Monthly Archives: May 2016

Marriage Bennett & Wallace


Keith and Annie 1927 Mildura

1927  Mildura   Marriage of Roger Keith Bennett to Annie May Wallace

Left to right

Mary Beatrice Wallace  Roger Keith Bennett Annie Wallace  Frank L G Lawn

picture Ancestry submitted by Kylie Garlando 2013

Marriage  Vic BDM 1927/2830

Death  Vic BDM  1934/16731     Father Robert Wallace  Mother Susan English

1928 Electoral Role  shows Roger and Annie  at San Mateo Ave Mildura  Box 345

1931 Electoral Roll  shows Annie  same address as above

1931 Electoral Roll shows Roger Keith at 13th Street  Mildura

Annie May Bennett Death Certificate

Annie May died 15th August 1934, from Pancreatitis following a Hysterectomy.  She left behind two daughters  Margaret aged 7 and Patricia aged 5

Her usual residence recorded on the death certificate is  Eaglesham Street Mildura  – this is  also the address given by her brother in law Thomas Henry Phillip Bennett and her mother in law Nellie Bennett.

I love family history – I have made contact tonight  with  Roger Keith and Annie May’s great-grand- daughter  ❤



Pentre Ifan

Pentre Ifan

I rarely just copy and paste to this blog but this image struck such a chord with me.  I want to make sure I always have it near me.

The image is steeped in the mysticism of ancient magic.  Seeing this in person is now on my bucket list.

The most popular megalithic site in Wales, Pentre Ifan is a splendid burial chamber with a huge capstone delicately poised on three uprights. Once known as Arthurs’ Quoit, Pentre Ifan means Ivan’s Village. This monument, dating back to about 3500 BC and unusually oriented north-south, stands on the slopes of a ridge commanding extensive views over the Nevern Valley. The elegant capstone weighs over 16 tons; it is 5m (16ft 6in) long and 2.4m (8ft) off the ground. The stones of the chamber are all of local igneous rock; on the portal stone there is a faint decorative cupmark.


There is a world around the corner

There is a world around the corner

There is a world around the corner,

A place I have never been.

A place my heart has sought forever,

A world where everyone is free.


There is a world around the corner,

That is free of suffering and pain.

Where people say I love you,

And smile and stop and make an offering before moving on again.


There is a world around the corner,

Where people are always happy,

They smile and dance and play.

There IS a world around the corner,

Where one day we will all be FREE.

Memorial Ball 1925


1925  Landsborough

Memorial Hall Ball.

On Friday night, a most successful ball was held in the Memorial Hall, in aid of the hall funds. The music was supplied H Dyer (piano), Fred Bachelor (violin) Fred Heritage (drums). Mr. J. Gilvear acted as M.C.  During the evening a chocolate waltz was held and was won by Mr. Stennett. The Xmas hamper was won by Mr. W. Leach. The ladies served a very nice supper and the whole affair was a great success. The net takings were £12.


Daphne Gehrke (four years) was badly burned through a benzine iron exploding.  Both legs were burned. The Ambulance rendered first aid and the patient was conveyed to the hospital.

1925 ‘Landsborough’, Nambour Chronicle and North Coast Advertiser (Qld. : 1922 – 1954), 24 December, p. 9. , viewed 09 May 2016,




Landsborough Memorial Hall
On Saturday, 4th April, the Memorial Hall Committee held a successful euchre party and dance . The euchre tables were well patronised. and the prizes were won by Mrs. Guymer and Jack Donnelly. The consolation prizes went to Mrs. Sebbbens and Eric Hancock. Mr. H. Dye supplied the music, and Mr. Fred Heritage carried out the duties of MC , During the evening a pair of ducks were raffled and won by Miss O’Desly. The chocolate waltz was won by W. Manthy. A mystery box competition was held, and Mrs. Manthy, Miss Ivy Batchelor, and Mr. Ron Rickaby all guessed correctly — a pair of slippers — and on drawing for the prize Mr. R. Rickaby was successful. The Memorial Hall
will benefit by a neat little sum as a result of the effort.

Mr. Ted Tytherleigh had a narrow escape from breaking his arm whilst cranking a Ford truck. The handle flew back and caught him on the wrist. The Ambulance rendered first aid and conveyed the patient to Beerburrum, where the arm was found to be badly

The Enterprise Sawmill changed hands during Easter, Mr. P. Imberger. who erected the mill, purchasing it from Mr. Wilde.

On Easter Saturday the Palmwoods Jazz Band paid a visit to Landsborough and conducted a jazz in the Memorial hall. Unfortunately a large number of people were away on holidays, and only a medium crowd assembled. Nevertheless, those present speak of a good time, and no doubt the Palmwoods Jazz Band will be heard again in Landsborough at an early date.

A large number of residents journeyed to Caloundra during Easter This popular seaside place Is badly hampered by the shocking stats of the roads. Practically every car that travelled, to
Caloundra had the pleasure of being bogged.

On Wednesday afternoon the ladies committee of the Memorial hall held a meeting to further the celebrating the anniversary of the opening of the Memorial Hall. A sports programme
is being arranged for the afternoon, and a plain and fancy dress and poster ball at night.

An enjoyable tennis match was played between a Brisbane team and Landsborough on Easter Monday on the Caversham Courts. The Landsborough players entertained the visitors to lunch at the Elite cafe, and during the afternoon dainty afternoon tea was supplied by the. ladies. The rain prevented the completion of the
match, but as far as the play went Landsborough had six games to the good.
The result of play was as follows:
Mr. Petridge and Miss Smith v. F. Burns and M.Perrin, 6-3;
Mr. Anderson and Miss Hollins v. Mr. Cowley and Mrs. Gehrke, 2-6;
Mr. George and Miss Connell v. Mr. Gehrke and Miss Hooper, 3-6; Mr Hill and Miss Irving v. Mr. Hussel and H. Layt, 6-4 ;
Mr, Pelridge and Miss Smith v. Mrs. Gehrke and Cowley, 4-6;
Mr. Anderson and Miss Holllns v. Mr. Gehrke and Miss Hooper, 3-6;
Mr. George and Miss Connell v. Mr Russell and H. Layt, 6-3;
Mr. Hill and Miss Irving v. Mr. Burns and Miss Parrin, 4-6;
totals. Brisbane 34, Landsborough 40.

1925 ‘Landsborough’, Nambour Chronicle and North Coast Advertiser (Qld. : 1922 – 1954), 17 April, p. 9. , viewed 09 May 2016,

Photo courtesy of Mrs Dawn Wendt – now in Landsborough Hall Collection

Reading the past


This is a really interesting article and the cause of great debate. It is reminiscent of the recent call to remove statues of notables from Oxford and Dublin Universities because of the ‘Colonial Gaze’ of the individual.

The question that may be asked is this …… If we remove all these works and individuals from our past because they cause affront and trumpet colonial attitudes and prejudices how do we learn about history?

If we paint over the past, is there a possibility we will cease to learn, or have no opportunity to learn, from their mistakes?

And how will those in the future view our attitudes and actions or lack thereof, in relation to refugees, rape, abortion, homophobia and the environment?

Mothers Day


Today we celebrate Mums.  Old Mums, new Mums, Nanas, Grandmas, Grans, Nonnis, Omas and many other names.

To all the Mums out there today .. To those who can share with their loved ones and those who can’t for so many reasons. You are strong, you are beautiful you are unique. To those who have adopted and fostered, who chose to be a Mum, To those who birthed and have lost their precious loved ones. Celebrate the memories and draw strength from them. Today is your day. Celebrate the joys, the tears and the sorrows of motherhood.

Remember the Grandmas and Nannas and all the strong women who have gone before us.

Much Metta to you all.



Yesterday I had a dream


Today I read a blog by a Facebook  friend who is starting her journey into the world of academia and specifically creative writing. She was railing against the constrictions of academic writing  The following is part of my response to her and it has inspired me to write a little of my journey

….Your journey echoes mine own and at 66 years young, here I am in my final year of my Bachelor of Creative Writing. There is light at the end of the tunnel and academic writing continues into your creative writing courses when you are required to write, Critical Reflections and heaven help us all, that monster that looms at the end of your degree THE EXEGESIS, that which accompanies your final creative artifact, telling the world why and how you have written what you have written.  My journey commenced in 2011 and I finish this October. Next April 2017, I will walk across the stage, in cap and gown  to accept my degree from the Chancellor. I will tip my mortar board and switch the tassel to the other side signifying I am a GRADUATE.

The next stage awaits as I enter post-graduate studies. I have  experienced frustration, annoyance, euphoria and run the gamut of all the emotions in between. Believe me, the journey is worthwhile and I have and will treasure every minute. My only regret is I waited so long to start.

Some time ago I sat at Cafe J talking to a friend we  commenced Tertiary Preparation Pathways together.  We were chatting about everything and anything when suddenly she put her coffee down and said, ‘You know Linda, we are living the dream.’  She was correct we are living the dream and what is more curious is that another mature age student had made the same comment a short time before.

I have friends in my age group and friends much younger and who treat me no differently to any other of their peers, except to say every now and again, ‘that’s old person speak.’

I am grateful to the University for the opportunities afforded me and to everyone who has supported me. This journey is for me, it is mine and I have had a lot of help along the way. Would I change anything?  No, every minute has been a moment to savour  and to store away as a cherished memory.  Very simply I don’t want it to end.