Lawlers Cemetery- Snapshot – all the little children

As to be expected in these early times, the child mortality rate was very high. If you lived away from a large population, it was even higher. The risk was not just for the babies and young children, but for the mothers as well. It is said, that if you were pregnant and living in […]

Leonora Snapshot – all the little children ‘2’

Recently, on the OFH blog, I posted the first batch of biographies on the people who are buried in the Leonora Cemetery. Every cemetery provides a social and family history snapshot of the town where its located. Accident and disease show no favorites. I hope that this section of infant deaths will provide a good […]

Leonora Snapshot – all the little children

I have just completed my first batch of biographies on the people who are buried in the Leonora Cemetery. Every cemetery provides a social and family history snapshot of the town where its located. Accident and disease show no favorites. I hope that this small section of deaths will provide a good example to compare […]

A Child’s Life on the Goldfields

A tough open-air childhood!! As the many hundreds of tents on the goldfields were slowly replaced with huts, those seeking their fortunes began to bring their wives and families. Bringing up a child on the goldfields was often difficult and dangerous. Fires were commonplace and, in 1904, three boys died tragically in one fire called […]

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