Cum­mins fam­ily to re­unite on Hearn’s Lane

Mansfield Courier - - News -

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.

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