Your feedback is very much appreciated, but please, check if the question you are asking or the issue you are raising has not been addressed in another article on this site.

Kindest Regards,

Alan Thompson

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  1. Hello Alan

    Just saying hello and complimenting you on your amazing website.
    I am just starting to research my mothers maternal family tree. Her great aunt is Miriam (known as Myra) Thompson who married George Henry (known as Harry) Dyson – in Broome in 1911. He was the Pearler and they had the Continental Hotel in Broome.
    Perhaps we are related somewhere along the way ?
    I have read, with interest, your article called Thomas Dyson : The Canny One – as he is the father of Harry Dyson.
    My mum doesnt have a computer – so I will print out a copy for her to read (as you’ve kindly allowed).

    If you can point me in the direction of any other articles that may mention Harry Dyson and wife Myra, I would be grateful.
    Plus if you know any relevant information about Myra and Harry that would assist my Ancestry search, that would be very welcome too.

    You have created something very inspiring here. Well done.

    Kind regards

  2. Gday Allan!
    My burning question is what were the main reasons Perth was made the capital of Western Australia and not Albany? Considering Albany was settled first and had natural deep water harbours

    1. Gday Markus!
      There were probably quite a few reasons why Perth is the capital and not Albany.
      The main reason was that the settlement (later called Albany) was founded as an outpost of NSW, and the Swan River Colony was formed a few years later with its capital first at Fremantle, then at Perth.
      It was only several years on from that when Albany was transferred to the control of Swan River Colony, and the capital remained in Perth.

  3. Hi Alan,
    I am a descendent of the Dyson family here in the UK. My mother was Dorothy Dyson B 29-02-1912 daughter of Wm Henry Dyson B1871 and Mary Ogden B 1877.
    I have been amazed by the coincidences between Oldham and Oz. My late cousin Pat was a dancer who ran a dance school in her married name of Mellor and was highly respected in the dance community, her daughter was a professional dancer in the West End of London and on Broadway.
    I read in part of your blog that most of the houses the Dyson’s lived in are no longer there. I know that 18 months ago the family home my mum grew up in still exists, I went to take a look at it when I visited the family church to view family graves St Margaret’s in Hollinwood Oldham the house is a couple of streets away 12 Clovelly Ave Hollinwood.
    I hope this information is of interest to you and thank you so much work you have put into researching the family.
    PS. When my mum was alive she was aware of family in Australia and asked if I could investigate, this was in the very early days of the Internet and I had zero success at the time. Both she and my late sister would have been delighted to read your Blog.

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