Cassino, Italy. Contemplating Cassino WWII War Cemetery

Australians at Monte Cassino Cassino War Cemetery is 139 kilometres south east of Rome and the Benedictine Monastery of Monte Cassino is nearby on the hill. There are thirteen Australians buried in the cemetery, twelve from the RAAF and a war correspondent from the Sydney Morning Herald among the 4000 or so graves from allContinue reading “Cassino, Italy. Contemplating Cassino WWII War Cemetery”

Trove Detective: Ellen O’Reilly: Where is John?

In Search of John F. O’Reilly Now there are only the cemeteries for three of John & Ellen O’Reilly’s thirteen children left to find. Mary Ellen Walshe was buried at Eastern Suburbs Memorial Park in 1969 & the youngest child, Lilian Kelly was cremated there in 1987. That leaves only John, the eldest surviving sonContinue reading “Trove Detective: Ellen O’Reilly: Where is John?”

Kiama, NSW. More Clues and Curiosities.

Right before your Eyes! While visiting Kiama’s Family History Centre I parked right near a memorial obelisk in memory of Capt. Charles Moore Stevenson who died in 1909. Here’s a transcription from the Sydney Morning Herald dated 31 May 1909 which you can find on Trove. CAPTAIN C. M. STEVENSON, V.D. MEMORIAL AT KIAMA. KIAMA,Continue reading “Kiama, NSW. More Clues and Curiosities.”

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.”