Showing posts from January, 2018

Happy Australia Day!

26 January 1788, the begining of White settlement in the British Colony of New South Wales.
May you have a wonderful relaxing day.
My good friend, Alona Tester, from the lonetester blogs, did a wonderful post on 21 Facts about the First Fleet. Have a read, it is really good and I learnt something from it.

Bye for now,  Lilian.

Tidying up my Blog

Do you have tags/labels on your blog posts?

I didn't until this past week. I have added tags/labels to around 98% of my posts and those that don't have them are either small, one line posts or something I didn't want to add them to. So this was 257 posts over 22 pages

Will having tags/labels help me? I don't know.

 Will it help others to search my blog? I hope so.

Another 'job' I did and I suppose it didn't have to be done, was put Surname first, on my family tree database. I was adding new certificates and went, wait I want Surname first, so I then changed all the others, to Surname first. 253 enteries had to be done.

Happy now!
                                                              A paper copy of the database.

Bye for now,

Links from our holiday.

I'm not getting any kick-backs, these are links to place we went and things we did.

Patchwork Shops

Post Office Patchwork.
33 Ross Street Glenbrook, 2773.
(02) 4739 9555
Yes it is in the old post office.

Picklemouse Corner.
1/152 Megalong Street, Leura 2780
(02) 4784 2854

Book Shops

Blue Dragon Books.
Shop C, 11 Ross Street, Glenbrook 2773
(02) 4739 2466
Secondhand books. All looked to be in very good condition.

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Megalong Books.
183 The Mall, Leura 2780
(02) 4784 1302
An interesting collection, not the big chain store types. Books on Local History and maps.

Lolly Shops.

The Candy Store.   Otherwise known as the Leura Lolly Shop.
Shop 6, 178 Leura Mall, Leura 2780
(02) 4782 4090
A large selection of mouth watering treats. The best lolly shop.

The Lolly Bug.
2297 Great Western Highway, Little Hartley 2790
(02) 6355 2162.
Over 200 different lines. …

A Birthday Celebration. Part 3

After a fun filled day, on Thursday,we spent Friday in relax mode and really enjoyed ourselves.

Early morning cuppa on the balcony. Breakfast, then a stroll around the block. A very big, hilly block. It was lovely to just stroll along, no cars, lovely views and a variety of birds, to see.

Our morning walk.

We then wandered into Leura. We window shopped, including seeing a woman, squashing flies, in the cakeshop window! YUK! Didn't get any food from that shop. Thought we would look around the park but found the path blocked by trees and the grass a bit long, to walk through. Turned and went back into town. With another stop at Megalong Books.

It was getting close to morning tea time, so we went to Bygone Beauties for a Devonshire Tea. Delicious! I also browsed through their teapot museum. It was lovely, with cases displaying teapots and tea related items, from various places. Interesting. They do High Tea and meals as well.

I got this perfect photo of a bee, busy getting pollen.


A Birthday Celebration. Part 2

Happy Birthday, to ME!

After an early morning cuppa, on the balcony and breakfast we were ready for our adventure. I had booked to go 4WDriving with Simmo's Offroad Tours,     Simmo, (alias Greg) arrived at 9.30 in a HUGE Land Crusier, (the beast) and my adventure began. How does one get into this beast, ladylike?  Answer, You Don't! One foot on the running board, grab the handle and haul yourself up. Once settled we were off, heading west.

Our drive took us out to Mt Victoria, (1,052m), the top of the range. Turning right onto Station Street/ Darling Causeway, we continued  to the end and then turned left into Chifley Road. (Ben Chifley was an Australian Prime Minister, born in Bathurst.) At the old Zig Zag Railway, we turned onto our first dirt road and headed into Wolgan Valley and the Sandstone Pagodas. These are sandstone formations that look like pagodas. Stunning. From here we headed to Lithgow, (950m), the first big town, on the western side …

A Birthday Celebration. Part 1.

As my birthday fell on Thursday, Paul and I deceided to spend four nights away, in the Blue Mountains, just west of Sydney. It was soooooo relaxing!

Wednesday moring and we packed the car, pointed it west and hit the road. While there are roadworks on the M4, we were in no hurry and the weather,(rain), had us driving carefully.

Our first stop was Glenbrook, (163m) at the foothills of the Blue Mountains. Morning tea in Cafe Vincent, was delicious, with Paul enjoying a Portuguese Tart and I had a chocolate, raspberry and almond cake. Next was Post Office Patchwork and I enjoyed a browse, and adding to my stash! Judy has had the shop for the last three years, as it looked like it might have to close, if someone didn't buy it. Lovely to talk to a fellow quilter.  Up the street was a bookshop, Blue Dragon Books, a browse was required.

                                                     Suzie Bear, at Post Office Patchwork.

The weather was alternating between, drizzle, mist and rain bu…

A distant relation, shipwrecked.

As today and tomorrow are hot and going to get hotter, I'm spending my time 'playing' with the ancestors. The lady mentioned in this article is a distant relation to my husband, Paul. I love the description of how she met her husband, beautiful.

Canowindra Star and Eugowra News (NSW : 1903 - 1907; 1910 - 1911; 1914 - 1922), Friday 8 February 1918, page 4
Bye for now, Lilian.

January, 12 Ancestors in 12 Months. AMELIA JANE HUGHES.

Born: 22 January 1858[i] at Black Creek, this is near Maitland. Amelia was the third child to John and Jane Hughes. She had a big brother, William. She would be one of 11 children, with three dying before their first birthdays.
Her paternal grandparents were, Samuel Hughes and his wife Ann[ii] and on her maternal side, Charles Hughes and Amelia Nichols[iii]. Amelia was the daughter of John Nichols, a First Fleeter, (Scarborough) and Ann Pugh, thus making Amelia Jane a second generation to be born in the colony of New South Wales.
On 5 August 1879 Amelia Jane married Ralph Millar at Gowrie, not far from Singleton, she gave her occupation as Gentlewoman.[iv] Six children would bless this union, Marian Jane 1880, Henry James 1882, Florence 1884, Edith Pearl Amelia 1885, Ruby 1889, and Constance 1892. Sadly just three months after Constance’s, Amelia Jane died on 24 March 1892 of peritonitis and pneumatic congestion.[v]
Death notices were inserted into local papers an…