The long weekend in October was a special celebration for the Granger Family of Young and Kingsvale.
Descendents and their families of James Charles (J.C.) Granger and his wife Marie, joined together for a reunion of ‘Grangers Return to The Grange’ (Kingsvale).
Family members pictured at left travelled from Melbourne, Geelong, Sydney, Wollondilly and Wagga Wagga to attend the special occasion.
All in attendance enjoyed reminiscing about J.C. Granger when he first arrived in Kingsvale as a soldier settler in 1919, following his return from overseas service in World War I.
James and Marie Granger went on to have three children, D’Arcy, Catherine (Cooke) and Kenneth.
The family grew prunes that were dried and packaged under the brand name of J.C.Granger and Sons.
The business is still conducted today by grandsons, Jim and Jeff Granger.
The story of James Charles Granger has been captured by his granddaughter, Susan Davis, and forms part of a book launched by Jim Granger at the weekend.
The book is called “Chapters of Kingsvale-A Patchwork of stories that shaped the community of Kingsvale.”
The aim of the book is to ensure that the history of Kingsvale is not forgotten in our rapidly changing world.
The beautifully presented book includes original photographs and extensive research that Susan conducted throughout Australia.
She conducted interviews with past and present members of the Kingsvale community as research for the book.
The book will soon be available at the Harden and Young museums.
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