I went to the South Australian Museum with my Mum today. One of our favourite parts is the Egyptian Room. Mum remembers the room and the wall paintings from when she was little and we wondered when they were done. Huge colored wall drawings tell the history and mythology of ancient Egypt. The sky … [Read more…]
There are two Paddy Guerin/Gearins in the family I am currently researching, an Uncle and his Nephew. I haven’t yet found out which story refers to which gentleman however I wanted to share these stories on Trove Tuesday. The Guerin family lived near Braidwood in New South Wales, Australia. “Had a few beers … [Read more…]
I’m helping out with a school holiday event called Minecraft At The Museum (click the link and go about half way down the page) this week and Sunday we were setting up the computer network in an old museum building called The Armoury which is behind the South Australian Museum on North Terrace, Adelaide. I hadn’t … [Read more…]
This photograph, taken from the top of the bulk-loading gantry of the wharf, shows the last-minute preparations that are being made prior to the commencement of the “big pour” on Monday. This week I’ve been trying to find out the history of the Port Pirie, South Australia grain silos. I found the above newspaper cutting … [Read more…]
My parents have jokingly argued about whose ancestor this was for years as the photo got mixed in with both of their photo collections and neither could remember whose it was. My Mum gave me the photo yesterday and I have been able to identify it! This is Eleanor Wigley nee Greenway, my Mum’s paternal … [Read more…]
I’ve been scanning and sorting more of my Dad’s photos and I wanted to see if there were any photos of a taxi similar to his online. This is where Google’s search by image function comes in handy.