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Keywords:Britain -- History -- To 1836, Bismarck (Battleship), HMS Hood (Battle cruiser), Prinz Eugen (Battleship), HMS Ark Royale (Battleship), HMS Prince of Wales (Battleship)
Rolfe Matthews, an Honorary Member of LAHS, joined the Society on his retirement in 1997 and now lives in Bathurst. He is probably a descendant of William Matthews, the 1820 Settler who settled at Salem and was its schoolmaster, but Rolfe feels this lineage has not been properly confirmed. However, behind the church in Salem is a graveyard where a lady called 'Min' is buried. “Aunt Min was my Dad’s aunt and I think I still remember her,” says Rolfe. It seems too coincidental that the famous teacher Matthews and his wife are buried there, too.
Warner, Oliver. Great Sea Battles Hamlyn, 1963 George Weidenfield Nicholson Ltd.
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