Research essays
This page brings together a range of essays that detail the research methodology that facilitated the discovery of particular episodes in the family's history.

  • Finding Patrick Tobin - 1851 - Jim Fleming summarises the research that was required to flesh out the details of the later years in the life of Patrick Tobin
  • Mystery photograph solved - 1895 - Jim Fleming describes how he identified the Reed family as the subject of "the mystery photograph"
  • Oral History Transcript - Ena Ruby Kessey - 1908 - Ena Kessey (nee Murphy) recalls her childhood years in Bourke, NSW
  • Union Hotel - 1919 - Jim Fleming's research based on a family photograph of "James Kessey's Union Hotel"