JPT-(1c)   Peter-and-JP-(1c)

Jean-Paul Turcaud, 

one of our most adventurous prospectors has joined 

the immortals of the Prospectors Hall of Fame.

Please click below to read the Obituary written by Peter J. Bridge.



Norma Duro. Direct descendant of the first British settler in WA.

Norma DURO (nee Sydney), born Carlisle WA, Nov 1925, died Lindisfarne, Tasmania, July 2020.

Her Mother Elizabeth, was a YOUD from Albany-Collie; Her Father Arthur, was a SYDNEY from Guildford-Swan.

Her Husband, John Duro, was from a Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK family, settled in West Perth.

Norma & John moved to Hobart post WWII and brought up their family of five (Yvonne, Jennifer, Stephen, Susan, Lynne).

Norma's only sibling, elder sister Joyce Bridge (nee Sydney), stayed in Carlisle-Vic Park with a family of four and died Aug 2013.

Norma & Joyce were direct descendants via their Father, of WA Convict George Sidney/Sydney (1866) and NSW-WA convict William Thacker (1824).

Anyone wishing to get in contact, please call Peter Bridge of Hesperian Press, on 9361 8667, or email.