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 →

Something for All Hallows Eve

Okay - it's Halloween. I prefer All Hallows Eve: has more of a supernatural ring to it. Either way, thought it might be a good time to share some spooky stories. 10 things you didn’t know about the history (and mystery) of Halloween Supernatural stories: 9 amazing British folktales Enjoy! Cheers Kerry

Irish slavery

I wasn't looking for anything on any sort of slavery. I was simply looking for a suitable Irish Catholic name from the 17th century that I could use for Padraig's friend in my tale on 'The Parting Glass" (now called Goodnight - and God be with you all). I came across a fascinating post written by a... Continue Reading →

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