Gwenda Jessie Austen (Blackler)

12 April 1920–7 November 2009 (Age 89)
Launceston, Tasmania, Australia

The Life of Gwenda Jessie

When Gwenda Jessie Austen (Blackler) was born on 12 April 1920, in Launceston, Tasmania, Australia, her father, Edward Ernest Blackler, was 38 and her mother, Lilian Gelenda Williams, was 34. She married Sydney Wynford Austen on 26 January 1943, in Launceston, Tasmania, Australia. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She died on 7 November 2009, in her hometown, at the age of 89, and was buried in Launceston, Tasmania, Australia.

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Family Time Line

Sydney Wynford Austen
Gwenda Jessie Austen (Blackler)
Marriage: 26 January 1943
Lynette Gwenda Austen
Mary Lilian Austen
Roy Edward Austen

Spouse and Children

26 January 1943
Launceston, Tasmania, Australia



    Roy Edward Austen


    Mary Lilian Austen


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)


Age 1

Edith Cowan is elected to the Western Australia Parlaiment. She is the first woman parliamentarian in Australia.

Age 19

Australia joins Britain in declaration of war on Germany.

Age 30

Australian troops sent to Korea.

Name Meaning

1 English: variant spelling of Austin , associated chiefly with southeastern England, especially Kent.2 German: from a reduced form of the personal name Augustin .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (2)

  • Gwenda Jessie Austen, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Gwenda Jessie Blackler - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: Gwenda Jessie Blackler

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