Publications

Elsie Finlayson Ogden

Diane - July 1, 2016

Red Flowering Gums (1)Elsie Rankine Finlayson was the headmistress of Presbyterian College in Peppermint Grove, Perth, Western Australia from 1923 till 1927. She was a very well loved and respected headmistress but met Wilfred Ogden, an orchardist and after marrying him moved to Enderslea in 1930. She became an active member of the Bindoon Country Womens Association and was always involved in the improvement in …

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Red Flowering Gums

Diane - May 14, 2016

Red Flowering Gums   was performed at Enderslea Farm during the National Trust Heritage Festival of 2015. It is being performed again on Friday and Saturday the 16th and 17th of September 2016 at 2pm It is being repeated during the Bindoon Wildflower Festival 2016 During 1929 Western Australia is celebrating its centenary. Join four spirited women discussing art, education social conditions and their lives during this …

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May Gibbs Special Early Announcement for Friends of Enderslea Farm

Diane - March 20, 2016
May Gibbs Drawing of "Are We Downhearted?" is my favourite of all her Drawings.

   MAY GIBBS SPECIAL EARLY ANNOUNCEMENT FOR FRIENDS OF ENDERSLEA FARM This announcement is for all friends of Enderslea Farm who like to attend the plays that have been performed here over the last three years. Tickets have always been booked out surprisingly  quickly. Friends, this will  keep you informed about the exciting production plans for the 2017 new play. UNCOVERING MAY GIBBS Friday 15th, …

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‘Uncovering May Gibbs’ 2017 Enderslea Farm Play

Diane - March 7, 2016
Mr and Mrs Bear is just one of many May Gibbs  books, many of them are first editions, that are held in the Enderslea Farm book collection.

‘UNCOVERING MAY GIBBS‘ is the title of  the next play commissioned for Enderslea Farm.  It will be first performed  during the Bindoon Wildflower Festival September 2017 Friday 15th 2pm, Saturday 16th 11am and 2pm Sunday 20th 2pm September 2017 As always a delicious morning or afternoon tea will be catered by the Country Womens Association. Ticket Price: $37 Bookings are necessary and can be made …

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Waler Warhorses

Diane - April 13, 2015
Enderslea Farm Waler Warhorses WW1 d

These photos were taken, amongst many others, by photographer Alun Bartsch in early 2014. MAGO FILMS spent the day at Enderslea Farm filming a farewell scene for a documentary called Australia’s Warrior Horses about the Waler Horses that were used in World War 1. The term Waler is just a shortening of New South Wales. They were bred there for their sturdy resilience under very …

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The Clarke Family

Diane - April 4, 2015
Elsie Soutar Ford Enderslea Farm

The Clarke Family  History is very well researched by R.H. Clarke and recorded in his publication A Family History of the  CLARKES OF MELROSE, WESTERN AUSTRALIA   Sydney Walter Clarke(1884-1960) was born in Adelaide and worked on the trains between Adelaide and Kalgoolie during the goldrush of the 1890’s. Family memory is that he resigned from the railways 1909 and took a job with McCalls …

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The Morley Family

Diane - March 29, 2015
Enderslea Farm Chittering Valley

Henry and Sarah Morley arrived at the Swan River Colony on 30th January, 1830, on board the Wanstead. They left their home near Brighton, England in July 1829 with a three year old daughter Jane. A second daughter, Joannah, was born a sea five weeks before their arrival. After a time in Australind and Upper Swan, Henry assisted in surveying the Blue Plains Road in 1851 and …

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Cricket at Enderslea

Diane - March 28, 2015
Enderslea Farm Chittering Valley Cricket

In April 1886 a Cricket Match between the Chittering and Culham Clubs was held at Enderslea Farm to raise funds to build the local Holy Trinity Church. 30 pounds was raised. Later again “the people of the district kept a general holiday when cricket, racing and other popular sports were held. After dinner at mid-day, tea in the evening was followed by a simple dramatic performance, music and …

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A Postcard from Enderslea

Diane - March 27, 2015
Enderslea Farm Chittering Valley Historic Postcard

MARY ANNE FRIEND wrote a diary during her voyage out to Western Australia in 1829. She was the wife of the WANSTEAD’S master Captain Mathew Curling Friend and this trip has particular interest as Henry and Sarah Morley were travelling below decks as steerage passengers on this same voyage. In 2012 the State Library obtained Mary Anne Friend’s diary, a document of great Australian and …

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