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Snowy Construction Camp Capers

This story is about ‘modern-day’ pioneering women in Australia. They are the women who helped build the ‘Snowy Scheme’ not on construction teams but in construction camps.  Moving with their husbands to the remote high country they built…

Eaten Alive By Ants

People have been eaten alive by ants.  Stories on this topic in old Australian newspapers make for gruesome reading. They make you feel grateful for the advances in communications, medicine, repellents and first aid. However, these…

Elizabeth CHANDLER 1843-1937

My GG Grandmother, Elizabeth CHANDLER was a pioneer of the Healesville district and a well known and respected member of the community. She was one of 43 women in Healesville who signed the Women's Suffrage Petition in 1891. Her kindly…