The Rawson & Redenbach Families

The Rawson, Redenbach & connected families that arise from settlement in Gippsland in the mid 1800's

“Some in the future may care, and some may not, for any reminiscence of their forefathers. Some only take note of the present fruit and flower of a tree and no account of the root from whence it sprung. But those who have gone before us should not be ignored or forgotten. They have left us a goodly heritage in unsullied names and respected lives.”
Emma L M Guy (nee Commins) (b 1862)

Annie Irwin Cairnes (b 1864)


The fifth child of William Bellingham Cairnes (b 1832)and Elizabeth Matthews, Annie married Josiah Pitman in September 1889 in the Murray River town of Yarrawonga.

Their first child, Annie Eileen Pitman, my paternal grandmother, was born in 1891.

There were three other children of whom the only other information I have is that  that Jessie Cairnes Pitman (b 1895) probably married a man with the surname Ward, and that they may have had a daughter named Patricia.

>Annie Irwin Cairnes.<br />1884<br/> Source: Linda Cairnes
Annie Irwin Cairnes.
Source: Linda Cairnes.
Josiah Pitman (b abt 1865) and Annie Irwin Cairnes<br/>ca. 1889<br/>Source: Patricia Hunt
Josiah Pitman (b abt 1865) and Annie Irwin Cairnes
ca. 1889
Source: Patricia Hunt