Ancestors from Charters Towers

Ancestors from Charters Towers

by erin robson

I was born in Brisbane, though I am currently living in the UK. Whilst tracing my family tree I discovered that my maternal grandfather's birth place was Charters Towers. I visited this site to find out about the place and have been thrilled to be able to see it and to look at some of the historic buildings that would have been around in my "pops" time.

If there are any family still around I would be delighted to get in touch and have more information about my family. My grandfather was Ernest Walter O'Brien, born 1895/6; his occupation in 1946 was "bodybuilder" and I believe he had 2 or 3 brothers; he married a Daisy Galwey from Arbroath in Scotland, UK.

Sorry if your site was not intended for messages like this but I am desperate for info! My email address is and my name is Erin.

Hello to all in Charters Towers from a descendant of the town:-]

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Dec 17, 2013
Hi Erin,
by: Katrin

This site is very much for messages like yours - you are most welcome :-)

You be surprised most of this site was actually built in Charters Towers!

I lived there for 4 years and most of that time i was writing this site.

I really hope you get in touch with your rellies, actually i will ask around a bit for you :-)

Anybody else here from Charters?

Please ask around for Erin!

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