I went to Oatlands this weekend with my mum. As some of you know I am hooked on genealogy and have been tracing my ancestry. Lately I have been concentrating on my mum's father's side. The ELLEN family.
As such, the first of the family to touch the shores of Australia was Charles Ellen who settled in Oatlands, Tasmania.
We not only spent the weekend in Oatlands BUT we also stayed in a cottage that was BUILT BY HIM!!!!
I was beside myself with nostalgic emotions.
This is Callington Mill, a recently restored mill that is working.
Jenny Wren cottage. This house was originally a four room design and owned by a Mr George Aitchison. It was built by my great, great, great grandfather and he also rented it for some time.
joining in on Sundays in my city