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Family History Beginners Board / Re: William Harris, George Blurton
« on: Thursday 20 January 11 13:01 GMT (UK)  »
Oh, you meant they're Edward's children.

I was going off your post

My great grandfather (Edward) was only two when William died, and the kids were split up, so we're missing a lot of info on some of the family . I've attached an old photo that my Granny had of the Harris children, Edward is in the back, and my Mum said that's Arthur on the end? We're just going by my Mum's memory of what my Granny told her, and for some reason Arthur wasn't there when the picture was taken and had to be added in after.

which indicates they're the children of William Paulet Harris.

It's bit confusing because as far as I know, Edward didn't have a son named Arthur.

For Edward I have
Alice b 1905
Lynden b 1906
Connie b 1908 - 1912 (?)
Olive b 1910

all with Alice Wilkes

then with Mary Ann Blurton

William b 1913
Margaret b 1916
Mary and Leila (twins) b 1918
Dave b 1920
Myrtle b 1921
Ruby b 1925
John b 1928

He must have had further sons as there's more in the pic than I have listed.

Anyway, those photos I linked you to in PM definitely feature your great grandfather.

Now that we've done further research we'll be writing the film script on them.

Family History Beginners Board / Re: William Harris, George Blurton
« on: Tuesday 18 January 11 12:39 GMT (UK)  »
hey guys.

I forgot about this thread and didn't realise there were further posts.

I'm not sure about that photo, as yes, those people do appear to be Noongar, but they don't look like any of the people mentioned. As you may know, William Harris, son of William Paulet Harris, his brother Edward Harris and nephew Norman (above mentioned Norman Cleaver Harris, son of Arthur and Annie Harris, who is my great Grandfather) were Aboriginal activists in the early to mid 1900s and there are photos of them prior to meeting with the Premier of WA. If you would like those photos, or any other photos of the Harris men, please send me a private message.

As far as the Nyungar Traditions book goes, the family trees contained in that book are incorrect in a number of places.

Arthur and Annie Harris (Maiden name also Harris) had 10 children according to the info I have here.

Arthur Harris, son of Arthur and Annie Harris did serve overseas in the war.

William Paulet Harris "married" Mary Campbell, a "fullblood" (will need to check that. Her father is listed as also "fullblood") and I am assuming, based on the fact she is listed as coming from the Williams River area that she is a Wardarndi woman. There is a Native Title claim for that area under the name Bunnaro (Mary Campbell's alias) and there should be further info listed under that claim which should be of help to you as we need to prove family lines to make those claims. I suggest you contact them for further info. The Harris family is listed on that claim but I have no involvement with it and I cannot tell you what documents they have as i didn't know there was a claim until october last year.

I hope that clears some things up for you.

Mayo / Re: Mac Namara
« on: Sunday 28 January 07 14:27 GMT (UK)  »
Do you have any names to go with this?

I'm researching Patrick who was sent to Australia as a convict in 1823.

Dorset Lookup Requests / Re: HALL/ SANGER, Gillingham.
« on: Friday 26 January 07 04:46 GMT (UK)  »

Have you been in contact with Doug Hall at all? I am desecended from Edward Hall and Mary Sanger. Doug was a great help to me and is currently trying to organise a family reunion.

Australia / Re: Australia Day
« on: Friday 26 January 07 03:52 GMT (UK)  »
Some of my ancestors have been here for thousands of years.

Some were whalers who decided to jump ship.

Some were convicts, others were free settlers.

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