Welcome to the Harper Trew Family Tree. My family history journey began in earnest towards the end of 2011. I had toyed with the idea of family research back in the 90′s but most of the resources back then required that you travel to various registries, make phone calls and spend a considerable amount of time and money in general. With the advent of the Internet much more can be achieved in a smaller amount of time and with a lower cost – so here we are!
My research started on Ancestry.com and the starting point was my mother’s family. Her father was Robert John Harper (born in Ouyen) and her mother was Anne Catherine Trew (born in Warracknabeal). Ancestry.com is an excellent resource for researching but probably the only thing I don’t like is that the family tree is only available to members.
That is the main reason I have created this website – so that all of the information I have gathered from family members and several other people who have been very generous with their time and research is freely available. I hope you find something in here that saves you some time!
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Hi , My grandmother was Charlotte Trew also from Warracknabeal, I have been doing a bit of research on the Bloomer family my grandmothers married name but I would also be interested in some of the recent history of the Harper/Trew family
Hi Brian, welcome to the blog! I met your Grandmother when I was around 9 or 10 years old (early ’70’s). She was my mother’s aunt (we knew her as ‘Auntie Lotte’) so I guess that makes us second cousins :).
Hi Gary, we have been away for a while and did not get a chance to read your reply. Years ago a Stanley Harper use to visit Warracknabeal he was from Ballarat and I would like to make contact with him if possible.
Heather Clarke (Harper)
Great site.I am a Harper also .My father was Robert Kingsley Harper son of Stanley Harold Harper and Emily Florence King.His parents were Charles Afolphus Harper and Agnes Anne Kelly.John Harper and Martha Taggart were born in Northern Ireland.
John and his family were builders and built many historic buildings in Armidale Nsw.There are many Harper relations still around Armidale.
Sarah Bown (Donehue) was my great grandmother – have to compliment you on such a fabulous family tree, really enjoyed reading the information provided.
Hi I have some information from a historian I paid to look into part of this tree relating to Walter Sefton 1865 – 8 Nov 1942. Sefton is a made up name and his Christened name is Smith. He is from the New England area. He had deserted his first wife and then married Mary Jane Harper. I would like to share the original records so you can update the files
Hi Melanie. Apologies for the late reply – messages from here seem to end up in the ether sometimes. Send me a message via the ‘contact us’ page and I’ll send you my email address.