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Henry Hawson, Pastoral Pioneer of South Australia

Here is an interesting book dated from 1927, about the Pastoral Pioneers of SA.  In it Henry Hawson is listed.  You can find it as a PDF from here: Pastoral Pioneers of South Australia Vol II. There is, of course, … Continue reading

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Mention of Frank Hawson’s death in book by Edward John Eyre

Explorer Edward John Eyre talks of Frank Hawson’s death in his book Journals of Expeditions of Discovery into Central Australia, and Overland from Adelaide to King George’s Sound, in the years 1840-1. This book is available from the University of Adelaide ebooks, a fantastic source. … Continue reading

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Death of Henry Hawson

Henry Hawson died from the old-fashioned version of a car accident.  That is, he died from an accident in his horse and cart, when his cart was upturned and he was pinned underneath it.  In the old colonial days with … Continue reading

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Portrait of Mary Tapley, mother of Henry Hawson

Just surfing the net for various family history titbits, doing a bit of googling, you never know what you might find, when I found a page of family history by J Stiles, a fellow member of the Hawson clan, Hawson Family … Continue reading

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Frank Hawson

Frank Hawson was the 12 year old son of Henry Hawson who became a victim of the inevitable clash between the British invaders and the indigenous inhabitants of South Australia. In the very early days relations between the British settlers … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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