Saturday, August 30, 2008

finding my great grand mother

Annie Marjoram has been a great mystery in the family. My grandmother did not even know she had been nicked from her real mother until at about aged 60 she went to get her birth certificate. It turned out that she did not exist! After some questions were asked, the lies were revealed and she discovered who her real mother had been. She also discovered she had a brother.

I have been searching for some time for information on Annie. The family had her located in Rookwood. But when I visited the cemetery several years ago, with my mother and sister, we could not find her there.

Recently I found her suggested second marriage. This lead me to her death certificate, and with one in tow, I headed off to Rookwood. This time to look in the cremations and in the correct year. So it was with ease that I was able to find her.

"Annie Marjoram 1896-1961 in her early twenties" by yewenyi [?]
Annie Marjoram 1896-1961 in her early twenties by yewenyi

"Rookwood" by yewenyi [?]
Rookwood by yewenyi

Sunday, August 24, 2008

50's fair (2008 edition)

Again we headed off to the 50's fair. It seems like such a long time ago that we went there for the first time in 2006. I tried a few different approaches to the photography, but was not so happy with the results.

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I also spent some time trying out the 3D lens. They are parallel images (not cross-eyed) and work better if you open them up.

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Saturday, August 23, 2008

spb saturday photo walk 25

For this photo walk we started at town hall and then walked through Pyrmont, over ANZAC bridge, to Rozelle, Annandale, Glebe Point, Glebe, Sydney University, Golden Grove before finishing at Kings in Newtown.

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First we walked from Town Hall over the Prymont Bridge Road Bridge.

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Then we wound our way through Pyrmont from the Pyrmont Bridge Road bridge to the Anzac Bridge.

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Then it was over the Anzac Bridge to Rozelle.


We walked through Rozelle.


We walked through Annandale.

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On though Glebe Point.

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And then Glebe, where we stopped for lunch.


The through the grounds of Sydney University.

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And finally Golden Grove.

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