I took my mighty black corolla up to Taree for two nights from 11th December to 13th December (Sunday to Tuesday) 2016. Three goals; research my family history, secondly visit the Ellenborough Falls and finally see my parents and my sister and her family.
Sunday 11th December
On Sunday, it took me 3.5 hours to get to Taree. I visited my campsite, Twilight Caravan Park at 146 Manning River Drive, Taree South and then I visited CundleTown Historical Society from 3pm. I worked with a lovely lady, Pat. She was able to give me copies of Council records of my Parkers and McKinnons.
In the night, I went to see my parents and my sister and their kids for dinner at Diamond Beach.
Monday 12th December
On Monday, I went to Manning Wallamba Family History Society from 10am until 12. It was a wonderful event with two lovely people, Gloria and X.
James and Catherine Parker farm at Glenthorne
In the night, I went to see my parents and my sister and their kids for dinner at a Tavern not far from Diamond Beach. I had fish and chips. Yummy dinner!
Tuesday 13th December
On Tuesday, I went to Manning Historical Society at Wingham and I worked with a lovely researcher, Kaye. I looked at Parker timelines – there are two Parker families in Taree in the late 1800s. The first family (my heritage) is from Purfleet and the other family is from Marlee. I also looked into McDonalds (my Euphemia McKinnon comes from Neil Mc Kinnon and Flora McDonald).
What was interesting about this Dena lady. Her original name is Murdena Harding (nee Parker). Her dad was Murdoch Parker who was a business man and a Mayor of Taree in the 1920s.