Coincidences & Photographs Was it six degrees of separation or merely a coincidence that this homeless portrait of the Campbell family, which was unearthed in an antique store in Ballarat, has a direct connection to Yass which was also featured in a post regarding coincidences?
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 are doing their best to improve its appearance and maintenance. It is the oldest existingContinue reading “Parramatta, NSW. St John’s Cemetery”
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 map was dated 1841 but was not from the census but for a report to theContinue reading “1841 Map of Australia & New South Wales by William Baker.”
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 police constable. Patrick’s parents, John and Elizabeth Brennan were married at Cooma in 1881. PatrickContinue reading “Yass, NSW. A Touch of Serendipity.”
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.”