Category Archives: History

Does Alcohol Make You More Creative?

Just a few thoughts on the idea of alcohol making one more creative – back in 353 that is what some writers explored.

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What Happened 50 Years Ago?

Some reminiscences of the year of the Moon Landing. 1969 was a big year for the world and our family. Continue reading

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The Return of the Handkerchief

Will the handkerchief return? I wonder if the handkerchief will return? I am of the vintage, that remembers the days before tissues for blowing one’s nose, or wiping away tears.  In those days everyone carried handkerchiefs.  What is a handkerchief … Continue reading

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Elsey Station at Mataranka

Memories of my reading of Jeannie Gunn’s book, We of the Never Never, and now first time, The Little Black Princess. Continue reading

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Pioneer Women Drivers in Australia

Women Driving Pioneers It is an accomplishment to drive around Australia, which I did on my own in 2012/13. Later I learned that some great women had done so much earlier.  I found in the Women’s Hall of Fame in … Continue reading

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The Stories about Cemeteries

The Home of the Dead I have sited many cemeteries in my travels around Australia.  There are many stories in these sites. As I was driving this afternoon, on my way to an appointment I heard some of a program … Continue reading

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Saving Documents

I am concerned that a family member won’t be interested in collecting/saving the family history documents. Continue reading

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Family History

My collection of family history is immense. I am hoping that when I pass off this world, that at least some of my offspring will find the material of interest and perhaps do more research.
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First 24 Hours in D’Bay

First Day of 2019 My furniture and big boxes all arrived in Deception Bay, just after Christmas.  The unit looks chaotic – still, and I have a lot of work to do to sort it all out.  I am missing … Continue reading

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How do I address you, Lady Di?

It’s funny when people think that somehow I am royalty – when I call myself Lady Di, so that they can understand my name.
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