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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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Dick Douthat looks back

Eldest child of Bohwen & Sarah (nee Thorp) “We as kids never thought to ask about our family, but by the way the garden was set out around our place at Waanyarra, I think our ancestors must have known about growing things. There was an elaborate system for watering the many varieties of fruit trees … 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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School Teachers

Roll of Teachers Teaching staff records were not kept with much accuracy until the early 1890’s. Most of the Waanyarra School’s teachers roll was compiled from correspondence between the School the Board of Advice and the Education Department of Victoria. These letters are stored at the Public Records Office, Laverton, Victoria. Other names not included … Continue reading »

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