Bushranger James MacPherson, 1866  Known as 'The Wild Scotsman'. He roamed from Bowen in North Queensland as far as New South Wales and was captured in the Wide Bay region, near Gin Gin in March 1866. He was imprisoned on St. Helena Island and eventually pardoned and released in December 1874.

Bushranger James MacPherson, 1866 Known as 'The Wild Scotsman'. He roamed from Bowen in North Queensland as far as New South Wales and was captured in the Wide Bay region, near Gin Gin in March 1866. He was imprisoned on St. Helena Island and eventually pardoned and released in December 1874.

Christie Palmerston (1850-1893) explorer credited with opening up much of North Queensland

Christie Palmerston (1850-1893) explorer credited with opening up much of North Queensland

Last of the Kanaka cane cutters 1903. Hinchinbrook Shire Library

Last of the Kanaka cane cutters 1903. Hinchinbrook Shire Library

Prospector William Lakeland and family from Neville Creek near Laura North Queensland 1905

Prospector William Lakeland and family from Neville Creek near Laura North Queensland 1905

Phyllis, Agnes & Flossie Lovelock and Mary Cheffin at their house in Herbert Street, Bowen Qld - Photo courtesy of Bowen Historical Society

Phyllis, Agnes & Flossie Lovelock and Mary Cheffin at their house in Herbert Street, Bowen Qld - Photo courtesy of Bowen Historical Society

Mural in Williams St, Bowen Qld - Phyllis, Agnes & Flossie Lovelock, and Mary Cheffins

Mural in Williams St, Bowen Qld - Phyllis, Agnes & Flossie Lovelock, and Mary Cheffins

Edmund Kennedy

Edmund Kennedy


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Italian cane farmers, 1932

Italian cane farmers, 1932

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Stafford Maclennan as a Naval Rating / Able Seaman

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Do you recognise Pietro in 1942-43?  He was in Naples, war intervened, and his daughter that he never knew would love to find him!  Pietro was Sicilian, possibly from the Siracusa region.

Do you recognise Pietro in 1942-43? He was in Naples, war intervened, and his daughter that he never knew would love to find him! Pietro was Sicilian, possibly from the Siracusa region.

Free access to Australian historical records on MyHeritage, 15-22 Aug, to celebrate National Family History Month

Free access to Australian historical records on MyHeritage, 15-22 Aug, to celebrate National Family History Month

Stop!  That’s your family! - When taking a wrong turn leads to a family discovery...

Stop! That’s your family! - When taking a wrong turn leads to a family discovery...

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Give us a cheesey grin :) How to use Gravatar to show your own profile pic (avatar) on blog comments.

Have you double-checked to see if your ancestors were enumerated twice in one census?

Have you double-checked to see if your ancestors were enumerated twice in one census?

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"Blog? What's a blog?" - for those family history researchers new to blogs in general, or to genealogy blogs!

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