|parents||Cyrus Kinder & Elizabeth Kenyon|
|born||5 May 1848, Dukinfield, Cheshire, England
|died||6 May 1902, Bendigo, Victoria, Australia|
|buried||7 May 1902, Sandhurst (Bendigo) Cemetery, Victoria, Australia|
|Elizabeth Hunter – Mother of Grace Walker|
John Walker married Elizabeth Hunter on 3 April 1846 and adopted her daughter, Elizabeth (4 years old) who was Elizabeth’s child from her marriage to John Crawford. Both Elizabeth and John originated from Barony-Lanark, Scotland. Barony was a colliery located 4 miles, west-north-west of Cumnock, Ayrshire.
They landed in Australia with their three children in late 1851and proceeded to the goldfields at Bullock Creek, Campbells Forest, near Bendigo. John Walker passed away on 3 December 1862 and Elizabeth on 28 September 1886. She was buried at the Bendigo Cemetery in the Monumental Section F2, Grave 10044 on 30 September.
Here is a report of Elizabeth’s death:-
“The Death of an Old Bendigonian.
Yesterday afternoon the mortal remains of Mrs Elizabeth Walker one of the earlier female arrivals in this district, were interred in the Sandhurst Cemetery, the Rev J Hunter, Pastor of the West Sandhurst Presbyterian Church officiating at the grave. The deceased lady and her late husband, who died about 25 years ago, were natives of Glasgow. They arrived in the colony in 1851and proceeded at once to Campbells Forest. Shortly afterwards they settled down in Bendigo, where Mrs Walker has resided ever since. She leaves a family consisting of a son Mr James Walker who has been employed at Messrs Connelly & Co establishment fro the past 22 years, and 2 daughters, a Mrs Johannesen of Boort and the other Mrs G Kinder of this city. The deceased lady was highly respected among a large circle of friends.”
|Gustav Johannsen & James Hanson|
Gustav travelled by sailing ship from Norway with his cousin, James Hanson. They both ended up in the Echuca area of Victoria. Gustav married Grace Walker's step-sister, Elizabeth Crawford.
James married Caroline Maria and they had a daughter, Emily Marian. Emily later maried James Kinder, born 1871 - the son of James and Grace.
Here is a certificate for Arithmetic for Grace Walker at school awarded on 19 December 1859.
Marriage and More
James and Grace Walker were married on 2 December 1870. They had their first son, James, while they were living in the Bendigo Government Camp, Barnard Street, near the location of the current swimming centre.
Such camps were established to provide housing for the large and rapid influx of people coming to the area to search for gold.