I was Born at a very early age, in Moss Vale, New South Wales, Australia, in the Wingecarribee Hospital in 1956, 7 months and 14 days after it was officially opened by Sir Earle Page;
I come from a very close knit family, consisting of 5 brothers and 3 sisters. After previously living in Moss Vale, New South Wales, We moved to a tiny village called Nashdale, New South Wales, where my father worked as Assistant Station-Master/Signalman/Porter. Nashdale is just outside of Orange, New South Wales;
I was 2 years old when finally moved into Orange, New South Wales itself, where I grew up, dad was transferred there as a Signalman, and finally a guard on the trains themselves.
My childhood is a blur and I can only remember parts of it, unless I am prompted with reminders with incidences that happen like how we spent our vacation time at the railway holiday camp, at Sussex Inlet, New South Wales near Nowra, New South Wales.
There it cost us 2 shillings for units of electricity, so we had to have a heap of Florins to run the meters or it was cold food for dinner, those meters ate more Florins, then I had seen in 2 years of my allowance, go figure.
We were also one of the first families in our neighbourhood to have a Television, I remember sitting and watching the test pattern, (I think that was the best part of television, but they don't have them now unfortunately) waiting for the shows to start, it was not 24 hour television back then as you can see by the "Television Program Guide."
After I left school I had a hobby as Locksmith and work for a company for a short time. I then worked in a clothing store and building supply store before working for a window manufacturing company while at night owning my own mobile DJ Business. 
I was doing a light show for a disco at a hotel one night when I met the most beautiful woman in the world, in the gutter of all places, she had just crossed the street and I was introduced to her before she could get on the footpath. long story short, We married and moved to Queensland.
Our romance was said to bot even last six months, so far that six months has lasted 36 years and has been the best Six Months I have ever had. Thirty of those years, I have been married to the most fantastic woman to have ever entered my life.
We took all we could in a mini minor, driving all the way from Orange to Wynnum, in Queensland, we broke down a couple of times on the way before finally reaching our destination.
I again worked for a window manufacturing business, however, I injured my back, lifting to much, and had to change the type of work I was able to do.
I retrained myself and started working for a hearing aid company, I worked there for just over 8 years, until I had to leave because of my health so I had to retire.
My father, worked for 44 years on the Railway, hooked me on family treeing a couple of years before he passed away, and I have been hooked ever since. I only wish I had started a lot earlier when some of my ancestors were still alive, able to get their side of the story, which is turning out to be a monster of a tree, with branches everywhere even on my wife's side of the family.
I have been treeing for quite a few years now,
Although I still consider myself a learner, as I am still not quite sure were to look for things; a case in point would be my G G G Grandfather and G G G Grandmother who it is rumoured to have travelled to America with most of their children, but never made it as they were lost at sea.
Although it is just a family folk lore, we believe they were lost at sea, however, this has never been proven, if some one could help me with that would be appreciated, they left at least two children behind during the potato famine between 1845 to 1850 who later immigrated to Australia, and so the story begins .....
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