War, two women and a surgeon

Amie Pyke Taylor (1894-1958) was born at ‘Lesleigh’ in Malvern, Victoria, on 17 June 1894 to Oliver Harry Taylor (1860-1900) and Charlotte Winter (1872-1940). Her mother was the adopted daughter of William Irving Winter-Irving who commissioned the grand...

Elizabeth Andrew

Elizabeth Gardiner was born in London, England in 1833 and I am yet to discover when Elizabeth immigrated to Australia. At aged 36 she married James Lea Clifford in 1869 who ran The Market Hotel in Bridge St in Ballarat. Elizabeth resided and lived there with James...

Catherine Brown

Catherine Brown was my great grandmother, who lived all her 95 years in Ballarat, the daughter of a gold miner, and married a gold miner. Kate was the surviving twin daughter of John Buckingham, born in 1827 in North Marston, England, and Mary Corkhill, born 1823 in...

Madge Evelyn Bartrop

Madge Everlyn Bartrop Born 13th May 1904 Died 25th November 1999. As a young girl lived at Bacchus Marsh and Following death of her parents transferred to Ballarat to live with her maternal grandfather and a maiden aunt. Secondary schooling was at Ballarat high School...