edmondsallan , from auckland .nz , has been a Family Tree Circles member since Aug 2010. is researching the following names: CLAYTON, EDMONDS.
Amazing Allan. You are tireless. Do you do all this research by yourself? From mainly imported prisoners, Australia has developed into a great and beautiful country. We Amnericans were blessed to have Australia as our ally during the wars. I want to delve more into convict history. Please let me know from where you pasted this article. It would be great if you sent convict photos. That would be interesting!! Regards. Signed: An appreciative American to the nation of Australia!!
Recently a book of some convicts was published with the first known photos used as ID instead of the descriptions of facial features and tattoos. Bobbylee, not all the convicts were bad indeed more than a few were convicted of petty crimes to cover up some embarrassment to the ruling classes ie maids made pregnant by the sons of the powerful convicted of lewd behaviour etc. It is possible that the Museum or Library of Tasmania has more information regarding the book mentioned. Another book which may be of interest to you is
Pieces of Wedding Cake a biography of Carolin Chisholm'
Thank you Elainehee. I am an American. Since I joined FamilyTreeCircles, I have had an opportunity to read the journals of subscribers who are from Australia, New Zealand, and England. I must admit, I was really ignorant of these countries. Woefully, still am.
But, I'm learning. I have read books on Australian soldiers. A brave lot they were... Thanks for the book references.
Bobbylee I am an Australian but I also lived in NZ for 15years be happy to correspond with you if it can be arranged and you are interested.
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