Thursday, 10 September 2015

Working for a Living - 52 Ancestors - Week 36

Many of my ancestors were farmers.  
My Paternal grandfather, Jim FORSYTH (born James MUSSON 1906 - 1976) was a farmer. 
His MUSSON ancestors were also farmers in New Zealand and England. 
His FORSYTH ancestors were farmers in New Zealand and Meal Millers in Aberdeenshire, Scotland 
After he came to Australia and married my grandmother, Brenda DANIELS nee ADAMS, in 1937, my grandfather bought a rundown farm, improved it, sold it and moved on.  They moved on nearly every twelve to eighteen months, mainly around Victoria, but he once had a pineapple farm at Woombye in Queensland.  

He worked long hard hours to improve each farm.
The Australian electoral rolls show many of their movements although some of the years were a bit out.  Dad's memory fills in some gaps.
They moved to Tatura from Upper Ferntree Gully, Victoria around 1942.
At Tatura he bought a truck and did cartage for the internment camp at Dhurringile during WW2. 
In 1944 he bought a farm at Girgarre East, Victoria
In 1946 they farmed at Stanhope South, Victoria
1949 at Mooroopna, Victoria
1950 at Shepparton East, Victoria
1951 at Glenrowan, Victoria
1952 at Marungi, Victoria
1953 at Trafalgar, Victoria
1956 at Woombye, Queensland
From 1957 until his death in 1976 he was in the Goulburn Valley region of Victoria.
Mooroopna, Victoria 1949
Woombye, Queensland 1954 - 1956

L-R my brother, my grandfather and my dad, Kialla, Victoria, ca 1968.

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