Hayes (Harold)

This beautiful poem which I’m sure could be termed a sonnet (a little song) was submitted to the tenindewa.com site by Brian Griffiths to honour an old Tenindewa resident who …

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Leo Critch

I have had the pleasure of being involved with, or assisting with the writing up of, many of the Tenindewa.com stories since about 2014 (Tenindewa’s Centenary Year) but the Critch …

Old Dan Kemp

Dan’s tragic demiseNovember 1947 Dan and Jerry (Jeramiah) Kemp were brothers, both born in the 1870s and who took up land together on a block about 10 kilometers north-west of …

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 from …

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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 very first …

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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, …