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  • GOLDEN GIFTS FOR A GOVERNOR'S DAUGHTER
    GOLDEN GIFTS FOR A GOVERNOR’S DAUGHTER
    Mary Stewart (nee FitzRoy) was the only daughter of Governor Charles FitzRoy. She was living in England with her husband Keith Stewart when her mother, Lady FitzRoy, was killed in a tragic carriage accident at Government House, Parramatta in December 1847. At this point the Stewarts had...
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  • EDITOR DES - ARCHAEOLOGIST (Amateur)
    EDITOR DES – ARCHAEOLOGIST (Amateur)
    Hello, Editor Des here. We have been doing a lot landscaping around our new house, digging trenches for pipes and stuff like that. I was helping the men the other day when I spotted something VERY interesting. It looked a bit like the moon, or a miniature...
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Travel – latest article

  • WOOLLOOMOOLOO.....FULL CIRCLE
    WOOLLOOMOOLOO…..FULL CIRCLE
    First up, a silly riddle about Woolloomooloo by C.J. Dennis; Yes, that’s eight o’s. 😛 It’s a small jump to the puzzle of which Aussie icon rhymes with Woolloomooloo. WOOLLOOMOOLOO – affectionately dubbed ‘the Loo’. It once had a reputation as a rough and ready sort of...
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Latest Blog Posts

  • THE WORRELL CASE -  A 'GOING AWAY' OUTFIT
    THE WORRELL CASE – A ‘GOING AWAY’ OUTFIT
    This is the second part of the Worrell story. For the first part, CLICK HERE. ✔ Leslie Worrell left his sweetheart Martha Lennon at home when he enlisted in WWI (the 35th Battalion). The pair corresponded for three years, but just before Worrell returned home in 1919...
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  • LES WORRELL - TWO BRIDES IN 12 MONTHS
    LES WORRELL – TWO BRIDES IN 12 MONTHS
    The story of Les Worrell is one of those cases of human nature that defy understanding. Leslie Clive Worrell was from Baradine Creek, Coonamble, NSW. He was the eldest son of Lewis and Charlotte Worrell, highly respected graziers on a property called Melrose. His 21st birthday party...
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  • BAR 83 - A BABY BOOMER'S DELIGHT
    BAR 83 – A BABY BOOMER’S DELIGHT
    Remember how excited we were to see Sydney Tower/Centrepoint Tower rising above the city in the late 1970s? Passengers aboard the QEII in 1978 were a bit too early to dine in the Tower, When it opened in 1981 it was THE place to take overseas visitors,...
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  • NUTCOTE - THE ENCHANTING HOME OF MAY GIBBS
    NUTCOTE – THE ENCHANTING HOME OF MAY GIBBS
    It has taken me nearly thirty years to visit Nutcote, the artist May Gibbs’ harbourside home in Sydney. Why I left it so long I have no idea, but it was certainly worth the wait. After almost being lost to developers the property opened to the public...
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