic

The ScriBbleR  Stella Budrikis    Join my Readers List

I Love Bello Shire     incl. Uncle Mark Flanders - Custodian & Storyteller    and Bellingen Celtic Dance sessions... and numerous other events.


Just for a change... "Tree House, Scotland"  wunderlusttwins

Some more of their great images...

Always Interesting

The Gentle Author


The Legal Genealogist


Stair na hÉireann

The Irish Story

 Applegate Genealogy

Brotmanblog: A Family Journey

Humouring the Goddess

Gerry's Family History



Colchester, Essex   CLOGS AND CLIPPERS  Stella Budrikis

Kentish cake and slice of history - Love in a little black diary

Saying Goodbye is Never Easy  The Family Curator

Finding George and Rosa  In Days Gone By....

Lusitania remembered in Cobh  The Silver Voice


Theresa Smith

The Irish Story

Allen and Unwin

Life Before  Carmel Reilly        Watch trailer

Inspiring… An artfully crafted story about the connection between a boy and his dog and the deep bond between a son and his mother.'  - Kirkus Reviews

Daughter of Bad Times  Rohan Wilson

The Beekeeper of Aleppo  Christy Lefteri

The Pine Islands  Matrion Poschmann

The Better Sister     Alafair Burke

Little Faith    Nickolas Butler

Penguin Books

Sixty Summers by Amanda Hampson

Harriet Blue is Back  READ MORE

Better Reading

Book of the Week: Sixty Summers by Amanda Hampson

The Tiger Catcher by Paullina Simons

When It All Went to Custard by Danielle Hawkins

Little Darlings by Melanie Golding

Podcast: Susan Hurley   Author of Eight Lives

Podcast: Felicity McLean  Author of The Van Apfel Girls Are Gone

and from my blogs...

That Moment in Time  

Friday Fossicking 3rd May 2019, modern tribes-amateur genealogist, Jackie Kennedy, pangolin mum, Qld soldier portraits, rattlesnake meals, goofy crab, erotic cake dancing, Stockholm syndrome, Coolgardie safe, old photos worthless? , FREE ancestral records FMP, evzones pay respects, WWII records to be digitised and FREE, find Liverpool ancestors for FREE, yeti footprints,
FREE compost and seeds, tiny homes for homeless women, parrot tipped off drug dealers, lawn you can eat… and a whole lot more…

As They Were

IGP Archives April 2019 Updates,  General Ireland, Donegal, Dublin, Mayo, Roscommon,
With thanks to Christina Hunt and her hard working volunteers…


Two additions to MUSINGS page…

Grandma Don’t Make Marmalade

Slow Cooking

Headlines of Old

Female Convicts Assigned May 1832  Trove Tuesday  7 May 2019, occupations, places, hundreds of female convicts, employers, convict related records available and where, links to certificates of freedom, permission to marry, tickets of leave and more..

Irish Graves

Additions to Waverley
With thanks to Noelene Harris


  1. Thanks you for this great information. One of my ancestors came from Spitafield and it was awesome to see all the photos.

  2. So did one of mine, hence my interest also...they are great photos.
    Thanks for your comment.

  3. Did you see this link also... in the Always Interesting section, under the gentle author... who writes about Spitalfield constantly.
    Malcolm Tremain's Spitalfields in the Seventies ..

  4. Thanks for including the Waves in Time Family & Local History conference link.


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