from Redhill to Gympie

A tribute to Michael Christian Daly & Eileen Gertrude Green,to their descendants and to their ancestors and to the many cousins


If you have got to this webpage you must be pretty keen.

I am the author of this website and wish to thank the many contributors. The home page best describes the background to this project. I am the great grand child of Daniel and Mary. I appreciate your feedback to correct errors and improve the site. I also like praise.

Although Brisbane born, I have spent many years away traveling and have only recently returned to Australia, as permanently as possible with only a few short overseas holidays planned. The links below relate to my family and to Stephanie's family.

If you want to get to know me, simply email me.

Cheers all....

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A Photo Selection Ode to Steph 1998 Stuart McWilliam AM (1929-2015)
Family Tree Daniel's Descendents Ancestory - The Dalys JJ's Biography (1868)
Some favourite quotes McWilliam Family History external link LJR and Nesta by Stuart
Our Farm LJR's Diary 1894 - 1922  Pat's Biography (link removed)
Bagtown external link Pat's recipe for Megan Win McWilliam Funeral Notice
Stuart McWilliam Obituaries Tributes Nesta's Letters (password needed) Eulogy to Win McWilliam by Stuart

Thomas Jenkins World War 1 Casualty
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"Respect - earn some, give some"                from a Kouri poster observed in 2000

"A truth that's told with bad intent
Beats all the lies you can invent"
                  from "Auguries of Innocence" by William Blake, 1757 - 1827

"If you can't sh*t, then get off the pot"          from a BBC TV program


Herston is my "home town". In fact it is a suburb of Brisbane (for those readers who are unfamiliar with this part of the work, Brisbane is the capital city of Queensland, Australia). The eastern border of the suburb is dominated by the Royal Brisbane and Womens Hospital - known as the RBWH - and this is where I and most of my siblings were born. My mother, Eileen, would recall how Dad didn't go to the hospital when she was having me . She said that he was sure that Mum would deliver another daughter after 5 previous daughters! And, she continued to describe, how Dad whipped down to the hospital as soon as he was advised that he had a son.... me.

That aside, Herston is where I spent my early childhood - it was where my Nana and several of my Dad's sisters and brother lived.

Wikipedia says

"Herston was first settled by Europeans in the 1850s. Sir Robert Herbert, Queensland's first premier, built a farm in the area, and lived in the farmhouse with his then Attorney-General, John Bramston. The pair named their house Herston, a combination of their surnames, which eventually became the name of the suburb.

Many of Herston's streets were named after local identities of the time. Bowen Bridge Road and Bowen Park were named after Sir George Bowen, Queensland's first governor. Butterfield Street was named after local schoolmaster William Butterfield. Hetherington Street was named after coal industry identity John William Hetherington, and Garrick Terrace got its name from James Francis Garrick, the man who purchased Herston from Herbert and Bramston."

LJR & Nesta - married 3 December 1919
at St. James Church of England, Hanwood, NSW