Tag Archives: South Australia

HAMILTON – Origins of the Hamilton Ewell vineyard

Discovered this article in the Australian Dictionary of Biography, of Henry Hamilton, son of Richard Hamilton, who started the Hamilton Ewell Winery, located on the Curtis farm, which Richard Hamilton began when he first arrived in Adelaide in 1837. This … Continue reading

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BARREAU – death of Henry Nell (innkeeper in Singapore) 1st husband of Elizabeth Hamilton

I have found an extra piece of information to fill out the picture of Elizabeth Catherine Hamilton, who married 1) Henry Nell, 2) Alexander Barreau. It is regards to the death of her first husband, Henry Nell. He died in … Continue reading

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Photos of ancestors – Barreau and Hamilton – at SASL

I was contacted by the SA State Library recently, with some information on some old photos they have. They are photos of ‘Old Colonists’, ie, the first European settlers in SA. The list they spoke of is of women, and … Continue reading

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A convict in the family?

I think we may have struck gold with our Dawson family history research.  Well, a little nugget. John Hughes Dawson had a great uncle called Uncle Tom – or rather, Thomas Hughes.  He was JHD’s grandmother’s brother.  Well, Thomas married … Continue reading

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Cold Case within the Barreau clan

From the Adelaide Advertiser: Cold case: Police offer $1m reward for information on Rhianna Barreau’s disappearance on October 7, 1992 http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/south-australia/cold-case-police-offer-1m-reward-for-information-on-rhianna-barreaus-disappearance-on-october-7-1992/story-fni6uo1m-1227253018854

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Anniversary – Mary Ann Johnson Allen (West)

Today is the anniversary of the death of Mary Ann Johnson West (born Allen). She was born in 1818, I believe in London, and died in 1860, aged only 41. She married George West in 1838.  They lived in Hampshire, … Continue reading

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Today is the birthday of John Holmes Barreau, son of Alexander Barreau and Elizabeth Hamilton.  Born 1863.  

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John Hughes Dawson – Butler

Thanks to the census records we know who is was that John Hughes Dawson worked for. In 1881 John Hughes Dawson was working as a butler at No 16 Cecily Hill, Cirencester.  The owner of house was Mr Charles AR … Continue reading

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Elijah Dawson, long lost cousin.

My father would always tell me about how his father came to South Australia from the UK in the early 20th century.  He had married into an old line of settlers in SA so he was mockingly proud of his … Continue reading

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