Category Archives: O’Connor

BDM Certificates

Edith Alice O’Connor – birth certificate. I have said that I like the State of Victoria’s birth, death and marriage certificates because they contain a lot of information, however, it is due to the amount of information required on the … Continue reading

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Pioneer women – Ellen O’Connor

Pioneer women – Ellen O’Connor (Mrs Thomas O’Connor). Ellen O’Connor is the eighth and final of my great grandmother’s to feature in my series ‘pioneer women’.  I do not know any personal details about the life of Ellen O’Connor, but … Continue reading

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Pioneer Women – Mary Farrelly

Pioneer women – Mary Farrelly (Mrs John Lane). The following has been largely extracted from the family history book, “The family of Charles and Maria Lane in Australia 1840-2004” p 145-148, and I acknowledge the un-credited writers of the story … Continue reading

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Killed, injured and accidents

When I first thought that I would write this article I was unaware of how many persons from the various branches of my large family tree had met with accidents resulting in injuries or death until my sister and I … Continue reading

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Gratitude

I was feeling disappointed that yet again that I was promised photos and information from a newly connected relative that never materialized when I saw a ‘current affairs’ program highlighting a woman’s book, “365 Days of Grateful” which reminded me … Continue reading

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Rabbits

I was thinking about how beneficial rabbits where during the Depression.  They gave an alternate food source and income to a number of people during those harsh years of the 1920s and 1930s. In the book, “A Shamrock beneath the … Continue reading

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O’Connor

My eldest brother was an amateur runner.  He was not a natural athlete but trained hard to compete in events at the Stawell Easter carnival and other events.  My brother was not very successful but did win a number of … Continue reading

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