The Mystery of Mary’s Mother

There are three daughters of Edward George Clerk for whom I haven’t been able to ascertain the mother.  They are Mary Emily Clerk 1838, Susan Bundarra Clerk 1839 and Anna Maria Clerk 1840. From what I’ve been able to determine they were all born in New South Wales, Australia. Edward George Clerk was born in Somerset, … [Read more…]

Dragged To Death By A Crocodile

What’s the most unusual newspaper article you’ve found on Trove? Did it relate to one of your ancestors?  This one isn’t about any of my ancestors but it definitely tops my list of unusual articles at the moment.  It was published in The World’s News, Sydney on 22 April 1950.  What an awful way … [Read more…]

Grandson Number Two

My second grandson, Ilijah Leon, was born on Thursday 24 July at 8:05AM. He weighed 8lbs. I’m not including a photo because Mum and Dad don’t want a lot of photos online. He’s just as gorgeous as his big brother Josiah and looks very similar to him too.


I have always loved maps so when I started researching my ancestors I could indulge my love for them even more.  I found the following prints at a market in Port Adelaide recently.  They were drawn by Thomas Moule in 1830.  I hadn’t heard of Moule but looked him up when I got the maps. … [Read more…]