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Dadswell Family History


This Dadswell family history website contains short histories of a number of Dadswells (families or individuals) who migrated from Britain to Australia - particularly those who made the journey in the 1800s or early 1900s - and their ancestors.

The story of the early English Dadswell generations is common to all family members. But over time, separate families emerged and some of these migrated to Australia, creating new stories. To read about these people, see Dadswell Family History.

Historic information

  Robert Doudeswell and some Australian descendants
  Origins of the Dadswell name
  Index of names on this website

Family feature stories

  Index of family feature stories
Jessie Dadswell
31 December 2023
Red Cliffs beginnings, part two

After growing grapes at Red Cliffs, the Dadswells faced serious financial losses as the price of dried fruit plummeted and the rigours of the Depression years emerged. But there were also good times, as well as the chance to successfully raise a family of five children. This second instalment describes more of the Dadswell experiences. Details.

Henry Dadswell at Red Cliffs
25 September 2023
Red Cliffs beginnings, part one

Establishing a grape-growing business on partly-cleared land at Red Cliffs, before there was running water or a house to live in, was challenging. Henry Dadswell, a World War One soldier settler, over time lived on the land in a tent, a bag humpy and eventually a self-built house, and he has described some of his experiences. Details.

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.

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Harley Dadswell, or
Harley Dadswell
PO Box 519
Curtin   ACT   2605

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