Family News & Updates, Local Area History

A Terrible Tragedy

Hi Everyone,

This week’s post tells the story of a very tragic time for the Hoschke family, when the third son of Amandus and Mary passed away under tragic circumstances. You can only imagine how traumatic this must have been for his whole family.

Following on from the Trove tutorial that Ian wrote recently, he has cross referenced and researched articles regarding this tragedy and the follow on for the young man who attempted to rescue Frederick. This helps us understand the impact of events like this, not only on the family but the wider community of Upper Orara as well.

Click through to read this weeks article here: A Terrible Tragedy

Arthur, Joyce, Frederick, Elsie, Dot (sitting), Clunie and Bill

At the time of the drowning the ages of the children were Elsie 17, Arthur 14, Bill 11, Dot 8 and Joyce 4 so this photo was not all that long beforehand.

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