Places that are part of my ancestry

In this section I have written about the places in Victoria where my parents grew up, and also about Norfolk Island. Two of my convict ancestors, Olivia Gascoigne and Nathaniel Lucas were part of the first settlement on the island and a few years later two more ancestors arrived, Ann White and Kennedy Murray.

Both Lexton (home of Thomas Mann), and Tallygaroopna (home of Merlyn Mann nee Dudley), are two small townships in Victoria. Little remains of the first settlement on Norfolk but the island has a rich tourism industry and is a beautiful place to visit.

Lexton, Victoria where Diana Kupke's father, Thomas Edwin Mann, grew up. Lexton Victoria where my father, Thomas Edwin Mann, grew up Norfolk Island, home to four of Diana Kupke's convict ancestors. Norfolk Island where my four convict ancestors languished Tallygaroopna, where Diana Kupke's mother, Merlyn Isobel Mann nee Dudley, grew up. Tallygaroopna, Victoria where my mother, Merlyn Isobel Mann nee Dudley, grew up

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This page was updated by Diana Kupke (Diana Mann) on 3 March 2019