Cousins Meet 2007

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Tour Party pictured at our hotel in Alice Springs.

L to r,  Rosemary (Anne) Millard nee Kearvell

 Michael (Mick) Millard, my sister and brother-in-law, Claudine (Dina) Kearvell nee Burls, my wife, and me Michael (Mike) Kearvell

We departed for our Australia/NZ tour on 14th October and were to return to UK on 17th November.

All our arrangements worked seamlessly but, with hindsight, we probably tried to pack-in too much in the timescale. Nevertheless, one poison spider bite excepted, we had a superb time made even more enjoyable by the kindness, generosity, hospitality and enthusiasm of all the 40+ “cousins” we had the pleasure to meet.

I hope to give more photos and information in the 2008 Newsletter but in the meantime to share our ‘cousin’ photos with you.

On the left is our tour party .

‘Off to the Opera House’ in Sydney. Dina and Mike with Daryl Kearvell and his partner, Janine Clark from North Narrabeen

Our 1st cousins, Norman and Keith Kearvell,  from Adelaide Area pictured at a dinner on our last evening with them.

Back L to r, Mike, Scott (Norman and Karen’s eldest), Norman, Keith, Anne

Front L to r, Elizabeth, nee Hayes (Keith’s wife) My Aunty Christine, nee Maitland (widow of my Uncle Albert Edward Kearvell), Karen, nee Underwood (Norman’s wife), Bruce (Keith and Elizabeth’s eldest), Mick, Dina

My Uncle and Aunt had emigrated to Australia from their home in Scotland in 1960.

During our visit we also met Andrew (Keith and Elizabeth’s other son), his wife Nicole, nee Clutterbuck and their two children, Cameron and Olivia. They missed the photoshoot but I hope to add their pictures soon.