How close is Christmas! Apparently M is hosting a do on the day…
What’s new on Ninglun’s Specials, English/ESL and Photobucket
For the previous week see Week from Saturday 15 November to Friday 21 November.
There is a new series ongoing on Ninglun’s Specials: Looking for Jacob. Yes, I know I said I was dropping the series idea, but not the series tags, but a recent email from one of the Whitfield family historians set me off on a small expedition to record the area we now know held the convict Jacob Whitfield’s residence in the 1830s. I was just now reflecting on this: as a child I met, and remember, at least four of the children of William Joseph John Whitfield (born 1836), the grandson of the convict, none of whom ever mentioned their great-grandfather. In fact there was a story my father had that the original family member in the colony had been a shipwright from Hull in northern England – Dad even had a shipwright’s chisel in his tool kit that allegedly came from him. Curiously, there was a Jacob Whitfield in Hull around the time of the Battle of Waterloo, listed in Indentures of apprenticeship cancelled or discharged before the magistrates 1813 – 1821: “Jacob Whitfield, son of Jacob Whitfield of Hull, blacksmith to Thomas Stephenson of Hull, master mariner, 21 June”. Not our Jacob, it seems, though the general trades area is right: but how did my father make a Hull connection in his story? (See also Family stories 3 — About the Whitfields: from convict days. Our Jacob came from Ireland.)
- Saturday: Surry Hills: Looking for Jacob 4: Commonwealth Street
- Surry Hills: Looking for Jacob 5: Commonwealth Street
- Sunday: Surry Hills: Looking for Jacob 6: Campbell Street
- Surry Hills: Looking for Jacob 7: Hunt Street
- Monday: Surry Hills: Looking for Jacob 8: Market Lane 1
- Surry Hills: Looking for Jacob 9: Market Lane 2
- Surry Hills: Looking for Jacob 10: Market Lane 3 — series now complete
- Tuesday: Sights of old Sydney 1
- Refreshed the VodPods, though English/ESL’s needs some more work… Here you will see a snippet from last Sunday’s Celebrating Community at South Sydney Uniting. Look in the side bar.
- Wednesday: Sights of old Sydney 2: Moore Park boundary post 1833
- Thursday: Sydney Christmas banners 1
- Friday: Sydney Christmas banners 2: Given recent events in the world, the simple message on these banners, stripped of particularism and bigotry, is desperately needed.
- Floated a new blog!
- * Extending this entry by two days to take it to the end of November.
- Adding to the new Photoblog
- Saturday 29 November: The Best of 2008 series on the new photo blog is taking shape, and I am liking it more and more. The emphasis is on the photos for their own sake, and the template, which is a real chameleon and shape-shifter, was specifically designed for such a purpose.
Pic of the Week from Ninglun’s Specials 15-21 November
This is my choice. Would you have chosen another?
What was hot on my blogs last week
Top individually visited posts and pages in the last seven days were:
- Australian poem: 2008 series #9 — A B Paterson "The Angel’s Kiss" 142 – extraordinarily popular post! 3,232 views since March 2008.
- Australian poem 2008 series #10: Peter S 96
- The Great Surry Hills Book Clearance of 46
- Dispatches from another America 43
- How good is your English? Test and Answe 39
- One of inner Sydney’s low profile 24*
- The Howard Years 20*
- Yes, I watched it… 20*
- Maxthon Browser – Full-Featured Browser 19
- Week from Saturday 15 November to Friday 18*
- Australian poem: 2008 series #8 – Indig 18
- Top poems 2: John Donne (1572-1631): Sat 30
- 10. But is it art? Responses to the Bill 26
- Sequel: Art Monthly Australia July 2008 22
- Surry Hills 90: Bourke Street and The Be 17*
- 05 — Old Blog Entries: 99-04 16
- Redfern Visions 37: around Waterloo – P 14*
- Family stories 4 — A Guringai Family St 9
- More tales from my mother 4 — Dunolly N 7
- Family stories 3 — About the Whitfields 6
- Personal Reflections: Saturday Morning M 6
- How should I write up a Science experime 264
- Studying the Gothic, or Emily Bronte? 241
- Physical journeys and Peter Skrzynecki’s 223
- HSC English NSW Area Study Standard and 208*
- Mary Shelley, "Frankenstein" — and "Bla 105*
- How can I improve my essay grades, espec 34
- Scaffolding 28
- What tense should I use when I write abo 26
- Studying comic strips? Really! 26
- Legitimate concerns about writing rubric 25
* Recent posts.