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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