WHAT I'M ABOUT
 
 

For as long as I can remember I've had an intense relationship with the humanness of death. It is something that touches us indirectly and eventually directly - there is no escaping it.  In the meantime we can learn so much from the social history aspect of death.  This also ties in with my love of genealogy and knowing WHO is a part of me.





~ I adore researching my family history 
~ A love for my Taphophilia, hobby including headstone photography; memorials (military and civil); grave photo ceramics and adornments. 
~ Ongoing research to discover the forgotten life stories then sharing my photography for the benefit of others via Flickr; my blog and other databases


Honorary Life Member of The Friends of Linwood Cemetery Trust  (Researcher; Facebook and Twitter)


HIGHLIGHTS FROM 2021:

 


 

 



HIGHLIGHTS FROM 2020: 
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Completion of the 21st Battalion Association cataloguing project Making objects from this donation accessible onsite, offsite and online
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My set of flickr images, 21st Battalion Association Collection processing


HIGHLIGHTS FROM 2019: 
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Disassembly of a rare c1818 Collier 5 shot flintlock revolver 

HIGHLIGHTS FROM 2018: 
~Yoga retreat in Sicily
~Kicking back on the French Riviera
~History in the UK
 
Photo albums here


HIGHLIGHTS FROM 2016: 
~Catching up with my incredible son and his GF, Perth, Australia
~Fantastic 3 weeks in France. Paris then Eze,on the French Riviera Photo albums here

 HIGHLIGHTS FROM 2015: 
~ Birth of third grandson Toby - February 2015

~ Amazing 2 weeks in Turkey inclusive of 100th Commemorations of the landing at Gallipoli, then 4 weeks in the UK.  Photo albums here

~ Constable Adam BEGG finally getting recognised as dying in the line of duty

 

 

HIGHLIGHTS FROM 2014: 
~ Rediscovering Sapper Robert Hislop's grave and having him acknowledged as the first New Zealander to die in WW1