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Bob Desmond

On behalf of Faye Keeffe, this is Bob Desmond’s story as he told it called “Looking Back Down the Dusty Track”, written in April 1999. Robert (Bob) Desmond’s Diary Well …

Thomas Christopher O’Brien

Thomas Christopher O’Brien 14 January 1901 – 23 January 1995     Preface by Tony Critch In the stories under PEOPLE on this website we have concentrated mainly on the …

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Timothy Smiddy (Ned) Higgins

Born: 16th December 1906 Married Sylvia May Stevens 2nd March 1931 Died: 15th September 1993 at the age of 87. PREFACE BY TONY CRITCH Growing up in the 1950s and …

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The Dunkin Family

Mining in the Blood Richard Dunkin (snr) came from Maldon, a gold mining and pastoral district in central Victoria. He took up land in the district of Tenindewa Western Australia …

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The Shorts of Tenindewa

As told by John Short. My father Edward Ralph (Ralph) Short (born 1905) and his brother John Francis (Jack) (born 1903) came to WA in 1929. Ralph had served his …

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The Olman Story

The Beginnings of the Olman Family in the Mullewa /Tenindewa areas – as supplied by Lindsay Olman (2015) Archibald Alfred Alexander Olman The Davies family came to Mullewa in 1926, …

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Bertha Benoit Memoirs

Written by Bertha Benoit – born Tenindewa Western Australia I was born 26 September in the year 1916, on a wheat farm “Sleepy Hollow” in the district of Bindu which …

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Butlers 140 years of farming

Thomas Butler was born in Cadamstown, County Kildare in 1820. He served in the British Army in Afghanistan, Burma and India in the 13th Foot Regiment (#2365) before coming to …

Margaret Alice Pumphery (nee Baker)

A letter to Doreen Butler (1965) from a Rumble family descendant I, Margaret Alice Pumphery (nee Baker), Daughter of Evertine (nee Cousins) and Terence Baker. Evertine was daughter of Emma …