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Title:
Mix and Mingle - Kent Acott
When:
Tue, 11 Sep 2018 19:00pm - 21:00pm
Where:
WAGS Unit 4 - Bayswater
Category:
Mix and Mingle

Description

Kent Acott's family stories

Presenter - Kent Acott

Cost: $5 at the door

Wine and cheese from 7 to 7:30pm followed by presentation then coffee and cake afterwards

Kent Acott has been a journalist in Perth for more than 35 years, mostly working for The West Australian. Across his career, he has covered a wide range of issues and interviewed a diverse group of people throughout Australia and the world. But, in more recent times, he has concentrated his writing on matters of transport, tourism and heritage.

His interest in heritage has been borne from his own work on his family history, which is deeply rooted within WA. Four of his four-times great-grandfathers were original WA free settlers - Robert Thomson, John Okey Davis, Joseph Keys Logue and John Sewell. While these four men form the basis of Kent's WA ancestry, the branches of his family tree are full of extraordinary twists, some of which have their genesis on the other side of the world.

Among the stories attached to the people on these branches, none are more remarkable than the tales of Kent's Swedish great-grandmother who came to WA about 100 years ago, the son she hid and her German aristocratic husband who refused to duel to save his family's honour.

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Venue

Venue:
WAGS Unit 4   -   Website
Street:
Unit 4, 48 May Street
ZIP:
6053
City:
Bayswater
State:
WA
Country:
Country: au

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