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Australian Birth, Marriage & Dea...

Australian Birth, Marriage & Death Certificate Petition
Inside History Magazine have a petition going at Petition Buzz that many of our members and visitors may be interested in. In a nutshell, they’re saying that the cost of certificates in many Australian states is too high and that there should be a more consistent approach to pricing and availability across Australia. And in my humble op [...]

AB Steele’s Shipboard Journal &...

AB Steele’s Shipboard Journal – 9 May 1886
Sunday morning. The last on Board. My companions and I had a special dinner in honour of my birthday. We partook of Turkey roast before Plum Pudding.

AB Steele’s Shipboard Journal &...

AB Steele’s Shipboard Journal – 3 May 1886
Got up at 6 after a short nap. Stayed up still early hours this morning to watch the storm.

AB Steele’s Shipboard Journal &...

AB Steele’s Shipboard Journal – 2 May 1886
Arose at 6 am. The wind is blowing up a storm but the sailors say it will be night before it is fairly on us. One young fellow went out of his mind – it taking four men to hold him and bind him hand and foot. He was taken to the hospital. He got it into his head that the vessel was going to be wrecked. Distance 271 miles.

Friends of Dandenong Cemeteries

Friends of Dandenong Cemeteries
There’s a new group in town – or at least on Friday there might be. They’re the Friends of Dandenong Cemeteries and they’re holding their first meeting at the Springvale Botanical Cemetery on Friday 27th April. Now we know that Dandenong isn’t within Casey Cardinia but there are a lot of Casey Cardinia people tha [...]

AB Steele’s Shipboard Journal &...

AB Steele’s Shipboard Journal – 23 April 1886
This is Good Friday and we had a little treat each receiving a hot cross bun. Things are as dull as yesterday, not even sighting a ship. The Irish Jubilee Singers gave a concert in the 1st saloon. They had given concerts in all the large Towns in England and were on their way to Australia. This being Good Friday  there were of course no games [...]

AB Steele’s Shipboard Journal &...

AB Steele’s Shipboard Journal – 1 April 1886
I awoke at 5.30 got washed and went on Deck, and took a sharp walk round the ship to get warm, for I had had a dreadful night being nearly starved to death, whilst some of the passengers had been howling like wolves all night – this makes things look very miserable. We had breakfast at 8.30 Irish Stew, bread and butter and coffee. Every [...]

Our First Post

Our First Post
The committee of the Narre Warren & District Family History Group hope to use this blog to inform members and the general public of news or developments within the Group, exciting additions to the Reseach Room, news of outside happenings and events and who knows what else. We certainly don’t at this stage. It will be exciting to see [...]