The Fabulous Flying Mrs Miller – book review

A ‘Ripping Yarn’ indeed. Miller was born Jessie Maude Beveridge in Southern Cross, Western Australia, in 1901 and educated in Victoria and New Zealand.   You may remember a TV series back in the ’80s: The Lancaster Miller Affair. An Australian’s true story of adventure, danger, romance and murder:-  The remarkable true story of a […]

CASSERLY- Death of a Hero

On the 6th October 1938, at the Edwards Find Gold Mine near Southern Cross, an elderly miner called Frank Pagoda was overcome by dynamite fumes. His mate, Paul Casserly, made several attempts to rescue him, sustaining a fracture of the skull in his attempts which eventually claimed his life on the 12th October 1938. He […]

Southern Cross – Update

Outback Family History page for Southern Cross An OFH reader recently contacted me to say that part of the Southern Cross Cemetery register was missing. It only went as far as ‘P’. So today I have devoted the day to fixing the register and working on the data to make it easier to read and […]

They Wished Upon a Star – book review

They wished upon a star : a history of Southern Cross and Yilgarn  by P.T. McMahon. Did you know that ‘MIRRABOOKA’ is the aboriginal word for Southern Cross??? YILGARNIA On that ancient sea bed of Yilgarnia, one of the oldest land surfaces in the world. Yilgarnia, timeless and mysterious, a land of such antiquity, that […]

The Moorine Rock Hotel

While headingto Perth you will have to have driven past the Moorine Rock Hotel, you may have even stopped there for refreshment. Recently, courtesy of OFH reader Peter Green, I have been lucky enough to be given permission to post the following photographs of Moorine Rock  and the hotel. With kind permission from Kath Hnatyszyn. This […]