Harsh Times on the Goldfields

Life in the 1850's in Hobart Town was not easy. Like my great grandfather it is  likely that this family were drawn to the Victorian goldfields, from Hobart, lured by the prospect of finding gold and making a fortune. Disease was rife upon the goldfields, where poor sanitation meant that refuse and excrement were liable to … Continue reading Harsh Times on the Goldfields

A Window to the Past

A graveyard can be a great place to explore local history and genealogy, or just take a peaceful late winter walk. So let’s grab our coats and cameras and head out to the nearest cemetery to learn about local history! How to Explore a Graveyard In a piece called Travel With a Purpose Angela Dollar … Continue reading A Window to the Past

Tonight I Write the Saddest Lines

Tonight I can write the saddest lines. To think that I do not have her. To feel that I have lost her. Pablo Neruda What are the saddest lines?  Neruda expresses the grief of lost love! If you believe the Weekly Times the story of the Daylesford lost boys is one of the saddest stories in … Continue reading Tonight I Write the Saddest Lines