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
Despite marriage at 19 and six children to raise, Jack's career and family life were fulfilling. Not so for Valdis.
From West Bromwich to Melbourne, life had plenty of challenges for this emigrant family.
Their work was hard, hot, dirty, smelly, noisy and dangerous, but from here, these families became upwardly mobile.
Devotees of John Wesley - these non-conformists had fire and brimstone in their blood.