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James Kelly (c. 1785-1837) married Margaret Maxwell (c. 1787-1862) in about 1810. They had fifteen children. In 1839 the eldest son John wrote to her from Adelaide detailing her needs for the voyage. In 1840 the widowed Mrs. Kelly emigrated from her home in the Gallowgate, Glasgow, Scotland with her children to Adelaide Sth Australia.

‘From Weavers to Wapstraws’ by Ben Evans and Doug Hooper. The Story of Margaret Maxwell Kelly, her Family and her descendants.


I am one of her descendants.

 

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THE SALTED BOOKS

         
 
 

THREE NEW WORKS 2020

 

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There is a cliff inside my head.
And day by day a fragment of earth
Crumbles off it. 2020

 

 

I hear the autumn wind blowing
As I blacken in
A map of Korea. 2020

 

 

I slip into the crowd
Just to hear the accent
Of my faraway home town.
2020

 

 
 
 

 

   
 
 
 
   

 

   
 
 
 
 
   

 

   
 
 
 
   

 

 
 
 
 
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