Category Archives: History

What’s in a Woman’s Title and Surname?

Why is a woman’s title have to indicate their marital status on documents? Yesterday I had to complete an application form and include quite a few details about myself. A Woman’s Title There was a list of “titles” e.g., Dr, … Continue reading

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Boggo Road Gaol Tour

Yes, I was in gaol yesterday.  I went on the Boggo Road History Tour.  And yes, they let me out afterwards. The Gaol was built in 1883, and survived until 1989.  Even what is left is imposing – and all … Continue reading

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I am going to Gaol

I am going to Gaol. I posted this on Facebook yesterday and of course, as I expected there were many comments.  Some folk wanted to know what I had done, other expressed concern, and quite a few guessed I was … Continue reading

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East Coast Encounters Exhibition

I came across this exhibition quite by accident. This gallery is not far from where I live, but confess I seldom visit. I guess I wasn’t on their mailing list, so was a bit out of the loop. East Coast … Continue reading

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Why Does Fruit Taste so Bland?

I remember the fruit of my childhood. My childhood was wonderful in many ways. I lived with my parents and sister in a new residential area of Adelaide, South Australia.  We moved in around the time my sister was born.   Mum … Continue reading

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Found a Friend – Someone From the Past

The World is small sometimes. Yesterday I wrote on this blog about a friend – someone I met in 1963.  The post is here. Today we were sitting chatting when my phone rang.  It was a friend from way back … Continue reading

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Family History in a Box

This morning I opened my box of Family History to “sort out”.  I have so many boxes of “stuff” that needs to be sorted and I need to throw out useless paperwork.  There is little likelihood  I will throw out … Continue reading

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Trump has Triumped Apparently

I guess I am not the only one wondering what the world will be like with Donald Trump as President of the USA.  It is sad that so many people thought that neither candidate was the best that the USA could … Continue reading

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Ultimate Blog Challenge Again Challenges Me

I signed up for the October 2016 Ultimate Blog Challenge, but am already three days behind.  It is run from the US so I am always one day behind by the time the info comes out.  And I have a … Continue reading

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To Bourke

It was another long driving day – some 620 from Broken Hill is the historic town of Bourke, where I planned to spend at least one night.  As it turned out I stayed for 2 nights – glad to have … Continue reading

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