My name is Thea Harris
and I started this site. This site was created using MyHeritage.com. This is a great system that allows anyone like you and me to create a private site for their family, build their family tree and share family photos. If you have any comments or feedback about this site, please click here to contact me. Our family tree is posted online on this site! There are 1360 names in our family site. The earliest event is the birth of Thomas Boden
(Dec 27 1742). The most recent event is the death of Dorothy Verna Harris (born Wynne)
(Apr 20 2011). The site was last updated on Oct 5 2012, and it currently has 4 registered member(s). If you wish to become a member too, please click here. Enjoy!
Henry Edward lost his right arm in a motor vehicle accident as a young man, but learnt to write a beautiful script with his left hand. He worked for many years for the Rural and Industries Bank, travelling WA to check that farmers were doing necessary "improvements" on their land - clearing, fencing etc. By the 1950s he had separated from his wife, who was called Grace (Lillian Grace) and lived our his retirement in Dongara - fishing, growing fig trees, making jam and tending his ducks etc.
She was my great grandmother, who we used to call "Little Grandma" because she was well under 5 feet tall. I remember her quite well, because she was 97 when she died, and I was 22. She came out from Truro in Cornwall in a sailing ship to Sydney, as a girl, and married at age 16. Her husband, Henry Edward (senior) was aged 17 at the time and their first born son Fred was born not too long after that! The story goes that they moved to WA in the 1890's gold rushes, but ended up farming in Baandee, clearing the land with axes. They went on to have 7 children in all, and retired to Inglewood. Little Gandma became very deaf in her old age, but kept all her brain power, and was a marvellous and much loved character. Gwen, her youngest daughter looked after her until her death. If anyone is interested, I have a photo of her and her husband by their car in Baandee, and quite a bit of info from letters she wrote about their time there. She lived to see her oldest son Fred turn 80, which cannot be very common. She was a lovely woman, and my father Arnold Wynne (son of Henry Edward junior), adored her and had many happy times on the farm when he was growing up.