Harriet, known as Nelly, was Michael and Caroline’s second child. She was born in Emerald on the 16th of March, 1880. She married Jack Wakefield in 1900. Jack’s parents owned the ‘Emu Park Hotel’, which later was extended and renamed ‘The Riviera Hotel’.

Nelly and Jack had six children: May, Billy, Isabel, Marjorie, Jackie and Cedric. The family lived in Emu Park.

Nelly was a quiet woman and a great baker. Her nephew Fred recalls the numerous times he was recruited to catch possums in her roof.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s