This site was made to house a collection of Krone memorabilia. I want to share it with anyone who may be interested. Readers might like to reminisce about happy days at Grannie’s, hear about their grandparents, aunties and uncle’s early years or write a book.
The material is one tiny window and doesn’t reflect the complex lives of people through several generations. For example, I don’t have anything about Isabel Krone (nee McKinnon) at the Tivoli, Sydney, save for the memory of her taking Catherine Scougall and I to afternoon soirees at inner city studios to watch dance performances by her old friends. On both the Krone and McKinnon sides there is a strong connection with performing arts.
There are poignant reminders of lives past, eg., the photos of a young Krone family at “The Myrtles” and the very moving letters from the family to John during the Second World War.
Isabel Scougall (nee Krone) and her brother Donald Krone attempted to discover more about this mysterious family that was believed to be part of a Russian intrigue. I suspect that the staunch persistence of this myth stalled progress. I’ve included notes and letters of their discoveries and correspondence.
We are indebted to Ralph Jackson and Betty Istead for their groundbreaking research into the family trees. They have worked doggedly at discovering more about the family. We are thankful to Bernadette Gunter (nee Krone) for her work printing the negatives of a box brownie camera – they constitute the better quality photos from the early twentieth century to the days of the young family at “The Myrtles”. And to my mother, Mary Krone nee Fulton, for being a marvellous keeper of papers.
The material has come to me higgley piggledy and while I’ve made some attempt to broadly categorise it, the nature of the documents and the state of some of the photographs means that there is some repetition and categories are not strictly observed. Again, it is a small collection of some parts of complex lives, not a complete portrayal.
If you would like to contribute material to these pages please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Mary (MaryLou) Krone.