HOWARD BASED ITALIAN FAMILY SPANNING 5 GENERATIONS
SIXTY-one years after migrating to Australia from Italy, Howard’s Henny DeWinter has seen five generations of the family together for the first time.
One-year-old Zoe Jamieson travelled with mum Teresse Kilpatrick and granddad Wayne Kilpatrick from Townsville to Howard for a reunion.
It was the first time Zoe had met her great-great grandmother.
Her great-grandmother Rhonda Kilpatrick joined the group at Mrs DeWinter’s Howard home to round out the five generations.
Each of the five are also the first-born in their family.
Wayne said they had not been able to be together in one place for several years.
Ms DeWinter said members of her family were now scattered across Australia after first arriving by boat in 1952.
She said it was incredible for her to think of five generations in Australia after so many decades.
“For me, Australia has been my home,” she said.
Sourced & published by Henry Sapiecha
MASSIVE INJECTION OF SCOUT PEOPLE INTO THE FRASER COAST
THE procession of buses that will bring in 11,500 scouts and their leaders to Maryborough is already well on its way as the set-up continues for the 2013 Australian Scout Jamboree.
Arrivals at Maryborough Showgrounds are expected to continue through to late on Tuesday afternoon.
The grounds have been turned into a city-within-a-city for the event, including a sound stage, camping sections for each state and on-site activity areas.
Fireworks will be let off on Wednesday night to welcome the massive crowd before the scouts begin their first activities around the region on Thursday.
Fraser Coast scouts are already on-site setting up the tents they will call home for the next 11 days
Sourced from the local chronicle newspaper & published by Henry Sapiecha