Augusta C Nagel 1862–1945

Seated is Augusta with her husband William 
standing is Hubert, Alice and Albert

Augusta was born the seventh child of Ernst and Augustina Nagel at Wheal Ellen, South Australia on 5th December 1862. She moved with her family to Moonta as a child.  After completing her schooling she was employed by Mr Broad, a musician who also owned a music shop at Moonta. Augusta eventually became the manager of this business.

In 1895 she married William Elsworthy 1867-1946 who arrived in Australia on the ship Hesperus at the age of eleven. Augusta and William had three children; William Hubert, Albert Edward and Alice Elizabeth. When their son Hubert married in 1921, Augusta and William retired and purchased a home at Kadina.

William’s sister Rose married Augusta’s nephew John Nagel in 1898.

On 17th December 1945, ten months after celebrating their Golden Wedding, Augusta died. William followed two and half years later on 16th May 1948.

Driver William Elsworthy seated next to his nephew John Nagel,
John’s wife Rose at rear with Augusta and baby Hubert