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The Ostles of Koorda

Family Album - Page 2

Mollie Picton-King (neé Ostle) has written a comprehensive and vivid history of her family's early days at Koorda in Western Australia

It is suggested that visitors to the site should first go to Mollie's Memoir, print it out and then read it while viewing the pictures from this album

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Mary and Richard with their daughters, Mollie and Betty


Young Richie and friend in their tin canoes on the dam

Richard and Mary Ostle during the war years


Mary by the tennis court at Koorda


Young Richie in his tank

The family loved Jaguar Cars

Richard Ostle died, suddenly, in 1964. Mary carried alone until her death in 1976. Young Richie also farmed at Koorda but eventually sold the farm and went on to run an hotel in Bridgetown.

In 1988, the Koorda Historical Society created a Pioneer Memorial Park in the town. Their family planted a tree there, with a plaque in memory of Richard and Mary.

While the school children of Koorda look on, Mollie and Betty unveil the plaque to their parents at the tree-planting ceremony in 1988.


Mollie, the family's historian, and her sister,
Betty, stand under the memorial tree to their parents

To follow the family through earlier times, click on the link below for the previous page of their album.

The Ostles of Koorda - Page 1
Mollie's Memoir
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