The Bennetts of Campbell’s Creek


Wow so much is happening and I am getting back into the family history research.  Trying to pick up after 30 years of  bits and pieces of research. Everything is so much easier now as a lot of information is online. But there are traps for players. I use Ancestry to access rate books census documents etc and keep a rudimentary tree  online.  The hints they refer to in the TV advertisement are a real trap. I see trees with surnames I have never heard of linked to mine. This can happen and it is  telling me all sorts of things  that have obviously not been thoroughly researched. In the early days, I made the same mistakes.  Now I work on the assumption that unless I have documentary evidence to substantiate a claim  then it is possibly not correct.   For example,  one of my paternal great-grandmothers  had 4 children and from the birth records it is obvious that they were twins  as the Victorian Birth Deaths and Marriages records record them as follows:

Born to Henry BENNETT  & Nellie BATTS   married 1901/5795

Jack Webster BENNETT   Birth  1914/33603

William James BENNETT    Birth  1914/33604

William James BENNETT Death 1915/ 2524

The twins  had an older sister (Dorothea Isobel) and two  older brothers (Thomas Henry Phillip & Roger Keith ); born  1902,1903 and 1906.

The question that arises is what happened between 1907 and 1914  as there are no other recorded births?    Henry Bennett FamilyGroupRecord


About lindandsam

Linda is a poet and writer. As a mature aged student, she completed a Bachelor of Creative Writing. Master of Creative Writing at the University of the Sunshine Coast (USC). Linda has also completed the Diploma of Family History Studies at the University of Tasmania (UTAS) and is looking forward to further post graduate work. Published in the USC Storyboard, 2015. Self-published ‘Where is Gedhum Choekyi Nyima?’ For the Tibetan Children’s Village, Dharamsala, 1997. She now lives in Bass Coast in beautiful Wonthaggi and shares her life with her partner and their four-legged fur baby Hugo Boss

5 responses »

  1. Lin, I have Dorothy’s Certificate of Baptism (but not Birth Certificate) dated at Campbell’s Creek 5th August 1902, with the birth date of 15th July. Steven

    Liked by 1 person

    • Hi Steven Having some teething troubles with this site lost your message for a couple of days… Cant pull up the menu on the viewing page either so I may have to reconfigure the platfor,. Thanks for dropping by and I would love a copy of the Bap. cert if you can manage it. Have you seen my other blog justmecreativewriter. There is a lovely story on there that Nana wrote – you may have seen it on Trove. I also found a story about Pa being bitten by a snake and heaps more about the cottage and the relief fund. Do you have a copy of the photo of Pa and Jack Webster.. If you do I would appreciate a copy. Bronwyn invited me to follow her on FB but I cant find her and I dont think she checks her emails in ancestry often. Hope all is well in your world. We have had a few health scares with Bernie and if people tell me its to be expected at his age I will hit them…but I guess it is. I am firing on all cylinders and finish this year and graduate in April and then grauduate studies ….I hope depending on GPAs. Take care Love Lin


      • Don’t have that photo of Pa and Jack as it is in the Castlemaine Museum blown up as a mural, but there is a newspaper reference to it being taken (with names) on Trove -apparently it was displayed in a shop window. I’ve also ordered two photos (one has arrived) from the War Memorial of Pa at Seymour in 1916, aged 19. Your old email address I hope is still good. Will send you stuff next week.


      • Thanks Steven Appreciate that so much My old email address is still current. Appreciate you following the blog I love Trove and finding the story about Pa and the snake bite and Nana’s Anzac piece. Take care Linda


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s