Here are my responses to the Australia Day Challenge 2014: C’mon Aussie geneameme conceived by Cassmob and posted on her blog, ‘Family history across the seas’.
CLIMBING YOUR FAMILY’S GUM TREE
My first ancestor to arrive in Australia was: Esther Ferres who arrived in Port Phillip 11th August 1848.on the ‘Cornwall’. She was 64 years old and listed as a laundress.
I don’t have any ‘Australian Royalty’ (convicts) amongst my known ancestors. The possibility still exists, as details of one line are unknown.
Neither can I claim to be an ‘Aussie mongrel’ as all my ancestors came to Oz from the southern counties of England.
Did any of your ancestors arrive under their own financial steam? Most were ‘assisted’ immigrants but some paid their own fare and one family is said to have been brought out by an organ-building firm to work on the town hall organ. Continue reading “Australia Day Challenge 2014: C’mon Aussie”