New ar­rival marks five gen­er­a­tions

South Western Times - - News -

NEW ad­di­tions to a fam­ily are al­ways a joy­ous oc­ca­sion but for one Bun­bury fam­ily, the birth of Lo­gan Mo­henoa two weeks ago was even more spe­cial.

Lo­gan’s en­try into the world meant the fam­ily added a fifth­gen­er­a­tion to its ma­ter­nal lin­eage, all hap­pily and healthily alive at the same time.

Sit­ting atop the fam­ily tree is Berta May who moved to Bun­bury with her fam­ily, in­clud­ing daugh­ter Chris­tine Bock 56 years ago, for her hus­band to play with the Bun­bury Foot­ball Club.

On be­ing a great-great-grand­mother for the first time, Berta’s ex­cite­ment was hardly con­tained as she ex­pressed her joy.

“We are all very proud and I feel elated for an­other gen­er­a­tion to be added to our fam­ily,” she said.

As a first-time grand­mother, Rachel Sel­leck agreed Lo­gan’s birth brought hap­pi­ness to the house­hold.

“We were very ex­cited to learn he would be born in Bun­bury, we have had him for a while so it will be sad when he goes back to Groote Ey­landt with his mother,” she said.

Hav­ing met Lo­gan’s fa­ther on the Gulf of Car­pen­taria is­land dur­ing a min­ing job, Ash­lee Sel­leck said leav­ing Bun­bury would be hard, but bring­ing Lo­gan into the world was a proud mo­ment in con­tin­u­ing the fam­ily’s lin­eage.

Pic­ture: Ash­wini Saseedaran

Five gen­er­a­tions: Rachel Sel­leck, Ash­lee Sel­leck and Chris­tine Bock watch on as the old­est mem­ber of the fam­ily, Berta May, cra­dles the youngest, two-week-old Lo­gan Mo­henoa.

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