J E APPS 1927-2020 My Dad I want to write a story About my precious dad. He was a special kind of father Who taught me good from bad. Though only a decade we lived together The morals and respect he taught me Will last forever. We lived our lives a distance apart But our… Continue reading A Poem about Dad – Jack Apps
Arthur John PARKER 1896-1946Eric PARKER1921-1996Arthur "Toss" PARKER1923-1942The Parker family who were all proud military men. I have been researching our family tree since 1981. As many family historians will know, you get a liking for certain ancestors, even though you have never known them in person. Well, these three lads are mine and their research… Continue reading The Saga of the Parker Boys
Ann Smith 1834-1905. A woman of stamina.
The Priest and the Bushranger "Father Tim", Rev. Timothy McCarthy - a mighty hunter, for he hunted the soul of men By M.V. SHEEHAN. The glory of spring was sweeping over the little town of Ballinhassig, near the city of. Cork, in Ireland. In the garden of his home sat a handsome, strongly-built young mail… Continue reading Father Timothy McCarthy 1829-1879
Assessment Task 4: Research Plan. Above Image: Port Arthur 2018 Introduction: My great-great-great-uncle William PARKER (No. 1 on pedigree chart), was transported to Van Diemen's Land in 1835. The same year his father John, and brothers, Ambrose and John arrived in New South Wales as convicts. His brother Thomas, was also sentenced and transported to… Continue reading Research Plan
Well, where has that time gone? We have achieved so much since my last post. We sold our van, purchased a house in Tasmania, I traveled to England and Scotland with a life-long friend. Sadly, we lost my daughter-in-law to cancer, we sold the house in Tasmania and we are now living on the South… Continue reading Time Flies!
Our nomadic life was a great adventure that enriched our life so much. We met some wonderful people, although we may never see them again, they will be etched in our memories forever! The beauty of Australia is never ending! The towns we visited were very welcoming, except for one, well life isn't perfect, and… Continue reading I’m Back!
My last blog was written about the Loss of the Montevideo Maru. I blogged this information hoping it would reach someone who knew Toss' brother Eric and his family. Well, the blog worked and I have been contacted by Eric's daughter and will meet with her next month. Thanks WordPress!!!! It is a shame that… Continue reading Success in Family History
Arthur "Toss" Parker was eighteen years and one month old on 4th April 1941 when he enlisted in WWII. He was too young to join the A.I.F., so he volunteered for the Anti Aircraft Anti Military Landing Craft Defence Force, Rabaul. After his compulsory training and pre-embarkation leave, he embarked on HMAT Neptuna on… Continue reading Lost on the “Montevideo Maru”
Welcome to my page. What keeps me out of mischeif??? Family History. I have been researching since 1981 and have met many wonderful people, some family, some researchers of no relation. Family historians are a different breed of people. We love to share our family history because our main aim is to preserve our history… Continue reading Hello world!