Scans worth preserving 6–Christisons 2

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Dave Christison – my grandfather’s brother

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My grandfather Roy became a teacher. Here he is outside the residence in Shellharbour in the early 1930s, my grandmother Ada (Hunter) in the background.

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Visiting the Hunters in Dulwich Hill between 1915 and 1918. Roy is back row right – I think!

Centre foreground my uncle Eric with the boat, my mother, and the baby is probably my aunt Beth.

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CHRISTISON-HUNTER.- February 8. 1908. at Dulwich Hill, by the Rev. R. Jennings, Roy Hampton Christison, to Ada Hunter. Present address: Public School, Shellharbour. – Notice in Sydney Morning Herald Wednesday 8 February 1933.

Information on the Hunters

John HUNTER 

Born: 1802, Crackenthorpe,Nr Appleby,Westmorland

Baptised: 5 APR 1802, Crackenthorpe,Nr Appleby,Westmorland

Died: 17 MAY 1848, Kirkby Thore,Westmorland

m. Elizabeth JACKSON

Born: 1808, Little Salkeld,Cumberland

Baptised: 3 MAR 1808, Little Salkeld,Cumberland

Died: 31 JAN 1891, Kirkby Thore,Westmorland

Buried: 2 FEB 1891, Kirkby Thore,Westmorland

Married: 26 AUG 1826, Skelton,Cumberland,England

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Henry HUNTER  son of above

  • Born: 2 JUN 1846, Kirkby Thore,Westmorland,England
  • Baptised: 12 JUL 1846, Kirkby Thore,Westmorland,England
  • Died: 20 JUL 1912, Dulwich Hill,N.S.W.,Australia
  • Buried: Rookwood Cemetery,Sydney

Isabella Ann NELSON 

  • Born: 1845, Bongate,Appleby,Westmorland
  • Baptised: 30 DEC 1845, St Michael,Appleby,Westmorland
  • Died: 23 JUL 1925, Dulwich Hill,N.S.W.,Australia*
  • Buried: Rookwood Cemetery,Sydney
  • Married: 31 DEC 1867, St Michael,Appleby,Westmorland

They had the following children:

  1. Elizabeth Anne HUNTER
  2. Mary HUNTER
    • Born: 15 AUG 1870, Middlesborough,Yorkshire
    • Died: 5 JUN 1872, Middlesborough,Yorkshire
  3. Margaret Jane HUNTER
  4. John Henry HUNTER
  5. Nelson HUNTER
    • Born: 29 DEC 1876, Sydney,New South Wales, Australia
    • Died: 2 AUG 1878, Sydney,New South Wales, Australia
  6. Isabella HUNTER
    • Born: 7 APR 1879, Goulburn,New South Wales, Australia
  7. Emily HUNTER
  8. Ada HUNTER
  9. Thomas HUNTER
  10. Mabel HUNTER

* My mother’s middle name was Isabella – a fact she often hid! The old lady in the photos above is Isabella Hunter. The story goes she died thinking she was back in the Lakes District. Homesick.

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Appleby – Isabella’s birthplace

On my grandfather’s career see  More tales from my mother 1 — Spencer, NSW and

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