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Posted by on April 21, 2012

Gail Cox (Great Grand daughter of William Barelli)writesEdwin Barelli was born in Bristol England on 21st August 1822, he was a
Coachbuilder,he and his wife Ammelia Hiatt migrated to Australia
(unassisted passage) aboard the “Vanguard” in 1862. Four children
accompanied them, Maria aged 16, William aged 10, Rosa aged 5 and Henry
1 year old.
This family lived at Waanyarra, William married Ellen Addison (born at
Tarnagulla in 1860, the daughter of Andrew Addison and Isabella Lawson )
on the 8th April 1879. William and Ellen had eight children, the
eldest two, Florence was born in 1880 at Tarnagulla and William born in
1884 at Sandhurst. The next two children Louis and Ruby were born in
Ringwood and the next four Norman, Vivian, Percy and Reginald were born
at Mitcham. At this stage of my research I do not know exactly when the
family moved to Melbourne, nor do I have any information on the Addison
I have a photograph of Ellen Addison Barelli taken when she was a middle
aged woman in Melbourne.

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