Kiama, NSW. On the Lookout for Clues & Curiosities.

A Memorial by the Lighthouse Kiama is a wonderful place to visit on the South Coast of New South Wales. A couple of years ago, while researching at the Kiama Family History Centre I discovered a seat on the headland by the Kiama Blowhole and Lighthouse. While many visitors enjoy the crashing waves and rockyContinue reading “Kiama, NSW. On the Lookout for Clues & Curiosities.”

The Story of ‘Our Grandad’s Treasured Photos’

Our Nearest & Dearest Our family does not have many early photos. Just a few very precious ones. Grandad’s two sons always took pride of place on the china cabinet.    Grandad’s early days are marked by these two photos, that’s all. The wrinkles are from the earlier photo being kept in his father’s walletContinue reading “The Story of ‘Our Grandad’s Treasured Photos’”

The Story of ‘Our Great Grandmother’s Sewing Box’.

What about the Box? Nowadays, our great grandmother’s old sewing box is much the worse for wear, but still loved and treasured regardless. There’s no picture of Nanna so that’s all there is. The box’s story has become interwoven with the lives of her many children and grandchildren. As a child, I was in aweContinue reading “The Story of ‘Our Great Grandmother’s Sewing Box’.”

The Story of ‘Our Grandad and his Box’.

What’s in the Box? Somewhere, everywhere there are boxes. Hidden in our cupboards, drawers and dark corners. Once loved and cherished for the secrets or treasures that were held most dear, but time moves on and so do we. Our boxes are lost and forgotten, even discarded or abandoned to their fate, but not always.Continue reading “The Story of ‘Our Grandad and his Box’.”

Canberra, ACT. Celebrating the Centenary of Canberra.

The Federal Capital Site 1913 Busy time in Canberra this week as they celebrate the Centenary of Canberra. Over the past year or so Explorers Tree has researched many aspects of the quest for Australia’s Federal Capital Site, particulary in relation to Bombala and Yass which were both among the original 45 or so contendersContinue reading “Canberra, ACT. Celebrating the Centenary of Canberra.”