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Families of Waanyarra

Elizabeth Allen (Brison)

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White Family of Waanyarra

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Strahan Skuthorpe

SIMON and ANNIE (“GRANNY”) STRAHAN (nee Bright) (Famous Waanyarra Midwife) and WILLIAM SKUTHORPESimon Strahan, with his three half brothers, went gold digging in California from Dublin, but were not successful and came to Australia. On their ship coming to Australia was a Mr. Boan whom Simon taught to write and read. They went to Waanyarra … Continue reading »

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Scholes/Gallienne/Jones Families

 SCHOLES / GALLIENNE/JONES Nicholas and Rachael Gallienne / on Nicholas’ birthday 22/07/1877 By Nell Silke and Freda Scholes “Nicholas Gallienne of French descent, and his second wife, Rachel lived on the Island of Guernsey in the English Channel. They set sail from England bound for Australia on the 9th December, 1849, on the ship Trafalgar, … Continue reading »

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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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Lockett Family

LOCKETT FAMILYJAMES LOCKETT Some Memories I Have Of My Grandfather, James Lockett By Nellie Grant “When James Lockett’s mother died the young James went to sea. At an overseas port he met this older brother who told him to ‘Get Back Home’, but James disobeyed and kept on with his life at sea. One of … Continue reading »

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Raven & Williams Family

THE RAVENS & THE WILLIAMS’  HENRY RAVENRAVEN AND WILLIAMS FAMILIES The Williams Family By: Nell Callister “There were eight of them, Dave, Bill, Jim, Tom, Ted, Jane, Emily and Alice. Along with the Raven kids, they walked two and a half miles to attend the Waanyarra School. The families had no money but they had … Continue reading »

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Edward Morton & Mary Elizabeth Sturni

 TED & MARY’ Family Tree Chart.pdf  

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Bartolomeo Sturni & Amelia Thorp

BART STURNI and AMELIA THORP BARTOLOMEO (BART) STURNIThe name Sturni is a dialect form of the Swiss word Storni whose literal meaning is “starlings.” Bartolomeo (Bart) Sturni arrived in Western Australia in 1858 aboard the ship Winefred.” He was one of the many hundreds of Swiss people who came to Australia around this time, many … Continue reading »

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John Moten—His Crime, His Trial, The Verdict

Extracts from the “Nenagh Guardian” of the day.      

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