Category Archives: Australia

Remembering Uncle Jerry

November 19 brings the first anniversary of Uncle Jerry’s passing in Bairnsdale last year.  A parishioner from the Churchill Parish where Uncle Jerry was Parish Priest at the time, wrote this little poem as Uncle Jerry was being moved on … Continue reading

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A year in review

It’s January 1, 2015.  A new year has dawned this morning, blue skies, heavy frost and -5 degrees here on Bowen Island.  There is an air of quiet excitement on my part for the year ahead. I’ve not felt that … Continue reading

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Where do I begin?

It’s been nearly a month since my last post.  I did not mean to neglect you all.  Life just happens and I could not get myself to sit down to write about all that was going on. In the past … Continue reading

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I can see why …..

…. Melbourne has once again been voted as the most livable city in the world – and has maintained that top spot since 2011.  Incidentally Dhaka, Bangladesh was ranked 2nd Last out of 140 cities surveyed …. hardly surprising really.   My … Continue reading

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Farewell to Gippsland ….

…. and a quick visit to Melbourne, then I’ll be on the road again to Christchurch, NZ.  The time is just flying. I said a rather sad ‘slan agus beannacht’ to Uncle Jerry just now but we emigrants have tough … Continue reading

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G’day from Gippsland

This may sound like I am on Gippsland Tourism payroll but I swear I am not, Gippsland really is a stunning place.  The usual vision many of us have of Australia is the dry and dusty outback with lots of … Continue reading

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The important people of Gippsland (important to my Uncle anyway)

I have been here in Bairnsdale (Gippsland, Victoria, Australia) nearly 2 weeks now and it has been lovely to meet some of (and by no means all!) of Uncle Jerry’s friends who provide fantastic support to him.  What I am … Continue reading

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