The following information was provided by John Schubert. The brickworks were established at Warracknabeal in 1884 by Samuel Trew, who had previously conducted a brickworking venture at Sawpit Swamp, south of Murtoa. An entry on Trew in the 1888 publication Victoria and its Metropolis Past and Present provides the following biographical account: Trew, Samuel – […]
I’d had this photo of what appears to be a double wedding for a few years and decided to see if I could work out who it was. Back in September last year I posted to a genealogy group on Facebook to see if anyone could date it roughly, based on what the people were […]
William Trew was the third son of George Trew (1862-1916) and Christina Lough (1864-1922). He was born in 1889 at Harrow Victoria where his father had a brickworks. William’s grand father Samuel Trew had learned the brickmaking trade in Essex England and had started the family’s brickmaking venture in a partnership at Sawpit Swamp after working as […]
The following is some information I received in 2012 about Samuel Trew from John Schubert. Trew, Samuel – Warracknabeal, was born in Essex, England, in 1828, and learned his trade of brickmaker there. He came to Victoria in 1852, and has followed the same vocation ever since in Geelong, Shelford, Camperdown, Portland, Coleraine, Sandford, Harrow, […]
I’ve been messing about with video lately – mostly with pre-made Adobe After Effects videos from VideoHive. Here’s one I put together with some photos from the Harper/Trew families.