Finding Family

One woman's obsession with family history.

At a family function at the start of the year I started chatting to my Great Aunt. Being my Grandma’s sister, it’s usually inevitable that our conversation steers towards family history. On this particular day, she had a query she’d been meaning to ask me for some time. After hearing that one of her granddaughters was living on …

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When I noticed that there was a new South West newspaper (the Southern Times) on the brink of being digitised on Trove, I immediately went about searching for the first surname that popped into my head and the one that is generally on my mind the most: Crampton. 1894 was selected and I scrolled through …

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The keys to patience are acceptance and faith. Accept things as they are, and look realistically at the world around you. Have faith in yourself and in the direction you have chosen. [Ralph Marston] Matilda Elizabeth Crosbe (the wife of Christopher Edwin Theakston) had the unfortunate luck (for both me and her) of dying in …

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Forrest Avenue would probably strike many people as being a rather odd road located in East Perth. Despite its length, there is no entrance for cars from either end; the only entrance is through the middle. To get to Forrest Avenue, one must travel down Goderich Street. This road was not always blocked off and …

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