Dust in the Wind
Marie Anthea Cheers
One Family’s Journey — 1850-1991
The Hughes family came to South Australia from Armagh, Northern Ireland in 1854.
After a brief time in Port Adelaide they journeyed north where they settled in the Port Augusta region and raised their family. From there the family spread far and wide.
We follow the life of Alexander Hughes who travelled to the South Australian goldfields of Teetulpa and Waukaringa.
In the early 1900s Alexander’s family and friends left Waukaringa to make the long journey by horse-drawn wagons to Hynam in the South-East of South Australia where they took up land on Hynam Estate, land acquired for closer settlement by the Government.
From Hynam to Adelaide the story is continued by Thomas Hughes, a son of Alexander who completes the trilogy of stories of those adventurous people who braved this new colony and its northern regions with great commitment and resilience.
In these stories we learn about and share the hard times, the tragedies, their perseverance and dogged commitment to forging a life that we, the descendants are privileged to enjoy today as we take great pride in our heritage.