Portrait of an Ancestor

The only known portrait of my great great grandfather William Moore is well known to other descendants. For over 30 years I’ve had a black and white copy of the image on my wall. My cousin owns a similar portrait in a 1920s/1930s oval glass frame that is likely...

Beyond the Headstones – Byrne family

The Beyond the Headstones series of posts was inspired after having spent a bit of time in Wangaratta cemetery, visiting loved ones, attending funerals or wandering around taking photos. In some sections I have been known to point at a headstone and exclaim “I...

The case of the Chiltern body snatcher

Followers may have discerned that I enjoy exploring the stories of nutters. They provide the rabbit warrens that can steal away hours while you try to make sense of the crazy. Today’s offering is not from my family tree, or even from Wangaratta. One of his...
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