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the Adamthwaite family at Quambatook: 1878-1978

This article was written by Vida Adamthwaite in 1978, to celebrate the centenary of the family's arrival at Quambatook, in Victoria, Australia.  Vida was the daughter of Alfred Edmund Adamthwaite and Ellen (Gulley) and granddaughter of Joseph Adamthwaite and Emma (Smith).  It has been edited and updated by Elizabeth Adamthwaite. As well as the many illustrations on the following pages, you can see more photos of Quambatook in the Photo Gallery.


the original homestead, pictured during the 1909 flood

This is a lengthy article, with numerous photos, and unfortunately, when this website was transferred to a new host only the first page was copied across.  So I have resorted to making a PDF copy of the original article which you can download by clicking on the link below.

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And if anyone reading this has modern photos of Quambatook, I would be delighted to add them to this site ... especially if anyone has photos of a living Adamthwaite participating in the Quambatook Tractor Pull!


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