My dear Friend Neil
Though this time there is nothing about my family. It is just that I have found a wealth of fascinating information (and trivia) about the period.
Some might see that story as prefiguring a legendary Aussie attitude to work. Sydney Herald, Monday 12 January 1835.
George and Bridge Streets, Sydney – 1835
There is a fascinating compilation about 1835 in the Lynne Sanders-Braithwaite and the late Izzy Foreal’s pages on Melinda Kendall. See also IN THIS YEAR – 1835. It appears Basil and Melinda Kendall were married at the Second Scots Church , Sydney. Rev John McGarvie officiating, just as my great-great grandfather William Whitfield was in 1836.
And very locally I knew little about this: Battle of Fairy Meadow 1830.
When interviewed by Archibald Campbell in 1897, Martin Lynch – who had arrived in the Illawarra in 1827 – described the Battle of Fairy…
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