Family History

This page will contain information and materials on family connections and will be used to provide information to the broader family kinship group on family achievements, significant leaders who have inspired,  us and other interesting and creative things. It will also have some info on our different walks in life, some oral history, sport, music and yes some kids stuff will be on it too.

Profile on Thomas Granpa Shadrach James, 1859-1942

Uncle William Cooper and his vision for humanity, 1861-1941

Grandfather Henry Harmony Nelson, 1855-1925

Spear of the Pen: Writings of William Cooper, Shadrach James, 1930s

Images of Yorta Yorta, Dja Dja Wurrung Ancestors & Relatives (c)

The Cummera Choir

Images from return to study with outstanding National Aborignal Education, Program, South Australian Institute of  Technology, North Terrace, Adelaide: A major turning point in ones journey of learning

Graduates of  South Australian Institute of Technology, 1977

Class of Australian Indigenous Scholars, SAIT, Adelaide, 1975

Grandpa James with his student at Old Maloga Mission, 1881

Cummera Invincibles Footy Team and their Descendants in the AFL Cultural Continuity, Yorta Yorta Achievers and Cummera Connections

Location of Cummera and Maloga

Mission Voices: Stories of Cummeragunja & other Aboriginal Reserves

 University of Melbourne: Thomas George Tucker medal, for Outstanding Achievement. 2017

The award is in recognition of Dr Atkinson’s ‘outstanding achievements, excellence in scholarship and substantial academic contributions to the University, the Faculty of Arts and to public life’. Award Talk, 2017


Riverine Herald, Echuca, Monday, 8 January, 2018



Koorie Mail, Wed, January, 24,  2018


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5 Responses to Family History

  1. waynera says:

    Hi Tammi you need to identify who your family connections are so that the ancestors you mention can be located if they are Yorta Yorta regards Wayne

  2. Cathy hagarty says:

    Hi I think my pop was from the yorta yorta tribe, could you please help me find out if they did. My pop name was Larry hagarty son of Clara Helen little

  3. Fiona says:

    my great grandfather was Samuel Lawford. My great grandmother was Henrietta Lawford is this the same family?

    • waynera says:

      Hi Fiona you could find more out about the people you’ve mentioned from Yorta Yorta Nations Aboriginal Corporation who you can contact online. Hope that helps Regards Wayne

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