Some more pics
Just a few more photographs to keep this thing bubbling along. As before, my thanks go to the descendants of the orphans who sent me their photographs to use.
Let me begin with a couple I’ll call ‘From here to there’. The first one I took in 1980; it’s not from the middle of the 19th century, I should add!
South Australian orphans are not the easiest to find. But here’s an example of a Mary Ryan per Elgin found by her ancestor. You’d think with a name like that the task would be well nigh impossible.
Here’s a lovely photo of Mary with some of her large family
And here she is again, later in life.
How on earth was she found, you might ask? Here is a clue.
For more information on Mary see www.irishfaminememorial.org The website database is the essential research tool for Earl Grey’s Irish Famine orphans in Australia.
Finally, you may remember the large photograph of Johanna Kelly that appeared in an earlier post. She also appeared in Barrie Dowdall and Siobhán Lynam’s television series http://www.convictwomenandorphangirls.com/Convict_Women/Home.html [I’m reliably informed the series is being repeated on http://www.tg4.ie throughout May 2015, on Wednesdays, beginning 6th May, at 21.30. The station keeps the programme on its website for more than a week or two afterwards].
Here she is as “Grannie Bushell” with five generations of her large family at a family wedding in 1907. She is seated at the front holding a child.
Until next time….