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My Journey to Myall Creek


On my way to Canberra from Cairns, I visited the Myall Creek site in 2009. Back in 2014 I was contacted by the Friends of Myall Creek to be the Guest Speaker on 10th June, to remember the massacre there in 1838 - a 176 years ago (in 2019, it's [...]

My Journey to Myall Creek 2019-04-24T00:26:33+00:00

Korah Halcomb Wills (1828-1896)


Extract from the Diary of Korah Halcomb Wills (1828-1896) John Oxley Library: Henry Brandon Collection OM 75-75 Period covers 1862-1868 Central Queensland p.108 …will all be forgotten in another 100 years, but we have got the country and may we ever hold it for we [p.109] want it for the good [...]

Korah Halcomb Wills (1828-1896) 2019-03-28T23:54:17+00:00

Assessing Creaghe Diary


From the Diary, one can draw enough information to create a relatively truthful idea of the historical characters and situation: Carrie Creaghe In February 1883 twenty-two year-old Emily Caroline 'Carrie' Creagh. with her husband Harry (who was absent for the last six weeks of her stay), spent three months at Francis Shadforth's Lilydale [...]

Assessing Creaghe Diary 2017-12-16T03:24:15+00:00