Category: Ancestors

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…

Malachi Brain – Grazier

This essay, my third about the Brain pioneering family, focuses on Malachi Brain’s life in South Australia from 1840 until his death in 1865. As with my previous essays, I have provided a link for bloggers to download the document rather than create the story in these pages because of the very limited formatting tools…

Cilla’s Photo

Cilla recently sent the fantastic photo below for inclusion in the blog with the following comments: Harvesting Oats, bumper crop, I think that’s why the photo was taken.  My brother David has the Bulldog tractor in his shed and occasionally is taken to old machinery rallies.  My father drove it from Murrami to Coleambally and…