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A barbarous assault on Sir Robert Pye, esquire, 1680

The following is an interesting case of how a struggle over religious beliefs can distort facts; then through the media enter into folk lore.  Such is the case of Sir Robert Pye Esquire of the ‘Mynde’ in Herefordshire, the second … Continue reading

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Dogs and Bessiebelle memories

The following story is an extract from the book, “Old Melbourne Memories” by Rolf Boldrewood.  Rolf Boldrewood was the author’s pseudonym, his real name was Thomas Alexander Browne.  In his book, Browne refers to his stockman as Joe Burge, however … Continue reading

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Sr Mary David Barker

On the birth certificate of my mother’s aunt, she is named Margaret Bridget Catherine Barker after her three Devereux aunts, however, she was known as Mary Barker; ‘Mary’ was her mother’s name. Mary had one sister, my mother’s mother, and … Continue reading

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