Finding Family

One woman's obsession with family history.

Before the settlement of the Swan River Colony, Captain James Stirling was instructed to ensure that land be put aside for public requirements such as roads, churches and cemeteries. He followed his orders and some months after their arrival, John Septimus Roe surveyed the land and decided that the burial grounds should be located high …

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After initially taking the scenic route at the start of our drive to York, we eventually arrived in good time and decided to keep to my original plan of starting the day with a visit to the York Cemetery.  Following a map and various road signs, the cemetery seemed to appear out of nowhere.  This sudden appearance gave …

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With June now upon us, the weather seemed absolutely determined to turn its back on the fact that winter was also here.  Though distinctly cooler, the sun shone warmly down on my face and the azure blue sky was brushed with white, wispy clouds.  I could not have picked a more beautiful or inspiring day to …

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