Julie Doye was born in 1959 a twin (second born) with Phillip Doye (firstborn) in Katanning, WA to parents Lona Doye nee Wenzel and Graeme Doye. We lived in Darkin WA in a little weatherboard cottage. The building was shifted from a local mine site. The toilet and laundry weren't attached to the house so redback spiders and bush spiders were often found. Mum and dad spent those early days clearing and fencing the property and building dams with the old bulldozer. We had a few good seasons but the farm was getting saltier and became unsustainable. Because we were in an area that was mostly bush my parents used the old child harness attached to the long wire clothesline where we played safely with pots and pans making mud pies and playing with our dogs.
Memories: There were many dangers in the bush including redback spiders and tiger snakes. I vaguely remember my father loading hay onto the truck and Phillip and I gathering up the loose strands of hay to help and a snake coming out from between the bales and my father yelling "stay still" which of course I did and the snake went between my legs and on into the bush. I remember often falling asleep on the bus and my brother or the bus driver having to wake me up. Phillip and I were separated each Christmas holiday to give mum and dad a break with Phillip going to dad's parents on the farm and me going to mum's parents at Dumbleyung. I was always so lonely without my brother to play with but we would sometimes go over to Bustleton to the beach in the little caravan. I always thought Phillip got the better deal as he had the animals to play with but I'm sure he was lonely for me too. When the river flooded dad would put Phillip and me into the little canoe and send us over by rope to collect the mail and food provisions. Once we capsized the boat and dad had to run down the river bank and grab us by the braces. Now I think about it I don't know how we survived. We regularly got off the bus at Angela and Portia Johnson's farm our neighbors and had to climb over the fence using old rounds cut from a tree. I loved going to their house because they had a wonderful playroom with black and white tiles on the floor and they had dolls and prams and all things little girls love. We then moved to Bunbury where dad got a job with the SEC. He joined the flying club in Bunbury where he learned to fly and got his first plane. He loved flying. Mum gave birth to Sonia Doye in Bunbury. Phillip and I learned to ride our first pushbike. I remember being at a friends place and having a loose tooth we rigged up a string and tied one end to the tooth and the other to the door handle, it worked a cheap way of removing teeth eh! We then moved to Geraldton for a time living in the beach cottages. We had to walk to school through the sand dunes to Beachlands school. Dad drove trucks for Gascoyne traders between Perth and the Pilbara. I remember mum taking tea to him in the evening with the three of us to see dad and the Geraldton Depot on many occasions. We then moved to a station called Spaceside not far from Mullewa in WA. I hated the bus trip to school and back. Too many teasing boys. We used to swim in the tanks when we went with the men to check the troughs. When the river flooded we had to stay in town with the bus driver's family. Mum worked in the kiosk, sometimes at the drive-in at Mullewa. Those were the days, parking in your car and put the speaking in the window watching on the big screen. We had a family living on the station who were shear farmers. the Cradellie's. they had two boys around the same age as us. When the bus dropped us to the bus stop we had to carry the mail and the bread delivery about 1 kilometer. I was always left with carrying most of it and my school case. Once one of the farmworkers came to the bus stop and hid to see what was going on. He picked me and the goods up and we drove home and the three boys had to walk. After leaving the station we moved back to Geraldton where Phillip and I finished our high school years. That is when I got my first pony. Tiny was a welsh pony and had a mind of his own as many ponies had. I lost count of how many times I fell off in the double gees (prickles). I went to Pony club and met my best friend in grade 7 who also kept her horse at our 25 acre property in Nargaloo. We used to ride for miles on the weekends, quite often down to the Greenough River up and down the sand dunes. We all spend 6 months in Melbourne whilst Dad worked on a gas pipeline for Saipem. I hated it there. I couldn't wait to go home to Geraldton. It wasn't long after this when dad was delivering mail out near Mullewa that he met another mum of twin boys. He left us to go work on another gas pipeline with Saipan with her and her boys, not telling mum he wasn't coming back. I hated it there. I couldn't wait to go home to Geraldton. When I was 16 I started my enrolled nursing training at the Swan District Hospital. Once completed I did my 6 month practical at the Geraldton Hospital. Phillip worked on a station with Uncle Jim for awhile then Dad asked him to go over to Sydney to work on a pipeline which he did. He met his wife over there and settled on a farm in Glenn Innes near Inverell in NSW. I went over to Port Augusta and stayed in Phillips caravan for 11 months and worked at the local hospital. Dad and Lorry had a daughter and I got to know here whilst there. Such a bundle of fun. I then drove back over the Nullarbor on my own, nonstop from Port Augusta to Norsemen, where I stayed a few days with friends before heading back home to Geraldton and working at the Geraldton Hospital. I married in Perth to a guy I had met in Norseman when coming back from Port Augusta. We lived in Norsemen for 10 years before moving to Albany where mum had moved. After many failed attempts at IVF we had Luke through surrogacy with my sister. The best thing ever. a roller coaster ride of emotions but a beautiful baby boy. I then fell pregnant naturally which apparently sometimes happens when the stress is off. I had a baby boy too called Dean. We then moved to Kendenup on 25 acres. The boys learned to ride a 4x4 motorbike[ and had a great time. Then I fell pregnant naturally with Amy. A daughter. I was so happy. We had a great life in Kendenup as it was a great community and a great little school. Unfortunately, all things come to an end and I separated from my children's father and moved back to Albany with the kids. My mother and I bought a house at Lower King and we are still there at the time of writing this. Mum is now 92 years old, the kids have finished school. Two remain at home the third Dean is married to Jasmine and living in Albany too.
Twins Phillip and Julie
Theory of Family Relativity™ Maternal relationship is confirmed by a (MyHeritageDNA) test match between ((Doye-9 / Julie Ann Doye)) and her 1st cousin once removed – 2nd cousin once removed (Kirk-6423 / Gerald Roger Kirk)). The most recent common ancestors are ((Harding-7943 / Lorna Annie Harding) and (Crossman-388 / Lona Annie Crossman)) and grandparents ((Crossman-1290 / Eva Annie Crossman) and (Crossman-1303 /Gertrude Mary Crossman)) and great grandparents ((Crossman-1291 / Frederick Crossman) and Rouse-2545 / Annie Florence Rouse)) Estimated relationship based on DNA: 1st cousin once removed - 2nd cousin once removed. MyHeritage found a theory that may explain how Gerald Kirk is related to Doye-9. Theory: Gerald Kirk is your 2nd cousin on your mother's side based on sharing 242.9 cM across 11 shared segments.
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