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Short stories from the heart…about life, family and local history, people, places and food.


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Love ginger? Try this old-fashioned Ginger Sponge recipe

AUGUST 17, 2021 I FOOD

In the tracks of Cobb and Co: Winton-Boulia route

AUGUST 2, 2021 I PLACES

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My mother, a young woman

MAY 6, 2016 I FAMILY HISTORY

Secrets from the Banana Cemetery

APRIL 2, 2019 I PLACES

The Moura Cafe and a family history puzzle

JULY 2, 2019 I FAMILY HISTORY

Hear the children cry: Bogantungan and the 1960 Medway Creek rail accident

FEBRUARY 26, 2020 I LIFE

My mother’s 1949 spiced meatloaf: Home cooking in post-war Australia

MAY 28, 2020 I FOOD

Betty Anderson: 100 years of gratitude and loving service

SEPTEMBER 7, 2020 I PEOPLE

WHAT READERS SAY

Congratulations Judy on another well written and researched story. Really enjoy your blogs especially having grown up in country Qld. I have always loved walking through cemeteries and reading the inscriptions on the graves. So much history can be gleaned from them. Your story certainly brings life back to those old pioneers. Thank you for each story. I find much enjoyment in reading them.

BETTY JONES
On Secrets from the Banana Cemetery, April 3, 2019

Thank you for what I would imagine would be your last blog/article for 2020. Your various pieces through out the year, have been a delight to read, with a wealth of incorporated information…both historical, and anecdotal. Again, thank you.

GRAHAM COFFEY
On Chocolate Slice: An Aussie Christmas Treat, December 23, 2020

Hello Judith. Another beautifully written story of memories, great research, delightful photos, the uncovering joyful times and sad times. I do hope you consider publishing a collection of these writings, even if just for family and depositing at the history centre at the Rockhampton Library.

SHIRLEY ELDRIDGE
On Donald William Beaumont: A grandparent I thought I knew, January 20, 2021

What a lovely article Judith; it brought back so many wonderful memories of the 1950’s for me. I grew up in rural South Australia, and we had so many of the appliances and utensils that you mentioned, and my mother made most of those recipes. … I am looking forward to receiving more of your newsletters.

SANDRA McKENNA
On My mother’s 1949 spiced meatloaf: Home cooking in post-war Australia, May 29, 2020

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