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January 6th, 1930 Colin Brown born

January 16th, 1995 Susannah Brown born

January 31st, 2010 Charlotte Laura McAleer born

February 12th, 1959 Trevor Brown born

February 16th, 1985 Malcom Brown and Merlin Francis married

May 3rd, 1956 Malcom Brown born

May 13th, 1929 Clifford Christie Brown and Rose Williams married

May 13th, 1980 Clifford Christie Brown died

May 20th, 1987 Colin Brown died

June 1st, 1964 Anita Brown was born

October 2nd, 1924 Edith Scott was born

October 9th, 1985 Morgan Brown born

October 10th, 1992 Trevor and Anita Brown married

October 16th, 1898 Cifford Christie Brown born

October 19th, 1945 Merlin Brown born

November 17th, 1997 Aimee Brown born

December 9th, 1932 Valma Mortimer born

December 9th, 1987 Laura Brown born

Malcom Wesley Brown

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Malcom was the first son of Colin Clifford Brown, and Valma Mary Brown (nee Veryard) Malcom Wesley Brown was born on May 3rd, 1956 at St Anne's Hospital in Perth, Western Australia. Malcom went to primary school at East Maylands Primary School from 1961-1966, and Bayswater Primary School in 1967. Malcom then attended Wesley College in South Perth from 1968-1971. And then attended Governor Stirling Senior High School, in Midland, in 1973. During this time he lived at 124 Garratt Rd, Bayswater. At an earlier point, the street number was 96, but this changed in the early sixties when the street numbers were realigned. In 1973 he attended the Australian National University in Canberra, ACT to major in double linguistics, completing his Honours degree in 1977. Malcom then attended Monash University to complete a DipEd(Second) in 1978. Employment started as a teacher linguist at Strelley Station in the Pilbara of Western Australia. Malcom was actually returning to Strelley because he worked there during a Christmas holiday for 15 weeks - during the hottest part of the year. The teacher linguist role was for 1979-80 at Strelley, and then at a sister school at nearby Warralong 1981-1982. It was at Strelley that Malcom met Merlin Laura Francis(nee Bruce) and they later married in Melbourne in 1985. After Warralong, Malcom and Merlin moved back to Melbourne, and Malcom began work at the Aboriginal Research Centre at Monash University as a Research Assistant. This was from 1983-1984. Malcom's next role was as a coordinator at the Worawa Aboriginal School in Healesville, from 1985-1986. Then it was off to Central Australia to work as the Principal of Ernabella Aboriginal School, 1987-1988, and then as Manager of the Aboriginal Resource Centre also at Ernabella, 1989-1990. While at Ernabella, Laura was born in 1987. Then along came a stint as the Principal of Mt Burr Primary School in the South East of South Australia for four years, 1991-1993 While at Ernabella and Mt Burr, Malcom studied for his Master of Education (Education Administration) and graduated in 1997. When Malcom and Merlin moved back to Melbourne in 1994, Malcom worked at his sister-in-law's tea rooms for two years, then on to Officeworks Ferntree Gully in 1998. Malcom is still at Officeworks, but has been working at their head office in East Bentleigh for the last five years on various projects. At the same time Malcom has been publishing a bi-monthly newsletter for schools called 'Interact'. See it at [1]

Contact me on malcomb@bigblue.net.au

Merlin Laura Brown

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Paul Bruce Francis

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Kara Selina Francis

Trevor Colin Brown

Trevor Colin Brown was born on February 12th, 1959 at St Anne's Hospital in Perth, Western Australia. Since 1977 Trevor has studied, taught and researched physical chemistry concepts.

Schools (1965-1976): East Maylands Primary, Bayswater Primary, Wesley College, Balcatta High, Scarborough High.

Tertiary study (1977-1987): ANU, Adelaide.

University employment (1988-current): Sydney, Tasmania, UNE.

On 10 October 1992 Trevor married Anita in Sydney. He has two daughters, Susannah (16/1/95) and Aimee (17/11/97). We all live in Armidale NSW.

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Aimee Grace Brown

Aimee Grace Brown was born on November 17th, 1997 at Armidale Hospital in Armidale, New South Wales to Anita and Trevor Brown. Aimee loves kittens and cats.

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Susannah Louise Brown

Susannah Louise Brown was born on January 16th, 1995 at Armidale Hospital in Armidale, New South Wales to Trevor and Anita Brown. Susannah just finished year six at Armidale City Public School where she was girl school captain. Next year she will be going to Duval High School. Susannah really enjoys athletics and other sports (touch, swimming, softball, basketball), playing the piano and hanging with her friends. Her current aim is to be the Australian champion in the 100m, long jump, shot put or discus. On January 14th she is competing against New Zealand in these events (except Long Jump because Dad forgot to enter her!) :(

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Anita Kaye Brown (nee Holgate)

Anita Kaye Brown was born on June 1st, 1964 at Canberra Hospital in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory to Lois and Trevor (deceased) Holgate. Lived in Canberra (0-19 y.o.). Youngest of three; brother Gary (12/12/59) and sister Jodie Sinderberry (11/12/60). Married Trevor Brown October 10th, 1992.

Education: Ainslie Primary, Campbell High, Dickson College, University of Newcastle.

She now teaches drama part-time at PLC Armidale, and enjoys parenting, reading, gardening and occasionally appearing in local theatrical productions. Attempting athletics with the family provides light comic relief.

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Valma Mary Mortimer (ex Brown, nee Veryard)

Valma was born on 9th December 1932 in Perth W.A. Parents were Charles John Besley Veryard and Edith Evelyn Veryard (nee Prowse) YOungest of four siblings Charles Prowse Veryard, Edith Joan Scott (nee Veryard) and Marjorie May Hassall (nee Veryard) Lived at 66 Cleaver Street, WestPerth until marrying Clifford Colin Brown 1954. We lived in 124 (96) Garratt Road, Bayswater until 1964 when we shifted to 11 Lygnern Cres Kallarroo. In 1985 moved to South Australia and lived in Unit 1 90 Augusta Street. Colin died in 1987. We had 2 sons, Malcom Wesley born 1956 and Trevor Colin born 1959. Val was educated at Newcastle Infant School (3 years), North Perth Primary (4 years) Methodist Ladies College, Claremont (as a border) 4 years and 2 years at Lederville Technical College. Commenced Nursing Training at Princess Margaret Hospital 1951 and graduated with Honours 1954. Worked part time at Two Pines Hospital, Home of Peace, Subiaco, and Hardey Lodge, North Perth. After shifting to S.A. worked at Austral Nursing Home where I met James Howard Mortimer. We married in 1994 and lived at Unit 1 4 Kersley Ave., Glengowrie. In 2005 we entered an Elder Care Complex in Independent Living Unit and here we shall stay.

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Photo of Val, Jim Mortimer, Lil (Sister of Jim), Barry (Son of Jim), Barry (partner of Barry Mortimer)

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Jim Mortimer

Jim.jpg James Howard Vickers Mortimer was born in North Adelaide on 26th July 1916. Father was Maurice Howard Keith, born 6th November 1890 died 14th March 1936 he was a Dairyman. Mother was Susannah Margaret, born 29th March 189? and died 9th May 1948. Susannah was a Dairywoman,mother and Housekeeper - ie very good and busy mother. Susannah later married Joe Hobbs (born 7th May 1904 died 6th November ?year. Jim was eldest of 4 children Lilian Florence born 3rd October 1918 in Adelaide, married Reginald Bates, born 22nd August 1928, died 10th November 2004. Rene born 6th March 1923, died 18th July 2004, married Tom Finn died 29/1/1975 aged 83. Rene's children Geraldine, Diedre, Margaret. Brian the youngest brother born 7th October 1924 married in England to Mary born 18th August 1923. Three children Donald ?  ? James married Violet Esther Duke in 1939. Violet was born 13/7/1914 and died 5th July 1994, they had six sons. Maxwell born 29th Sept 1938, David born 24th December 1940, John born 20/4/1945, Barry, born 13/7/1948, Graham born 10/9/1951 and Andrew born 30/6/55. Have 12 Grandchildren and 11 Great Grandchildren James left school aged 14 and helped in the Dairy. Eventually worked at TipTop Bakery, retiring at Field Supervisor level. Enjoyed Cricket and Football was an umpire for both local sports. Avid Crows supporter A member of the Salvation Army for many years being in Band and Songsters also as Band Leader and Songster Leader. Married Valma Mary Brown (nee Veryard)on 4th September 1994 and now live in Retirement Village at Hove, close to the sea.

Charles Prowse Veryard

Veryard family


John Besley Veryard b.1820 d1898 married Jane b1824 d 1896 arrived in Western Australia aboard the Travancore from England in 1857. He was a baker. John and Jane had 7 offspring:

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Charles William b1848 d a868 John Besley b 1851 d 1924. m Selina Arnold b 10/10/1852 d 1/8/1944 in 1875 This John continued father�s bakery business, councillor and mayor of the city of Leederville in W.A. and member of parliament of W.A. Henry b 1854 d 1854 Frederick b 1855 d 1856 Alfred b 1857 d 1883 Francis b 1860 d 1860 Emily Jane b 1861 d 1864


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John and Selina had one son, John Besley Charles b 1876 d 1961 m Beatrice Elliott b 1878 d 2/1/1928 Was a Baker, sold and retired.

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John lost an eye in a game shooting accident. Was cricket player and Patron of West Perth Football Club.


John and Beatrice had 5 children: Charles John Besley b 1900 d 1967 m Edith Prowse b 1899 d1956 remarried Kath Rossister 1964 Kath died 2006. Charles was Insurance representative, Perth City Councillor 1929-1964and Lord Mayor of Perth 1964to his death 1967. Arnold m Thelma both deceased, one daughter Gwen Vernon m Enid both deceased, two daughter, Mary and? John (Jack) killed in road accident married (?) had one daughter May m Emille Same, both deceased had 2 sons (adopted) Charles and Edith Evelyn had 5 children Charles Prowse b 1922, d 1988 m 1944 Elizabeth May Thomas b 1933. Was airline pilot, farmer, insurance co. manager and shopkeeper. Three children, Peter, Anne and Jacquline Edith Joan b 1925 m Clarence George Scott d 3 sons, Geoffry Charles, Stephen George, Alan Marjorie May b 1927 m Glynn Hassall (divorced) 3 sons, ? Warrne, Mark Valma m Clifford Colin Brown 1954 had 2 sons, Malcom Wesley and Trevor Colin Colin d 1987 Valma m James Howard Mortimer 1964 Vaughan b 1947 (union of Charles and Kath) has 3 daughters Peter Alan b 1945 m 1979 Kaye Allan (nee Ward) divorced 1988 Remarried Karina Howitt (nee Barrett) b 1959. Served in Royal Australin Air Force, Commonwealth Public Service, Farmer Peter and Kaye had 2 boys. Matthew Peter b 1980, university student Daniel Ward b 1981 university

Ann b 1946 m 1965 David William

Jacqueline b 1953 . John Boron, divorced

Charles John Besley Veryard

Charles John Besley b 1900 d 1967 m Edith Prowse b 1899 d1956 remarried Kath Rosser 1964 Kath died 2006. Charles was Insurance representative, Perth City Councillor 1929-1964and Lord Mayor of Perth 1964 to his death 1967.

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Peter Veryard

Peter Veryard.jpg Peter is eldest and only son of Charlie(Charles Prowse). Peter has 2 sisters � Anne and Jacquline. Charlie died in about 1990 from cancer. He was married to Beth.

Letter from Peter, dated 09.03.07, addressed to Val Mortimer: Firstly I resigned from the public service in 1995 and moved to Bellingen to start up a lime and macadamia farm. It was started from scratch, was hard but very rewarding. Unfortunately my marriage to Karina ended abruptly and very acrimoniously in 2000 so the farm had to be sold to pay her out.


In October 2000 while running a bingo night for Lions at the local Bellingen RSL I met a lovely lady by the name of Sandra and we haven't been apart since January 2001. We moved to Valla Beach in 2002, which is about 5 kilometres North of Nambucca Heads. And then like you in 2004 we moved to a residential lifestyle village where the residents are 55 and over and have no children at home. We both love it here.

In 1997 I joined the Lions club of Bellingen, then transferred to Valla Lions in 2002. After serving on the District Cabinet from 2000 I was nominated and elected to the position of District Governor for the year 2006/07, so I've nearly finished my term now. It has been great with our visits to 70 clubs in and around this state clocking up 35,000 kilometres, so far. We get a small allowance per kilometre, but mostly it is for the love of doing things for the people less fortunate than ourselves.

We always are very busy and it makes one wonder how we had time to go to work! When I have finished my year as DG of Lions, even though I will be given other duties and responsibilities I have decided to run for the local shire council (Nambucca Shire) the elections being in September 2008. So there is always a plan to be doing something, and keeping busy and active. Sandra and I walk the beach most mornings when the tide is low, although it has been a bit difficult to do that regularly this year.


Well I'm glad to hear that you are both well. And yes I did hear that Kath Veryard had died through my children, 2 of whom are still in Perth. Good luck with getting any proceeds from the will! If my memory serves me well after Grandpa died, all the will was transferred to the Rossiter clan. I remember Dad being very put out because his oar from the Head of the River, which was located in the garage at 66 Cleaver street, disappeared. He was cranky about not having it passed onto him.


Kim is 31 and a single mum to Joshua 7(but looking hard for Mr Right!), Matthew is 27, no children but has just found the right woman, Kate. Daniel is 25, also no children and has a live-in partner Kathryn. Matthew passed his maths degree with honours and works for the WA Institute for the blind, Kim does full-time work at IGA Victoria Park and Daniel, who completed a double degree in Maths and Commerce, (also with Honours) won a scholarship to the Reserve Bank in Sydney. Daniel dropped a bombshell recently when he advised us that he is going to quit the Reserve bank after 6 years and is going to bicycle around Europe for 18 months.


Sandra also has three children, also, almost identical ages as well. They are better breeders than the Veryards as we have 6 grandchildren on Sandra's side and only one on my side.

Mum is going well, 85 on March 31st, and she still lives by herself in a block of retirement units in Tweed Heads. Her address is 3/20 Banks Ave, Tweed Heads. Telephone Number (07) 55365248. Of course, Anne and David live close by and are able to keep in close and regular contact.

Jacqueline (Jackie) lives on property in Bellingen with Murray and 2 of her 4 children. Her address is 527 Kalang Road, Bellingen and her telephone number is (02) 66552443.

Our address, for postage is 7/1 Regatta Drive, Valla Beach, 2448, but for visiting it is 7 Magnolia Drive Valla Beach Resort, Valla Beach. Our telephone number is (02) 65695455.

Edith Joan Scott

Edith Joan was born on 2nd October 1924 to Charles and Edith Veryard. Eldest daughter with an older brother Charles Prowse Veryard and two younger sisters, Marjorie May and Valma Mary. Lived at 66 Cleaver Street, West Perth. Educated at Newcastle St Infant School, North Perth Primary and Methodist Ladies College, Claremont. Did Commercial (Shorthand and Typing) Course at Hartles Commercial College. Worked in Commonwealth Bank, Forrest Place, Perth. Met Clarence Scott during the war. Clarence was a fighter pilot. They married in 1946 and had three sons Geoffry, Stephen and Murray. First married years they lived in Sydney as Clarrie worked in the R. & I Bank. Returned to Perth in about 1952 and built a home at 4 Oakdale Road, Floreat Park. Later in life moved to Rockingham and finally to Hollywood Salvation Army Retirement Village. Clarrie had Alziehmers Desease and died about 1996.Joan continues to live at the Retirement Village.

Marjorie May Hassall

Born 12th January 1928 in Perth W.A. Attended Newcastle St Infants School, North Perth State School, Perth Modern School and Methodist Ladies College. After leaving school attended Hartel's Commercial School and began work at Perpetual Trustees as Cashier. At one time played the organ for Charles Street Methodist Church. This organ required another person to use a lever pump to inflate the bellows for the organ! At one stage a bit of a romance was conducted between the player and pumper. Married Glyn Warren Hassall and had 3 sons, Warren, Alan and Mark. Glyn and Maj are now divorced.Glyn Died 21st March 2007

Clifford Colin Brown

Clifford Colin Brown born 6th January 1930 to Clifford Christie Brown and Rose Brown (nee Williams)Lived in West Perth and attended Newcastle St Infants school. Family moved to 15 Kalgoorlie St Belmont and at about 10 years old attended Wesley College. Left school about 15 and began work at State Electricity Commission. Commenced studies for his Accountancy qualifications at this time worked for Flower, Davies and Johnson. Attended Perth Wesley Church and met Valma. Married in 1954. Began his own Accountancy business about 1952 and also taught part time at Wesley College. Married life began at 124 (96) Garratt Road and had 2 sons Malcom Wesley and Trevor Colin. Moved to 11 Lygnern Cres Kallaroo in 1974 and in 1985 shifted to Adelaide. Was diagnosed with Cancer in 1986 and died at home 20th May 1987.

Clifford Christie Brown

Clifford Brown was born 16th October 1898 at St Ann's Place, Parkside Adelaide, S/A. Cliff was the third child of John "Jack" Brown, John was born on June 22 1868 at Hackham Morphett Vale S.A. and Jessie Brown nee Christie born ?1871. Siblings Gladys born June 18 1894 died 1954, Claude John Holmes,Born 1895 died ??? in S.A., Clifford Christie, Jack De Wet born 1900 died 1980. Cliff married Rose Williams 13th May 1929 in Fremantle They moved to Perth and lived in a house near the railway line in West Perth (I think lived with Jessie). Cliff made concrete bricks to build their home at 15 Kalgoorlie Street, Belmont He built a lovely large concrete block house with a wide verandah most of the was around. Cliff and Rose had one son - Colin Clifford Brown, who was born on January 6th, 1930, in Perth, WA. Cliff was a Stawell Gift runner. One of his Grandsons, Trevor followed in his footsteps and also ran in the Stawell Gift. Cliff joined the army in 1916 (lied about his age) He was the buglar and "runner". He was gassed and this contributed to his emphysemia which eventually killed him in May 13 1980. His death certificate stated he was a retired laboratory assistant and his last job was at Perth Electricity Station, East Perth


Go [2] for online archival information on CC Brown (17 pages - hit the 'View digital copies' button)

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Morgan Wesley Brown

Morgan.jpg Morgan was born at William Angliss Hospital in Ferntree Gully on October 9th, 1985. He started his formal schooling at Mt Burr Primary School, then went to Belgrave South Primary School when his parents moved back to Melbourne. For one year of primary school he attended Ferntree Gully Primary School when he was in Year 5. He then returned to Belgrave South to complete Year 6. Morgan completed five years of high school at Upwey High School and completed his VCE in 2003. Since then he worked for two years in a gift wrapping distribution centre in Bayswater, and then started working at a prominent fashion studio and distribution centre. He is then worked as the head cook at the Rochester Castle Hotel in Fitzroy, Victoria for two year. He also lived at the Rochester while working there. In 2010 Morgan started an audio engineering degree at JMC. He is now living in Fitzroy.

Laura Emily Brown

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I'm a Sagittarian, Vegetarian, budding costumier. I was born in Alice Springs hospital on December 9th 1987, during the decade of shoulder pads and taffeta. I was the best present my nanna ever got (so she says) I dont remember anything of my life in the dessert because my family moved to Mt Burr when I was 3. Mt Burr is a town in South Australia where everyone knows everyone and the thing to do was get lost in the pine farm or buy lollies at the service station. I attended kinder and prep there, I was young but I remember some good times had there. After the short time in Mt Burr I moved to Melbourne where I'm enjoying life at Tafe studying Costume design and meeting interesting and diverse people. My previous education was at Belgrave South Primary school in which i went on school exchange to New Zealand in 1999. Definately a fun experience. Then came Mater Christi College, graduating in 2005. That was 6 years of making life long friends and working out what i wanted to do when I was older, also picking up some handy information on the way. My first job was at a seconds fabric store in Belgrave where, most days, i walked out with more fabrics than pay. My second job: Waitress and Barista at Kallista Tea rooms. I've had the opportunity to partake in work experience at Myer fashion festival, dressing models and handling thousands of dollars worth of clothes. Now my holidays are spent going to concerts, particularly Silverchair, a band ive followed for quite some time now. Can't wait to see what next year brings. Laura completed her degree in Costume Design at the Prahran College in 2008 and then commenced work at Zart Art almost immediately. She travelled overseas in 2009 all around Europe and South Africa with her friend Jo. Laura now lives in Glen Iris with Nathan Clarke who also works with Zart Art.

Charlotte Laura McAleer

[] Charlotte Laura was born on Jan 31st 2010

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