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Over the seas and far away: my relatives to Australia 1838-9

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Below is a list of the relatives I’ve discovered who emigrated to Australia in the space of just 2 years from a small area on the Kent / Sussex border. I’ve also included details of some of their extended families to try and build up a more rounded picture of the pattern of emigration. I’ve compiled the list as an aide memoire for myself and it’s …

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General Family History Research Websites for Australia

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General Family History Websites  Listed below are some of the principal websites for genealogical and family history research in Australia. Many overseas researchers do not realise, that you also need to search the different states in Australia, as they have their own registers and websites. (Just like different Counties in the UK or the States in America or Canada). There are also some general sites and …

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The Baker family: from Salehurst to Sydney

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SARAH DRURY 1796-1839  Sarah Drury is my 5 x great aunt and was the daughter of William and Mary Drury nee Iden. She was baptised in Rolvenden, Kent on 2 October 1796 [1] and was the fifth of William and Mary’s six children and their youngest daughter. In the 1841 census her father, brothers and all the surrounding households were agricultural labourers. On 4 January 1813 when she was 16 …

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Our Johnson Family: Lancashire to Australia

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JOHN & AMELIA JOHNSON John Johnson and Amelia Oldham came to Australia with their 10-month-old son John on the “Clyde”, arriving in Australia on the 21st April 1840. It would appear that they settled in the Bathurst area, lived on a property called Mount Tamar and that their children were born at, or near White Rock. The property Mount Tamar had a name change to “Wonalabee” …

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