Charles Anstey & Eliza Cererher Port Elliot Pioneers
A ship-wreck and an escape from the Great Famine of Ireland are the starting points for the story of Charles Anstey and Eliza Cererher in South Australia. Told against the backdrop of the Encounter Bay region’s unsuccessful attempt to become the sea terminal for the River Murray trade, this history uses nineteenth century newspapers and other records to describe key events in the lives of these two pioneers of the Port Elliot region.First cousins Peter Anstey and Joan Apps (nee Anstey) are grand-children of Charles John Anstey, the youngest child of Charles John Anstey and Eliza Cererher. They have long shared an interest in family history. Their research has come together in this book which explores and answers many questions about their great-grandparents’ lives. In the process they discovered that life in a small country town was not necessarily idyllic, that ancestors had human frailties, and that caring for the family cow could cause problems.
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