Hurley and Scholes
Box and Blunden
Skidmore and Smith
Rogers and Mulcahy
In each story my direct ancestors are typed in bold when first mentioned
In 1917 Leo joined his brothers in the 'Great War'. But what happened to him became a big family secret.
Thomas had a brilliant career, and Mary was a devoted wife, mother and community member, but they suffered the loss of two sons.
Vic Hurley's great career in war and peacetime, was acknowledged with a knighthood.
Les Hurley was a talented physician, medical lecturer, devoted father of seven, and a survivor of Gallipoli.
On October 2nd 1916, Crom Hurley saw Australia for the last time - he was bound for the Western Front.
In the old country and the new, Absalom and Mary had their faith tested many times.
What's the origin of the name? How did the Hurleys make a living? What's Beer Farm?
When Jane sought justice in the courts, she found that her word, as a woman, counted for nothing.
John Hurley exchanged the Blackdown Hills of Devon for the Barabool Hills of Victoria and married a convict's granddaughter.
Married at 14, three husbands, and 13 children - Elizabeth was well qualified to be a midwife.
Homeless in Northamptonshire, convicted and transported in 1820. Discover Elizabeth's life journey.