The Symons Family

The Symons Family This family history has been kindly provided by Janet Christian (descendant of George and Mary Ann Symons). WW1 Soldier Private Albert Gilroy Symons “Roy” – This story is to remember WW1 soldier Albert Gilroy Symons known as “Roy”. At the...

The Green Family

The Green Family John Green was born in Norfolk, England in 1851. He arrived in South Australia on 24 April 1855 aboard the “Mallard” with his parents John & Elizabeth (nee Griggs) & younger sister Susan. Soon after arrival John Snr & Elizabeth had moved...

The Moffatt Family

The Moffat(t) Family When strolling west along 1st Street just past The Exchange Hotel you will come across Bob Moffatt’s house, one of the few homes built of stone. Robert Carruthers Moffat emigrated to South Australia from Scotland and was a member of Clan...

The Carpmail Family

John Thomas Carpmail”The Colonel” Emma Carpmail(nee Lewis) Farina Revisited This story of a trip to Farina in late 2018 has been published with the kind permission of the author, Ian Laver, who is the grandson of Bill Carpmail. Ian has also provided a...

The Finn Family

The Finn Family Nathaniel Finn purchased a house in Farina in 1889 with his brother James, and they were joined by their brother David in 1896. The allotment was in the Farina Township, Lot 381. Nat was a rouseabout and general labourer at Mt Lyndhurst and Mt No-West...

The Humphreys Family

William and Francis Humphreys Water was discovered in the “Farina Creek”  by early pioneers in the 1850’s and became the “Gums” stock watering hole on the major Beltana to Marree stock routes. In July of 1859 this land was taken up by G H Davenport and W Fowler and by...