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Walter Frank Mackie

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 year old Jane McCaw Rodda from Yandoit and in that same year Walter Frank Ma [...]

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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 for today! Do you ever find something really good and wonder if you’re the on [...]

AB Steele’s Shipboard Journal &...

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 a splendid meal for 6p a head afterwards a short stroll into the town. F [...]

AB Steele’s Shipboard Journal &...

AB Steele’s Shipboard Journal – 10 May 1886
Arose at 7 am. The sailors have been busy getting up some of the luggage which they have separated for each Port which will give the passengers but little trouble on disembarking. We expect to arrive at Adelaide tomorrow.

AB Steele’s Shipboard Journal &...

AB Steele’s Shipboard Journal – 8 May 1886
Arose at 7 am. We passed our Sister Ship “Heria” who signalled to us as we passed. Saw the Australian Coast about 9.30 which was a very welcome sight. We have three days sailing before reaching Adelaide. Distance 290 miles.

AB Steele’s Shipboard Journal &...

AB Steele’s Shipboard Journal – 7 May 1886
Had a dance on deck this evening. Distance 281 miles.

AB Steele’s Shipboard Journal &...

AB Steele’s Shipboard Journal – 6 May 1886
Arose at 6. A nice morning the sea being quite calm, we are expecting to be in the Australian Bight shortly. Distance 297 miles.

AB Steele’s Shipboard Journal &...

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 he might have been badly hurt weighing as he does 26 st.

AB Steele’s Shipboard Journal &...

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 – for 3 of my mates and myself.

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