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Jack Halligan

When I contemplate the randomness of war, two concepts immediately come to mind.  During the Great War, a story of a battle-hardened sergeant was relayed back to Australia.  The tough digger believed there were only two sorts of days in the trenches: the one where it didn’t matter what you did, you weren’t going toContinue reading “Jack Halligan”

Daniel Robert Weeks

‘Thrice is he armed that hath his quarrel just.’ – William Shakespeare Dan Weeks had enjoyed a lifetime of adventure by the time he arrived in Australia. It was his plan to settle into a quieter life; but the world had other ideas… Born in the district of Poplar in London’s East End on 21Continue reading “Daniel Robert Weeks”

Douglas Barnes

There are multiple reasons most people from Ballarat would instantly recognise the name of F. W. Barnes – as one of the oldest funeral directors in the area, the company has been responsible for caring for people during the most difficult moments of their lives. As with all family businesses, there is always a storyContinue reading “Douglas Barnes”


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