Emily Rowley

Emily Scissley Schultz married Harry Esmond Rowley and lived in Lenswood on an orchard for many years.  She was born in May 1911 and died in August 2005.  They had six children; Joyce, Dene, Rosemary, Pam, John and Merilyn.  Joyce has shared her oral history with us which we will soon upload to our oral history…

Vehicles of our past

  We all loved our first vehicles.  Imagine how special they were in earlier days.  Click here to read a story about an early vehicle owned by the Stafford family We would love to share your stories about your old family vehicles too.  Send us your photos an stories.   lenswoodforestrange2012@gmail.com  

Anna Ings : Matriarch

In each community there are a couple of people from whom many of the current residents are descended.  In our community Anna Ings is the mother to many of us. Anna has descendants that pass through several generations in the district and include surnames such as Green, Fry, Brockhoff, Caldicott, Townsend, Shaw, McAulay, Conlon, Mason,…

Miss Priscilla Swift : an enigma

One of the dictionary definitions of the word “enigma” is “a person of puzzling or contradictory character“.  Miss Priscilla Swift was an enigma to the people of Forest Range and Lenswood.  For over forty years she lived in her small hut on the top of what is now known as Collins Hill Road.  Only her closest…

Florence Valerie Marshall : Pollard, Waters

HER STORY Florence Valerie Marshall was born in Charleston on Christmas Eve, 24 December 1896.  When she was young her family moved to what is now known as Marshall Road, Forest Range when her father purchased the lease on one of the “closer settlement” blocks.  At the same time the Waters family and the Pollard…

Isabelle Moreen Mason : Memories

MEMORIES : TRANSCRIBED IN 1988 BY KAREN BELL Isabelle Moreen Mason was born on 2 December 1924 and died on 19 March 1993.  In 1988 Karen Bell (now Karen Mason) transcribed Isabelle’s story.  This document details life in Forest Range and shares the household and farming life of Isabelle and her family. Click here to…