Since I was a small child I have always been puzzled by the question “What is the Meaning of Life? It has only been in this last year that I have truly had that question answered. Finding the path between ORDER and CHAOS. Choosing the positive, with love, and creating equilibrium. Our ultimate goal isContinue reading “About”
Growing older presents facing up to the possibility of finding comfort and security for our later years. Many people resist the move to designated retirement villages and have a horror of nursing homes. this is what I have discovered over the last couple of years as I made that choice. It is better to chooseContinue reading “As we grow old — Discover”
Meet Emily Raisbeck (nee Chamberlain) my paternal great grandmother and “Willie”. 1800’s Raisbeck family arrivals: My great grandfather Edwin Sheffield Raisbeck was born in London in 1844, his parents, Edward Charles Raisbeck and Catherine Swan were poor and were married 9/1/1831 at St. Andrew’s Holborn, London. Edwin came to Australia in 1881 and lived atContinue reading “Tale of Two Families.”
Family history is about discovering your past, I like to find out why I was born an Australian. We are all immigrants unless we are Aboriginals.
My great, great grandparents, Peter and Mary Ann Davey with eldest daughter MaryAnne at Creswick, Victoria, C1868. I shook the Family Tree and down came MaryAnne Goodwin Davey. When I first came to Tasmania I gave no thought to the fact that I was returning to the state where my great, great grandmother arrived inContinue reading “Shaking the Family Tree”