Just a reminder that we have now switched to our Winter timetable, which means: our Research Room will be open on Sunday afternoons between 2 pm and 4 pm instead of Thursday nights our general meetings will be held on the second Saturday of the month at 2 pm and […]
Whether we know it at the time or not, fate and coincidence often play an important part in our lives, this often comes to light while researching our family histories. On Remembrance Day 2012, this is just one story that illustrates this perfectly. from: The Times – Christchurch, New Zealand […]
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 […]
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.
Got up at 6 after a short nap. Stayed up still early hours this morning to watch the storm.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]