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Robert Thomas Hawkless

Robert 4 Thomas Hawkless (Robert Hawkless3, Thomas Hawkless2, John Hawkley1) was born in 1878 and died in 1962. He married Lilian Daisy Barnes in 1907 in Redfern, NSW - an inner suburb of Sydney.

This photo shows Robert with  Woodcock cousins in Ryde. 
Update Feb 09 from John Knox - identification of the ladies: sitting in the cane chair is Lottie Woodcock (spinster), on the armrest is Ada who married Robert Stevens, and behind the chair is Alma Woodcock (also a spinster).
( Annie and William's daughters). 
Robert was a carpenter all his life.

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Robert and Lilian had four children, namely:

Name Date of Birth Date of Death Comments
Dorothy Mabel 5 1907 1986 single, no children
Ruby May 1909 1951 married James (Sam Rance) mother of Robert, John, Judith, Barbara and Diane
Robert Henry (Harry) 1913 1972 married Rene McDougall, father of Pamela, Lynette & Margot
Allan 1916 1957 married Emily, son Allan born 1950
Harry and Allan Hawkless - circa 1920 - Northbridge, NSW
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Wedding - Ruby Hawkless to James (Sam) Rance, 1932. Standing left to right: Harry Barnes (Ruby's maternal grandfather), Harry, Ruby and Dorothy Hawkless. 
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Dorothy, Harry (on wartime leave) and Ruby - taken at Willoughby, NSW, in 1943 - the missing brother Allan was in Changi at that time - separate photographs displayed in boxes below.
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Allan Hawkless (on the right hand side in the photo) in Singapore - c. Dec 1941. The identity of the other soldier is not known.
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Allan Hawkless - c.1950
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Harry visiting his Auntie Min and cousin Joyce at Narrabeen Lakes campground. (See also Russell William Hawkless)
Harry's wife Rene is seated with white hat - Harry's dog was a cocker spaniel called Beauty.

Harry with two of his three daughters - Pamela and Lynette c.1943 (Margot was born post-war in 1946).

Harry was a keen photographer; he developed his own film.

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Rene and Harry, 1936

Another much-loved pet of the family of Rene and Harry -- Margot's dog, Patchy who shared family life with us from 1953 to 1967.