Category Archives: Dyson

The antecedents, life and times, and descendants of James Dyson (1810-1888)

Going Postal: The great family rift.

…About half-past nine last Friday night, my attention was attracted by a number of persons standing in front of prisoner’s brothers’ residence, in Murray-street; I was in plain clothes at the time, and Dyson’s sister — a little girl — came up to me and said that her brother Andrew was killing her Father; The evidence of P.C. Grant. The Daily News (Perth, WA : 1882 – 1950) Tuesday 13 January 1885 p 3 When Joseph Dyson junior was thirteen years of age he would…

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In Old Hobart Town

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.…

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