This website is "a work in progress" - originally it made available the known history of one Australian branch of the Dadswell family; gradually the website is expanding to include the stories of other Australian branches, particularly those who migrated in the 1800s.
Some of the family story of earlier English generations is common to all branches of the family. A family tree (PDF file) showing these links is included, along with an index of names of those mentioned on the website.
Family tree - Robert Doudeswell and some descendants
Origins of the Dadswell name
Index of names on this website
Family feature stories
Index of family feature stories
5 Aug 2014
Feature Story: The world of forestry, wood science
A lifetime passion by an Australian Dadswell led to the establishment of the Dadswell Memorial Wood Collection, a 'wood library' containing more than 45,000 samples representing 10,000 species, 2200 genera and 240 botanical families of timbers important to the world of science and commerce. Details.
Diary of a Sapper
As a young World War One signaller, Henry Dadswell managed to keep a diary as he risked death from bullets, shells and disease on the World War One battlefields of France and Belgium. His extraordinary story has been published as a book. For more details about his life in the trenches, his original diaries and the book, see Diary of a Sapper.