Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Finding Family History

After the final keynote speech today, I went for a walk to see if I could find where my great-great-great-aunt Laura lived in Forth Street, Dunedin. She died some 30 years ago and I was interested to see if her last house was still 'standing'. Well, here we are:
It looks as if it's a student flat now and it is surrounded by the Otago Polytechnic. The outside is a much darker colour, there is no front garden and Aunt Laura's beloved lions are no longer at the front entrance - BUT at least it is still there and it doesn't look as bad as some other old bungalows.
I have one more day of conference tomorrow and then fly back to Palmerston North. It's been lovely to come back, walk the streets, take lots of photos and have lots of librarians to talk to. Looking forward to my own bed though!!

2 comments:

Croz Walsh said...

Nice blog. Loved the goat and lamb with bottle. Have you lived in Samoa? Croz

Erilyn said...

Haven't lived in Samoa - don't think I've even visited! Perhaps one day soon :-)