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Saturday, November 21, 2009

Harriet Wheatley

Harriet aged 17, arrived on the 'Strathfieldsay' to Hobart from Gravesend 15 August 1834, accompanied by Caroline Wheatley 30 and Frances Wheatley 27. They were all governesses.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Stuff........

Sitting here, home for lunch, we've just had an all too brief spring storm after several days of summer heat.............temp is supposed to drop but could do with lots more rain..........

On the family history front, we spent last weekend in Tasmania, stayed in Hobart at the Grand Chancellor, not far from where Peter Appleyard and later Harriet Wheatley would have come ashore.............he as a convict in 1834 and Harriet with members of her family.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Carrie (Sharrock) and Betty Saunders


Sunday Again...............

Here it is, Sunday................a bit of housework (not too much), some gardening and then on to the family history research..............and later catching up with some good friends for a few 'moving house drinkies'..........

Sunday in Ballarat is by the way, very warm............just lovely and more to come according to the weather man.

Apart from continuing work on our Saunders family................this week I've ordered the birth and death certificates for Ernest William Dennis, son of Ernest James and Lucinda (Bird) Dennis, also stumbled across a grave photo of Dorothy Lyla Dennis, daughter of EJ and Lucinda! I remember my father telling me that he had seen a photo of Dorothy's grave. She died in 1919 suposdly from TB. Have ordered the photo.

Lastly have finally got to sending for the updated DVD for Ian Marr's Cemeteries of South West Victoria.

Monday, November 2, 2009


Saunders Reunion etc.......

It's been a while...............have just come back from a weekend away at Bridgewater Bay near Portland.......great spot...............the weekend before we were in Port Fairy catching up with some Saunders rellies.........the Nicholas Saunders reunion site has some great family pics................