Inspired by the work of Kristen Cleage, who blogs about her family history at Finding Eliza, here is a collage of images from my own responses to Sepia Saturday blog prompts since 2013.

Sepia Saturday prompts started in 2009, aiming to provide bloggers with

… an opportunity to share their history through the medium of
photographs. Historical photographs of any age or kind (they don’t have
to be sepia) become the launchpad for explorations of family history,
local history and social history in fact or fiction, poetry or prose, words or further images.

In December 2019 Sepia Saturday reached a milestone of 500 prompts.

Sepia Saturday 500 Prompt Image

Sepia Saturday 500 Prompt Image

My first post inspired by Sepia Saturday, in August 2013, was about my
grandfather’s cousin John Champion de Crespigny (1908 – 1995). It was my 27th blog post.

I continue to read the blogs of the community who post in the Sepia Saturday group. I am always interested to see how fellow bloggers interpret the prompt photo and I have found the prompts have indeed inspired me to explore my family history.

I am very pleased that I came across the Sepia Saturday blogging community. Thank you to Alan Burnett, Kat Mortensen, and Marilyn Brindley for prompting writing about family and social history with inspirational photographs.

 

My posts inspired by the Sepia Saturday prompts:

  1. Sepia Saturday 192 : John Chauncy Champion de Crespigny (1908 – 1995)
  2. Sepia Saturday 193 : Richard Geoffrey Champion de Crespigny
  3. Sepia Saturday 194 : Eureka
  4. Sepia Saturday 195 : International Day of Peace
  5. Sepia Saturday 196 : Sick Children
  6. Sepia Saturday 197: a blurry photograph
  7. Sepia Saturday 198 – a launching
  8. Sepia Saturday 208: A Christmas Gift
  9. Sepia Saturday 211: First World War faces – Wentworth Rowland Cavenagh-Mainwaring at Gallipoli
  10. Sepia Saturday 214: Emil and Helene Manock at the piano
  11. Sepia Saturday 218: My grandfather’s back garden
  12. Sepia Saturday 238: Plaisteds Wine Bar
  13. Sepia Saturday 249: coach rides
  14. Sepia Saturday 255: A silhouette of Mrs Cudmore
  15. Sepia Saturday 269: Martha Berkeley : The first dinner given to the Aborigines 1838 (Adelaide)
  16. Sepia Saturday 285: Largs Bay Hotel
  17. Sepia Saturday 286: Fishing
  18. Sepia Saturday 289: Deaths at sea
  19. Sepia Saturday 290: Tropical Hotel – Kissimmee, Florida
  20. Sepia Saturday 292: A run on the bank in Beaufort
  21. Sepia Saturday 308: Kanu-Club Wannsee
  22. Sepia Saturday 329: shepherding near Murrumburrah, New South Wales
  23. Sepia Saturday 333: William Smith Daw (1810 – 1877)
  24. Sepia Saturday 349: street photography
  25. Sepia Saturday 350: burglary
  26. Sepia Saturday 380: A Quiet Life: Gordon Mainwaring (1817-1872)
  27. Sepia Saturday 397: Fishing for the right word
  28. Sepia Saturday 398: Swings
  29. Sepia Saturday 480: Swimming in Bendigo