The child's parents were married in Victoria in 1903 (Marriage Registration 853/1903). Their son, Herbert Patrick, was born about 1902 in Colac, Victoria, and died in 1903. This deceased child was born and died in 1904 in Kookynie and then another child, Eileen Beronica (this is the spelling as appears in the Birth Registration), was born 1905 in Kookynie. The children's father, Patrick, died in 1907 (Death Registration 47/1907, Coolgardie) and their mother married Joseph Bailey on 17 Jul 1912 in Caulfield, Victoria. There were a further three children born to this marriage.