‘Butcher Dick’ and Son; Dalton’s Butcher and Builder

This story discusses the lives of my maternal 2x great-grandfather, Henry Richard Alchin (1861-1942), and his son, my great-grandfather, Harold Gordon Alchin (1888-1986). Henry Richard Alchin (born 1861 in Gunning), and his family were long time Dalton residents. Henry Richard married Ellen Pollard in 1884, a daughter to Benjamin Pollard; one of his twenty-six children... Continue Reading →

Julia Moore & the Irish Orphans in New South Wales

Between the years of 1848 and 1850, it is estimated that over 4000 young orphan girls were sent from various Irish workhouses to the new Australian colonies. Those who arrived during these years did so under what was to be called the 'Earl Grey scheme' (thousands of other Irish orphans arrived outside of these years as part... Continue Reading →

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