The Pettet Family of Thornleigh were a typical local family who lived through both the good and hard times of the 1900s including the Great War (1914-1918). Of their thirteen children only seven lived past their thirties. Sadly two sons were killed during World War I and one young son was murdered in Pennant Hills. Despite such sadness the family continued to carry on their lives as best as they could. Today there are descendants of Thomas and Mary Ann Pettet still living in the Hornsby Shire.
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