Cummins family to reunite on Hearn’s Lane
WITH a family history going back well into the 1800s, the Cummins family will hold a family reunion on Saturday, March 21 with everyone who has connections invited.
The major players in the family were of course the Cummins and the Hearns.
The reunion will be held at the original family home on Hearn’s Lane – Hide Away - located on the Delatite river in Howqua.
It home was designed by Helen Friday (nee Hearn) and who still owns the property.
Helen’s mother was Marj Hearn (nee Cummins) was well known throughout the district passing in 2014.
Hide Away is near the Delatite River in Booroolite where organiser of the reunion Gerard Cummins expects to see up to 400 attend.
“The location is significant as part of the clan grew up in the spot, all seven or eight kids in a tiny little shack,” Gerard said.
Gerard’s cousin Tia Coombs has been busy adding to the previous family history book which ended with their grandparents Peter and Joanna and will present the latest version at the reunion.
“Grandparents Peter and Joanne had some 13 kids with eight surviving, so there are lots of descendants from them,” Gerard said.
“My father was Jack who died a few years ago but would have turned 100 only a few weeks back if he was still with us.
“Jack had seven kids and I am the youngest,” he said.
Anyone who is interested in attending the main reunion day and needs further information can contact Gerard Cummins on 0412 727 248.
They are expecting anything from between 100 to 400 people to be in attendance.