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A Quick Glimpse: Janet Constance Nicoll O’Connor née Lewins

My Great Great Grandmother and Her Second Marriage The 17th of February, this year 2021 was the 113 anniversary of my Great Great Grandmother, Janet Constance Nicoll, marrying her second husband Edmund Eugene O’Connor. What luck! I found this article from The Newsletter, an Australian Paper for Australian People. How lucky once again to have … Continue reading A Quick Glimpse: Janet Constance Nicoll O’Connor née Lewins

A Quick Glimpse: Nicoll Wharf & George Wallace Nicoll

My Great Great Grandfather, George Wallace Nicoll Hello, so I have accumulated a ton of material on the Nicoll’s and in particular, my Great Great Grandfather, George Wallace Nicoll. Remember I shared about Uncle Pete giving me the fob watch that belonged to my Great Grandfather a couple of posts ago? Well George is his … Continue reading A Quick Glimpse: Nicoll Wharf & George Wallace Nicoll

A Quick Glimpse: King & Elizabeth Street and the Family Connection

George Alfred Nicoll & his Wife, Kate Carina Thorne The pictures below show the intersection of King and Elizabeth Street looking west towards Darling Harbour, 117 years apart. In both Figure 1 & 2 we are looking down King Street, Elizabeth is crossing from left to right. In Figure 2 here, the law courts buildings … Continue reading A Quick Glimpse: King & Elizabeth Street and the Family Connection

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About Me

Hi, I’m John. Fifteen years ago, all I knew about my family history was that the Macveans had money from running cattle and sheep properties in the Riverina.

That the Nicolls, my maternal line, were big names in the Steamship industry in Sydney in the late 1800s and that the money had all dried up by the time I came along. That was it.

Then a chance discovery online put me in contact with a distant Cousin, who opened the door to discovering where I came from.

Over the years, I have accumulated a lot of information and pieced together a lot of the lost history of my family.

I started this blog as a place to store all those lost stories, in the hopes that my family and future family might find them as valuable as me in helping to discover who they are.

I hope you enjoy it too if you have found yourself here.

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