Paul Storm – “The Hennings and Bathurst.” Rachel Henning wrote a series of letters that described Bathurst as “an ugly place enough, all brick and dust.” She even said her sister’s house “is not beautiful”.

Rachel was born in April 1826, arrived in Australia in 1854, returned to England in 1856, and settled permanently in Australia in 1861. She died in 1914. Her sister Amelia (“Amy”) was born in March 1832 and arrived in Australia with Rachel in October 1854.

In September 1855 Amy married Thomas Sloman, a banker in Bathurst, N.S.W. and travelled to Bathurst which became her home.

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Date of Muster: 21 July 2016