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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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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 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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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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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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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 …

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 …