WelcomeGeorgiana Molloy was among the first settlers who arrived in the remote South West corner of Western Australia, in 1830. Her world changed suddenly and completely as she faced new life challenges as a settler, wife, mother and sometimes administrator. Initial disdain for the local flora changed to passion and she became a self-taught botanist whose seed collections were exceptional. Her warmth, wit and passion will finally be shared when we have transcribed all of her letters and diaries for the first time.
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Dear Friends, it has been a long time between posts. My apologies. I still adore this project and it is now back on the front burner. I started this project in 2004 and the research stage was a joy. I … Continue reading
“Thanks to your research and assistance I was able to visit Crosby Lodge the childhood home of Georgiana Molloy nee Kennedy with my tour group in 2012. As most of the group were from the south west I knew it … Continue reading
The workbox belonging to Georgiana is at Wonnerup House in Busselton and is a real treasure. Lots of possibilities for research on not only the box itself but all the items inside. The needle case which sits alongside the box … Continue reading
You will see that there are 4 pages and extra some photos to show the relationship of the pages. Just follow the order of the text in the POST BELOW to help fill in the missing words marked with xxxxxx. … Continue reading
Welcome to all those interested in our virtual media project! You may notice numbers have been inserted pre xxx. This is for you to reference your translations when you Post, for our edits. GOODLUCK! 200 If left Norfolk Street … Continue reading
We had a good response to asking you all to help with some words that were xxxxxx in a letter. We are wondering if you would like to transcribe these individual words or whole letters? We can then start posting … Continue reading
Patrick Richardson-Bunbury is a descendent of John and Georgiana Molloy. Patrick has been of enormous support to the collection and transcription of the family records. In particular he has devoted untold hours to the transcription of Georgiana’s letters and diaries. … Continue reading
There has been some confusing historical information that has been published in a number of books and papers. Contrary to a report in the Sunday Times of 22 May 1921, John Molloy did know his father and mother. They were … Continue reading
John Molloy, Born 5 September 1789, Died 6 October 1867. Birth date The headstone on the grave of John Molloy in the churchyard of St. Mary’s, Busselton gives his age at his death in October 1867as 87, suggesting that he … Continue reading
We have just combined the old Georgiana website and old Georgiana blog into one. Here is the new look. You can find the website information on the menu below the banner. You can expect some new blogs shortly.