In February 2015, Cairns & District Family History Society (CDFHS) received a visit from a very distinguished elderly gentleman. He was 94 year-old Dr Stafford MacLennan. Dr MacLennan asked if CDFHS would accept his extensive photographic collection as he had no relatives1 and wanted it be kept in a safe place.
“Now my boy, since Nellie went what you need to help you look after that little granddaughter of mine is a house-keeper. And I’ve got just the person for you. My Lois has a niece, just back from London to be with her widowed mother and older sister. She’s not in work at the moment. […]
After my mother-in-law was admitted into residential care, my husband, Chris, and I had the less than pleasant task of going through her belongings. We had not been in the house, especially the attic, for many years because she lived in England and we in Australia. After all, you don’t tend to rummage about in […]