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Orphan Number: 64
Orphan: Ernest John ANDERSON
Mother:ANDERSON , Elizabeth
Father:HUMPHREYS, Thomas
Mother's ship:
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Age when admitted:8yrs
Date admitted:1877
Date discharged:19 Mar 1879
Institution(s):Queens Orphan School
Discharged to: Boys' Industrial School
References: SWD26/13, 27, 37, 52/2,RGD541/1869

This orphan has been claimed by: Vicki Simmonds

My grandfather is Ernest John Anderson. He was at the Orphanage (number 64) and we were told that he ran away (and joined a circus) when he was 14. I hope that there is more information about him available from the records. He married Elizabeth Jane Kerr in Newtown in 1904. They had 3 sons: John William, Ernest Guy (my father) and George Edward. The family moved to Melbourne where Ernest worked as a gardener. I believed he worked in the gardens of a fine house near Raheen in Studley Park Melbourne. He had a happy life and his sons were achievers and all worked successfully as tradesmen in Melbourne. Ernest died in 1936. He had 5 grand children, 14 great grandchildren and so far 17 great, great grandchildren.

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