Old Dan Kemp

Dan’s tragic demise Dan and Jerry Kemp were brothers, both born in the 1870s and who took up land together on a block 10 kilometers north-west of Tenindewa on what …

David Meadowcroft

 David Meadowcroft   The inception of the www.Tenindewa.com Website established in Tenindewa’s centenary year, 2014, was about accumulating as much history as possible of the preceding 100 years albeit starting …

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Bob Desmond

Thanks to Faye (Desmond) Keeffe, this is Bob Desmond’s story as he told it titled “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 1906Married Sylvia May Stevens 2nd March 1931Died: 15th September 1993 at the age of 87.   PREFACE BY TONY CRITCH Growing up in the 1950s and 60s …

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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 …