Category Archives: Wiseman

Copying information from this blog.

I have just visited the website and noticed that someone has made a contribution to the website (for John Pye of The Lady Kennaway) that is directly copied from my article on John Pye in this Blog and from … Continue reading

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ANZAC Day – 25 April, 1915. Yesterday was a holiday in Australia to commemorate the 99th anniversary of the landing of Australian and New Zealand forces at Gallipoli in Turkey. For many it is a day to attend memorial services … Continue reading

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Pioneer women – Margaret Curtin

Pioneer women – Margaret Curtin (Mrs John Wiseman). Margaret Curtin was the daughter of Timothy Curtin and Mary Curtin of Mallow, County Cork, Ireland.  Margaret was baptised in September, 1832 in the parish of Rathcormac.  Margaret had younger siblings named … Continue reading

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Pitman and McDougall

My great-grandmother’s sisters were Bridget Ellen McDougall nee Wiseman and Catherine Pitman nee Wiseman. Bridget Ellen Wiseman married Duncan McDougall in 1891 and they lived in a number of places including Kirkstall, Nirranda, Laang near Warrnambool and later at Byaduk … Continue reading

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Joseph and Mary Curtin

Joseph Curtin was my great, great grandmother’s brother and Mary Curtin was his wife. The following are some newspaper articles relating to them. South Australian Register – Thursday 16 September 1897 A Widow Missing.— The Port police had exercised concern … Continue reading

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The curious case of Peter Wiseman’s dumbness.

Peter Wiseman was my great grandmother, Mary Ann Pye nee Wiseman’s, half-brother.  Peter Wiseman was a bootmaker and married Catherine Keating. The following newspaper articles report two unusual incidents where Peter was struck dumb.  One reporter was uncharitable enough to … Continue reading

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