Smythe Family History

From early Irish and English ancestors - free settlers and convicts - the full history of the Smythe clan.

Kinny Family History

Background and introduction

World War I Letters of Bert Smythe

Letters home from the trenches. Over 100 letters from the four eldest Smythe boys from Gallipoli, France and Belgium.


The story of William and Magdalen Yabsley; their arrival and settlement in northern NSW on the Clarence and Richmond rivers

World War I Diary of Percy Smythe

A complete and detailed diary of WWI from 1915 training in Australia, through Gallipoli, France, Belgium and Blighty.

Spotty Dotty

The life story of Dorothy Kinny
Growing up in 1930s Sydney

Lest We Forget

Service records, medals, citations and stories from WWI and II for the whole Smythe clan.

Ian's Story

Early Bremner history in Scotland as well as the story of the life that Ian and Dorothy built together, through his illness and death.

World War II  WAAAF

Experiences and recollections of Margaret Johnston/ Clarke during her WAAAF service in Australia 1941-45

The Far Cuillins

Travelling and camping through Europe in a Kombi van with three young children and no adult male - in the 1970's.

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Advance Care Directive

The importance of having clear, written instructions for your family.
written by Jacqui Kennedy about the last week of Dorothy's life