Category: Ancestors

David Masters Brain – Farmer.

This story on the life of David Masters Brain is the second last in this series of essays on the Brain Family Pioneers. It is primarily based on objective evidence sourced from the New South Wales Land Registry Services, the State Archives of New South Wales, the National Archives of Australia and Trove, the National…

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…