Family Memorabilia

For the next couple of posts, I thought I would share with you some memorabilia belonging to Caddy family members. These two particular items belong to myself, Jenny MacKay nee Cripps, grand daughter of Constance Annie Caddy.

If any members of the family would like to have their memorabilia featured, I’d love to hear from you, so please contact me.


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These two birds, made from the horn of an animal, belonged to Annie Herbert nee Caddy.  Raymond Herbert (Annie’s son) remembers them as having belonged to Pop Walters, a boarder who used to live with Annie Herbert. Pop bought them for his wife Vi when he was in the Royal Navy during the early 1900s. Annie used to help look after Vi when she was ill and after she passed away, Pop Walters, (J F Walters) who owned Grantown House at 172 Marine Terrace, Geraldton sold the business somewhere around 1945 and became a boarder with at 30 Snowden Street, Geraldton, Western Australia.


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This necklace used to be worn by Annie Herbert (nee Caddy) and was kept by Annie’s daughter Patsy Cripps nee Herbert.
The necklace now belongs to Jenny MacKay (nee Cripps) grand daughter.


King Edward VII made the first official grant of a coat of arms to the Commonwealth of Australia in a Royal Warrant dated 7 May 1908.  King George V granted the second Commonwealth Coat of Arms in a Royal Warrant dated 19 September 1912.  The significant change was to include the symbols of the states on the shield. The first Commonwealth Coat of Arms were composed of a simple shield of white and blue enclosing a cross of St George on which there were five six-pointed white stars, around the outside of which were six small escutcheons, i.e. small shields. The shield was supported by a kangaroo and an emu standing on a grassy mound. Above the shield was the crest containing the seven-pointed gold star of Federation on a wreath of white and blue. The motto ‘Advance Australia’ was inscribed at the base. The absence of specific references to the states in the shield in the 1908 Arms led to a number of alterations approved on the recommendation of the Commonwealth Government by King George V.


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About Jenny MacKay

Just a person who is looking forward to retirement and enjoying the golden years!
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