Archive for February, 2010

Bill’s Grandfather, Herman was one of the original siblings of Eduard and Antonia to migrate to Australia.

The 27 April 2009 was the 125 anniversary of Eduard(57) and Antonia (51) Kath migrating in 1884 from Swidwin in what is now

Grave of Antonia & Plaque for Eduard

Poland to Australia with their four children Herman(22) Wilhelm(18) Heinrich(14) Auguste(11). After initially arriving in North Queensland they settled at rural Glenco in South East Queensland just west of Toowoomba.

At the time they were among the founding congregation of the local Lutherian church and  on the 2 May 2009, 125 years since their migration to Australia, Bill’s  family, the descendants of Eduard and Antonia gathered to celebrate on those same church grounds, our family history.

125 Year Celebrations

The previous year at the annual family picnic that Bill’s family have been having at Somerset Dam since 1964 it was announced that 2009 would be the 125 anniversary of the migration and asked if we should have a celebration. To a resounding Yes! Judy and Robyn set about over the following year preparing, contacting and communicating to all the family that the celebrations were on. As you can see from the video we had an outstanding time with family picking over the information and photos of our heritage. (more…)

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My Uncle – Bill Kath

I’ve been producing an online chat show for some time now as a podcast called Your Story and I have for a long time wanted to talk to Bill about his life.

This is the start of an experiment and a chance for me to build a web presence for my uncle, my father’s brother, the second oldest and at the time of writing the oldest surviving son of Fred and Helen Kath.

I’ll be shortly sitting down with Bill to record his story. I’m wanting to record audio of his memories, copy some images and maybe even record some video of his current life for others to see. I’ll be placing this content here for my family to share and if Bill is agreeable it will also be available for all to see.

I hope you  enjoy.

Ian Kath

Kurt, Bill,Michele and Kietta-Raye

Kurt, Bill,Michele and Kietta-Raye

Brothers - Lyle, Noel and Bill

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