Stories from the Shadows – Mary Anne Lovelock

Mary Anne Lovelock was the second of seven children born to George and Mary (nee Shanahan) Lovelock.  Mary Anne was born on the 24 January, 1869 in Bowen, Queensland. Mary Shanahan was born about 1841 in Burris, Carlow, Ireland, and her parents were James and Anne (nee Doyle) Shanahan. The Lovelock family came from Berkshire, […]

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Stop! That’s your family!

Coincidence?  Fate?  Serendipity?  Call it what you like, but it happened. My husband Ron and I were passing through Bowen in North Queensland recently, when we got a bit lost and took a wrong turn. We had never intended to drive down Williams Street. But fate must have intended it for us. As we proceeded […]

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