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Hilary, Mum’s porcelain painting
Dad and Mum’s P & O trip on S. S. Strathmore in 1963
Left at 4 pm from No 13 Wharf, Pyrmont on Thursday, 11th April, 1963 – the top road to the wharf should be used.
Cabin 213/214 and Table 26.
Passenger’s Guest Pass, in the second sitting in the Forward Dining Room.
Cruising to Nuku’alofa, Suva and Noumea.
Seated at the Purser’s Table, in the booklet his name was R.S. Brown and the Captain’s name was J.D’O.Green RD., R.N.R.
My Grandfather, William McMahon, Mum’s Dad
Resolve 1939 – 40
Dynamic 1946 – 47
Desire 1950 – 51
Isabel Williamson, nee Baulch – Grandma
Grandmother of Uncle Vince & Mum, Granny’s mother
standing next to one of her sisters
James Cook University’s, Saints Catholic college
on campus accommodation has called the
A block of St Paul’s wing after Dad, the O’Leary Building and
B block after Sir Joseph P G. Kneipp Kt., LL.B., Hon D.Litt., Kneipp Building.
Dad’s brother, Uncle Matt
RAAF 467 Sqn | Held Stalag Luft lll
has been included in the Prisoners of War Memorial, Ballarat.
His entry can also be found on the World War 2 Nominal Roll website
“They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn at the going down of the sun and in the morning we will remember them.”
“For the Fallen” by the English poet and writer Laurence Binyon
Dad’s father, James O’Leary
First World War embarkation roll information as listed on the Australian War Memorial web site
“When you go home tell them of us,
and say for your tomorrow we gave our today”
National Archives of Australia
NAA: B2455, O’LEARY JAMES
James Service Number – 6370
Place of Birth – Wallangarra QLD
Place of Enlistment – Brisbane QLD
Next of Kin – (Mother) O’LEARY Margaret
Dad started his first dental practice in Charters Towers, Queensland
JOYARD CT, RANGEWOOD
Creative Photos by my sister Trish O’Donnell
also on PICTURESOCIAL
The article HOW TO TAKE PROFESSIONAL QUALITY PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY by Miranda Wilson
in Picture Correct, an online site for photography tips and techniques, includes Trish’s photo below.
Mum’s cousin Kay, her husband – John Weeronga Bartoo
John was born in Brisbane and is a descendant of the Kooma Tribe from South Western Queensland. He is a self taught artist, started painting in February 2003 and paints in the traditional manner of the desert people using a stick. John designs textiles for a Us company and has his own range of Pure Silk Scarves. The highest amount John has received at auction by Sotheby’s in 2007 was US$7,000.00.
John Weeronga Bartoo lives at Elbow Valley near Warwick Queensland. He paints Original Aboriginal Dot Paintings. John has his own Home Gallery at 50 Woods Road, Elbow Valley
My niece Katrina dancing
at the Swingsation 2012 Invitational – Ben Morris and Katrina Ostrenski
BUCK’S SCRIPT WRITING
for ‘Bogey Men’ and ‘The Art of Farewell’
with Wolsey played by my cousin Ben O’Leary in ‘Bogey Men’
The Art of Farewell’ IMDB and the Australian 2001 Tropfest Film Festival
‘A VIEW FROM MOVING WINDOWS’ with cast including, my cousin, Helen O’Leary
‘LAST’ written and performed by my cousin, Helen O’Leary and slides by Buck Buckingham
Old 505 Theatre
Helen O’Leary nominated for 2012 Sydney Theatre Award for Best Actress in an Independent Production for God’s Ear and winner of the Sydney Fringe Award for My Paris 2011, returns to 505 with her brand new work Last. Helen is an arresting performer and watching her in her devised works is a very special treat.
how would you make it ?
on the eve of christmas last december
a friend walked into the sea naked
and took her own life
mortality came crashing into consciousness
to live to die
to stay afloat to surrender
what a bag of tricks is this thing we call life
the juxtaposition of life forces and death forces
this show poses the question ‘ what’s the punchline ?’
One thing is for sure
we are all in it together
Christen O’Leary on Medea
Christen O’leary sings ‘You Made Me Love You’
My cousin, Christen in the Bombshells at the Opera House
and travelling nationally.
Six women on the brink. Which one are you?
Multi-award winning Australian playwright and author Joanna Murray-Smith’s highly acclaimed play Bombshells is a journey from crisis to hilarity, via the secret thoughts of a group of women all linked by more than just their proximity to the edge.
With singing, dancing, comedy and the joys of sheer honesty, this extraordinary one-woman show strips back the façade to reveal the things that sometimes, we’d just love to say out loud.
Bombshells stars powerhouse performer Christen O’Leary. A critically acclaimed stage actor, Christen is a winner of the coveted Helpmann Award and has been nominated for seven Green Room Awards, winning twice.
Queensland Theatre Company production ‘Bombshells’
17 March – 21 April Cremorne Theatre Brisbane
From the writer of Female of the Species, Rockabye, and Ninety comes Bombshells, a cheeky, insightful and salaciously entertaining look at the inner thoughts of the modern Australian woman.
In a series of vignettes we’re introduced to six colourfully complex characters who are all on the brink of falling apart. Christen O’Leary is a singing, dancing and acting dynamo who plays a housewife running on empty, a cactus-loving divorcee, an anxious bride, a Glee Club wannabe, a yearning sexagenarian, and a cabaret diva singing her last hurrah.
Bombshells is a witty, funny and intimate theatre romp, jam-packed with vitality and vivacious storytelling. An affirmation of the anxieties, emotions and fantasies of everyday heroines.
Old times with a special friend from our high school days, Paul Rogers
and have stayed in touch over the years.
Laurel Vogi’s beautiful paintings
More of Laurel’s paintings can be seen by either clicking here or going to travel>asia>japan and are part of the slide show from the trip Mum and I did to Japan.
Laurel and her husband, Chris were part of the great group we travelled with on the Koyoto Autumn Gardens Tour 2011.
Peter Shanco’s farm, Glasshouse Mountains, Queensland, Australia
Erik at the Korean Cultural Office’s Christmas party
At the K-Pop style Christmas party he won one of the lucky door prizes and was asked to dance to PSY’s hit ‘Gangnam Style‘ before he could collect it.
Peter Spittle, my lovely, previous neighbour, his daughter-in-law Carolyn,
as part of the Royal Australian Air Force Senior Leadership Team.
RAAF Senior Leadership Team includes four female One Stars, Cath Roberts, Carolyn Spittle, Kathryn Dunn and Tracy Smart,
Air Commodore (AIRCDRE)
Anna & Aileen on TV – ‘Falls and Prevention with Older People’
click on the title – from Carers ACT and WIN TV
Robert’s film class made his script ‘Long Distance Love’
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