What’s been on Ninglun’s Specials in 2008

New or revised pages

Among  the most visited sections of this blog are the pages dealing with family history, especially Family stories 3 — About the Whitfields: from convict days. That page began around 2002 as information put together for my brother and some of his children. It was then on Angelfire. In recent years it has attracted the attention of some serious, and excellent, family historians and has been revised in the light of their findings. A smaller page about my mother’s family also began around 2002: Family stories 2 — About the Christisons. From April 2008 I have added a number of pages transcribing several memoirs my mother wrote in the 1960s and 1970s. They begin with More tales from my mother 1 — Spencer, NSW.

The family history theme continued through a number of posts tagged looking for Jacob, that being the name of my father’s convict ancestor.

A great controversy here in Australia during 2008 erupted over the art work of Bill Henson. That is the subject of 10. But is it art? Responses to the Bill Henson controversy of 2008 and Sequel: Art Monthly Australia July 2008 which are regularly in the “hottest posts” widget in the side bar.

A totally different kind of page also appeared this year: 09 — My Teachers, taken from posts originally on my Blogspot blog.

Posts during 2008

From September 2008 through to late November this blog functioned as a photo blog. In November I reinvented that with My modest photo blog where, generally speaking, new photos now go. That blog also contains the best of what appeared here, but separated from the groupings they initially had.

Full details month by month of postings here are on the 2008 posts guide.