From Daniel ... Friday 29th January 2010
Subject ... Thought I would say "G'day"
From Geoff ... Sunday 31st January 2010
I was just reading through your fantastic website ... HERE ... great stuff !!
I am Daniel Meers, son of Joseph and Margaret from Gladstone
I looked at your 1975 and 1983 photo ... THIS PHOTO ... rang
NOTE - see the email below from Geoff on Sunday 31st January
Michelle and I were born on 27th July 1965
I was working in China when your Mum died but Nell Duffy (Gladstone
... now deceased) kept us in the loop
Just quick update on the family
Theresa (56) ... lives in Tumby Bay South Australia
Her son Craig and family live in Port Lincoln
Her daughter Alison and family just moved to Cairns from Perth
Julie (54) ... lives in Bordertown South Australia
Her daughter Louise and family live in Adelaide
Her son Michael lives in Bordertown
Angela ... died at 39 years ... if she was alive today she would
be fifty years old
Her son Luke and family live in Margaret River Western Australia
Her daughter Kelly and family live in Busselton Western Australia
Michael ... died at 17 years ... if he was alive today he would
be fourty eight years old
Daniel (44) ... lives in Melbourne Victoria
Never married ... no children
Michelle (44) ... lives in Laura South Australia
Her son Ben (just turned 20) and daughter Sarah (17) still live
Of course both Mum (Margaret) and Dad (Joseph) are both deceased
On the Meers' side of things, Geoff
I have most contact with Margaret McDonald, eldest of Uncle Jim's
(!!DANIEL!!) kids, in Birregurra near Colac
Actually Marg had mentioned that you had a website a while ago
and just found myself on there tonight
I remembered Terry's face ... and saw that he is a grandfather
Incredible stuff, Geoff !!
I won't overtax your memory on you but I must say I really enjoyed
seeing Nana Meers
The photos of her in the 1980's are the same as I remember her
in my childhood memories
Say 'Hi' to your brothers for me ... your names have come up
in family discussions/celebrations over the years with great
Take care up there ... cyclones and all at the moment !!
Love and best wishes ... Daniel Meers
Hey, Daniel ... and your note is above ...
and it was great to read !!
From Geoff ... Tuesday 11th May 2010
Names from the past ... in fact, the very distant past !!
We are in the final stages of moving house ... so please give
me a day or two to set out a proper reply
One thing ... your link where you state "THIS PHOTO"
did not work ... ??
Will write again soon
Bye ... Geoff
Well, here I am again ... and it's only taken
me about three months to answer ... BUT ... I do have a bit of
From Daniel ... Friday 28th May 2010
Over the last few months I have been researching The Family History
The pages that were on our site had been neglected for a while
so I decided now is the time to sit in front of this computer
and get as much information as I could ... and it worked !!
It is a frustrating business, trying to follow 'links and clues'
which most times end up in a dead end
But I found heaps of new information and lots of new photos
I looked at both sides of the Family Tree ... and some of the
info is amazing and terrific to read !!
Anyway, if you want, check it out yourself ... just click on
#01 - The
Raneberg / Roneberg Family History
#02 - The
Beerworth / Bierwirth and Meers Family History
It is probably of not that much interest to you, but I also did
a heap of research into Dad's Military Service ... it is amazing
what you can find out and obtain from the War Memorial and Archives
#03 - Dad's
#04 - Day-by-Day
chart of where he was during the War Years
And finally, a few "very small" photos that I found
stuck in a folder on my computer ... and one of them includes
Joe and Theresa
#05 - The Meers
Thanks for all the details on your family, Daniel
I still have memories of Joe and Margaret and their house in
There was a shed out the back that had a milk separator set up
in it and I used to get great fun out of turning the handle and
watching it spin ... small things amuse, etc, eh !!
'Tis amazing how time marches by
If you want to see what's going on with us, the easiest way is
to click on the link below and then check out anything that catches
#06 - What's New
Would you do me a favour ??
Please send this note on to anyone who may be interested
As I mentioned, there are heaps of new details but there is probably
still heaps out there ... in drawers and cupboards ... plus old
and terrific photos hanging on walls ... I would love copies
of them all !!
And there might be corrections that need to be made ... some
of the info from the internet is not 100% accurate !! ... tell
them to let me know
So that's about it ... all the best to you and yours ... and
we may run into Alison one day !!
Regards ... Geoff
From Geoff ...
Saturday 29th May 2010
Great to hear from you
Love the "#05 Meers Clan" ... what amazing photos ...
particularly Dad with Theresa and Grandpa Jim ... terrific !!
You're amazing ... it must take an incredible amount of time
to get this all together ... brilliant job ... thanks, Geoff
Best wishes ... Daniel
Glad you like it all !!
I gotta admit it has been very interesting and good fun doing
all the searching ... you just never know what you may come across
... I really like doing it !!
These Family Records and History do make you 'regret' things
And the main one is ... why didn't we speak to these people when
we had the opportunity ??
I would love to be able to sit down with Grandpa and Nana Meers
and talk to them about their lives and families ... but it's
too late now ... and that's a bit sad
You may have seen it, but look at this shot of Grandpa and Bill
... it is a classic ... love it ... and I'm guessing that's their
home in Hallett in the background ... I would 'kill' for more
shots of this farm !!
I don't want to hassle you or become a pain
in the butt, but please remember to pass on my notes to those
who may be interested
To be honest, yours is the only email address I have from all
the relations ... and that's terrible !!
I need lots of help ... with the Facts'n'Figures ... but would
also love photos ... and there might be some great shots of these
people hanging on walls or in old photo albumns or stored in
the bottom of wardrobes !!
Your namesake is one I am having hassles with ... Daniel Meers
If you check ... HERE ... he is listed in both the "Great/Great/Great"
and "Great/Great" sections ... but I can't find out
'who/what/where' his parents were !!
Hey, I'll send you a note if I make any more discoveries !!
See you ... Geoff