I trust this letter won’t send too many of the PC brigade and feminazis into a frenzy.
A mate just took delivery of a new car and started telling me about all its wondrous features: “It virtually tells you how to drive," was the claim.
I informed him this technology had been around since the car was invented. It’s called WIFE.
Location for new hospital?
The new hospital should go to Moruya, as it is already a competent hospital.
McMillan history - sawmilling and shipping
We are researching the McMillan family who settled in the Eurobodalla district around 1839.
McMillans were involved in logging, sawmilling and shipping (SS Wee Clyde) and appeared to be a prominent family.
Importantly, we'd like to focus on information regarding James McMILLAN who married Ann GIBSON, both from Galston, Scotland, arriving in Ulladulla in 1839, then settling at Durras.
The McMillan family had around 20 spot mills on the South Coast.
We'd love to hear from anyone who might be holding paperwork or photos (which are available for us to access) - and we thank you in advance for this opportunity.
You can contact us on the emails below.
Ann McMillan - firstname.lastname@example.org - researching with
John Ayres - email@example.com
Family military history may amaze
As time moves forward Australia continues to lose more of the original living memories of our wartime history, but uncovering the story of military ancestors is a straightforward process that can yield amazing results.
Start by asking your oldest relatives what they know or if anyone has letters, diaries, medals or other memorabilia from a war, conflict or peacekeeping mission that could provide some clues.
From there, it’s as simple as searching the online database of the Australian War Memorial, the National Archives of Australia, the National Library of Australia and the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
Communities should also use the valuable local resources such as local libraries, RSL branches and historical societies, which do an amazing job at documenting and preserving our history.”
Throughout the Anzac Centenary period 2014–18, many people have found long-lost connections to the First World War, giving them a broader understanding and respect for their family history,” Mr Chester said.
I have been privileged to hear first-hand the experiences of Australians reconnecting with their family history and what it has meant to them.
With the additional access to Ancestry, Australians will be able to readily research their family’s history and start the search for a connection to our military history.
As a nation we need to take collective responsibility for preserving our family history and acknowledge those who have served and who are currently serving our country.
On Remembrance Day this year, the 100th anniversary of the First World War Armistice, I encourage all Australians to buy a poppy, attend their local commemorative service, and stop for a minute’s silence.
For more information about how to research your family connection, visit the Department of Veterans’ Affairs website.