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Walter Frank Mackie

One hundred years ago today, young Walter Mackie walked onto the Lang Lang football field ready to face the visiting Koo Wee Rup team. Walter Frank Mackie had been born in 1886 to parents James and Ann Mackie at Newstead. In1908 at just 22 years of age he married 19...

Historypin

I got up this morning and looked out the window to a day that looked a little damp but was still filled with the promise of completing those jobs, of getting things done. But then I found Historypin and now I can’t even remember what those inconsequential plans were...

AB Steele’s Shipboard Journal – 11 May 1886

Arose at 6.30. There was a grand Ball continuing until the early hour of morning. Having arrived at Port Adelaide we disembarked. Our friends Messrs Leonard & Bailey were waiting our arrival so we had no trouble.  We went to the Cafe booked beds for a few nights. Had...

AB Steele’s Shipboard Journal – 5 May 1886

Arose at 6 after one of the worst nights on Board. Tin Boxes and trunks were chasing one another all over the blooming place making an infernal noise. Poor Old Gumbo got rolled out of his berth causing no little amusement. It was however really no laughing matter for...

AB Steele’s Shipboard Journal – 4 May 1886

Arose at 4 am. Had a good nights rest. The sea being calmer. We had to stop four hours for repairs. This is my 22nd birthday but I am not having such of a jollification. I am however not going to let it slipp by altogether un-noticed, so they ordered extra dinner -...