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I am of the opinion it is a rootsweb problem and not nbn or bigpond. I
receive all other bigpond private mail straight away. Just sent myself
a test and it arrived straight away and other items like photos I have
asked my daughter to send me while we are speakin gon phone and they
come through straight away, so it seems logical to me it is rootsweb
that is the problem. The list has been quiet this weekand a lot of
other list in active for ages now. We are one of a few still active.
While I was on Norfolk Island (which was wonderful) I was asked if I knew if
the first Catholic church was built at the top of Murray Street. I only know
that there was a hall behind the markets in Collins Street (that was later
moved to the St Mary's grounds) , can anyone help.
Irene Schaffer OAM
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Am I the only person who is only receiving snippets of the lists posts in recent times? for example i might receive a reply to a query without having received the original post! If it's just me then it must be caused from national broad band recently coming to my street as I have lost contact with a number of people and the TPI too. Marlene Mesenberg
Many thanks to Meryl and Peter for wonderful help with my Wilkins/Milkins
query. I think we have the answer now. The TPI Digger marriage of convict
Rosannah Cavanagh/Cavannah to Joseph WILKINS in 1842 is incorrect. She
married Joseph MILKINS. Best wishes to all, Don Bradmore, Central Victoria.
Hi Listers, In TPI Digger, Rosannah CAVANAGH (shown as CAVANNAH) is listed
as marrying Joseph WILKINS at Hobart on 28 March 1842. On the marriage entry
(RGD37/1403/1842), Wilkins is described as 38, free, a bachelor and a
blacksmith. Cavanagh was still a convict (Abercrombie, 1841). But, in the
register of Permissions to Marry of 19 February 1842 (CON52-1-2, p.061), the
male partners name is listed between MARTIN, MITCHELL, MASON, MILLER,
MOGFORD and others, all starting with the letter M. This makes me think
that the Digger entry might be incorrect, and that it was not Joseph WILKINS
whom Cavanagh married but former convict Joseph MILKINS (Albion¸1823) who
had been granted a free pardon in 1841. Can anyone throw any light on this,
please? Don Bradmore, Central Victoria.
I am trying to sort out a John William THOMAS born about 1850, married 1870
to Jessie Margaret HENRY in Hobart. I am trying to find his birth and who
his parents were. John and Jessie's first child was born in Hobart, the
remainder in Deloraine.
According to the obituary <http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article50983586> of
John, he had been a station master at Penguin for several years and been in
employ of Tasmanian Railways for about 30 years. He had also been a master
at the Masonic Lodge of Hope at Forth and Penguin. John died in June 1918
Many family trees have his parents as John Thomas and Charlotte Hughes ,
but the John William THOMAS born to them was in 1847 in Longford and
apparently this side of the tree is well researched according to some DNA
I am about to start creating some family group sheets for the surname of
THOMAS especially on the north and north west coasts of Tasmania.
My cousin, Sibyle, her mother Isabella COLGRAVE married a Samuel Vernon
THOMAS, who was the son of John and Jessie.
Somehow all these THOMAS's seem to be connected through DNA which is why I
am now querying John William THOMAS's parents. If anyone has any helpful
hints about these THOMAS families, it might be of use to me.
I wont need anything from the Tasmanian names index though as I can find
that myself. If you are related to any of the THOMAS families and have
definitive information it would be appreciated.
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I am trying to contact a couple of people who I was in contact with many
years ago. The first is Chris Emery, who I believe at the time was
living in Brisbane. The second is Louise Leslie, who was living in
With a computer disaster all my contact information for these two has been
lost and I would dearly love to make contact with them again.
If anyone knows of these persons, I would really appreciate some help in
making contact again.
Gaylene McCooey (nee Grundy)
Yes, more on Steve Harris..
Child convicts, lost boys and the murder at Point Puer
On Conversations with Sarah Kanowski
British boys as young as nine were transported to Van Diemen's Land for
petty crime. 3000 of them were incarcerated at Point Puer, the first
prison in the world built exclusively for children..
He has two interesting reasons why it was named Point Puer, but I am not
sure Gov Arthur would have used the second reason.Yet. I may be wrong?
This can be found at the 17 minutes 30 seconds into the interview.
I haven’t heard it all yet, but so far an interesting interview with
Sarah.And yes he is plugging his book.The full blurb that goes with the
talk is “At Point Puer, Van Diemen's Land, in the mid-19th Century, 3000
young boys were jailed in the first prison in the world built
exclusively for children.
British boys as young as nine years of age were exiled to this remote
spot on the Tasman Peninsula for crimes as petty as pickpocketing or
In 1843, an overseer was brutally murdered at Point Puer and two young
prisoners were charged with the crime.
If found guilty in the Hobart Supreme Court, the two boys would be sent
to the gallows.
Journalist Steve Harris brings to light a little-known chapter of
Australian penal history.
/The Lost Boys of Mr Dickens/is published by Melbourne Books
duratio 51mins 12secs
Thu 17 Oct 2019, 11:00am
PS Not all the young boys were sent to Point Puer; at least 2 that
arrived with Collins in 1804.
Very little has been written and published about Point Puer since the
passing of Ian Brand some 30+ years ago.
However, besides Steve Harris there have been two speakers in the south
of the state in the last six months…
In July this year July Alastair Scott spoke to THRA on “The Point puer
Boys: Graduates of a Helpless Establishment”. His talk is on Soundcloud
Craig Mackie spoke at TFHS Hobart branch meeting in May on “R-the Crown
v Campbell and Sparks-Sparkes 1843 Point Puer boys.A precis of the talk
is available in Tas Ancestry September 2019
Not Tasmanian, but this video is quite fantastic, from "Time Travel
Artist" using photographs looking at Sydney Cove throught the ages; from
the present day back to the arrival of the first European settlers in
1788 and back again. Alas, only for those with a face book account. :-(
I hope there are many of you that can enjoy this.
See below sent from Maree Ring but for some reason it hasn’t been able to get to the mailing list. I am forwarding it for her and crossing fingers it gets through.
Regards, Meryl Yost
I have been trying for a few days to put this through to the list but for reasons unknown it has been rejected. I hope it is of interest as it pertains to Female convicts to NSW...
The blog may be of interest for those who have Tasmanian female convicts to see any differences....
Am trying to trace the family of a Charles Walker who married an Agnes
Lauder in Ringarooma, Tasmania in 1893.
If anyone has any ties to this family, I would really appreciate if you
could contact me.