Joseph Hawdon

The Mail, Adelaide

20 September 1952


In his "Our Strange Past" story in The Mail (13/9/52) George Blaikle said John Hawdon (who was my great-uncle) lived at Heidelberg.

This is incorrect; John Hawdon lived on his station in NSW. It was John's brother, Joseph Hawdon, the explorer, who lived at Heidelberg, and from whom the duelling pistols were borrowed.

(Mrs) M. L. Ferres MalvernClose

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