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
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.