Vale Marion Grace CRAKER nee COOPER

Vale Marion Grace CRAKER nee COOPER On Thursday we traveled to Renmark to farewell our Aunt Marion Grace CRAKER nee COOPER. Marion was the youngest of 5 children born to Henry George (Harry) and Phyllis Moira COOPER. She is survived by her four boys and her eldest sister Moira. Marion was born in Naracoorte in... Continue Reading →

Closing the Borders

Today the unimaginable happened. The state government of South Australia has closed their borders effective from 24th March 2020. In the previous week Tasmania and the Northern Territory had already undertaken this step to slow the spread of COVID 19. No government is saying that we can prevent COVID 19, they are all working to... Continue Reading →

Strong Women

#52 Ancestors 52 Weeks Week 10 Robe in the South East was the place where our Strong Woman was born. Rose Elania Tilbrook COOPER was the last child born to Charles COOPER and Ann WHALAN (WHALEN) on 2nd May 1880 [2]. The COOPER family lived around the Robe and Kingston area of South Australia. Like... Continue Reading →

Favourite Discovery

Week 7 #52 Ancestors 52 Weeks Having just read an article entitled "What Kind of F-ing One-Name Are You" By Roger Goacher [1], i would say that I am a "Flesher". I like to flesh out the lives of our ancestors and seek additional information from a range of sources. So I do I have... Continue Reading →

So Far Away

#52 Ancestors 52 Weeks - Week 5 How many of us have completed hours of research on a family line, following what we believe is a solid trail that would meet the standards of proof, to suddenly stop and think is this the right William NOSWORTHY? To then discover five William NOSWORTHY's born all around... Continue Reading →

Close to Home

# 52 Ancestors 52 Weeks Trinity Church North Terrace Adelaide is an institution is South Australia. Sitting on the corner of Morphett Street and North Terrace it is one of the first churches in South Australia. The foundation stone was laid by Governor Hindmarsh on 26 January 1838 [1]. For anyone with family who arrived... Continue Reading →

Same Name

#52 Ancestors 52 Weeks How many of us have the same name as an ancestor? How many thought we had a name completely different only to find at a later date, that the name had already been used within the family? Teddy LOADES One name that is commonly used within the LOADES family is Edward... Continue Reading →

A Long Line

#52 Ancestors 52 Weeks On board the Princess Royal when it departed Plymouth on the 5th November 1846 was William NOSWORTHY, his wife Jane nee DREW and their 4 children William George, George Drew, John and Elizabeth Jane [1]. Breaking the long line of the NOSWORTHY family living on the edges of Dartmoor in Devon.... Continue Reading →

That Old School Photo

#52 ancestors 52 weeks School Photo Wangolina School South Australia All of us would have our old school photos that we look at over time to see how fashions have changed or what our haircuts looked or to determine who that person is that we just met. As a teacher have many a school photo... Continue Reading →

A Fresh Start

Week 1 #52ancestors52weeks Is it a fresh start or a new years resolution? We all know that resolutions made for the new year are rarely successful, so we will call this a fresh start. After a stellar year in 2018 completing 52 ancestors in 52 weeks 2019 was somewhat less. 2019 started as a year... Continue Reading →

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