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The Moonta History Centre
We have recently changed our name to the Moonta History Centre to more accurately reflect the work that we do. Let us take you on a journey of discovery to see what you can find out about the cornish origins of your family.
Visit the friendly staff at the Moonta History Centre, located in the School of Mines, Ellen Street, Moonta, South Australia, to see how we can help.
We are open:
Tues, Wed, Sat, Sun 1 PM- 4 PM or by Appointment
Phone: 08 88 251 891
What is happening
The Centenary of the RAAF
We recognise the contributions of the RAAF and the brave early pioneers of this organisation who were instrumental in its success.
Yorke Peninsulas Copper Coast If you are looking for relaxation, a beautiful white sandy and safe swimming beach, a good fishing or diving spot, or a glimpse back into the heyday of our State's copper mining days, you've found the place. Why not spend some time researching your family history whilst you are here.
Family history brings families together. It helps us to understand those around around us and within our families. See if we may be able to help you. We can utilise our vast network of resources to pull together some comprehensive information on your family. Alternatively, you can utilise our resources to find your own history.
As Australia this year celebrates 100 years of the RAAF, we recognise the significant contribution to this association by a person originating from Moonta. Sir Richard Williams was born in Moonta and went on to be considered the father of the RAAF. Read more on his activities.
The National Trust of Moonta aims to preserve the mining history, buildings and artefacts of the local area, allowing future generations to appreciate the ingenuity of our Cornish ancestors. We operate under a board directed by the National Trust of South Australia, however all of our work is self funded. Visit the National Trust site.
The direct line may not be the only approach when hunting an elusive ancestor. All aspects of obituaries should not necessarily be believed. The person who knew all the facts is dead. Other records such as censuses also have errors, as do transcriptions. As for the KNIGHT connection, I was able to trace William Knight’s parents, William KNIGHT and Caroline née WOOLCOCK, and his grandparents. His grandmother, Grace STANAWAY, was easily traced back to 1730s, but the KNIGHT family had too many James, William and John Knights to sort it out beyond the grandparents.
Elizabeth Anne Greep
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