Letters from the Klondike

Written by Sidney Watson from Vancouver, Canada during the 1898/99 winter and later in 1899, just before he and his wife, Annie, returned to Australia after two summers on the Goldfields of Alaska and British Columbia. Philip Sidney Watson married Annie Lister in January 1898. Annie was a suffragist with a BA from the University … Continue reading Letters from the Klondike

Sidney Watson’s honeymoon, North to Alaska & Canada

Philip Sidney "Sid" Watson married Annie Lister, somewhere in Queensland, in January 1898. Annie was 31 years old and a suffragist with a BA from the University of Melbourne and Sidney was 39 years old. (there is also some suggestion that she may have been a nurse prior to attending university – Lew Blackmore re-called … Continue reading Sidney Watson’s honeymoon, North to Alaska & Canada