Author Archives: Jen Gherardi

The Silver Thimble

Georgiana’s thimble is a very personal item and she would have taken great care in choosing it, as it needed to fit snugly as feel just right. She would have used it constantly while sewing new garments for her family; … Continue reading

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Unpacking the Workbox

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

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Julie Kinney Group Tour of Crosby Lodge

“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

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A Box of Memories

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

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Georgiana’s Handwritten Letter, 4th April 1830

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

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Georgiana Letter to Transcribe!

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

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Would You Like to Transcribe Words or Letters?

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

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Setting the records straight…

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

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John Molloy : His parents

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

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John Molloy

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

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