Friday, 25 December 1998

Queensland trip for Christmas Holidays

Hmmm these waves are bigger than those at home...
Well we drove the little suzuki all the way to Queensland and back for the 1998 Christmas holidays.

Accomodation included Uncle Clydes at Travellers Rest, Uncle Wilsons at Maryborough, Uncle George at Murwillambah, Brisbane etc!

In between all the visiting we spent some time at the beaches, went to theme parks etc - was a really good time.

Dream World!

The dairy at Travellers Rest

Whilst we were at Uncle Wilson's he took some nice photos of the kids at his studio.

The family at the sawmill at Travellers Rest
Uncle George's dairy farm

Paul's maternal grandmother "Nana" passes away

On Christmas Day 1998 Paul's Nana passed away after a short illness.   She had reached the age of 79 a week earlier as she was born on the 17th of December, 1919.  Paul was aged 30 and Nana had known his 3 children (her great grandchildren) which was nice.

More info to come.
Esma May Ansell (nee Patterson) with a bunch of grand kids and friends

Monday, 22 June 1998

Paul gets a job at Nungalinya College

Paul started work with Nungalinya College in Casuarina in June 1998 where he stayed for almost 5 years.

He was initially employed as the "Abstudy Officer" where he would help the indigenous students with their abstudy forms and status, their travel etc.

After a couple of years he setup a computer network, a student database, an email system and a website and ended up becoming the college's first IT Staff member.

Saturday, 13 June 1998

Lee Point Fishing Trip

Judging by the look of the kid's ages in this photo we went fishing in the dry season of 1998 in Rob and
Colin's boat that we borrowed.

Was a really good day as Rosanna and Daniel caught heaps of garfish and had a ball.  And we also caught two nice Mackerel when Dad hung some of the garfish out on lines as live bait.

Poor David was pretty sick at the time and just slept in the boat for most of the trip.  We probably just went out for a saturday morning.

Fortunately David was better soon after... he doesn't look like he's too bad in this photo actually that was taken when we got back home.

We lived in Cobham Ct in Moulden at the time.