Category: Ancestors

My King Island Childhood

In 2014, to their enduring credit, some children of World War II veterans who were allocated sheep or dairy farms on King Island under the Tasmanian soldier settlement scheme, decided to get together and publish a book about their respective experiences while growing up on their parents’ farm. So far, the editors, Peter Cooper and…

Helen Johnson’s Recent Discoveries

I have just received an email from a second cousin Helen Johnson who, while recently cleaning her late father’s house, discovered a painting by Olive Maud Brain and a mounted set of replicas of George Masters Seward Brain’s First World War medals. Helen took photos of each of the items and I have attached copies…