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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 …

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Rob and Mel Weir History

Matthew Robert Weir was born on 17th Jan 1917 in the Goldfields town of Menzies. His parents were Matthew and Louisa Weir. Louisa, whose maiden name was Baker. Her parents …

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Norman McNeil Fry

To those that might read and enjoy this story it must be recognized that the facts that we have used here to build this story probably represent just a fraction …

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Michael Francis (Frank) Troy

1877 – 1953 MEMBER FOR MOUNT MAGNET, MINISTER OF THE CROWN, DEPUTY PREMIER, AND TENINDEWA PIONEER Before cars filled our roads the usual way of getting from somewhere to somewhere …

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The Tenindewa Staffords

Henry Job Stafford (1864-1959) Popularly known as HJ, Henry Job took up farming land north west from Tenindewa on the Yuna Road in around 1908. “To Sow the Barley” is one …

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Walter Brenkley

1892 to 1963 Walter Brenkley was one of the first farmers to take up land around the Tenindewa railway line in 1912. Walter Brenkley was born on the 9th March in …

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Thomas James Moore

1881 – 1961 (Written by his children and abridged and modified to fit this site by Tony Critch) Our father, Thomas James Moore, was one of those timber-cutting log splitting …

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Keith Butler

1929 to 2012 (Eulogy by Tony Critch) May I start by adding my condolences to Elaine, to Craig, Jenny and Alex, Gloria and Doreen and all of the extended Butler …

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Arthur Charles Beamont

1916 – 2010 – Eulogy by Euan Beamont Dad was one of the last old timers…those that grew up when everything was hard work. He was born in 1916 in Subiaco. Son …