Time to Shift up a Gear

I was busy in 2018, writing on my 52 Ancestors Blog. But now I’ll be giving that a break and have returned to move along again on this blog. I hope you’ll join me to share in some of the stories of my children’s ancestors, which will include:

  • another shooting death in the family. See the first one I wrote about
  • stories of the Palmer River Goldfields in North Queensland
  • what happens to a convict’s family left behind in England
  • a mining family that turns to farming and then back to mining
  • more on the Irish Barretts and maybe the Irish Bennetts as well
  • stories of a sea captain, a musician, a city mayor, a yeoman and a convict
  • a tragic mining accident
  • a hidden cemetery
  • gold medals for elocution
  • Cape York Peninsula pioneering
  • watermen in England and watermen in Australia

Here is a link to my first story for 2019 to mark my 3-year blogiversary.

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2 Responses to Time to Shift up a Gear

  1. Denise Doyon says:

    Shelley – looks like you have a great outline for the coming year! You are giving me inspiration. As soon as I return home from my January sabbatical I look forward to populating my blog with new stories.


  2. Shelley says:

    Yes, Denise, I’ll have to put my skates on. I look forward to reading your blog.


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