Lou Graham and Grace Patullo (nee Aanensen)
The end of the 19th and start of the 20th Century was a time of economic hardship and great suffering. Workers had few rights and there were virtually no social services available. If a man could not work due to injury etc. his family could starve unless helped by family or neighbours. …
Our June meeting will feature Family Stories from Port.
Three members of the Society will tell their own and their family story about living in Port Melbourne. Jill Dawson’s family could have the longest continuous record of living in Port Melbourne, Jill will tell us the story from its earliest beginning. Marilyn Allport grew up in Heath Street and has…
Aanensen Family Portrait taken in early 1904.
Rear (L-R) Alfred Adolf (b 1890), Stanley George (b 1888), Marie Louisa (b 1893)
Middle (L-R) Albert Edward (b 1901) (being held), Bernt Andreas (b 1865) (father),
Andreas Thomas (b 1903) (being held), Edith Ann (b 1867) (mother);
Front (L-R) Aanen Harold (b 1897), Victor Bernt (b 1895),
William Ernst (b 1899).
The photo predates the birth of…
Jill Dawson, descendant of Bernt Aanenson writes:
After arriving from Norway in 1886, Bernt Aanensen and his brother Adolph "Dolph" married two sisters, Grace and Edith Perrett from Geelong. Both families lived in Port Melbourne. Bernt and Edith had ten children, with five generations of descendants, some of whom are still living in Port Melbourne today.
Bernt and Edith Aanensen with eight of their…