Vansittart Island 

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IMG_0064 Heading out past Vansittart (left) in the hope you come home with a lot of these.Showing off

George Thomas Robinson,  known as ‘Uncle George’ (youngest son of Tuck and Lizzy) married Gladys Cook or  ‘Aunt Gladys’ and she grew up on Vansittart. Aunt Glad did several interviews about her childhood. Mary Gillham author of ‘Island Hopping in Tasmania’s roaring 40’s’ is one that comes to mind. The other I will add later.

Old Island names associated with Vansittart – Riddle, Ross, Cook and Holloway.

Vansittart shoals the final resting place of the Farsund – 1912.

The early 1870’s a few drama’s.

The Cemetery  –

We grew up hearing the ghostly story of Granny Bates………..

Holloway’s barge the primary source of transport to the islands – no longer in service.

Puncheon Head Island  is next to Vansittart, about 15 years ago at a community BBQ I met the old guy who live on Puncheon Island, a fascinating person who entertained us with his stories of life on Puncheon Island – over a few bottles of his best red. 

Ella Jane West married Alexander Ross on Cape Barren Is 8 July 1908. The small child highly likely Ella’s first child Isabel Elizabeth Jane Ross given she has referenced date of marriage. After returning the photo to one of Ellas relatives was informed the child may also be her niece Ella Begent. This photo demonstrates the social connectedness within the small Bass Strait Community as Ella lived on Vansittart and Adeline on the Samphire.




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