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DIZZI Report 13 Jul 2009 09:59




SueMaid Report 13 Jul 2009 10:01

Linda it quite fashionable now to claim a convict in your family.

Sue xx


Berona Report 13 Jul 2009 10:55

Sydney - Parramatta area.

Is there a catch to this?

Took me twelve years of researching looking for a convict in the family. Best I could do was my gr/great grandmother's brother - sent out for seven years for stealing a brass tap.


SueMaid Report 13 Jul 2009 11:00

Not so far from me, Berona:)) No catch I'm just interested in where all the Aussies live.

Sue xx


StrayKitten Report 13 Jul 2009 11:04

i have an aunty and 2 cousins in perth

and i own a koala bear holding a boomerangggg from OZ, real, not like Bc's fake hat! lol



Berona Report 13 Jul 2009 11:08

Is Linda related to Mick?

I'm afraid to say anything on your thread, Sue. Every time I have said something over the last week, I come back looking for it - and it's gone!


SueMaid Report 13 Jul 2009 11:12

It gets a bit like that Berona. If someone reports this thread then we know it's someone who's jealous of us living in God's own country:))

Sue xx

Mick from the Bush

Mick from the Bush Report 13 Jul 2009 11:40

Stone the flamin crows!
What are youse mob up to now?

I live in cold wet miserable Gippsland,
and my parents were transported here
from Pommieland in 1949.

xxxxxx mick


Roxanne Report 13 Jul 2009 11:43

My Son-In-Law is Australian,they have a house in Woy Woy:-))
so Im sort of related:-))lol


Roxanne Report 13 Jul 2009 11:45

P.s Sue your thread is racist,I have reported you:-))))


LindainHerriotCountry Report 13 Jul 2009 11:46

Why would I be related to Mick?
Not that that would be a bad thing, you understand.

Berona, my husbands convict was obviously a better class of criminal, he got 10 years for stealing a silver watch and chain. Stupid man got caught because he pawned it in his real name!

It always seems odd to me that Aussies are proud of being descended from criminals, not the British way at all.


GranOfOzRubySlippers Report 13 Jul 2009 12:08

But Linda, we are not British, we are Australian and very proud of our heritage.

The convicts were sent to this great land and made a life for themselves that they would never have know in England, Ireland or Scotland.

One of my Irish ancestors was call the Matriarch of Parramatta.

It is a common theme in OZ, down and out makes good and has a decent happy life.

Proud of my heritage, too right mate.


Jean Durant

Jean Durant Report 13 Jul 2009 12:11

Can I join? My niece and family have turned Aussie and have just moved from Mt. Isa to Cairns.

If you shut me out I will stamp my feet and report all of you, and especially SueMaid, to GR.... so there.



Joy Report 13 Jul 2009 12:13

All this reporting; that's another in which I've posted that will go.


GranOfOzRubySlippers Report 13 Jul 2009 12:16

Hi Jean, welcome honorary OZZIE. Mt Isa, my they must be tough, pretty hot there and then to Cairns in the tropics, hope the settled okay.


Jean Durant

Jean Durant Report 13 Jul 2009 12:34

Hello Gail and neice is a midwife and her and her husband emigrated to Isa and after saving like crazy for 15 years and 2 children later are building a house in Cairns.

They have been back 4/5 times but now the children are older it is too expensive for the fares.

It was lovely 3 years ago,. They came over beginning of December and just before they left for home in mid January it snowed. First time the children had seen snow and their faces were a picture :)))



MrDaff Report 13 Jul 2009 12:38

Well... I think I qualify for top Notch Aussie status, I do!!

My numerous x times gt grandfather was sent on the First Fleet, so there.. stealing mutton... and he dumped his missus, well, he had to, didn't he? And married Mary Rose from the Brothel Ship... so there. Well, I haven't actually proved he was the same one... but I am almost certain he was... that is my next bit of research, once Ancestry give me a good deal.... ;¬))

So, do I qualify????? Please? *smiles ingratiatingly*

Oh, and I invited an Aussie from Sydney to stay for Christmas, one year....he adopted us as his Brit family lol!! He never left for months!!

He taught me all about Aussie red, and how to say G'day properly... so I am almost fluent in Australianese!!


Daff xxxxx


Daff xxxxx


GranOfOzRubySlippers Report 13 Jul 2009 12:52

G'day Daff, how ya going mate.

Daff I have Ancestry if you want a hand let me know.



Susan10146857 Report 13 Jul 2009 12:58

Hey!..what about me?. My real life cousins are Aussies and my uncle went over in the 60's.....Sherley I must qualify...G'day and all that. And I am sure I can drum up a few criminals from the family tree.

Edit....I forgot....Throw another, whatever it is you throw, on the barbie


MrDaff Report 13 Jul 2009 13:04

Hiya Gail... thank you for that offer... I might take up all those lovely folk who have offered... my subscription ran out when I was ill, and my concentration has been shot to pieces while I have been recovering.. but I am fighting fit now, and almost ready to roll!!

Hey, Susan... I might look like a side of beef, but I don't look good on the barbie, lolol Put me down!!


Daff xxxx