Blogs, Family History

The Saga of the Parker Boys

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

Blogs, Churches, Convict, Family History, New South Wales

Father Timothy McCarthy 1829-1879

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

Australia, Blogs, Convict, Family History, Tasmania, University

Research Plan

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

ANZAC, Family History, WWII

Lost on the “Montevideo Maru”

  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”