Edward Hartnett came to Australia as a convict. A gold prospector at Adelong, Edward raised 2 families but ended up taking his own life after his 2nd wife passed away.
William Wood and his family journeyed from Ashton under Lyne in England to Australia. Their occupation in England was in the cotton industry. In Queensland, William flourished in his new home of Dalby.
Norman McKinnon was born and raised in a small new south wales country town. A successful jockey, Norman was tragically killed during a horse race at Randwick Race Course in Sydney.
William Twomey was born in Ireland, went to America and fought in the Civil War. After coming to Australia, William settled in a small town in New South Wales where he raised a family.
Patrick Kiley featured in one of Banjo's poems "On Kiley's Run". Here you can find out more about what the man was like in real life.
My story of being diagnosed with glaucoma as a teenager and the journey it has taken me on throughout my life so far...