[SPINNING YARNS] 78. Helen Kempe - The story of Ernest and John Kempe


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The Kempe family’s involvement in the pastoral industry traces back to the 1800’s, when Ernest Courtenay Kempe was in partnership with the Sir Sidney Kidman. His nephew Ernest Ravenscroft Kempe ran away from home at the age of 12, joining him at The Peak station. Between Ernest Ravenscroft Kempe and his son John Kempe they served 100 years with the S. Kidman Pastoral company.

In this episode, the granddaughter of Ernest Ravenscroft Kempe, Helen, shares the story of her grandfather and father.


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