Smythe Family History

From early Irish and English ancestors - free settlers and convicts - the full history of the Smythe clan.

  Kinny Family History

   Background and introduction

World War I Letters of Bert Smythe

Letters home from the trenches. Over 100 letters from the four eldest Smythe boys from Gallipoli, France and Belgium.



   The story of William and Magdalen Yabsley; their arrival and settlement
   in northern NSW on the Clarence and Richmond rivers


World War I Diary of Percy Smythe

A complete and detailed diary of WWI from 1915 training in Australia, through Gallipoli, France, Belgium and Blighty.


  Spotty Dotty

   The life story of Dorothy Kinny
   Growing up in 1930s Sydney


Lest We Forget

Service records, medals, citations and stories from WWI and II for the whole Smythe clan.


  Ian's Story

   Early Bremner history in Scotland as well as the story of the life
   that Ian and Dorothy built together, through his illness and death.


World War II  WAAAF

Experiences and recollections of Margaret Johnston/ Clarke during her WAAAF service in Australia 1941-45


  The Far Cuillins

   Travelling and camping through Europe in a Kombi van
   with three young children and no adult male - in the 1970's.


Advance Care Directive

The importance of having clear, written instructions for your family.
written by Jacqui Kennedy about the last week of Dorothy's life


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