From the archives

These are just some pictures from the family album. If anyone has more pictures that they want to put up here send us soft copies of it and we will put them up. Pictures that are placed here are publicly accessible. Pictures that need to be accessed only by the family can be uploaded into the secure portion of the site which is the family tree.




Seated – Granny Rose with Baby Mary, Granpa PG with Sonny, Tilly (standing right) and Gerry (seated) - (1911-1936)



Standing: Irene, Gerry, Mary, Tittu, Bullu, Otty

Seated: Tilly, Alphy, Grandpa PG, Granny Rose with Baby Blanche, Noel, Louise, Sonny

Seated on ground: Gussy, Tony, Corrine, Joey, Xavy

Standing: Gussy, Gerry, Sylvie, Blanche, Corrine, Louise, Jeannette, Isobel, Noel, Tony

Seated: Birdie, Elize, Tilly, Grandpa PG, Granny Rose, Mary, Otty, Tetta

Seated (children): Peter Colaco, Dudley, Rose, Ashok, Joe, Patsy, Peter Mathias, Jackie, John, Leela

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Family in 1956

Family in 1989

Oorgaum House - The original structure was a colonial style bungalow, 'Oorgaum House' built by Lavelle, for the wedding reception of his daughter, Tingley. This was named after the town 'Oorgaum', in Kolar district of Karnataka; where Lavelle had discovered the gold fields along with contemporaries. The house was to be inherited by his son, who sadly was killed during the Great War.

Source - Wikimapia

Oorgaum House, on then Seshadri Road, was purchased from family friend Rao Bahadur Deshmukh Shama Rao in Sep 1917 for Rs.9000.