The Subiaco, Western Australia Ansteys

by Gary. M. Ansteychief researcher of the Anstey story project.

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Overview of the Subiaco Ansteys (Code ‘SU’)

The Subiaco Ansteys of Western Australia are a sub-branch of the Swanbourne Anstees. The patriarch of the Subiaco Ansteys is Charles Anstey (SU 1) who emigrated to Australia in c1860 – the fact he changed the spelling of his name from ‘Anstee’ to ‘Anstey’ is very rare amongst Swanbourne Anstee sub-branches.

Further Details on the Subiaco Ansteys

#1. Jean Alexandra Anstey (see FI 7), who was living in Subiaco in 1971 when she was buried in Karrakatta Cemetery “aged 96“, is NOT connected to the Subiaco Ansteys – she is a member of the Filleigh Ansteys.

#2. Anstey Street in Port Augusta and Anstey Road in nearby Quorn are likely named after members of this sub-branch, but currently we are unable to establish who or when.

#3. Ellen Esther Anstey who lived in Argent Street and later Chappel Street in Broken Hill in the first decade of the 1900s was the wife of Harry Anstey of the Tywardreath Ansteys, and not connected to this sub-branch.

#4. Henry Anstey married Janet Austin or White (sources differ) in 1920 in Broken Hill – they appear in Broken Hill newspapers incessantly from 1920 to around 1932 for various misdemeanours including attempted murder, assault etc. Henry was a miner but we cannot currently locate any evidence of when he was born, died or who his parents were

Also see ‘Anstey: A Complete History From the Norman Invasion to World War One‘.

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