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The families of my grandparents below came to Australia in the 1850's. They were either Brits, Scots or Irish and came here for a better life. They have spread from Melbourne to as far EAST and WEST of OZ as you can go! I'm so proud of them all, who goes on a one way trip?

I often receive info and photos from relatives I've never met, and I hope that, if you think you might be related....you give us a try! 

To see the latest photo from the Perrin Family Reunion in Deniliquin NSW click on "Latest News" to the left.

Perrin

George Henry. Born 14 Jul 1858 (East Collingwood, Victoria) - Died 14 Apr 1936 (Deniliquin NSW.) Justice of the Peace (Vic & NSW), Builder, Undertaker, former owner of the "Deniliquin Chronicle", NSW Press Assoc. Member, former Mayor of Deniliquin (1900) and Independent Candidate (not successful around 1907+). Parents Mark Perrin and Marianne Jones arrived in Melbourne Australia on the "Thames" in 1852. They lost a girl child born on board but at journey’s end they found themselves left with a girl whose mother had died in birth on board. George Henry and 5 other children were born in Australia between 1854 and 1866. When George's mother (Marianne) died in 1885, he tried in vain to let the Dadge, Jones & Perrin families in the UK know. I have copies of his letters. What a wonderfull person he was! 

To see the latest photo from the Perrin Family Reunion in Deniliquin NSW click on "Latest News" to the left.  

McMillan

Aura Mary Constance. Born 8 Oct 1887 (Deniliquin NSW) - Died 8 May 1947 (Deniliquin NSW). Second wife of George Henry and “Aunty Connie” to many. It seems she was the “rock” of the family and always had a full house, be it relatives in need from interstate, the children of her sisters and the children of her own children, sent to Deni for schooling. There were also the wives of Airmen training in Deni for WWII, (former Speaker of the House Joan Child was one). There were journalists, and others. Nearly 30 years younger than George, she managed his interests when failing health and the depression saw the family finances depleted. Funerals were not paid for, and ads in his newspaper were placed for free. Aura (Connie) was the 5th daughter of Thomas McMillan and second partner Mary Elizabeth Keogh. Thomas & Mary could not marry until his 1st estranged wife (Annie Mulligan) died (Dec 1891), nor could the children be registered or christened. (Times have changed!) In Jan 1892 the couple finally married and the children were christened. Wish I'd met her!

Bryan

 

Alexander. Born 24 Jan 1881 (Daylesford Victoria) - Died 24 Dec 1953 (Perth WA). My Grandfathers (Alexander) Grandfather, William, paid passage to bring his wife, Jane Richmond and at that time 9 children to Australia on board the “Marco Polo” arriving in Hobson’s Bay Vic. on 20th Sep 1852. They were from Ayrshire, Scotland and after their 10th child was born in Richmond Vic. the family moved to Daylesford. Alexander moved to W.A. where he met and married Dulcie Halbert.

To see the latest photo from the Bryan Family Reunion in Swan Hill, Victoria click on "Latest News" to the left.

Halbert

Dulcie Catherine. Born 1896 (Coolgardie WA) - Died 24 Oct 1969 (Willagee WA). Parents Albert Michael (sometimes called Miller) Halbert (Kingower, Vic.) and Rose Ann Keogh (Moorak Station, Mount Gambier S.A.) Rose Ann was the 3rd female to venture to the Coolgardie/Kalgoorlie Goldfields in the early 1890's. Sadly in her lifetime she would have to endure the deaths of 5 children (some very tragically taken) and her husband. Dulcie's father (Rose Ann's husband), was a former Victorian jockey who fled to NZ, in the nick of time, as police chased him down a Melbourne wharf, for race fixing! He returned to Oz via the long route and ended up in W.A.  Her brother (the 6th child) Gordon was the first white child born in Kundip W.A.  His story is most interesting and you can see that story on the Halbert page. Dulcie was the only grandparent I ever met, sadly the brooches that sparkled in the sun and her love of a bickie or two is all I remember of her.  

Simpson  

  

George Henry Perrin's first marriage was to Sarah Ellen Simpson, pictured here with parents Joseph and Margaret Simpson.

For more information on the Simpsons click on this link http://kildwicksimpsons.webs.com/ 

Photo courtesy of Margaret Storey.

 

  

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