New look

Have you noticed? Did you wonder if you’d come to the right site?

After using a custom (very attractive) header, I’ve changed it to match the header on the website for A Rebel Hand: Nicholas Delaney of 1798.

Images used include the Wexford pikeman, Wicklow Gaol, an extract from Lord Lieutenant Cornwallis‘s order reprieving Nicholas and sentencing him to transportation for seven years and a family watercolour of Moyne, the farm Nicholas’s son Thomas and his family lived on. Moyne is thought to be the first privately-owned permanent building erected west of the Nepean River.

Wish list

When Patricia and I were researching Nicholas’s life, we took dozens of photos in Ireland to add to her collection of Australian ones, and we had our family albums and some pictures our Aussie cousins and local historians let us have. That was back in the days when people still used film and slides, and I’m left with slides which I can’t scan. Which is frustrating. And many of our old photos are in black and white.

Watercolour of Moyne, the old Delaney family home

Old watercolour of Moyne by Yvonne Jenkins

If I could transport myself to NSW I’d love to get some images of places relating to Nicholas’s life, like the roads he worked on for Governor Macquarie– including Mrs Macquarie’s Drive, the road which goes round the Domain, and Macquarie Place.

Or a recent photo of Moyne, the farmhouse near Little Hartley (now called Moyan Farm, I believe). And Nicholas’s gravestone in the Catholic cemetery in Regentsville.

If you’ve got pictures of any of these, I’d love to hear from you!


© Frances Owen and A Rebel Hand, 2010-2014

About rebelhand

A Rebel Hand is: about Nicholas Delaney, Irish rebel of 1798, transported as a convict to New South Wales, roadbuilder, innkeeper and farmer. My great-great-great grandfather. Other ancestors transported to Australia, like Sarah Marshall, John Simpson and James Thomas Richards, pop up as well. This blog's also about the historical background to their lives, in England, Ireland, and Australia. My respectable Welsh ancestors sometimes get a look in.
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7 Responses to New look

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  5. neville michael says:

    do you nknow you can scan stripfilm?


  6. neville michael says:

    do you know you can now scan old film to produce photos?


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