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Edward Hamersley (Senior) arrived in the Colony with his French wife Anne Louise Hamersley (nee Cornelius) in 1837. They raised eight children: six sons and two daughters. Four of the children were born in France, and four in the Swan River Colony. They were known as genteel, educated, musically gifted and very hospitable. They lived in Fremantle at first, then moved to Guildford to Preston Flats (Lockridge) and afterwards to “Pyrton” before they retired to “The Bungalow” in Perth. A coastal retreat at North Beach called “The Castle” was used for summer holidays. Unfortunately all these residences have been lost to future generations.
Foulkes-Taylor, Daphne 2022, Hamersley: From the Old Iron Chest, privately published.
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