Saturday, October 18, 2014


Two of my family history blogs have over 20,000 hits from viewers all over the world.
They are:
MFA has associated sub-blogs covering the first Mawbey families in NSW, Victoria, Tasmania, Queensland, South Australia and Western Australia, and the name's English roots and spelling variants.
I hope it acts as a starting point for members of the various Mawbey families and their descendants to find out who their ancestors were.
There is still more work to be done on such a huge and ambitious project, particularly in regard to the Mawbeys of Melbourne and the state of Victoria.
But the bulk of it has been done.
JGF is about the Aboriginal outlaw who murdered my great grandmother and three of her children at Gilgandra near Dubbo in the NSW central west in mid-1900.
In the 1970s, this man, Jimmy Governor, was rebirthed as the fictionalised Jimmie Blacksmith in a book by a prominent Australian author.
Some half dozen factual books have been written about Jimmy Governor and his three month rampage throughout NSW as a fugitive trying to escape the law.
All of them contain virtually no factual information about my great grandparents which is what my blog, and my books, aims to provide.
In the course of creating both of these blogs, I have done internet and library research, and have visited the places concerned. I have also purchased transcripts of births, deaths and marriages and obtained permissions to publish material that has never been published before.
I am proud of my achievement and regard it as a legacy I will leave behind for the world.

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