Bushfire burning at Cadelgo, Berambing, 15 Dec 2019 Over the last few months, we have had record-breaking drought, heat and bush fires – their intensity and spread worse than ever. In other areas, more recently, we have had extreme wind and hail. Unfortunately, some of our members and their close families have lost buildings, trees, […]
Pieces that describe the “life and times”, which literally means the history and/or the significant events, attitudes, issues, the politics, or the environment. of a person or a place. The piece would generally cover a person’s entire life or a signifigant portion of that life.
Constance Muriel (Con) Hungerford [E2.2a.5b.2c] was a descendent of the enterprising Hungerford (maternal) and the seafaring Burton-Bradley (paternal) families. Con was the second child of Muriel (nee Hungerford [E2.2a.5b] and Prowett Burton-Bradley (married 28 September 1906, St Paul’s, Wellington, New Zealand), and their older son was Robert Prowett (Bob) Burton Bradley (born 14 May 1908, […]
I started Killarney School in 1902 when I was five years old and finished three years later at aged eight years. I lived at the head of Mosman Bay and walked by bush track or perhaps a dirt road to Killarney, up what is now Harbour Street. I was given a penny to catch […]
Whether you are a descendant of Tom White Melville Winder or a person with an interest in Indigenous history, you might find this article in The Saturday Magazine No 255, dated 25 June 1836 interesting. The Corroboree – The Saturday Magazine
Introduction by Charles Sherlock The letter transliterated below was written in 1848 by Annie Hungerford [E.8], Septimus’ [E.7] sister. It is signed by both Annie and Mrs Catherine Hungerford, their mother, so it is possible that either wrote it, but the references to Mama must mean it is Annie’s work, since Catherine’s mother was long […]
Captain James Kilpatrick [E.6.7a=] was a mariner, rising from an apprentice able seaman (at the age of 14 and in square riggers) to captain (of steamers) in his career. There is an excellent article on James Kilpatrick’s life in the Journal Vol 14 No 4 (November 2018). (more…)
Various logs from Captain Kilpatrick’s many voyages for the British East India Company during the War years (more…)
The log of the voyage of the The Canterbury, under Captain Leslie. From Dunedin, New Zealand, 8 April 1880, to London. Arrived Gravesend, 24 June 1880. 79 days sailing to London. (more…)
The log of the voyage of the The Canterbury from Glasgow, Scotland 13 November 1879. Arrived Dunedin, New Zealand 28 January 1880. 76 days sailing. The Canterbury has made the quickest sailing this season. (more…)
On the 100th anniversary of the end of The Great War, let us take a moment to remember those members of the Hungerford family who gave their lives. For additional information about members of the Hungerford family in The Great War, see: World War 1 and the Extended Hungerford Family. ww1
What do your cousins get up to in their spare time? In late 2014 my cousin Penelope Kentish [E.6.13a.2b.4c.1d] and her husband Ian Hunt acquired a “minibago” (for want of a better word). The truck was quickly named The Earwig (Wiggie for short) and if you wonder why this name, have a close look at […]
For the 100th anniversary of the beginning of World War I, the Hungerford & Associated Families Society, Inc, are commemorating the service and lives given by soldiers and nurses during what was commonly referred to as ‘The Great War’. There are 138 soldiers and nurses listed in Hungerfords Down Under, 2nd ed, 2013. Each serviceman […]
The new HAFS publication In Remembrance: Hungerford and Associated Families in the Great War 1914-1918 is now available in our online shop.