Although there are a couple of towns in Victoria that start with the letter Z, my family doesn’t have a connection to either of these towns. So, I was faced with the dilemma of what to use for this last post in the challenge.
I had completed about 4 posts when I noticed that I was zigzagging my way across Victoria. (A for Avoca, B for Baxter, and then back across to C for Castlemaine, and back to D is for Dandenong). So I decided to use Z is for Zigzag for my last post, and to make my last post in the challenge a summary post.
This is a map of all the locations I have covered in this challenge.
This is a summary of my A to Z posts
A is for Avoca. There were two families connected with Avoca in my family tree, the Ganes and the Trickeys.
B is for Baxter. Baxter is where my mum’s parents met and were married, as both families were living at Baxter at that time.
C is for Castlemaine. The main family that had a connection to Castlemaine was my Whimpey family. The family of Robert Frederick Russell and Lucie Coles Gammon also lived there for a while.
D is for Dandenong. In this post I talked about another couple from the Russell family, Edward Fitzgerald Russell and his wife Catherine Ann McCoy. I also talked about John Vine Holt and Evelyn Myrtle Oliver.
E is for Eaglehawk. The Willis family lived at Eaglehawk.
F is for Footscray. This post featured the family of John Harley.
G is for Geelong. The family of John Theodore Mulder lived at Geelong.
H is for Heidelberg. This is where my father was born and raised.
I is for Inglewood. The Casey family has links to Inglewood. One of my Whimpey relatives was also married there.
J is for Jamieson. This is where the Morck family were from.
K is for Kilcunda. I talked about my great grandparents, and how I have spent many holidays at Kilcunda.
L is for Lancefield. This is where the two Harley brothers, who came to Australia from Scotland, lived.
M is for Mitcham. I grew up at Mitcham.
N is for Numurkah. And Numurkah is where I live now. One branch of the Meiklejohn family also lived in Numurkah.
O is for Omeo. In this post, I featured the family of Horatio William Lowe
P is for Portland. This post featured the Theisinger family.
Q is for Queenscliff. The family of James Dandie and Louisa Jan Loveridge lived at Queenscliff.
R is for Red Cliffs. In this post, I talked about the death of Fanny Harley, nee Brown, and also the Marrs and Collinsons.
S is for Sale. The Mansfield family were featured in this post.
T is for Tarnagulla. My Whimpey ancestors were from Tarnagulla
U is for Ultima. This post featured Robert Faulks.
V is for Valencia Creek. The Smith family lived at Valencia Creek.
W is for Williamstown. Before living at Queenscliff, James Dandie’s family earlier lived at Williamstown.
X is for X marks the spot (where my ancestors arrived – Port Phillip Bay). This post features my immigrant ancestors.
Y is for Yalca-Yielima. The family of William McPhan and Catherine Finlayson are featured in this post.