A genealogist researching your family will advise you that you have two Grandmothers and give you their names. If you ask anyone else in your family about their Grandmothers than they will tell you a story about their loved ones, referring to them by names such as: Grandma, Nan, Gram, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
Had a dance on deck this evening. Distance 281 miles.
Arose at 6. A nice morning the sea being quite calm, we are expecting to be in the Australian Bight shortly. Distance 297 miles.
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 […]