Tingledale Tales

When: 10:00am - 23/07/2020

Location: Stirling House 49 Broadway Nedlands

Tingledale Tales: some stories of Group Settlement near Denmark
Malcolm Traill


The Group Settlement story of the 1920s is one of the most interesting inter-war developments in WA. Plans to populate the heavily-forested southwest with migrants from the United Kingdom to establish a viable local dairy industry were promoted by Premier Sir James Mitchell and over 6000 men, women and children sailed from post-war Britain to begin a new life.

The scheme was flawed and was ultimately unsuccessful. Many Group Settlements were established between Denmark and Walpole on the south coast and this talk will focus on stories from one of these at Tingledale (Group 116), deep in the karri forests behind Nornalup. Images from one of the great photographers of the era, Bert Saw, who documented the lives of many of these pioneers will feature.
Malcolm Traill is a graduate of UWA and tutors at the Albany campus. He is a former Battye Librarian, and is currently Programs Officer at the Museum of the Great Southern, a branch of the WA Museum. He is busy with regular spots on radio and in the print media, as well as running the popular Tuesday Curatorial series of weekly talks at the Museum of the Great Southern.

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