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Those who have made contact I will see my son possibly Wednesday, Thursday
this week and he will then start sending the map to you all so please bear
with him. He works strange hours and long ones so you will get a copy
sooner or later.
I have an ancestor whose name was Elizabeth Hawkins. Her proper
name/alias/maiden name was Sackhurst or Sackerson or maybe some
variation of that. She was born around 1811 and tried at the Plymouth court in 1831 for the last time. She
transported to Australia in 1841. At the time of her transportation she
was married with 2 children (names yet unknown). She stated that she was
originally from "Gurnsey" (sic)... This is more than likely Guernsey in the Channel Islands.
Once in Australia (Tasmania) she married Wliiam Forrest (1844) had two
children, Elizabeth and Ann(1845). Elizabeth (the convict) died in
Forward of message, please reply to:
>need any information about anne mendoza and charles jordan who were the
>parents to leonard and elizabeth charlotte born in tne late 1800' in
>tasmania, australia, portugal, spain
Forward of message, please reply to:
Sharon Nelson <sanelson(a)mars.ark.com>
>Hello out there, I am looking for some relatives on my father's side,
>namely family of John (Jack) Chafer, brother to my Grandfather Arthur
>Chafer. Anyone with Information on these Members of my family I would
>appreciate a reply Thanks Sharon Nelson nee Chafer
Im researching the Lumsden Family. James Lumsden and Emily Sarah McLean
supposedly from Scotland had a daughter Emily Sarah Lumsden born 1853
Aberdeen Scotland. They came to Tasmania around ? Daughter Emily Sarah moved
to Piggoreet Victoria and married John Henry Webb Mining Manager Grand
Trunk Mine John was born 1827 Skibbereen Cork. Anyone researching this
I have been researching a family in Green Ponds named Luck for many years
as already stated it now is Kempton. I have a old map of the area which
some kind person sent me years ago. If anyone would appreciate a copy of it
all they have to do is send me their e-mail and I will get my son Sean to
scan a copy back to them.
So if I can help you don't hesitate to contact me.
Henry Stephens b c 1791 married 1813, London, Maria Elizabeth Jenkins b c
Their son, Henry, was born 1823, in England.
Henry Stephens snr was transported in 1826 to VDL for receiving stolen
goods.His wife and son came out to VDL too.
Henry and Maria had a further two sons, James b 1833, and Joseph b 1836 born
in Launceston, VDL.
Please can anyone give me a pointer on the best place to search for the
arrival of Maria and young Henry ? So far I've had no luck.
Re: list of 'Farmers and Ploughmen' assigned to Joseph Archer
> My GGGG Grandfather, Thomas Gilham, another member of
> the gang, was also assigned to Joseph Archer at this time, together with other convicts, Isaac Gooday and James Cooke.
Was there any further information on James Cooke?
My James Cook/Cooke arrived VDL 1826. Sentenced that same year at age
20. 5'3" hazel eyes, ruddy complexion, dark hair, tattoo on arm.
In the Beautiful Dandenongs, east of Melbourne
When I ordered mine in April the cost was $55 including postage, I don't
think the price has increased. I ordered mine by phone (02) 98415447 and
used credit card. I didn't have to quote an order number, just specified
the 1881 UK Census set of CD's, they come in a neat binder with separate
sleeve for each CD. There is a manual on the first CD which you can print
if you wish.
At 12:01 PM 27/12/1999 +1100, you wrote:
>Just before our local LDS FCH closed for Christmas/New Year I asked about
>ordering a copy of the 1881 British Census CD Roms.
>The man on duty couldn't find an order form for the Census records, but gave
>me one for the British Vital Records (At least it has the right postal
>Does anyone out there have the cost of the 1881 Census and is there an order
>number to go with it?
>==== AUS-Tasmania Mailing List ====
>Australian Heritage Commission
Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Just before our local LDS FCH closed for Christmas/New Year I asked about
ordering a copy of the 1881 British Census CD Roms.
The man on duty couldn't find an order form for the Census records, but gave
me one for the British Vital Records (At least it has the right postal
Does anyone out there have the cost of the 1881 Census and is there an order
number to go with it?
Merry Christmas every one.
I still believe in Santa. I watch my childrens eyes light up when they see
him in the stores and when they go to bed christmas eve he makes them all
excited waitting for his visit. I know that it is me putting the gifts
under the tree but its the thought of Santa that makes us all happy.
Have faith and love this season.
I have a birth for Henry JONES son of John JONES - clerk - & Emma SMITH in Hobart Tasmania, 19 Jul 1862 & the reg no's from
the Tas CD's.
If I order the birth certificate, am I likely to get any more info than is on the CD's? Place of residence etc
Teri in WA
In 1869 John Iles married Isabell Elliott at WHITE MARSH, Tasmania.
I cannot find this place on a map or on a list of former place names I have.
Can anyone please tell me where this is? Is it the name of a town/district or the name of a property?
I suspect it may be somewhere in the Brown Maountain/Ferniehurst area.
Season's greetings from,
I hope you all enjoyed a relaxing Xmas.
I wondered if there was anyone on the site who has personal access to
shipping between, Tasmania and Victoria prior to 1893. I have a William
Luck who travelled to Victoria from his birthplace Tasmania to Victoria
prior to his marriage in 1893. I also know he returned to Tasmania where he
spent the rest of his days. If anyone can help me I would appreciate
> Is there a Santa Claus?
> 1. No known species of reindeer can fly. BUT there are over 300,000
> species of living organisms yet to be classified, and while most of these
> are insects and germs, this does not completely rule out flying reindeer
> which only Santa has ever seen.
> 2. There are 2 billion children (persons under 18) in the world. BUT
> since Santa doesn't appear to handle Muslim, Hindu, Jewish and Buddhist
> children, that reduces the workload to approximately 19% of the total -
> 378 million according to the Population Reference Bureau. At an average
> rate of 3.5 children per household, that's 91.8 million homes. One
> presumes there's at least one good child in each.
> 3. Santa has 31 hours of Christmas to work with, thanks to the
> different time zones and the rotation of the earth, assuming he travels
> from East to West (which seems logical). This works out to 822.6 visits
> per second. This is to say that for each Christian household with good
> children, Santa has 1/1000th of a second to park, hop out of the sleigh,
> jump down the chimney, fill stockings, distribute the remaining presents
> under the tree, eat whatever snacks have been left, get back up the
> chimney, get back into the sleigh, and move onto the next house.
> Assuming each of these 91.8 million houses are evenly distributed (which
> we know to be false, but for the purposes of our calculations we will
> accept), we are now talking about 0.78 miles per household, a total trip
> of 75.5 million miles, not counting stops to do what most of us must do at
> least once every 31 hours.
> This means that Santa's sleigh is moving at 650 miles per second, 3000
> times the speed of sound. For purposes of comparison, the fastest man
> made vehicle, the Ulysses space probe, moves at a poky 27.4 miles per
> second. A conventional reindeer can run at 15 miles per hour, tops.
> 5. The payload on the sleigh adds another interesting element.
> Assuming that each child gets nothing more than a medium sized lego set (2
> pounds), the sleigh is carrying 321,300 tons, not counting Santa, who is
> invariably described as being overweight. On land, conventional reindeer
> can pull no more than 300 pounds. Even granting that "flying reindeer"
> could pull ten times the normal amount, we cannot do the job with eight,
> or even nine. We need 214,200 reindeer. This increases the payload - not
> even counting the weight of the sleigh - to 353,430 tons. Again for
> comparison, this is four times the weight of the QE-II.
> 6. 353,000 tons travelling at 650 miles per second creates enormous
> air resistance - this will heat the reindeer up in the same fashion as
> spacecraft re-entering the earth's atmosphere. The lead pair of reindeer
> will absorb 14.3 quintillion joules of energy. Per second. Each. This
> is roughly equivalent to the monthly electricity consumption of America.
> In short the lead pair of reindeer will burst into flame almost
> instantaneously, exposing the reindeer behind them, and create deafening
> sonic booms in their wake. The entire reindeer team will be vapourised
> within 4.26 thousandths of a second. Santa, meanwhile, will be subjected
> to centrifugal forces 17,500 times greater than gravity. A 250 pound
> Santa (which seems ludicrously slim) would be pinned to the back of his
> sleigh by 4,315,015 pounds of force.
> In conclusion - if Santa did ever deliver presents on Christmas Eve, he's
> dead now. And I doubt the family stayed up at the North Pole. I figure
that they probably settled in Tasmania. So if anyone has come across a
CLAUS family do make contact.
In the interim - Happy Christmas and Best Wishes folks.
On behalf of myself and my family I would like to wish everyone a safe
and prosperous holiday. May you all find health, happiness and good
friendships in the new year.
Regards, Bernie Green and the Green Clan
Researching: Morse, Richards, Whiley, Orchard, Johnston, Langford,
Sidebottom, Langford-Sidebottom, Durling, Lee, Ah Lee, Gould/Gold,
Swallow, Braumann, Green, Shadbolt.
Merry Xmas to all, especially any descendants of the
GATENBY family - Andrew & Hannah GATENBY came to
VDL in the early 1820's. They settled at "Barton" and "Bicton"
on the Isis River. I would LOVE to hear from any descendants.
Alison Griffith in Queensland
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