Paul Curran
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Paul Curran

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Paul J. Curran
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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 am the forth of nine children, to Clarence Gordon Curran and Sheila Mary Curran nee Hancock, with almost all of us, having almost two years between us. [1]


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;

Moving Again

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.

Growing Up

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."

Leaving school

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. [2]

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.

Moving Again

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.

Family Tree

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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  1. Information as Remembered and gathered by Paul Curran at Time of Registration
  2. This is where I meet my wonderful and oh so patient wife.

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On behalf of the leader of the Military and War Project, I am doing the six month check-in with Anzac members.. Have you been active in the Anzacs project in the last six months? Please note that it is a requirement for membership in the Military and War Project that you respond to these check-ins. To make bookkeeping easier, just click Reply to this message on your own page, add your reply, then Post the Reply. I look forward to hearing from you..

Many thanks,

Mary~ Project Coordinator, Military and War Project

posted by Mary Richardson
Hi Paul

Thank you so much for your interest in the Australia Project in the past and your contributions to Australia on WikiTree. Should you have the time and interest in the future, we hope you will rejoin the project at some stage. Gillian, co-Leader, Australia Project

posted by Gillian Thomas
Hi Paul,

I'm following up my post on your profile about your interest in continuing as an active member of the Australia Project. We really hope you would like to stay involved and look forward to hearing from you as soon as convenient.

The Australia Project page has the list of teams for you to review, as well as our minimal requirements for active membership. If you have decided that you don't have time to contribute at the moment, that is absolutely fine too, and you can rejoin whenever you wish.

Kind Regards

Margaret Haining Membership Coordinator

Hi Paul,

On behalf of the Australia Project leadership team, we're carrying out a Project Members Check-in to see if you are still interested in being involved as an active member of the project. In particular, we are ready to launch our new teams for the project. Please could you let me know what team/s you would like to contribute to.

A list of teams is on the Australia Project page. Please respond by private message.

We really appreciate your enthusiasm in working on Australian profiles on WikiTree, and thank you for all the work you have been doing. We look forward to hearing back from you and that you will decide to be part of the project as we move forward with the new teams for the project.

Kind Regards

Margaret Haining Membership Coordinator

Hi Paul

The Ireland Project (previously the Irish Roots Project) has now changed its structure into Teams. We require everyone with the Ireland Badge to be a member of at least one Team or Sub-Team and our google group.

See for details.

The Teams are :-

1 Categories Team
2 Counties Team
3 Managed Profiles Team
4 Membership Team
5 Profile Improvement Team
6 Topics Team
7 Diaspora

Can you let me know if you’d like to stay on in the new project and which team(s) you’d like to join. Please also let me know your e-mail address so that I can get you added to the project’s Google Group or confirm you are already a member of the google group.

Many thanks,

Amy Gilpin Ireland Project Coordinator

posted by Amy (Crawford) Gilpin
Hi Paul, I am wondering if you have received the trusted list request that I sent you for Henry Frew, Leslie Curran and William Dahl. Please could you check your email, or contact me so I can send you another one. Many thanks. Gillian. Co-leader, Australia Project.
posted by Gillian Thomas
Hi Paul, Thank you for all the great work you have done on WikiTree. I am wondering if you want to continue to be part of the Australia Project and Convicts and First Settlers Projects. Please could you send me a message or post to my profile page, if you are planning to be involved again. I look forward to hearing from you. Kind regards, Gillian, Co-Leader, Australia Project
posted by Gillian Thomas
Hi Paul

Your profile of Phillip Clout,, does not have the sex set.

Cheers Mark

posted by Mark Dorney
Hello Paul I have noticed you have not been on Wikitree for awhile I hope everything is ok, just wanted to wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and a wonderful New year Terry
posted by Terry Wright
Hello Paul,

I'd like to invite you to join in the "Friday Chat" on G2G Today!

Share personal successes, stories about ancestors, tips, projects you are working on, or anything esle you wish.

New members stop in and say Hello, introduce yourself, share your story, or ask for help.

Pilots, Mentors, and Leaders of all kinds please add something... your advice is always greatly appreciated.

Hope to see you there!

posted by Keith Hathaway
Paul, do you want the Guest Activity Feed?
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