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  • Lest We Forget Sara SHAND

    September 17, 2020 by

    In December 1915, my 2x great grandmother Sara SHAND founded the ‘Lest We Forget League’. She may have also popularised the traditional Australian phrase itself. Lest We Forget Sara and the charity work she performed.

  • The WOOD Family Pottery Dynasty: Aaron WOOD

    July 12, 2020 by

    The discovery of being descended from the WOOD pottery dynasty in Staffordshire, England leads me to question for the 100th time why I’m so hopeless at art. Here is a biography I wrote on my 7th great grandfather, Aaron WOOD, a designer, modeller, and block-cutter, and the father of ‘the father of the potteries’ (AKA Enoch WOOD, his more famous son).

  • Sara SHAND: The Introduction of the Baby Bonus

    June 1, 2020 by

    BONUS ON BABY. TO THE EDITOR. Sir. – With reference to the above subject, you report Mrs. [?] Noad to have said, “It is rather degrading to think that future generations should be dependent upon a bribe or portion of money for the propagation of our race.” I am surprised to read that remark made… Read more

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