Books — Family Histories

Australian Family Histories
A Fisherman of Greenwich
2002 Julie Tadman, an account of William Bracegirdle, a fisherman of Greenwich, Kent, England containing valuable background details of the vanished 19th century Greenwich fishing industry and a list of Master Fishermen and their apprentices 1703–1816
A4, soft cover, 96pp, illustrations, index, maps, b/w photos, references
ISBN 1876682264, AUD$36.95 (incl p+h in Aus)


Available from
Post Pressed, 31 Allara Street, Flaxton Qld 4560, Australia

A Most Suitable Trade: The John Manners Story
2011 Shirley Xanthos, a man, his life, his family and his profession, a pillar of the community he chose to live in
A5, soft cover, 452pp, index, photographs, illustrations
ISBN 978064552323, AUD$24.00 (plus p+h)


Available from
S Xanthos, 13 Tweeddale Street, Dunolly Vic 3472, Australia

A Most Suitable Trade

A Tale of Converging Paths
2002 Peter Leithhead, the story of some eighteenth century families whose descendants converged in Peter and Lillian (Ogle) Leithhead. Families include Andrew, Barker, Bushell, Denning, Gregory, Laught, Lawrence, McAuliffe, Mitchell, Reid, Stafford, Watkins, Withers
A4, soft cover, bound, 184pp, 110 photos
AUD$41.00 (incl p+h in Aus), AUD$44.00 or NZ$55.00 (airmail to NZ)

Available from
P Leithhead, 4 Reservoir Street, Mittagong NSW 2575, Australia

A Tale of Converging Paths

Australian Family Histories
Australian Family Histories – see also
2004 Ralph Reid, this unique reference provides title, author/s, publisher name, where published, date published, number of pages and content details of more than 3,400 published titles plus an alphabetical list of over 59,000 family names cross-referenced to the titles in which they appear
B5, soft cover, 320pp
ISBN 0958692149, AUD$40.00 (incl p+h in Aus)

[also available on CD-ROM AUD$30.00 incl p+h in Aus]
Available from
R S Reid, PO Box 69, Coolamon NSW 2701, Australia

A Whispering in the Hearth: Lives of our Scottish Coalmining Ancestors
2002 Jill M Smith, traces the ancestors of her mother, Mary McIntyre Simpson, who were mostly coalminers born in Cowdenbeath, Fife, Scotland, and their families from Aberdeen, Ayr, Clackmannan, Lanark, Midlothian, Renfrew and Stirling, with most in the Kingdom of Fife, where they endured lives of hardship and heavy labour. Main family names covered are Simpson, McIntyre, Yule, Cunningham and Bowman
A4, soft cover, 243pp, index, maps, photographs/illustrations
ISBN 0958610010, AUD$40.00 (incl p+h in Aus)
Available from
Miss J M Smith, PO Box 128, Corindi Beach NSW 2456, Australia
A Whispering in the Hearth: Lives of our Scottish Coalmining Ancestors

Below these Mountains: The Adventures of John Henry Mills: Pioneer Photographer and Gold Miner
Below these Mountains: The Adventures of John Henry Mills: Pioneer Photographer and Gold Miner
the story of the Mills family who emigrated from Coventry to Brisbane in 1865. One son, John Henry, became a professional photographer and a gold miner at Mount Britton near Mackay. Other families include Ricketts and Reckitt
25cm x 17.5cm, soft cover, 256pp, 111 photos
AUD$34.95 (plus p+h)

Available from
L Ford, PO Box 48F, Freshwater Qld 4870, Australia

Beyond the Sliprails: The Connection Between the Smith and Greenhalgh Families of Early Castlereagh
Beyond the Sliprails: The Connection Between the Smith and Greenhalgh Families of Early Castlereagh
2nd ed. 2003 Shirley Harper, fully revised and updated detailing the origins, lives and connection between two convicts and their families who were early settlers of Castlereagh NSW
A4, soft cover, 96pp, b/w photos, illustrations & maps, index
AUD$28.00 (incl p+h in Aus)

Available from
S Harper, 8 Minneapolis Crescent, Maroubra NSW 2035, Australia

CIRCUS: The Australian Story
2011 Mark St Leon, a comprehensive, entertaining and visually stunning history of circus in Australia showing the continuum that extends back to its London, medieval and ancient roots
quality large paperback with flaps, 288pp, rare b/w photos,
ISBN 9781877096501, AUD$39.00
Available from
Melbourne Books
Level 9, 100 Collins Street, Melbourne Vic 3000, Australia
CIRCUS: The Australian Story

Culloden to the Colonies; the collected reminiscences of a McDonald family whose ancestor fought at the Battle of Culloden in 1746

Culloden to the Colonies: the collected reminiscences of a McDonald family whose ancestor fought at the Battle of Culloden in 1746
Antonia J Jones, tells the story of ancestors and descendants of Lewis McDonald, apothecary of Leith, Scotland and his wife, Sophia Dunbar Munro. Several descendants emigrated to Australia on the Medway in 1849 and settled in Vic, NSW, Qld. Other descendants arrived 1870s and 1880s
280 x 194mm, soft cover, 214pp, photos, maps, charts, appendix, bibliography, fully indexed AUD$40.00 (plus p+h)
Available from

Mr D McDonald, PO Box 987, Maleny Qld 4552, Australia


Dolly Dalrymple
2004 Diana Wyllie, is the true, documented story of Dolly Dalrymple Mountgarret Briggs, the daughter of an English sealer and an aboriginal mother who was born in 1810, married an ex-convict and their successful life together including the establishment of Sherwood Hall which remained in the family until the 1890s A5, soft cover, maps, illustrations, photographs, bibliography, index
ISBN 0646435922, AUD$17.99 (incl p+h in Aus)

Available from
D Wyllie, PO Box 764, Childers Qld 4660, Australia
Dolly Dalrymple

Footprints: The journey of Lucy and Percy Pepper
2008, contributing editors Simon Flagg and Sebastian Gurciullo, the story of a Gippsland, Victoria family whose lives were affected by laws and government policies that defined who was Aboriginal and who was not, how they survived ill health and poverty and kept their extended family together, told through their personal correspondence and with government officials
24.5cm x 14.8cm, softcover, 132pp, appendices, bibliography, illustrations IBSN 9781920807610, $17.50 (plus p+h)
Available from
Publication Sales, Public Record Office Victoria
PO Box 2100, North Melbourne Vic 3051, Australia
Foreign Lands: A History and Genealogy of the Merriman and Margules Families in Australia

Foreign Lands: A History and Genealogy of the Merriman and Margules Families in Australia
George Merriman came to NSW as a convict and married another convict, Mary Smith/Stagg in 1813. They had 3 children, one of whom, James, became a successful businessman and ship owner, mayor of Sydney and a member of the Colonial Parliament. Another, George, is a progenitor of the Merrimans of Yass NSW who achieved success as breeders of merino sheep
B5, hard cover, 284pp, genealogies, photographs, index of descendants AUD$32.00 (incl p+h)
Available from
D MacQuillan, PO Box 67, Yass NSW 2582, Australia
Foreign Lands: A History and Genealogy of the Merriman and Margules Families in Australia

FORDing the Generations
FORDing the Generations
1997, the story of John and Eliza Alice (Harris) Ford from Ninfield, East Sussex, England who arrived via Strathfieldsaye in July 1839 and settled in the Hunter River, Maitland, Clarence River areas of NSW. The second chapter contains the Family Tree (nearly 8,500 names) A4, soft cover, 458pp, 2 sections: Family Stories and Family Tree (both fully indexed), 500+ photos, maps and illustrations
AUD$40.00 (incl p+h in Aus)

Available from
Mrs M Tamsitt, 2 Cassie Court, Victoria Point Qld 4165, Australia

From Ballynabogue to Boloko, Bunyan and Beyond
the family history of Matthew and Thomas Power who came from Ireland and settled on the Monaro in the 1840s
88pp, photos
AUD$25.00 (incl p+h in Aus)


Available from
Mrs L Power, PO Box 837, Cooma NSW 2630, Australia
From Ballynabogue to Boloko, Bunyan and Beyond

FORDing the Generations
From Shramrocks to Scrub: A Carrigan History 1813–2013 Vols 1 and 2
2013 Anne Carrigan and Mary Carrigan, documents the lives of James Carrigan born c1813 in Ireland and his wife Ellen Matheson born c1823 in Inverness Scotland, who married in 1841 in West Maitland NSW; featuring more than 180 years of genealogy and photographic heritage
A4, hard cover, 982pp, illustrations, maps, photographs
ISBN 9780646906119, two vol set only, AUD$120.00 (incl p+h in Aus)

Available from
A Carrigan
PO Box 752, Goondiwindi Qld 4390, Australia

From Miners and Blacksmiths We Come
From Miners and Blacksmiths We Come
traces the migration of Rowe family members who left St Enoder, Cornwall for Australia, NZ and USA. Richard (1830-1913), Joseph (1829–1909), James (1832–1875), Jane (1836–1899) and Reuben (1847–1912) came to Australia
A4, soft cover, 282pp, index, family trees, maps, photographs
AUD$43.00 (incl p+h in Aus)


Available from
Mr R Rowe, 14 Mawarra Court, Highton Vic 3216, Australia

James Gough: a very industrious man
2013, Marion Starr, the result of meticulous research, this book records the life of London–trained joiner James Gough who arrived in Sydney as a convict in 1813 and documents his success as a private contractor and builder in colonial Australia
C4, paperback, 208pp,appendix, bibliography, biographies, illustrations, index, colour photographs
ISBN 9780975022115, AUD$43.00 (incl p+h in Aus)

Available from
Ms M Starr, 4/B Wallaroy Crescent, Woollahra NSW 2025, Australia
James Gough

From Miners and Blacksmiths We Come
James Lulham of Telscombe: The Last Man to be Hanged for Sheep Stealing?
2006 Audrey Farley, the story of two brothers committed of sheep stealing in 1819 describing their and their families’ lives spent in and around the Sussex villages and towns of Falmer, Telscombe, Rottingdean, Southwick, Horsham, Botolphs and Newhaven, leading to newspaper reports, parish records, census records and other sources, to the Assizes Court, the Gallows, Prison Hulks and to Botany Bay A5, soft cover, 62pp, maps, photos,
ISBN 0955269903, GB£A7.95 (plus postage)

Available from
Ms A Farley, 29 Central Avenue, Telscombe Cliffs, Peacehaven East Sussex, BN10 7L&, Great Britain

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