Mudgee History | Francis Birtles 1881-1941

By Roy Cameron Oam
July 14 2017 - 6:00am
On the Road: Birtles cycled around and through Australia, battling bush fires, floods, dehydration, starvation, venomous snakes and crocodiles.
On the Road: Birtles cycled around and through Australia, battling bush fires, floods, dehydration, starvation, venomous snakes and crocodiles.

Francis Edwin Birtles (1881-1941), overlander, was born on 7 November, 1881 at Fitzroy, Victoria, son of David Birtles, bootmaker from Macclesfield. At 15 joined the merchant navy as an apprentice.

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