I have fond memories of Mum's cousin, (Frances) Gracie Reakes, who when she visited Sydney used to stay with my Grandmother Ethel Jane Pusell at Kensington. I loved talking to Gracie and her mother Lena Holmes who was also a regular visitor. Gracie was a Great-Great Grandaughter of Elizabeth Phipps.
I wonder if my Mum travelled from Cobar to Narromine for Grace's wedding which was reported in the local newspaper in Narromine.
|939 'GAINSFORD—REAKES.', Narromine News and Trangie Advocate (NSW : 1898 - 1955), 21 February, p. 1. , viewed 02 Apr 2020, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article103214389|
No doubt Gracie would have been very proud of her descendants. Brian received an Order of Australia in 2009 for his service to cricket, a top Australian athlete. Granddaughter, Melinda Gainsford, was a top athlete who represented Australia internationally.
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