500 Fergusons camp under the stars

COBBLER Pool became a mini-city last month when nearly 500 Fergusons camped out for four days under the stars in a massive family reunion over the Easter holiday break.

Scores of caravans, and campers and tents were set up in family groups, each signposted to show who was related to who.

The oldest Ferguson was 90-year-old Bel Rowe (nee Ferguson), and 82-year-old Royston Sinclair was the oldest male.

The youngest Ferguson family member at just 10 weeks was Perrie Harper Wood.

All are descended from Scottish ancestors Alexander (Sandy) James and Christiana Ferguson who – with their three young children – sailed halfway around the world to the fledgling Swan River Colony, arriving after seven months at sea in February 1831.

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