please be aware that this is the rear of a duplex, it is possible that there may be another family or group in the front apartment during your stay, the front and back yards are separate but not fenced from each other, please park in the carport ,
a delightful 2 Bedroom apartment in Mount Barker Town Centre, with secure parking, free WiFi, TV and Video, Central Heating , Full Kitchen, Washing Machine and a delightful sunny deck.
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i am a sixth generation Australian,
check me out on fac3b00k--as PETER DAVID MELINE
my first ancestor to arrive in Australia was William Neilan a tailor from County Roscommon Ireland who was transported for life by the English in 1822 for "abduction",
followed shortly by an Irish Rebel (William Casey-Death by hanging commuted to life transportation for being part of a group that stole guns from the Lord of the Manor with intent to start a rebellion against the English at Rockhill near Bruff County Limerick) , and two years later his wife (Johanna Dooley) and two daughters as part of a government sponsored family reunion initiative,
a protestant trooper from Country Armagh (Joseph Hewitt) and his wife from Inverness (Mary McLean),
a tailor from Greenock (Archibald Lamont) with his wife from Tiree (Agnes Leitch) in the Inner Hebrides,
a Farmer turned gold miner from Bristol (Amos Hillier) and his wife (Harriet Brailsford) ,
a ploughman from Wiltshire (Thomas Weaven) ...convicted of breaking a threshing machine (part of the swing riots 1830) , sentenced to death but commuted to transportation to Van Dieman's land for 7 years....
and Farmers from Norfolk (Charles Hemson) and Nottingham,
and a teenage girl (Cristina Thomson) and her sister from Glasgow sailing from Gravesend on the Thames in 1834 traveling unaccompanied to Launceston, Tasmania , seeking fortune in the antipodes.
and one great grandfather who said that he was from Denmark (Laurence Meline), from the records ....a real wheeler and dealer in gold mining leases in Western Victoria,.... he married my great grandmother (the daughter of the gold miner from Bristol) after they had had 4 kids together! ..i have not been able to find any record of this entry into Australia or his departure from Denmark, it is particularly interesting for me because it is from him that i take my surname!
All of my ancestors arrived in Australia on wooden sailing ships!
They came from from England, Scotland, Ireland and Denmark.
i was born and raised in the Riverina region in South Western NSW where my family has lived since the 1850s.
i was born on Wiradjuri Land, both my parents were born on Wirajuri land, 3 of my grandparents were born on Wiradjuri land (the other one was born on Dja Dja Warrung land) and at least one of my great grandparents was born on Wiradjuri land--i consider my self to be a child of Wiradjuri land.
i got a traineeship as a Health and Building Surveyor at the Shire Council of the small country town where i grew up, straight out of school in 1973 (one of the best things that ever happened to me and put me on a career path that has been very fortunate for me.... with several complementary additions to my qualifications which started as a Certificate in Health Inspection from the N.S.W TAFE College of External studies in 1976)
i now hold qualifications in Town Planning, Building Surveying and Environmental Health.
i run a small consultancy based at Littlehampton in the Adelaide Hills.
i am married and i am the father or 3 grown up children and 3 young grandchildren.
i have sailed small boats for a sport since i was 14 (Moths, and OK Dinghys, and later a Laser and a Tasar),
i was a real petrol head when i was young and owned a very fast Mini Cooper S ( bored out to 1387cc with a 40DCOE Weber carbie and lowered to about 2inches of ground clearance) and a Holden GTR XU1- i blew the side out of the engine at 210 kph racing an Italian kid on a back road in western NSW!!!--but soon bought a better engine that went even faster!!! (haha--petrol heads!)
i am an amateur homeopath and a REIKEI practitioner.....
i have traveled a lot in my life starting with -
-a round Australia road trip in 1976 (holden ute with 2 trail bikes) when it was 50% dirt roads! (Griffith to Adelaide, Port Lincoln, Eucla, Norseman, Esperence, Albany, Perth, Geraldton, Whitenoom, Port Hedland, Broome, Derby, Geike Gorge, Wyndham, Katherine, Darwin, Alice Springs, Uluru, Tennant Creek, Camoweal, Mt Isa, Hughenden, Charters Towers, then direct to Gladstone and a week fishing on Swains Reef, then north as far as Mossman and back down to Brisbane and Grafton , cutting cross country to Cobar and back to Griffith (9 weeks in all)--i busted up with my girlfriend 3 days after returning and resolved that i would travel overland to Britain!! (i had the travel bug)--saved as hard as i could for the next 18 months!
-Flying Sydney to Denpasar and then overland from Indonesia to London in 1978 (starting on my own in Denpasar Bali and travelling mostly alone to Java, Sumatra, Malaysia,Singapore,Bangkok, Northern Thailand, Calcutta,Darjeeling, Nepal (and then joing CAPRICORN TOURS where i met my wife- and travelling on to-) , Kashmir, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Israel, Syria, Turkey, Athens with a side trip to Egypt, Alexandria, Cairo and Luxor (working in a bar in Athens for 2 weeks and going to Paros and Antiparos in the Greek Islands for 2 weeks) and hitching from Athens to Paris via the Dalmatian coast, Trieste, Venice, Milano, Andermatt ....staying with friends in eastern Switzerland and hitching all over Switzerland ) buying a Citroen 2CV in Paris and driving it to London and all over Britain and later France , Belgium, The Netherlands (6 months working in a chocolate factory near Amsterdam) travelling to Southern Germany, Switzerland and Austria ( saw the 1979 Austrian Motor Cycle Grandprix at the Salzburgring (Kenny Roberts won from Barry Sheene!!), working at Earls Court Exhibition Centre and in a supermarket in Gloucester Rd, London and getting involved in the new punk music scene in London.
-after a year in Europe we sold the Citroen and hitched out of London
back to Amsterdam (to pick up our holiday pay from the Chocolate factory!) and then to Sudan (by road and rail) via Genoa and the east coast of Italy, northern Greece, Istanbul, a 3 day ferry trip on Black Sea (Istanbul to Trabzon) , Eastern and Central Turkey, Syria, Jordan, (hitching in Turkey , Syria and Jordan was a very risky business!) Israel, Egypt, Cairo, Luxor , Aswan and Lake Nasser, Port Sudan, Khartoum and El Obeid and then to Kenya where we stayed for 3 months with relatives (while i recovered from a nasty bought of Hepatitis A and Malaria (fun fun, fun) in 1979,
-in 1980 we flew from Nairobi to Bombay on AIRINDIA and Overland on India Rail from Bombay to Sri Lanka (including Hyderabad, Madras and Rameshwarum and 6 weeks in Sri Lanka including the Tamil parts of the East Coast)
then back to India and over land from Tamil Nadu, and Kerala to Himachal Pradesh via Mysore and Bangalore , Delhi , Kulu and Manali
then back to Delhi and overland to Calcutta on India rail,
-on the final leg home to Sydney ....a week in Burma in 1980 including Mandalay and Maymyo,
returning home via Bangkok and Singapore i was "as sick as a dog" and getting a job as a Building Surveyor for a Local Council in Sydney with a very long convalescence,
marrying in 1980,
*our first child was born at home in 1981 in the southern suburbs of Sydney, (she is now married and the mother of two kids, and works as a landscaper and Class Room Assistant)
buying and renovating a tiny terrace house in Surry Hills Central Sydney,
cutting my work to part time so that i could be the main caregiver to our daughter while my wife studied Midwifery at King George V Hospital in Sydney,
Sponsoring a family of Tamil refugees from Jaffna into Australia, (now very well established in Australia)
studying 2 years of Homeopathy at Sydney College of Natural Therapies,
getting a job and a Health and Building Surveyor at Wingecarribee Shire at Moss Vale and moving to Mittagong in the Southern Highlands of NSW in 1989 where *our son was born at home (he is now a single father of one kid and a maintenance fitter and a member of the Army Reserves),
completing a Graduate Diploma in Building at Hawkesbury College (UWS),
-a Month Indonesia again in 1991- visiting old friends in the Balinese highlands and doing an intuitive healing course at Seminyak, Bali,
Renovating and extending our house in Mittagong,
*the birth of our third child (another daughter) at home in Mittagong (she has just returned from a year in Germany and recommenced her degree in Visual Art at Uni SA),
Completing a Graduate Diploma in Town Planning at UTS,
getting a job as the Director of Planning and Environmental Services at the Rural City of Murray Bridge and moving to the Adelaide Hills in 1998 so that our kids could attend the Mt Barker Waldorf School and joining a permaculture Community of 14 families at Wistow,
break up of the Permaculture Community in 2003 and purchase and renovation of a house at Littlehampton SA,
-Adelaide to Perth overland and Shark Bay/Monkey Mia Road trip in 2003 in a small Mercedes motor home,
starting my own Building Surveying/Town Planning business in the Adelaide Hills 2006,
*birth of our first grandchild (a girl) at home in 2007,
*birth of our second grandchild (a boy) at home in 2009,
*birth of our third grandchild (a boy) at Royal Adelaide Hospital in 2011,
-Flying Sydney to LA on UNITED and then Los Angeles to New York Overland Road trip in a "Dodge Caravan" via LA (Pomona and Needles) , Arizona, Grand Canyon, New Mexico (3 days in Santa Fe) , Texas Panhandle (Amarillo), Oklahoma (Oklahoma City) , Arkansas, Tennessee (Memphis and Nashville) , Virginia, Maryland (Washington) , Pennsylvania (Harrisburg and Strasburg ), New Jersey and 4 days in New York (Harlem) in 2012,
- a planned side trip to Jamaica for the wedding of one of our nieces (at Port Antonio) , traveling mainly the eastern end (Surrey County) in 2012 and returning home via (Jetblue, (to Miami) American Airlines, United and Qantas with 2 days in LA, *DISNEYLAND* and home to Adelaide via Sydney,
-flying Adelaide -Dubai-Dublin on EMIRATES and a month visiting our younger daughter who was working in Ireland and traveling all over Ireland (based in County Kilkenny Dublin, Belfast, Ballymoney, Derry, Letterkenny, Tory Island, Ardara, Sligo, Roscommon-Ballaghaderreen, Connemara, Inis Mor, Galway, Limerick, Ring of Kerry, Dingle Peninsula and Cork) in 2013--
i am currently learning to fly at Murray Bridge Light Aircraft Flying School- i am a bit of a slow learner but i have been flying solo for 4 months now!-- working up to my VFR licence.
MY MOTTO (haha)........i have been happy and i have been sad and i know which one i prefer!