Collection items are slowly being added to the collection search page and I include below some recent additions from an extensive family album. These include photographs that demonstrate the links between three Brisbane families: the Donaldson, Mitchells and Laughtons.
There are two branches of Brisbane Donaldsons descended from the same family: one branch arrived from Scotland and settled around Bulimba prior to the First World War (see Balmoral Cemetery: A family history outing); the other arrived in Brisbane via South Australia, New South Wales and Victoria after the war. (see The Don: Major Robert Johnstone Donaldson DSO). It is this second branch that we are concerned with below.
Mitchells and Laughtons
The Mitchell and Laughton families require a little more research, although I can say that the Laughtons spent time in British India, and in London, before coming to Australia. The photographs below, and in a related set of images recently added to the collection (see ) begin to tell these family stories.
This series of family photographs were taken at Alma St, Clayfield, Brisbane. They include three generations of the Mitchell family in Brisbane, including a great group portrait of the entire clan in about 1919.