Tag Archives: Yass

Parramatta, NSW. St John’s Cemetery

PECULIAR FAMILY TRIALS Have you ever been curious about why people visit cemeteries or headstones? I recently visited St John’s Cemetery for a tour by the Friends of St John’s Cemetery. These dedicated volunteers are passionate about St John’s and … Continue reading

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1841 Map of Australia & New South Wales by William Baker.

Crossing Boundaries. ¬†While looking for information on the 1841 NSW Census for Yass, in the Lachlan Land District, I came across a rather tantalizing map at the National Library of Australia. Closer examination of the fine print revealed that the … Continue reading

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Yass, NSW. A Touch of Serendipity.

A Troop of Brennans in the NSW Police Force. Patrick James Brennan (1887-1935) A few years ago I was researching the family of Patrick James Brennan who was born at Tinonee, near Taree in 1887, where his father was a … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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