There was an interesting recent exchange of letters in the Townsville Bulletin of Australia. It started with this:
AS you can see from my address, I live on the other side of the world; Trinidad, home of Brian Lara. I need some assistance in getting some information on my father, Walter Sugden (deceased), former geologist and lecturer in the James Cook University. I was born on July 18, 1946 to Walter and Mable Sugden. Walter and Mable were married in 1946, he was employed at that time in Trinadad. He was originally from England. They divorced after two to three years and he left Trinidad. I started looking for him some years ago. I eventually found out that he migrated to Australia, and eventually died and was buried in Townsville. I also found out that I have a half brother and sister. My brother's name is Hugh Sugden of Sugden Photographics. I contacted Hugh. I would like to contact anyone knowing Walter who might be able to assist me in bridging this information gap. I have no desire to profit in any way from use of this information, my children just want to know more about their grandfather. Thanking you for any assistance in this matter.
Trinidad, West Indies
And was followed by:
ON October 4 a letter appeared in the Townsville Bulletin written by Clive Sugden from Trinidad. In the letter Mr Sugden said he was seeking information about the Sugden family in Townsville. We would like to distance ourselves from the claims of family history made in that letter.