Sarah Friend WILLOUGHBY
Also known as: née Skinner
Born: 3 August 1861
Died: 25 July 1923Additional Information:
Pioneer of Mallee District, Victoria. The family spent the first year at Tyntynder Homestead. While the government promised "all the water you wanted," their home was "4 miles from water, and which they now had to cart from the river, sometimes several trips in a week." "For the next 17 years they were still carting water for household use and it was not feasible to do that for orchards which they wanted to plant, hence, they resorted to dry farming of wheat and hay on their tiny cleared areas ... drought gripped the whole country for ten years ..."
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