Comfortable with convict ancestors?

Sydney was originally established as a convict settlement, with the first boat-loads of prisoners arriving in 1788. English prisons were bursting at the seams, so transportation was seen as a solution to the problem and also as an effective deterrent due to the harsh conditions of servitude, not to mention the long and dangerous … Continue reading

Is this a world record?

Linda and the rest of the family have taken off to the south coast with Wally and Tinet Tapia for a few days. I wanted to go but someone had to stay behind to mind the dogs and in any case I have a heavy cold. So I’m at home … Continue reading