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Dadswell Family


This website is "a work in progress" - it aims to make available the known history of one particular branch of the Dadswell family along with other information about related families as it becomes available.

While this information is centred around one Dadswell line spanning 11 generations, much of the story of earlier generations is common to most branches of the family. The website will gradually expand to include other families and their important stories. An index of names of all those mentioned on the website is provided.

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 the book and his original diaries, 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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