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The Jenner Sisters

An 1875 CDV of sisters Annie* (1861 - 1942) and Emily Jenner (1863 - 1879) by Johnstone & O'Shannessy of Melbourne, Victoria. These girls were the two eldest out of a large number of children who were born to Caleb Joshua and Eliza Ann (Annie) New, who had married in Victoria in 1860. For some reason this couple made a journey to England soon after their wedding, where their first child Ann New Jenner is recorded as having been born towards the end of 1861 at Lewisham, near London. In 1862 the Jenners returned to Melbourne with their newborn child, disembarking from the ship "Marco Polo" in March of that year. Emily Flora Jenner was born at Kew, Melbourne, in 1863, and died aged only 16 in 1879, four years after this photo was taken. Annie New Jenner married James Milton Tewsley in 1897 and died at Kew in 1942, aged 81.


*There seems to have been a slip of the pen when the name was written on the back of the CDV, and an extra dot that gives the appearance that the name is "Aimie". Victorian records however make clear that this name should be read as "Annie"

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Taken sometime in 1875