Tuesday 8 March 2016

International Women's Day 2016

In honour of all the women in my family on this International Women's Day 2016.

Here's to strong women.
May we know them.
May we be them.
May we raise them.

My mother, Kathryn, daughter Georgia (6), myself, daughter Kate (9) 2014

Edyth Mary Tuck Kerville 1920 - 2003
My maternal grandmother

Eva Ada Cleave Tuck 1891 - 1924
Edyth's mother, my maternal great-grandmother

Margaret Kennedy Tuck 1848 - 1929
Eva's mother-in-law, my gg-grandmother

Catherine Falvey Tuck 1813 - 1894
Margaret's mother-in-law, my ggg-grandmother

And on my father's side.......

Florence Mary O'Neill Collins 1910 - 1985
My paternal grandmother
Ivy Lorne Cruckshank O'Neill 1879 - 1947
Flo's mother, my great-grandmother

Elizabeth Lorne Brackenreg Cruckshank 1853 - 1949
Ivy's mother, my gg-grandmother

Rosanna King Collins 1890 - 1970
Flo's mother-in-law, my great-grandmother

Elizabeth Ambrose King 1862 - 1943
Rosanna's mother, my gg-grandmother

And to all the other female ancestors whose blood flows through my veins, thank you for being such strong and capable women. Through so much hardship you have paved the way for the generations of girls that followed you. Thank you all.


  1. How fortunate you are to have these photos - thanks for sharing.

  2. How fortunate you are to have these photos - thanks for sharing.

  3. Jill took the words right out of my mouth :-) such lovely photos!

  4. Excellent post, love the photos.

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