The Hawson Story

The Hawson family were among the first Europeans to settle in the Eyre Peninsula of South Australia. Henry Hawson arrived in the area with his wife Elizabeth Emlyn (nee Cowell) and their children in 1839 aboard their own ship, the ABEONA. They took up 6,000 acres along the West Coast of the peninsula, including the area of the later town of Port Lincoln. They established their first homestead at Kirton Point.Henry’s son Gregory later took up land north of Kirton Point and established the Polda sheep Station.

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2 Responses to The Hawson Story

  1. Jane and Denis Eblen says:

    I am related to this part of the Hawson family.

  2. eirenehogan says:

    Hello Jane and or Denis. Welcome to the family. I wonder if you would like to outline how you are connected to the family? I am a direct descendant from Henry, via his son Thomas Bond Hawson.

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