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CasCas Report 30 Apr 2013 00:40

Ive heard there is a book by the name of "DESCENDANTS OF SAMUEL SWAIN" about a convict who was sent to Australia in 1833 from England.

the book does not seen to be available in the UK please could anyone tell me if there is a site where i can order it from for delivery to the UK?

many thanks
Cassie :-)


SylviaInCanada Report 30 Apr 2013 01:41

Have you tried Googling for it????


CupCakes Report 30 Apr 2013 03:58

Wow - There is some interesting stuff about him on YouTube - his children and adopted son.


Reggie Report 30 Apr 2013 08:32

Have you tried the puiblisher?


Mary Report 30 Apr 2013 14:21

Written by William John Forrest (Bill Forrest) in 1971.
Looks as though it is in the Australian Library.

Available through
W Forrest
84 Crown street
NSW 2340
You could try this email I found on Google posted in 2010



CasCas Report 30 Apr 2013 20:01

Thanks for the replies everyone.

I did try to google it but couldnt find anywhere in the UK where I could get one. Non of the Australian sites that came up seemed to have any.

I watched the U-tube story it was very interesting but it was a bit too fast for me to write it all down - ha ha!

I will try the email address that mary suggested first and see what that brings.

many thanks to everyone


Alemap Report 1 May 2013 09:16

Contact the nearest family history centre for the church of latter day saints.

They maybe able to get a copy in for you to look at, for a small charge. :-)


CasCas Report 3 May 2013 22:50

Thanks Pam, I'll do that

Cas :-)