Minnie Louisa Trist was born in 1869 in Exeter, England, to Joseph Chapman Trist, a jeweller, and his wife Matilda Rose Butland. The family, with five children, arrived in Victoria, Australia, on the ship Cuzco in Oct 1886. Joseph was a watchmaker at 107 St John Street, Launceston. A Miss Trist was an alto in the Tasmanian Exhibition Choir in 1891-92. This might have been Minnie, or her sister Nellie, born in 1873. Their brother Frank was also in the choir.
Minnie married Ernest Albert Woodberry on 20 Apr 1891. Their three children were born between 1893 and 1898. By 1903 the family was living in Emu Bay Road, Deloraine.
Nellie married William Livingstone in 1898 in Waverley, NSW. Their seven children were born in Sydney between 1899 and 1910. Nellie died in Newtown, NSW, in 1939.