I have provided a page for each surname in my family in this section on Surnames. They include Basan, Canet, Dudley, Grist, Hovey, Lyons, Mann, Marks, Montgomery, Sandilands, Streeter, and Wilkinson.

I have included Val's Story. Val Carnegie (nee Dudley), was my aunt. She researched the Dudley family (which moved from Ridgmont in Bedfordshire in the UK to Tallygaroopna in Victoria), many years before the advent of the internet. She wrote dozens of letters to the UK for much of her information.

Also included are stories from Nell Sidebottom's and George Canet's. These are wonderful additions to our knowledge of our family trees.

Other family names, of convicts, are in the next section on Convicts. Some of these people came out on the First Fleet, others on the Second Fleet. They include Brooks, Gascoigne, Lucas, Murray, Pollard, and White.

Many thanks to all the people, many of them cousins, who have provided me with additional information.

I was interested to see I have just updated this page exactly one year after I first did it.

And now I have updated it for the third time on the same date.

Feedback - I'm always happy to receive feedback about my site.
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This page was updated by Diana Kupke (Diana Mann) on 5 January 2024