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  1. Nathan Pearse

    Hi there.

    I have a bible enscribed as follows:

    “Joseph Greenway
    His Holy Bible
    McCullums Creek
    November 11th 1863”

    I believe that McCullums Creek may be a mispelling of McCallums Creek, near Maryborough Victoria. Possibly he is an ancestor of yours. Was about to list the bible on eBay, but thought you might like it. It is in good condition for its age. You can have it for $50.00 if you would like.

    Not sure how else to get in touch with you other than on this page.

    Kind regards

    Nathan

    • admin

      Wow Nathan you have totally blown me away. I’ll send you an email now. Thank you so much for contacting me.
      Kylie 🙂

  2. What a fantastic find Kylie… and great follow up. I was wondering why this story was reported in the “Port Pirie Recorder” about an event in Port Adelaide and then realised that it probably picked up grain from Pirie and maybe Pt Adelaide before heading round Cape Horn to England. Also WONDERFUL to have Nathan contact you re: the Bible… looking forward to a post about that. 🙂

    • admin

      Apparently the ship Phillip was on was involved in the “grain races” between here and England so yes I think you’re right. The Bible should be arriving any day now and I will definitely be blogging about it!!!

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