I’m beginning an interesting journey to research and publish articles about my 1st cousin 3x removed Blanka Buring. Blanka is the sister of well known Australian wine expert Leo Buring. There are many, many websites, articles, books etc about Leo but very little about Blanka or her sisters Meta and Edelgarde. My main focus at … [Read more…]
My first cousin 3x removed Hermann Paul Leopold Buring, known simply as Leo Buring, is pictured below with Walt Disney. Leo is much better known for his wine making than he is for knowing Walt Disney and gifting him a pair of wallabies in 1934. This was new information to my Mum, whether my Grandmother … [Read more…]
30 January 1924 Brighton Beach, Adelaide, South Australia, Meta and Edel Buring were swimming when they got into difficulties. Meta Caroline and Edelgarde Adele Buring are my first cousins 3x removed.
We recently went to Burra, South Australia. It is about 2 hours from my home in Adelaide, South Australia. Burra is renowned for its copper deposits and the Cornish people who came to South Australia to mine it. https://www.clarevalley.com.au/directory/burra-mine-site My Cornish Scadden ancestors did things a bit differently from others who came to South Australia. … [Read more…]
On a recent trip to Bendigo we visited the Central Deborah Mine and Museum to show my grandchildren a little bit about what mining was like there. We were unable to go underground but explored the above ground exhibits and parts of the old mine buildings above ground thoroughly. My Wigley ancestors went from Nottinghamshire, … [Read more…]
I found this post in my drafts which I didn’t finish last year. At the time I didn’t have the words to say what Lorna meant to me growing up and I really wanted to do her justice but reflecting on someone’s life and their passing a year later gives a lot more perspective. I … [Read more…]