If you want to get an idea of what the Hobart Town of 1834, the year that the convict James Dyson arrived there – was like, you are better off travelling roughly north about 25km from the modern city to the settlement of Richmond, once a convict depôt and staging post on the road to the north. Many of the buildings there date back to the 1820’s – before Dyson’s time – but still a place he might yet recognise were he was alive today.…
Dorothy Dyson was the youngest daughter of Joseph Dyson junior and Jessie Christisen nee Strutt.
His older brother was dead, his younger brother was mad… It fell to Joseph’s lot to be his father’s heir.
Every family should have a good ghost story, the Dysons are no exception…
A second tale of taxidermy and ratbaggery, this time in the old country of Lancashire.
The origins of Taxidermy in Western Australia.
Or why you can’t believe everything you read in the ‘paper… Thankfully…
I visit Cardurnock, Harby Brow and Carlisle in Cumbria.
James Dyson 1810-1888 was a very ‘busy’ man.
Investigating the first wife of James Dyson.
So, how do you feel about conspiracy theories?
A brutal crime has far reaching consequences for the Dyson family
James Dyson’s lost years 1834-1841.