Take him down….

Melbourne was a tough place to be in the early 1850's.  Daniel Blyth was married to Agnes Staley, her father being Jonathon Staley (born 1794). Daniel and Agnes were married in Whitburn, Scotland in 1838.  They arrived in Port Phillip in October 1848. Please check out the article from The … Continue reading

Staley Graves at Vaughan, Victoria

David Gray Staley was a  successful Storekeeper at Yandoit in the Central Goldfields of Victoria. His children too were successful, some son's along with Helen’s (nee Blyth) husband Denis Connell, had a large emporium in Swan Hill. Daniel Gray Staley was chairman of Staley & Staley, … Continue reading

The Staley’s and the “Bourneuf”

The year 1852, saw another departure, that of the fifth child Robert Staley and his wife Jane Gillies with their two children, Elizabeth 1, and baby Jonathan, they sailed from Liverpool on the “Bourneuf” a ship of 1495 tons, it left on May 26 arriving at Geelong on 3 September 1852, this … Continue reading

Noel Staley – Lucky to be still with us…

I was reading the Argus on Saturday 27 May 1939 at the Trove, a treasure trove of articles from old papers that have been digitized by the National Library of Australia. It's well worth a visit. Anyway, I found the following piece regarding Noel Staley. If this had been any worse, we might not have … Continue reading