Wednesday, March 28, 2012


Vic Carriage, the youngest daughter of Ethel Brown (nee Governor), has revealed that the family were living in Brookvale and Manly Vale on Sydney's Northern Beaches in the late 1920s.This is where I live!
Talk about six degrees of separation ...
What is now Manly Golf Course on Warringah Road used to be market gardens and the Browns may have been working there.
Vic went to school at Brookvale.
Ethel's mother, Julia Usher Page (nee Moore) remarried at Manly in 1922 to Charles Matthews.
This may have been why her eldest daughter Ethel and family moved to the area.
Frank and Ethel Brown and their 10 children led a very nomadic lifestyle during their marriage.
They lived at Milton, Pebbly Beach, Ulladulla, Kiola on the South Coast, Kempsey on the North Coast, Erina on the Central Coast, and Annandale as well as the Manly area in Sydney.
[Source: Coastal Custodians, Vol2 Is7 Feb 2005]