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Christina Bennett Robertson 1880-1968

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Christina Bennett aged, what, nineteen? I believe she had a 19 inch waist at this time. This is a favourite photo, which I remember hung for years on a wall at 98 Eighth Avenue Maylands, the property which Christina owned in her own right. The original is in the care of Graeme Robertson, one of her grandsons.

Christina Bennett was born 2 Feb 1880, Scotchmans, Ballarat, Victoria. She later married James Need Robertson, and they had three children together. She died 14 June 1968 in Perth, WA, having lived at one time at 66 Second Avenue Graylands Claremont, and then later 98 Eighth Avenue Maylands, in a house that she bought and paid for herself.

The young mother with her three children. James Robertson at the back. (James) Norman next to him. Adie Christina holding the doll. As the youngest, the baby, (Mary) Linda, was born at the end of 1915 (in Geelong), this would be 1916, and Christina would have been 36.

As a mature woman.

And then the grandmother of five of us.

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