This Dadswell family history website contains short histories of a number of Dadswells (families or individuals) who migrated from Britain to Australia - particularly those who made the journey in the 1800s or early 1900s - and their ancestors.
The story of the early English Dadswell generations is common to all family members. But over time, separate families emerged and some of these migrated to Australia, creating new stories. To read about these people, see Dadswell Family History.
Robert Doudeswell and some Australian descendants
Origins of the Dadswell name
Index of names on this website
Family feature stories
Index of family feature stories
31 December 2023
Red Cliffs beginnings, part two
After growing grapes at Red Cliffs, the Dadswells faced serious financial losses as the price of dried fruit plummeted and the rigours of the Depression years emerged. But there were also good times, as well as the chance to successfully raise a family of five children. This second instalment describes more of the Dadswell experiences. Details.
25 September 2023
Red Cliffs beginnings, part one
Establishing a grape-growing business on partly-cleared land at Red Cliffs, before there was running water or a house to live in, was challenging. Henry Dadswell, a World War One soldier settler, over time lived on the land in a tent, a bag humpy and eventually a self-built house, and he has described some of his experiences. Details.
As this is a growing website, additional information is welcome, as are messages if you find inadequate or incorrect information. A link to contact details is at the foot of each page.