Category Archives: Memories

Thursday’s Special: Traces of the Past

Norfolk Island has a history of convict settlements. This picture depicts some of the ruins from that time.

After the end of the 2nd convict settlement, Queen Victoria granted the island to the descendants of the Bounty mutineers. Many of their families still live there today.


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One Word Photo Challenge: Diary

When Dad moved out of his home he passed his boxes of family history information to me.

Amongst the many books and genealogy charts I found the diary my aunt kept when she sailed on the SS Lakemba in 1957 to her new life in Canada.

I wonder what other treasures are in those boxes.


Posted in response to Jennifer’s One Word Photo Challenge.

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Hugh’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Games

Ronovan (in his guise as Hugh) has posted this week’s challenge – a photo representing Games.

On my holiday with Mum in 2007 we were lucky enough to visit Chedworth Roman Villa on a day when they had demonstrations and re-enactments.

One of the displays had examples of ancient Roman games, including this one  – 9 Men’s Morris. It’s a game of the best kind – easy to learn, difficult to master.


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