ShipsMy site Victoria before 1847 concentrates on the movement of ships, in particular with a month-by-month series extracted from the various newspapers, before melbourne gained its own paper in 1840
It features an alphabetical list of each person named and expanded by other news items found or given me by descendants.
Other ships that caught my interest
Asia 1856 to Adelaide, Caroline Agnes 1849 to Geelong, Gipsy Bride Feb and Dec 1855, India Ocean 1854 to Portland, Marmion 1852 with 407 to Portland, Omega 1856.
Super-MumMargaret Hussey 3 Feb 1833 - 21 Oct 1905 wed 1849 to Samuel Henry Farrall, 5 Nov 1832 - 6 Feb 1923, born in Worthing to William Farrall and Laura Miles and died in Elmore, Victoria, Australia, 18 Children, first Fanny Amelia Farrall 17 Jul 1853 and her 18th child Harriet Hussey Farrall born about Sept 1879 lived 5 months was the 5th to died in infancy.
Amelia Lucke 1857 #16790 wed 1873 #946 to Arthur Vernon c1850 and lived at Eddington, Korong Vale. She gave life to 18 Children, her last child Daisy Vernon born in 1903, no twins, and only one is recorded as dying in infancy, child number 7, Joseph Vernon 1883 #17683 - 1883 #8676 lived 2 weeks
Super-DadDavid Wilson 13 Sept 1871 - 12 Mar 1929 fathered 17 children, Hannah Arnold had 10 then Anna Elizabeth Hillard had her 7th after he died of a gunshot wound.
Patrick Francis Quinlivan 17 June 1836 - 28 Apr 1898 fathered 16 children, Emma Staniford had 11 then Mary had 6 before he died.
Long livesJane Bofill, 20 Apr 1863 - 13 Dec 1967, aged 104 and had 8 children. She wed Thomas James Treganowan 1861 - 1942 #26764 aged 81, leaving her a widow for her last 25 years.
Charles Wemyss was born 5 July 1824 and died Fri 10 July 1925 aged 101, came to Melb 13 Aug 1842 from Mauritius on the Belle Creole, a Colonist of 83 Years. Three days after the celebration of his 101st birthday Mr. Charles Wemyss died at the residence of his daughter (Miss J.Wemyss, Rochester road, Balwyn)
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Starting your research
A Family Group Chart
Sample Pedigree chart or History chart,
BMD England St Catherines
BMD NSW records
BMD South Aust
BMD West Aust Indexes
Lloyds List of Ships
NSW Bounty original records
NSW Unassisted names indexed,
NSW Assisted Immigrants 1839 - 1896
SA - by Di Cummings intro
SA to 1855
Vic Assisted immigration
Vic Unassisted immigration
Vic Outward ships
Vic Wills and Probate records to 1925
Canberra War Records or here
Convict in alphabetical lists
Convicts in NSW records
Convicts in Tasmania
Exiles in Victoria
Cornwall census 1841-91
Census Freecen UK
FirstFamilies2001 use alphabet
NSW Probate ,
New Zealand BMD
New Zealand links
PapersPast for New Zealand
Old Bailey Cases 1778 - 1913
Port Phillip Gazette
Terry Foenander deaths 1867-80, Alf Hosp
Vic South-West Victoria
News Ferguson Aust 1840-45.
Trove all states early papers
Port Phillip Herald starts 3 Jan 1840
page order is 1 and 4, then 2 amd 3.
The Age starts 17 Oct 1854.
Reference Books"First Years at Port Phillip" by Robert Douglass Boys,
BA pub 1959. He was formerly Chief Librarian of the Public Library of Victoria
Pioneer Owners of the Wimera,
a pdf file of the book by Thomas Young, showing the pastoral leases and changes in ownership, from 1842 when Benjamin Boyd took up the first station, Ledcourt.
Violence and Crime in Nineteenth century England,
The Shadow of our Refinement, by John Carter Wood, Published in 2004.
Reference Web sitesMedical science in Sydney in 1841 - Smallpox treatment and vaccination. Comments on the results of Senior Archivist at State Records, Janette Pelosi, making an unexpected discovery on 24 November 2010.
Soundex SystemBack before computers, genealogists were familiar with the problems of 'near-miss spelling' and surnames that sound the same but are spelled differently.
See Soundex for your surname, and read an explanation - the Basics shown clearly or Eastman's Notes show Basics and more details.
|Major events in Port Phillip district later called Victoria. See my web site - Port Phillip Shipping before 1850|
|Before 1850||End of convict era, tried Bounty payments of passage costs. Dealing with Bankrupts,|
|Before 1860||Victoria separated from NSW, Gold found, rush began, extreme disruptions. Eureka Stockade. Establishing Civil registration of births, marriages, deaths.|
|Before 1870||Schooling for all children|
|Before 1880||100 years of Occupation, society still 'British'|
|Before 1890||Railways developed, land opened for farming|
|Before 1901||Votes for all men. Federation of Australian states.|
A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, Mc, N, O P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, YZ
I began this web effort on 1st Nov, 1998 as a free Geocities site which closed in 2009. Revision was started on 15 May 2009.
Sorry - some links are still being found 'out of sync' on 17 Apr 2013, despite my daily elastic 'genealogy hour'.
Nov 2012 - refined masthead, counted pages - 345 for a surname, 498 with more than one name, total 843 pages.
began 1St Nov, 1998
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