Author(s): Roy Criddle
Two families who enter Western Australia in the nineteenth century become linked when Dora Elizabeth Stonehouse (school teacher0 marries Harold Criddle (farmer and war veteran) on October 4 1922 in Mt Magnet, Western Australia. Harold survived WW2 in France and Germany and returned to the family properties at Naraling in WA. Dora, who grew up in nearby Mt Magnet had won a scholarship to the new Perth Modern School the to Claremant Teachers College. Her placement as the Head Teacher at Naraling in 1920 brought the couple together. They began married life as farmers and soon had children. Farming become too much in the depression but Harold was able to secure a position as a fettler with the WA railways. For the next twenty years they were moved about WA to follow Harold's work placement until they finally settled in Corrigin then Narrogin with their family of seven children growing up and moving on. This story tells of a pioneer family surviving two world wars, the Great Depression and the growing pains of the state of Western Australia.
2011. First edition. A fine, as new copy.