Photo of FriedaFrieda Jewell Ninnis is the third child of William & Elizabeth Ninnis (Jewell), born on the 11th of July 1905 at Long Gully.

Frieda married Ralph Barrett (son of Benjamin Barrett & Mary McCallum). They were married at the Presbyterian church in Richardson St Middle Park. At the time of writing this I do not know the exact date.

Frieda & Ralph had 3 boys:

Donald Ralph Barrett - born 30th December 1935
Graeme Benjamin Barrett - born 2nd August 1940
John William Barrett - born 18th July 1949

Unfortunately Frieda's husband Ralph died on the 16th of June 1970. He was cremated and interred in a rose garden at the Altona Cemetery. On the 21st of June 1976 Frieda married Walter Edward Lee, at the Registry Office in Melbourne. Frieda still lives in her family home in Ascot Vale.


Donald was the first child of Ralph & Frieda Barrett, and was born on the 30th of December 1935 at the Jessie McPherson Hospital. Donald and his wife Margaret Price (daughter of William & Elsie Price), had 3 sons. They are;

Paul Griffith Barrett

Paul was born on the 13th of December 1957 in Footscray. On the 24th of April 1982 Paul married Julie Ann Smith (daughter of Geoffrey and Judith Smith), at the R.A.C.V. Country Club in Healesville. They have 3 children - Nicholas Barrett born 20th of April 1983, Katie Barrett born 12th of February 1985 and Joshua Barrett born 27th of May 1987.

Gregory Donn Barrett

Gregory was born on the 1st of May 1960 in Footscray. On the 25th February 1990 Gregory married Tracey Lyndel Barnett (daughter of Ronald Barnett and Ruth Cox). They have 1 child - Jaidyn Layton Barrett born 25th of March 1992. Tragically Gregory passed away in 1995.

Brett Anthony Barrett

Brett was born on the 30th of April 1963 in Melbourne. Brett is currently living with Dianne Maree Mc Kellar (daughter of William McKellar and Patricia Cornthwaite). Dianne has recently given birth to their first child. At the time of writing this book the details were unavailable.

Don Barrett and familyOn the right is a a photograph of Donald and his family. At back left to right - Margaret, Donald, Paul, Brett, Tracey. In front Paul's children Kate, Joshua, Nicholas, with Frieda Ninnis.


Graeme was the second child of Ralph & Frieda Barrett, and was born on the 2nd of August 1940 at StVincents Hospital in Melbourne. On the 3rd of March Graeme married Lorell Lee Ballard (daughter of Fred Ballard & Olga Lee), in the Presbyterian Church - Ascot Vale. They had 3 children

Ralph Ronald Barrett

Ralph was born on the 31st October 1960 in Carlton. On the 16th September 1981 Ralph married Joanne Leigh Buchannan in Darwin N.T. On the 25th of April 1987 Ralph married Jennifer Morland (daughter of Raymond Morland and Nola Nitschke) in Geelong. They have 3 children - Rebekah Jennifer Morland-Barrett born 28th of December 1985, Jonathan Ralph Morland-Barrett born 2nd of October 1987 and Kathleen Grace Morland-Barrett born 18th of September 1991. On the 14th of February 1997, Ralph’s partner Belinda Parker gave birth to their daughter Jessica Sarah Parker-Barrett.

Victoria Lee Barrett

Victoria (Vicki) was born on the 8th of January 1965 in the Sacred Heart Hospital in Coburg. On the 24th of August 1985 Vicki married Laurence William Downs in Park Holme S.A. They had 2 children, Tara Lee Downs born 19th of September 1985 and Wayne Edward Downs born 17th of March 1987. Vicki is now married to Graham Trevor Muller (son of Jock Muller and Jean McPherson). They were married on the 8th of January 1995. Vicki’s children are now known as Tara and Wayne Muller.

Sandra Barrett

Sandra was born on the 6th November 1967. Later she married Paul Hammence. Sandra is now living with her partner David Hockley. On 22nd November 1996, Sandra gave birth to their first child Jazzmyne Hockley.

On the 3rd of December 1977, at their home in Ringwood, Graeme married Loris Elizabeth Mary Welch (daughter of Eric Welch & Agnes Cowan).


Photo of John & Jean John was born on the 18th of July 1949 in the Vaucluse Hospital in Coburg. On the 27th May 1978 John married Jean Hogan (daughter of Alexander Hogan and Nora Roughley-Riley) at St Columba Anglican Church in Edithvale. On the right is a photo of John and Jean taken at the recent Jewell Family Reunion. John and Jean have 2 sons:

Andrew Barrett born 21st September 1980
David Barrett born 18th September 1982

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