Category Archives: Cripps

Home Among the Gum Trees

This Australia Day, I set myself a challenge to write a brief overview of my ancestors who made us who we are today, fair dinkum true-blue Aussies. Some came of their own accord, paying for their passage, while others were … Continue reading

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Last Post Ceremony

On the 12th September 2019, my brother Peter Cripps and I had the honour of representing the Cripps family at the Last Post Ceremony at the Australian War Memorial. It was 75 years to the day since Dad’s cousin, David … Continue reading

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52 Ancestors #51 – Nice – Charlie Cripps: 1924-2000

My Dad, Charlie, Chas, Father Christmas was an all-round “nice” bloke so I think he fits perfectly the second last prompt in this challenge of Nice!

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52 Ancestors #48 – Next to Last

This prompt had me thinking who is Next to Last? It wasn’t long before I knew who would be my ancestor for this challenge in the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks. I’ve mentioned this beautiful lady many times during my … Continue reading

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52 Ancestors #47 – Thankful

There are many things to be thankful for but one that came to mind for me to write about for this weeks prompt was how thankful I am for Trove. Trove is the National Library of Australia’s website for searching … Continue reading

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52 Ancestors #43 – Cause of Death

Now, this weeks prompt should be enough to make some of our family sit up and take notice and take better care of themselves. There are many and varied reasons as to why someone dies and often it can be … Continue reading

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