I’ve personally met two State Governors, been in the presence of two others
James Gorey sued Patrick Donovan in 1865 for getting his daughter Mary pregnant, claiming one thousand pounds in damages.
The lawsuit was part of an ongoing feud between the two men, which stretched over several years and finished only when Donovan died in mysterious circumstances.
The Supreme Court action never proceeded to
The original Michael Gorey in Australia was carried ashore by his parents at Port Phillip on 1 October 1841 when James and Elizabeth Gorey arrived as free settlers from Kilkenny, Ireland.
I’m the fourth-generation Michael Gorey from my family in Australia and my son Michael is the fifth.
The first Michael was
One of the highlights of my Vanuatu holiday in early January was visiting Nanda Blue Hole.
It’s a picturesque freshwater natural swimming hole surrounded by forest and teeming with tropical fish.
Entrance costs 1000 vatu (A$11). That’s more expensive than other blue holes on the island of Espiritu Santo, but there’s
The Malmsbury bank scandal gained Melbourne media attention in 1874 for the rare prosecution of a blatant white-collar crime.
The Bank of Victoria manager, George Everist, was charged and convicted of forging and uttering a cheque for 400 pounds with intent to defraud William Green of Lauriston.
A second charge of forging
This is a true story from the 1860s of sex, feuds and devotion. It’s the story of my grandfather’s aunt, Mary Gorey, based on historical newspaper reports and documentary records.
Mary was a strong and feisty woman, passionate, practical, caring and loyal. Her elder brother Michael was a local firebrand
The Microsoft Surface Pen is a nifty gadget which I’m still wondering how to usefully deploy.
It’s a pen with a soft nib which writes on a Surface Pro tablet screen, perfectly rendering a digital version of natural handwriting, which is quite extraordinary.
The pen integrates with Microsoft programs such as Word