A Cricket Dynasty – Gregory Cricketing Family

With cricket in the forefront of news at the moment with the England Australia Ashes Tests in progress, I thought it was timely to share some of my family history. On 15 September 1813, my 4 times great grandmother, Henrietta Gregory was sentenced to 14 years transportation for being found in possession of forged bank […]

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Mystery plaque found in Cairns

CDFHS has been informed of the existence of a marble plaque – broken in two – that was found in a building in Cairns which is set for demolition. There is evidence on the back of the plaque that it was previously attached to something, possibly a headstone. How did it come to be in […]

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My ‘elusive’ grandfather – George Frederick Davies

I started my own family history research some 25 years ago.  At the time, I was the Historical and Genealogical Officer with the New South Wales Land Titles Office, and had been assisting the general public for many years, through early land records research.  I only ever knew one grandparent, my maternal grandmother, Anna Davies […]

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