Stacey Campbell staceycampbell@yahoo.com
Jill and Barrie Ellis with Captain hitched to a Furphy.
Jill and Barrie Ellis with "Captain" hitched to a Furphy. Mum writes: "First 8 years of our lives were here, at Cropwell, 1459 acres/590HA. My Dad bred Clydesdales. Our main income was wool from the sheep. The horses were used to plough the ground and pull a big lorry to take bales of wool to Burraboi (8 miles away) our nearest rail siding, to go to Melbourne to be sold. He also had 16 bullocks who were used to make channels for the irrigation to be put through 'Cropwell'. Our house was red brick, probably built in the mid 1850. We left in 1942 due to the depression, and went to KooWeeRup, our furniture went by rail."
 Charles Alfred Ellis , my grandfather (undated).  Charles Alfred Ellis , my grandfather (undated). Tamara,  Mum , myself and Cindy at Tullamarine Airport in Melbourne, November 1987. Cindy and Stacey, 1960's. Cindy, Stacey, Janette and John.  1960's Cindy and Stacey Campbell,  Ross , Sue and Cherry Ellis at Burraboi NSW, late 1960's. Campbell and Ellis kids, 1960's. Me, 1960's. Me,  Uncle Ross  and a very big Murray Cod, 1960's.  Barrie Ellis , Mum's twin.  1930's.  Jill  and  Barrie's  50th Birthday Party and Janette's 21st, February 1984  Barrie, Pat, Don,  Ian ,  Ross  and  Jill Ellis .  Charles  and  Edgar Ellis .  Undated  Charles  and  Florence Ellis  with  Ross , 1929. Florence Ellis (nee Bessell), Charles Alfred Ellis,  Ellen (Nell) Ellis , and  Edgar Ellis . Florence Ellis (nee Bessell), Charles Alfred Ellis, Ellen (Nell) Ellis, and Edgar Ellis. Charles Ellis, my Grandfather.  Undated Charles Ellis, detail.  Undated Jill and Barrie Ellis with Captain hitched to a Furphy. Jill and Barrie Ellis. Jill Ellis, 1949 (Collins St Melbourne street photographer) Jill and Don Ellis, Deniliquin, late 1940's. Jill and Florence Ellis, 1949 (Collins St Melbourne street photographer) Jill Ellis and Judith Reid, Koo Wee Rup. Ross and Don Ellis.  Undated  Sarah Elizabeth Ellis (nee Howlett)  headstone (back of photo)  Sarah Elizabeth Ellis (nee Howlett)  headstone  Sophia and George Ellis  (my great-great grandparents).  Undated (190x?) Ellis Brothers Butchers, Loch, Gippsland, Victoria.  1913 Janette, John, me, Michael and Cindy at Mathoura, August 1965. Jill Mary Campbell (nee Ellis) and Barrie Cyril Ellis, joint 60th birthday party, Hampton Park, February 1994. Mum in the The Blue Mountains after arriving in Sydney en route to Melbourne from Auckland, 1957. Mum and Faye during their New Zealand trip. Mum (Jill Mary Ellis) played netball for Koo Wee Rup.  Mum is the one with the bloody knee. I received this photo from the estate of my Mum's Aunty Flo ( Florence May Smith , nee Ellis).   Sarah Elizabeth Ellis (nee Howlett)  (b. 24 May 1845, d. 12 November 1895), my great grandmother. Adults from the left, Aunty Flo ( Florence May Smith , nee Ellis), Mrs and Mr Cameron, Rod Cameron (family friends from Dandenong),  Dad .  My sister Cindy and I are in the front.