I was born in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. My father; my mother
I started school at Devonport Primary in 1954.
Lansdowne Crescent Primary school 1955-6
Maryborough Victoria Primary school 404 1957-1959
Lenah Valley Primary school 1960
Hobart State High School 1961-2
Mildura, High School Victoria 1963-6
University of Melbourne B. Agr. Sc 1967-70

Married Richard STEEL in 1971 and moved to Brisbane.
Denpasar, Bali 1971-2
UQ St Lucia, Brisbane 1973-4 research assistant,
University of Queensland Dip. Ed. 1974 -
Honiara, Solomon Islands 1975-9
Brisbane 1979
Innisfail North Queensland 1979-1992
Mareeba NQ 1992-2003
Biloela Central Qld 2003-4
Toowoomba SQ 2004-


Sue Wyatt aka tasteach said...

What a great way to put together your family history. I have mine on a website at the moment but am thinking of putting in a blog. I was wondering how to sort it out, but now having seen yours, I have got some good ideas of how to go about it.

rmacleod said...


I lived with the Cawthorn family for two years while attending High School in Hobart (~1942-44). I had been in contact with Nancy over the years but lost touch with her during the war. Would greatly appreciate any help you provide in this effort.

All the best-Margaret Thom (now MacLeod)

rmacleod said...

Hi Again,

I recognized Ruth (sister) when my son was helping me on the internet.
Thanks again--Margaret Thom (MacLeod)

Colleen Mackay said...

I am Colleen Mackay - Honor and James Baldwin were my ggggrandparents? via Isobelle- sister of your gggmother Honoria. Love to link trees with you
Honor Baldwin's sister Isobelle married George Lamont in Bothwell, Tas. They moved to live on Cathkin Run Station in Alexandra Vic and had 3 daughters...my ggrandmother, Honoria Rachel born 1880. She married Eric John Mackay who was killed on a farm in 1913 leaving 4 chn under 12- one of whom was my Pa..Robert Millar Mackay born 1906 died 1985. Pa had 2 chn...my Dad Eric Robert Mackay being the youngest. my email is mackay_colleen@hotmail.com or 0411 284 618