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Sharing stories of pioneering families from the Western District of Victoria
Sharing stories of pioneering families from the Western District of Victoria

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Your WW1 soldier did not have to live in Hamilton, Victoria to be remembered as a Hamilton soldier.  So far I have written 66 profiles of WW1 Hamilton soldiers for Hamilton's WW1.  You can read the full list and the other towns the men were connected to on the link...

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There are lots of local and family history events coming up in October, including Mortlake Historical Society's tour of the town's bluestone churches this Sunday 18 October.  Click on the link for more great events.

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You can now find all Hamilton's outdoor WW1 memorials at Western District Families.

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August Passing of the Pioneers - Obituaries of the pioneers of Victoria's Western District.

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An update on my research of Hamilton's WW1 soldiers, highlighting some of the soldiers who were killed during the month of August.  There are now 33 soldier profiles available to read at Western District Families.

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If you have visited the Port Fairy Cemetery you would have seen the grave of "Dick" the Bushranger.  This is his story and my family link to the events that took place on the day "Dick" was shot by police.

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The first post in a series about the Hamilton Old Cemetery.

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After four years, Western District Families has a slightly new look and a new domain name.  Drop by and check it out...

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Search for your Western District pioneer's obituary with Western District Families new Pioneer Obituary Index with 550 pioneer names

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A new post about the Port Fairy cemetery.  Read stories of some of the cemetery's "inhabitants" including the ghostly Lloyd Rutledge.
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