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Pearce’s

PEARCE FAMILIES   THE JOHN PEARCE FAMILY OF WAANYARRA Information from Clive Pearce, Sea Lake and from granddaughter of Charles Pearce, Lorna Beaton (nee Pearce) “There were fifteen children in our family, all but one was born at Waanyarra. Thomas Charles was born at Murphy’s Creek, but soon after came to Waanyarra. We were very much … Continue reading »

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The Cogswell Family – From Wiltshire to Waanyarra

Researched by Lynne Douthat and first published in her book “The Footsteps Echo” The Cogswells originated from Trowbridge, Wiltshire, England. The family has been researched back over many centuries and has branches in New Zealand, the U. S.A. and one or two in Australia. The Cogswells who came to Waanyarra began further back than shown … Continue reading »

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William Emanuel James Douthat

Son of William & Mary Ellen (nee Cassidy) “We left Waanyarra when I was only young and came to live at Koondrook but often I would travel back to Waanyarra with Dad’s brother, Uncle Manuel in his gig. The gig was a beautiful contraption with red wheels. His horse was a lovely bay mare. She … Continue reading »

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The Memories of Mildred Miles (nee Douthat)

“I was born in the family home at Waanyarra. My brother Dick, sisters Mary, Sally and Isabel were also born there. ‘Gran’ Strahan, a midwife and neighbour brought us all into the world. Brother Raymond was born years later at Dunolly. When I was very young Dad took the family to Koondrook to live for … Continue reading »

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Douthat Family

Researched by Lynne Douthat from family letters, interviews and the Public Records Office, Melbourne, 1988 “William Bowen Douthat was born in Lisbon, Portugal in 1817. In 1848 he married a Spanish girl named Isabel Maria Fieri. Their son, Emanuel William was born in Vigo, a fishing village and port on the Spanish coast, in 1850. … Continue reading »

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