A Trip To Canberra And The National Library of Australia
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by kira0030
5M ago
I recently took a trip to Canberra with my Mum. Mum was attending a bobbin lace making conference in Queanbeyan, New South Wales and asked me if I’d like to go with her and do my genealogy research while she was at her conference. We took two days to drive from Adelaide, South Australia. The ..read more
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Is This A Photo of Blanka Buring?
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by kira0030
5M ago
I recently had a second look at this photo from the State Library of New South Wales. The title is “Leo Buring pouring wine from a bottle-basket; Mrs Buring is to the left.” Upon inspection I saw who I believe is Leo’s sister Blanka on the far right hand side. The picture is taken at ..read more
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Attention Winners of the Blanka Buring Prize ?
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by kira0030
6M ago
I’m conducting research on the remarkable legacy of Blanka Buring, a trailblazer in social work training in Australia during the 1930s. Her dedication to the field continues to inspire, and I believe her story deserves recognition on the Australian Women’s Register. As winners of the prize bearing her name, your insights would be invaluable in ..read more
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Concert In A Cave At Tobruk
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by kira0030
7M ago
In October 1941, during the siege of Tobruk by German and Italian forces, the ABC Field Unit, led by war correspondent Chester Wilmot, recorded a unique concert held in an ammunition cave. This concert featured 400 Australian soldiers, who were known as the “Rats of Tobruk.” Wilmot, who was pioneering the use of recording equipment ..read more
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How I Use ChatGPT to Craft Genealogy Reports
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by kira0030
7M ago
As a passionate genealogist, I’m always on the lookout for innovative ways to present the rich tapestry of our ancestors’ lives. In recent times, I’ve turned to a nifty tool to help me with this task: ChatGPT by OpenAI. In today’s post, I’ll share the method behind how I incorporate ChatGPT into my genealogical research ..read more
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Re: My New Service To Connect You With The Rats of Tobruk
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by kira0030
7M ago
Here are some responses I’ve had from people who have requested diary excerpts. One user expressed deep appreciation for the diary excerpts, particularly those mentioning a relative. The timing of the entries held personal significance, as they coincided with important family events. This user also noted the value of the diary in providing context to ..read more
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An Interesting Journey
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by kira0030
7M ago
I’m beginning an interesting journey to research and publish articles about my 1st cousin 3x removed Blanka Buring. Blanka is the sister of well known Australian wine expert Leo Buring. There are many, many websites, articles, books etc about Leo but very little about Blanka or her sisters Meta and Edelgarde. My main focus at ..read more
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Unearthing Our Heroes: My New Service to Connect You with the Rats of Tobruk
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by kira0030
7M ago
I’ve got some news that I’ve been bursting to share with you. My passion is helping people navigate their family history, uncovering the extraordinary stories that have shaped their lineage. I’m offering you a unique opportunity to connect with the soldiers nicknamed the Rats of Tobruk through the war diary of my Great Uncle Captain ..read more
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Merry Month of May Meme
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by kira0030
1y ago
Pauleen from Family History Across The Seas has proposed this meme which follows on from previous years. Has your day-to-day life returned to how it/you functioned previously? I am still mostly staying at home to avoid COVID because I have other health issues which could cause complications. If your “new normal” is different from your ..read more
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Blanka Buring Investigated By Military Police Intelligence Section
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by kira0030
1y ago
On the 27th June 1940 Miss Stella Armstrong made a report to the police about Miss Blanka Buring. The following is a paraphrase of the original report which I obtained from the National Archives of Australia. Miss Armstrong says that she met Miss Buring about two or three years ago at the Women’s Club in ..read more
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