Books — Family Histories

Matthews & Matthews Our Cornish Cousins, Our Antecedents
Matthews & Matthews Our Cornish Cousins, Our Antecedents
celebrates 150 years since the arrival of the family at Geelong. Part One is a history of James Matthews who married his second cousin Margery Matthews in 1831 at Paul, Cornwall, England, and receding 5 generations. Part Two covers the great–grandchildren who each have a chart
A4, soft cover, 224pp, 219 family charts, maps, 142 photographs, index AUD$45.00 (plus p+h)
Available from
Mr D Macreadie, 268 Stoney Creek Road, Cowwarr Vic 3857, Australia

Margaret Catchpole
Margaret Catchpole
Laurie Forth 2006, biography of the notorious Margaret Catchpole who had a reputation as a daring horse thief and gaol escapee and was twice condemned to death and twice reprieved then transported for life on the Nile in 1801; before the century ended she became the heroine of a best selling novel and in NSW was the valued servant of and midwife to many free settlers who pioneered the Hawkesbury District A5, paperback, 64pp
ISBN 0646464019, AUD$16.50 (incl p+h in Aus)

Available from
L P Forth, PO Box 120, Richmond NSW 2753, Australia

Music, Myth & Memories: A Kyle Family History
2008 Dr Noeline Kyle with Joyce Lawson, traces the descendants of Henry and Michael Kyle who arrived in Australia in 1841 and settled in NSW, includes a CD of the Kyle music
A4, soft cover, 238pp, bibliography, index, maps, b/w photos
ISBN 9780957870031, AUD35.00 (incl p+h in Aus)


Available from
Mrs J Lawson, PO Box 6457, Toowoomba West Qld 4350, Australia
My Mallyon Connections 1763-2006

My Mallyon Connections 1763–2006
2006 Lorrae Johnson, written for the descendants of William and Bessie Mallyon of Springsure Qld, providing BDM details of 600+ descendants and their English and Canadian connections plus extensive family trees
A4, soft cover, b/w photos, illustrations, index, 294pp
ISBN 0958087121, AUD$50.00 (incl p+h in Aus)


Available from
L Johnson, 13 Forest Avenue, Glenore Grove Qld 4342, Australia
My Mallyon Connections 1763-2006

My Mother Reread Me Tenderley: The Life of James Ruse
2002 2nd ed. Janice Ruse Huntington, details the life of the authors 5xgreat–grandfather, James Ruse, from his birth in Cornwall, England to his transportation to Australia, including the family he left behind
A5, paperback, 96pp
ISBN 1740182413, AUD$24.00 (incl p+h in Aus)

Available from
Valiant Efforts Pty Limited
PO Box 7, Rydalmere BC NSW 1701, Australia
My Mother Reread Me Tenderley

Norse in the South: The Hansen Berg family
Norse in the South: The Hansen Berg family
2002 Pam Ray, family history that commences in 1880 with the Berg family of Tumut in Australia describing how the author unravelled the many fabrications surrounding her forbears, originally the Hansen family of Grue, Norway, who immigrated to New Zealand on the immigrant ship Hovding in 1873; includes the consolidated list of emigrants to New Zealand per Hovding (2) from Christiania (Oslo), Norway in August 1873
A4, soft cover, 330pp, 100 illustrations, 23 genealogical charts, footnotes, index, bibliography
ISBN 0958196206, AUD$43.00 (incl p+h in Aus) NZ$50.00 (incl p+h to NZ)
Available from
P Ray, 67 Hopetoun Circuit, Yarralumla ACT 2600, Australia

Poorhouse to Paradise: The Adventures of a Pioneering Family in a North Queensland Country Town
the story of Charles Edward Ford who emigrated from Wiltshire to Maryborough, Queensland in 1888, worked in the Wide Bay Burnett district, married and raised a family in the Mackay district; other families include Goring and Hansen
25cm x 17.5cm, 240pp, soft cover, 71 photos
AUD$29.95 (plus p+h)

Available from
L Ford, PO Box 48F, Freshwater Qld 4870, Australia
Poorhouse to Paradise: The Adventures of a Pioneering Family in a North Queensland Country Town

Norse in the South: The Hansen Berg family
Potterton People & Places: Three Centuries of an Irish Family
Homan Potterton, a family history from the late 17th century piecing their lives together through available records to reveal things were not as ordinary as first seemed; family secrets, feuds and tragedy all come to life as the author follows their fortunes down through 10 generations
soft cover, 190pp, 120 b/w illustrations, maps, drawings, photographs
ISBN 1905451180, €15
Available from
Choice Publishing
Barlow House, Narrow West Street, Drogheda, Louth, Ireland

Poorhouse to Paradise: The Adventures of a Pioneering Family in a North Queensland Country Town
the story of Charles Edward Ford who emigrated from Wiltshire to Maryborough, Queensland in 1888, worked in the Wide Bay Burnett district, married and raised a family in the Mackay district; other families include Goring and Hansen
25cm x 17.5cm, 240pp, soft cover, 71 photos
AUD$29.95 (plus p+h)

Available from
L Ford, PO Box 48F, Freshwater Qld 4870, Australia
Poorhouse to Paradise: The Adventures of a Pioneering Family in a North Queensland Country Town

Richard Tilden Smith: a man of vision
Richard Tilden Smith: a man of vision
2012 Caroline J Ansell, a biography of the author's grandfather who was born in the bush town of Muswellbrook in 1865 and died in 1929 in the House of Commons while visiting MPs to discuss the Coal Bill the British government was about to introduce
A5, soft cover, 188pp, index, maps, photographs
ISBN 9780987220400, AUD$30.00 (incl p+h in Aus)

Available from
C J Ansell
24 Carinya Crescent, Karana Downs Qld 4306, Australia

Tetbury to Stroud
Marguerita Carey, records the family of William and Elizabeth Street in Australia from England until the present day. William and Elizabeth arrived on the Marquis of Anglesea in 1827 and settled at Stroud NSW where their
10 children were born.  Also contains family trees, photos, copies of original documents relating to family members and their work with the Australian Agricultural Company
A4, soft cover, 164pp, index, 107 photographs, maps
ISBN 0646130072, AUD$30.00 (incl p+h in Aus)
Available from
M M Carey, 19 Culdees Road, Burwood Heights NSW 2136, Australia
Tetbury to Stroud

The ANDREWS on the Manning
The Andrews on the Manning
2003 Thérèse Archinal with researchers Elaine McCutcheon and Judy Welch , records the true history of the 5 Andrews brothers of Scottish descent who migrated to Australia from Ireland and settled on the Manning River from 1837, lavishly illustrated
A4, soft cover, 176pp, bibliography, maps, photographs, references
ISBN 187628434X, AUD$28.00 (incl p+h in Aus)
Available from
Manning Valley Historical Society Inc
12 Farquhar Street, Wingham NSW 2429, Australia

The Averell & Lloyd Families of Ireland and Australia
2008 Pamela E Ottaviano, a self–published family history of the Averell and Lloyd families from 1620 through to present day

A4, soft cover, 184pp, abbreviations, kinship list, maps, photos, sources
ISBN 9780646500034, AUD$80.00 (incl p+h in Aus)


Available from
Mrs P Ottaviano, 149 Dalgety Road, Middle Swan WA 6056, Australia
The Brave Old Pioneers (A History of the HODGETTS Family in Australia)

The Brave Old Pioneers (A History of the Hodgetts Family in Australia)
2004 revised edition Richard John Hodgetts, greatly expands the 1988 edition, records the many thousands of descendants of Thomas and Harriet Hodgetts, giving life stories and images, plus descendant trees with 25,000+ names of known descendants and other known Hodgetts families
A4, soft cover, 404pp, 450+ photographs
ISBN 0731623312, AUD$74.00 (incl p+h in Aus)

Available from
R J Hodgetts
314 Pipers River Road, Turners Marsh Tas 7267, Australia
The Brave Old Pioneers (A History of the HODGETTS Family in Australia)

The Duffs of Yass: An Irish Pioneering Family
The Duffs of Yass: An Irish Pioneering Family
Diana MacQuillan 2003, the history and genealogy of James and Maria Matilda (Torpey) Duff, married in Yass in 1863, and their descendants in Australia. James Duff was a free settler who worked as a supervisor for Yass pioneer Henry OBrien
B5, soft cover, 282pp, genealogies, index, 242 photographs
ISBN 0646423517, AUD$46.00 (incl p+h in Aus)

Available from
D MacQuillan, PO Box 67, Yass NSW 2582, Australia

The Family of James Haines
Celebrates 150 years of settlement of the family of James Haines who arrived in South Australia in 1850 with his family aboard the Lysander
A4, Paperback, 214pp, family tree, 166 illustrations
AUD$30.00 (plus p+h)


Available from
South East Family History Group Inc
PO Box 758, Millicent SA 5280, Australia
The Family of James HAINES

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