The house that Doug built, Mitchelton


I am Jennifer Crockett and this site is dedicated to the genealogical research of the ancestors and descendants of my parents Douglas Colston and Myrtle Wenck. While all care has been taken, should you find errors, I would appreciate any corrections with sources.

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Feature Articles

feature 1 Douglas Colston Douglas worked as a carpenter, having been apprenticed to his father at age 14.

feature 2 Myrtle Colston (née Wenck) Myrtle was a primary school teacher, starting out as a pupil teacher.

feature 3 Colston immigration The Colston family from Edinburgh, Scotland arrived in Sydney, Australia on 29 January 1853.

feature 4 Wenck immigration Reimer Wenck with his wife and ten children arrived in Keppel Bay, Queensland, on 26 February 1879.

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