Charlie Miller (1894-1949) was apparently known as the 'Snakeman' around Bingara. Charlie and Emily nee Davis (his wife) were also known as the 'Marco's' within the circuit.
His nephew Frederick Dundas Miller (1902-1945) was known as 'Milo'. Fred's daughter Alice was known as 'Goldie Milo' and she married 'Mike Brophy'. Mike's second wife is Norma Bibby and their family has connections to Ashton's today. In fact on the Family Connections page you will find some listed.
Goldie and Mike's son Fred is Fred Brophy of "Fred Brophy's Boxing Troupe". Even though Fred lives quiet close to us (in the same state at least!) we haven't had the good fortune of meeting him although I have corresponded with his wife Sandy in the earlier day's of researching the family tree. Sandy was wonderful in sharing her information on the family and we are eternally grateful to her!
We were fortunate to spend a weekend with Fred's brother Mick and his family a few years back and the luck kept rolling because we also met another cousin of the Burke persuasion; actually a son of Evelyn Minnie Miller which was fantastic! Hope you all cross this site one day and get back in touch...
Here are a few pictures of our direct branch from Emily's photo album. Lovingly shared with us by cousin Toni in WA.
The Snake Pit was run by the
'Marco Family' and Charlie was the 'Snake man'
|Fred Miller and his father Charlie.|
Taken 1949 Fremantle, WA
And here we have the Marco Family
L-R Cecilia with baby Patsy, Thelma, Charlie, Emily, Des, Fred
Not sure who this is,
does anyone know?
Charlie, Fred and caravan or what's left of it?
At least we still had our wall!
After the bearing blew on the caravan we just did push ups on the Nullarbor!
Perth? Straight down that road!