Was my great grandfather a bigamist? In 1865 Richard Blight married Augusta Meissner at Wistow, near Mt Barker, South Australia. They went to Wallaroo, where Richard worked in the mines. The district they lived in was called "Sunnyside". They had one or two children whose names I haven't discovered. The marriage did not go well and the couple went their separate ways. In 1878, Richard married again and had many children, one of whom was my grandmother.
However, I haven't found any record that he divorced Augusta, or that she died. Was Richard a bigamist? What happened to the children of Richard and Augusta? Did they keep the surname Blight or revert to Meissner?
Any clues to where Augusta went after leaving Wallaroo would be much appreciated.