Hill Photos 1920’s Family

Most of the following photos are of the Hill family from my Grandmother Clarice Hurst (nee Hill) photo albums from 1920’s.  Some photos are from before 1920’s.  The photos include Emma Jane Day and Millicent Day who lived at Sunnyhurst with my great grandparents.

You can read about the Hill family history here.


Most of the photos were taken at Sunnyhurst in Bridgetown or around Bridgetown, Western Australia.  Some photos are from their trips to other locations in Western Australia, NSW and South Australia.

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Hill Photos 1920’s Other People

Most of the following photos are photos of their Hill family friends or relatives from my Grandmother Clarice Hurst (nee Hill) photo albums from 1920’s.  Some photos are from before 1920’s.

You can view Hill Family photos from the 1920’s here.  You can read about the Hill family history here.

Most of the photos were taken at Sunnyhurst in Bridgetown or around Bridgetown, Western Australia.  Some photos are from their trips to other locations in Western Australia, NSW and South Australia.

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Hill Photos 1920’s Places

The following photos are from my Grandmother Clarice Hurst (nee Hill) photo album from 1920’s.

You can read about the Hill family history here.

All photos on this page are of places or scenery from the 1920’s.  The first sets of photos were taken around Bridgetown, Western Australia.

You can view Hill Family photos from the 1920’s here and her photos of people from the 1920’s here.

Photos from other locations in Western Australia, NSW and South Australia are located at the bottom of the page.

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Below are photos taken in other locations in Western Australia, NSW and South Australia.

Hill Family Photo’s

The following photos were provided by my Hill relatives.

Sunnyhurst History and Photos

Sunnyhurst in Bridgetown was the family home built by Ern Hill. One suggestion was to call it Sunnyhill but Ern did not like this name because he was worried if he had a son that he might be teased. They wanted to include the name Sunny and Hurst is an ancient English meaning for wooded hill.  The family lived at Sunnyhurst from ~1906 until 1947.

Sunnyhurst
From left: Clarice Hill. Emma Jane Day, Kenneth Hill, Mollie Day, unknown, Ern Hill ~1915

There used to be a picket fence at the front of the Sunnyhurst homestead but it was long gone when my mother was a child (she was born in 1938).

Sunnyhurst

Sunnyhurst had a substantial and impressive garden around the front of the house.

Sunnyhurst
Sunnyhurst, 2017

The back of the house faced the road and most people came in through the back entrance. This may be due to the fact that the road was a problem due to Morton Bay figs that had grown very large when she was a child.

Kitchen entrance, Sunnyhurst 2017

The back entry led into the dining room which my mother Janne remembers as being very large with a table, fireplace and some lounge chairs where her grandfather Ern used to listen to the war news on the radio.

Kitchen, Sunnyhurst 2017

The main bedroom was originally occupied by her Grandmother Day (Emma Jane Day).

There was a study on the side of the house filled with National Geographic’s and a billiard room. It also had a room that Ern Hill used as his study.

There was a central passage from the back dining room to the front. On the kitchen side of the house there was a sleep out running the length of the house from the dining room to the front.

Passage way, Sunnyhurst 2017

The Hill family hosted numerous bridge and tennis parties.

My grandparents Clarice and Charles Herbert Hurst married on Oct 26, 1936 when Clarice was 33. They lived in a small cottage next to the Sunnyhurst Homestead.

Cottage at Sunnyhurst
Cottage built on tennis court at Sunnyhurst where my mum lived until 9 years old
Cottage, 2017

Hill Family Sunnyhurst photos

Sunnyhurst 2017 (outside)

Sunnyhurst 2017 (Inside)

Hurst Photo’s Before 1905 People and Places

The following photos are from Thomas Ockerby Hurst’s photo albums dated Dewsbury 1902 and Sept 1901. The album includes photos taken from around UK between 1894 to 1905.

Thomas Ockerby Hurst was my great grandfather who migrated to Australia in 1914.  My cousin Mary was nice enough to allow me access to the albums to digitize the photos.

These are his photos of people and places. His photos of abbey’s, churches and castles are located here.

Clergy

People

Places

The Bolton Strid

The Bolton Strid is a brief narrow stretch of the River Warfe between Barden Tower and Bolton Abbey and is one of the most dangerous stretches of water in the UK.  The river narrows from approximately forty feet to barely four feet creating a powerful current which has claimed many lives.

Barden Towers

Barden Tower is located in Barden about 3 miles from Bolton Abbey in North Yorkshire and was built in the late 15th Century.

Crows Nest Park, Dewsbury

Crows Nest Park in Dewsbury opened to the public in 1893 and was founded on the landscaped gardens of a country house estate.

Filey Brigg is a long narrow penisula about a mile north of Filey in North Yorkshire.

Country side scenes

The photo albums

Hurst Photo’s Before 1905 Abbey’s, Churches & Castles

The following photos are from Thomas Ockerby Hurst’s photo albums dated Dewsbury 1902 and Sept 1901. The album includes photos taken from around UK between 1894 to 1905.

Thomas Ockerby Hurst was my great grandfather who migrated to Australia in 1914.  My cousin Mary was nice enough to allow me access to the albums to digitize the photos.

These are his photos of abbey’s, churches and castles. His photos of people and places are located here.

Ruined Abbey’s

Byland Abbey

Byland Abbey is a ruined abbey and small village in the Rydedale district of North Yorkshire, England located in North York Moors National Park.

Rievaulx Abbey

Rievaulx Abbey is located near Helmsey in the North York Moors National Park, North Yorkshire.

Bolton Abbey

Bolton Abbey is an estate in Wharfedale in North Yorkshire.

Fountains Abbey

Fountains Abbey is located south west of Ripon in North Yorkshire.

Whitby Abbey

Whitby Abbey was a 7th century Christian monstary that later became a Benedictine abbey which is situation over looking the North Sea on the East Cliff above Whitby in North Yorkshire.

Castle

Crayke Castle is a 15th Century Castle in Crayke, North Yorkshire.

Churches

Unknown

The photo albums

Hurst Photos Before 1930’s

The following photos are from my Grandfather Charles Hurst’s collection from before 1930.

The photo below was taken around 1896.

Charlotte Hurst with her mother Ann Ockerby, Ann’s brother John Featherstone and his wife Mary Anne at High Close, circa 1896.

Charlotte is my great-great-Grandmother.

From left to right:

  1. Charlotte Ockerby (widow) b 1841 m 1868 Charles Hurst d 1908 (Charles died 1878)
  2. Ann Featherstone b 1811 m 1835 Thomas Ockerby 1904 (mother of Charlotte)
  3. John Featherstone and Mary Anne Featherstone

The Hutchinson family photo below was taken before my Grandfather Charles Hurst sailed from England to live in Western Australia in 1914.

Fanny and George Hutchinson were my great-great Grandparents.  Fanny’s maiden name was Ockerby so when her daughter Mary Ann (my great grandmother) married Thomas Ockerby Hurst (my great grandfather) their children Fanny, Charles (my grandfather) and Sheila Hurst had both Thomas Ockerby and his brother Charles Ockerby as their great-grandfathers.

From back row to front:

  • Back Row – Thomas Ockerby Hurst,  William Hutchinson, Herbert Hutchinson, Charlie Hutchinson, Hamey Goodall
  • 2nd Row – Aunt Edith & Alice, Aunt Mollie, Fanny Hurst, George Hanson Hutchinson (granddad), Charles Hurst, Fanny Hutchinson (Granny), Mary (me), my mother, Aunt Eleanor & Arthur
  • Front Row – Garnet, George & Dinnie

 

Hurst Photos 1930 – 1947

Most of the photos were taken at Sunnyhurst in Bridgetown or around Bridgetown, Western Australia between 1930 and 1947.

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The following photos are of my mother Janne (nee Millicent Hurst) taken when she lived at Sunnyhurst from 1938 to mid-1947.

The following photos are of Hill relatives and others taken at Sunnyhurst.

Hurst Photos Farm Life 1947 – 1962

Most of these photos were taken when the family leased a farm in Pingelly from 1947 to 1950 and on a farm they purchased in Popanyinning in 1950.  The family lived in Popannyining from 1950 to 1962.

The following photos are of my mother Janne (nee Millicent Hurst) taken in Pingelly and Popannyining.

The following photos are of Ric taken when he lived at Pingelly and Popanyining.

Photos from around the farms.