Thursday, January 26, 2012

Australia Day 2012 – Wealth for Toil

Australia-day-logo-2012 Because of some recent time constraints due to unanticipated family commitments, I haven't been able to prepare a post for Australia Day 2012.

Shelley from the Twigs of Yore blog created another Australia day blogging challenge for genealogy bloggers. The theme this year was "Wealth for Toil", inspired by a line in Australia's national anthem. Advance Australia Fair.

Shelley says
To participate, choose someone who lived in Australia (preferably one of your ancestors) and tell us how they toiled. Your post should include:
  1. What was their occupation? 
  2. What information do you have about the individual’s work, or about the occupation in general?
  3. The story of the person, focussing on their occupation; or
    The story of the occupation, using the person as an example.
The occupations of my Australian ancestors included: Farmers, Labourers, Drovers, Butchers, Carpenters, Publicans, Storekeepers, Blacksmiths and Miners. I would like to create a post on this topic at a later date. Until then, happy Australia Day. You can see what other bloggers have been posting for Australia Day at Shelley's blog Twigs of Yore.

My blogging break will have to continue now for some time due to unforeseen family circumstances. I would like to also please ask for prayers for a family member who is unwell. Thanks.
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  1. Sending best wishes and healing thoughts to you and your family.

  2. My prayers are with you and your family. Hope you are back soon.

  3. Positive thoughts to your family member and to you too Aillin in this difficult time. Taking care in real life is far more important than blogging but we'll be thinking of you.

  4. Thinking of you and your family Aillin. Take care.

  5. Thanks Pauleen and Tanya, I hope all will be well in time. Thanks again.


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