Jesse and Rhoda Mewett’s Photo Album

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This photo which follows on from the previous posting appears to have been taken as the bride, Martha Mewett, and the groom, Jonathan Dover, prepare to depart the scene: the bride wears a hat, Jesse and Rhoda and some of the guests have donned their hats. Kneeling in front of Jesse is a woman I now think might be another sister of the bride, Catherine May. The setting of the photo in 1902 was the Jesse Mewett farm near Williamstown, South Australia. I visited this site about 35 years ago and found the ruins of the farmhouse in what was at the time a pine plantation near the South Para Dam. A close study of the guests reveals rural fashions of the day.

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Published in: on August 28, 2015 at 11:09 am  Comments (1)  

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  1. What a great photo that is. I was able to zoom right in to see facial expressions etc. on my phone. Pity they didn’t write all the names on their photos back in the day. The farm house is “Trevale”, (I think previously owned by my great grandparents, the Trestrail’s ?)which Jesse later sold to my other great grandparents, Arthur & Janet Norsworthy.


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