Australians all …

As a proud Australian, I could not let Australia Day go by without posting something. Sadly, I have spent a week wondering what I could post that I haven't posted before - and that wouldn't offend somebody. If I talk about pride in my British heritage, I may offend some Indigenous. If I concentrate on... Continue Reading →

We will remember them. Always.

I took the photo above as I was walking my dog, Bindi, this morning. The kids in a house in my street had lovingly made tributes to our soldiers and displayed them outside their house. Australians were encouraged to show their appreciation for our military, both past and present, in ways that did not involve... Continue Reading →

Parramatta Female Factory: we need it!

I envy those countries where the leaders and decision-makers value their heritage and history. Unfortunately, Australia does not fall into that category. The Parramatta Female Factory, where so many of our female ancestors started their colonial life, was in serious danger of being turned over to developers. It appears to have had a reprieve, but... Continue Reading →

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