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Tagged With: Gibbs

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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The “Penny” School

A privately run school, so named because (apparently) families could send their children there at the cost of one penny (less than one cent) per week. The Gibbs’ mud brick house was constructed with stone at the bottom five courses and corners and resisted erosion very well until the shingle roof collapsed about 30 years … Continue reading »

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Elsie Vera Douthat (Henderson/Sinclair)

From letters written in 1985 to Milly Miles and Lynne Douthat (Elsie) Vera, born 1.11.1900, died Corryong, 1986 “I was born at Nuggetty Flat in 1900. My father’s name was Robert Douthat, he married Margaret Wilshusen. The Wilshusens lived near us at Nuggetty Flat. They were a very large family. My grandfather Hinerich Wilshusen had … Continue reading »

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The Gibbs Brothers

By Richard Shiell William was born at Edbury, Oxfordshire UK in 1832. He arrived in Australia on the “Salem” in March 1854 and died at Dunolly (?) on August 18th 1912. He lived at Nuggetty Flat with brothers John Woodman and Richard. None of the brothers married, and all are buried at Tarnagulla. William claimed he was … Continue reading »

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