Tracing family who moved to Australia in 1912

Tate family in Scarborough Yorkshire late 1890s
Tate family in Scarborough Yorkshire late 1890s
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A man who is researching his Scarborough-related family history from the other side of the world is asking for help in identifying relatives on a treasured photograph.

Tom Tate, of New South Wales, Australia, contacted The Scarborough News in the hope that someone would help him put some names to the faces on this picture.

The photograph is believed to have been taken between 1898 and 1901 and shows Tom’s great grandfather, also called Thomas Tate, pictured standing at the back on the right.

Tom explained: “Our branch of the Tate family - my great grandparents - migrated from Scarborough and landed in Fremantle, Western Australia, in 1912.

“Much of the furniture and items they bought from Scarborough still take pride of place in my parents’ house. My father showed me a luggage trunk that came out in 1912 in it was a treasure, for us, of photos, letters and documents.

“Unfortunately it seems that when my great grandfather died in 1952 my great grandmother put these in the trunk and never really discussed it after that. Jump forward just over 50 years and we have a couple of generations with much to learn about our past from Scarborough.”

The Tates lived at 10 St John’s Avenue from the mid 1890s and were still there when the 1911 census was taken.

If you can help Tom with his research, please email