12th Day of Christmas

For those who’ve been reading this blog for the last few months, you will have been following a day by day account from a Mr Whelan’s journal as he sailed from England to Australia 131 years ago aboard the iron clipper ‘Hesperides’ . After 93 days at sea, on the 28th December 1878 he landed at Williamstown Pier, Melbourne, Victoria and two days later took a buggy up through Richmond to a cottage where he and his family were to start their new life.

Twelfth Day of Christmas

The 6th January, being the 12th day of Christmas, marks the end of the festive season, and …

the exciting new year starts in ernest!


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