1 June 1867 – 21 March 1930
31 May 1870 – 13 August 1955
Origin Bristol, England
Accompanying Family 4 children - Basil born 26/05/1895 Died 23/05/1968 - Olive born 02/06/1900 died 15/06/1988 - Desmond born 25/06/1902 died 30/07/1989 - Eric born 08/04/1904 died 12/09/1976.
First settled in Claremont, WA
Original Occupation Engineer, Fire Assessor & Surveyor
Occupation in Australia Engineer & Surveyor
Departure Port London, England
Arrival Year 1909
Read their story
Family knew Sir James Mitchell who encouraged family to move to WA. Herbert wanted to be a farmer. Bought potato farm in Torbay Junction. Too difficult. Moved family back to Claremont after 2 years, end of 1911. Herbert then worked on the Trans Continental Railway line construction till end 1918. Then Public Works Dept - Perth. Family always lived in Claremont (until 1989).