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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 …

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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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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 …

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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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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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Avro Anson Plane Crash 1941

Avro-Anson plane crash on 26 October 1941, just south of first crossing and east side of Menang Road in Kockatea Creek. Pilot survived. See page 46 of To Sow The Barley …

Tenindewa Pioneer Well (Woolya Water Reserve)

Early history of Wollya Water Reserve Researched by Lance Stevens Southern Cross Historical Society 2010 The availability of water for settlers in the newly opened district of Tenindewa was a …

Woolya Reserve

Tenindewa has had a few names including Kockatea over time but originally it was known as Woolya after the aboriginal spring or soakage on water reserve 945. These days it …