Author Topic: Seeking a family who lived in Geraldton in Western Australia.  (Read 11159 times)

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Re: Seeking a family who lived in Geraldton in Western Australia.
« Reply #54 on: Saturday 31 July 21 14:44 BST (UK) »
Hi everyone,
I'm John Edward and Ellen Helena Olsen g/daughter. My father was Arthur George 24.3.1913 died and  Uncle John Edward 17.1.1908 took over the farm at OAKAGEE that their parents left to all the kids after paying them out.
MY G/father jumped ship over east when he came out from Sweden and changed his name from Johanne Edwarde Olssen or Olsson or something similar to Olsen
I have lost touch with all my cousins from this side of the family.
Actually seeing my G/mothers sisters names is surreal as my father n uncles n aunts never talked about them. They all hid the fact that they had aboriginal in them

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Seeking a family who lived in Geraldton in WAustralia - AUBREY/DONGARA/PEARS
« Reply #55 on: Thursday 30 September 21 23:27 BST (UK) »
Hi

I am looking for the missing link in my Grandfathers story.  His name was James Pearce/Pearse he was born Yalgoo 1890 to William Pearse/Pearce and Anni.  Annie was aboriginal and her mother Jane Thungarra/Dhungarra/Dongarra/Governor was aboriginal. 

Jane married Henry Aubrey (1830-1907), there was embarrasment of the times to to have aboriginal blood.  I understand that Jane and Henry had Julia, Thomas, Ellen, Rudolph, Margaret, Mary ann, Bridget and Milli Aubrey.

Annie is my grandfathers mother and i a sourcing more information on this ladys missing link.  I believe they may have been take to moore river native settlement.

Annies mum Jane had a brother called Willie Governor who was born in Champion Bay (Geraldton Region). Any help or information you may have will be gladly appreciated. 

My name is Carmel Jones, my mother was Lorraine Pearse/Pearce, her mother was Gladys Kennedy, she married James Pearse/Pearce, his mother was Annie.  What records i have record that she was known as Anni (aboriginal). 

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Carmel

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Re: Seeking a family who lived in Geraldton in Western Australia.
« Reply #56 on: Thursday 14 October 21 20:19 BST (UK) »
Hi Carmel

I'm sorry I am unable to help you with your missing link to your grandfather's story, but you have answered a query I had regarding my own family connection to William Pearce and Annie.

My great grandparents were Henry and Jane. Their daughter Elllen was my grandmother. If Annie was Jane's daughter this makes her my grandmother's sister/half sister and my mother your grandfather's 1st cousin. On Ancestry DNA I have links to descendants of William Pearce and Annie so of course this explains the connection.

Moore River Native Settlement was established in 1917 and the first residents arrived in 1918. I wonder if the State Records Office in Perth have any records on the early residents of the settlement. Might be worth checking out.

I have a book named 'Yalgoo' written by Alex Palmer and published in 1985 which tells the story on pages 4 and 5 of William Pearce and his involvement in the discovery of gold in Yalgoo in 1892.

 


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Re: Seeking a family who lived in Geraldton in Western Australia.
« Reply #57 on: Monday 18 October 21 18:46 BST (UK) »
Hi CallyJ,
if Ellen was your grandmother and she is mine as well, that means we're cousins. I have not met any relatives from my grandmothers side. May I ask who your parents are?