Families left behind

John Vickers and Eliza Badenoch settled in the Swamp Road in September 1889 purchasing Mount Farm from George Chidgzey.   John came from the Nottingham region and married Eliza (born Carey Gully of parents from Scotland and England) in 1888. John and Eliza were strong community workers and his has been passed down through the…

Families left behind

Our forebears left behind their families when they moved to Australia.  One of our members has shared a letter written by his 3 x great grandmother in London in 1869 to his 2 x great grandparents in Australia. Gran never saw her grandchildren. Mary Fennell (nee Duck) had five children.  Her son John and his…