Archive | Life and Times

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.

Marjorie Cooper

Mosman Memories

  I started Killarney School in 1902 when I was five years old and finished three years later at aged eight years. The School was co-educational and ran from 9 am to 3 pm with about 15 pupils in each class. I had previously been to a kindergarten run by Miss Duffy who taught us […]

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CrossWrittenLetter

A Hungerford Letter (1848) – Annie Hungerford to Septimus Hungerford

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 […]

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James Kilpatrick with monkey 1921

Captain James Kilpatrick 1863-1936

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…)

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Poppies knitted by Lesley Abrahams

Lest We Forget

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.  

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A Sunday Drive Around the World

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 […]

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Three Hungerford soldiers

World War 1 and the Extended Hungerford Family

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 […]

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