Archive for August, 2008

Conditional pardon granted to Patrick Geraghty by Lieutenant General Ralph Darling, Governor of New South Wales. Pardon granted by Darling on 11 March 1830; grant confirmed by Darling, after approval by the Secretary of State for the Colonies, on 21 June 1831.


Patrick Geraghty was born in Westmeath, Ireland, about 1792. With his brother James, he was convicted of robbery in 1814. The brothers were transported to New South Wales, arriving in the ship Canada in 1815. Patrick Geraghty was a labourer at Appin, a farmer at Woonoona and a constable  at Kiama. About 1867 he became a farmer at Lismore where he died in 1879.


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searching this database finds some interesting things here

Since Monique Dare-Ward who is running for the Greens for council is descended from the Kiama pioneer family of  Alexanders, I thought I might include a pic of a Royal Easter Show ribbon winning bull  from GJ Alexander of Kiama as a sign of the ‘great load of bull’ you going to meet when elected to council and having to deal with pro-development councillors!

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Since early May Michelle and Leanne at Kiama Library have been involved in setting up an Oral History Project in the Kiama area,



Recently purchased were two Edirols which are the ideal and recommended oral history digital audio recorders,



by the way an excellent oral history search engine here http://acms.sl.nsw.gov.au/search/SimpleSearch.aspx

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