Here it is Australia Day 2012 and the perfect day to begin sharing the stories of my Ancestors.  To honour them by telling others of  their courage, sadness, challenges and disappointments, as well as the fun, laughter, music and song as they battled an often hostile and unforgiving land… 

“To make their home and our heritage,
For us they faced the unknown,
For us they laboured and toiled,
Their endurance is our prosperity,
Their struggle is our freedom,
Their dream is our reality,
Their dawn is our day,
By reaping the great harvest of their lives and work,
We prosper,
We remember them with our blessings.” 


Author Unknown
Thanks to the DPS, Mebourne, Australia