Welsh family get together again

A REUNION of descendants of David and Eliza Welsh will be held at Macksville Showground on Saturday, October 10.

As it is almost forty years since the last family reunion, organisers expect a huge turn-out with some relatives travelling from interstate and distant parts of NSW as well as numerous local residents attending.

A family history book by Jenny MacDougal will be launched on the day along with a list of descendants that has been compiled by Joy Lane.

David and Eliza Welsh settled at Talarm in 1868 with their four young children.

Many descendants continue to live in the local region and today the Welsh clan is believed to be the most numerous family in the Nambucca Valley.

Organisers wish to make contact with members of the Barr family and also any descendants of Dolly King, who was raised by Emily Welsh.

After the large gathering expected on October 10, activities will continue on October 11.

There will be a church service on the site of the small church built by the Welsh family at Talarm, followed by an inspection of various significant sites.

The day will conclude with a game of cricket at Taylors Arm. Although descendants have excelled in a range of sports, cricket has always been the sport of choice for the Welsh family.

Further information is available by contacting Joy Lane on 6564 2048 or email jilba@westnet.com.au.



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