Early Days – the Stock and Hill Families

  The following photographs and information have been kindly sent by Lesley Ryle nee Moloney and features members of her family. Along the bottom of the photo is written Sir John Forrest and party at the National Bank of Australasia, MALCOLM WA. Sadly no date but (probably 1898-1900) On the right seated, is Peter Hill possibly […]

Paynesville – ghost town

Paynesville is located  77 km east of Mount Magnet. Gold was discovered in this area in early 1898 by Tom Payne and Waldeck, and by April 1898 the place had been inspected by a surveyor and a plan of subdivision prepared. It was at first referred to as ‘Paynton’, and ‘East Mount Magnet’, and some […]

Bardoc Cemetery – ghost towns

I recently had the good fortune to be take out to the two Bardoc Cemeteries by Kellie Carter from Mt Vetters Station. The first Cemetery has only has one headstone, that of L J Dudley, and there is a memorial stone to Kellie’s Grandfather, Wesley Wallace CARTER. This was the original cemetery which never ended […]

Coffin from Beer Cases

This story was originally posted on 26 Nov 2015 on the web site ‘Time Gents Australian Pub History and Culture” @ https://timegents.com/written by MICK ROBERTS  It is now re posted with his kind permission. This really is a ‘Ripping Yarn’! Prospector Found Poisoned in Old Shaft Doctor Holds Post Mortem in Tent — Shock for TwoTravellers.   DOWN […]

East-West Telegraph Line -Eucla

Outback Family History Reader, Gary Cowans, recently sent in the following wonderful photographs from his PMG collection. They are reproduced with his permission. To build the East-West telegraph Line supplies were dropped off at the nearby Eucla Jetty. Then the Post and Telegraph crews began the job of scaling the nearby sand-hills before following the […]