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Dadswell Family


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.

Historic information

  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.

Sapper Henry Dadswell
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.

Website contact

As this is a growing website, additional information is welcome, as are messages if you find inadequate or incorrect information. A link to contact details is at the foot of each page.

mailbox picture Email:
Harley Dadswell
PO Box 519
Curtin   ACT   2605

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