I have been a subscriber
for quite a few years and have always kept my copies of the magazine
as I tend to use them as reference books, going back to them for information
I have been researching my family history since 1967.
You tend to spend such a lot of time in the past that you almost forget
you play a pivotal role in creating your own era of that story.
I managed to get my book almost to publication stage
when many years of Parkinsons
Disease caught up with me! Now I spend many hours rereading my
AFTC magazines. I am so glad I kept them!
Wendy L Cruse, Tasmania
Catherine Couch mysteries
I attended the NZSG
Canterbury Branch monthly meeting this morning and was told that my
story about Catherine Couch had been published in your April/May issue
of AFTC. This was received with great acclamation and then to be told
I had won a prize was a bit overwhelming.
Others there were very excited for me, but most of
all my family and I are very grateful that you published this story,
as it had taken a long time to hunt out. Thank you very much for this.
My present story is about a convict/horse dealer in
Melbourne relative but this will be a bit longer. I have started it
but it will be a while yet before it is finished.
Once again many thanks.
Alister McKenzie by email
Our interest in your
magazine is that of myself: a dedicated reader and 40 years of besotted
genealogy; himself: a dedicated supporter of myself!
We retired from business in 2011, and have since purchased
and refurbished the WWII RAAF Base Hospital (Catalina PBY flying boats)
at Rathmines NSW.
The building is now a function
centre for selfcatered
events, and one of our target markets is folk who would love to have
a family reunion and spend the week or weekend being together. Motels
are not suitable, hotels are stuffy/boring and not suited to all ages
meeting together and enjoying fun times in such a beautiful setting
as that on the shores of Lake Macquarie near Newcastle.
You are most welcome to visit our website and see
for yourself large meeting room, cosy lounges, boardroom with
large display tables, selfcatering or order in meals, and all
of this on one level: no steps, wheelchair friendly, rooms for families
and singles, and parkland to wander in, etc Catalina
As you can see from the website, we are a registered
charity and just want to help others.
Heather and David Hagen by email