AtoZ Challenge: B – SS Blonde,

Tracking Down The Family

The Blogging from A to Z April Challenge is an annual challenge put out to bloggers, to publish a post from A-Z, every day in April, except for Sundays. April 1 is A, and so on throughout the month. Participants can post on a chosen theme or do random posts with no theme at all. The theme I have chosen for 2022 is Family Stories.. I have done this theme before, but this time, I’m choosing to research the lives of people who are more distantly related family members along with updating the stories of my ancestors.

Farquhar Morison

Farquhar Morison is my 2x great grandfather. He was born at Glenshiel Scotland, and came to Australia on the SS Blonde in 1848.

SS Blonde

Farquhar emigrated to Australia in 1848. He was aged 26, and unmarried, when he left Scotland to start a new life. Farquhar travelled to Australia, as…

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‘Z’ for a to Z

Couldn’t remember how to follow so reblogging.


There was a little girl who loved to stay home and read comic books. She couldn’t play outdoors due to her ‘A’ for asthma, and this made her feel like she was different from her classmates.

But surprisingly whenever she went on a ‘J’ for journey to the village, she came back feeling healthy and strong. The sunshine and the tea gardens did her a world of good. She especially loved visiting the ‘B’ for basti bazaar, and chatting with her grandpa, who always carried a ‘U’ for umbrella. During the ‘X’ for X-mas vacations, all her cousins came down and it was so much fun!


She felt that her  ‘H’ for hearth and home was in the village and it was difficult to return to city life once again.

But luckily, she made new friends in school and ‘C’ for ‘catching up’ with them made her feel that she was not an ‘O’ for outcast

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