I am looking to find out details of when and how Edward Hebden Brodribb migrated to Australia. He was born/baptised 13 January 1832 St Marks Kensington London :: FamilyTreeCircles.com Genealogy
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I am looking to find out details of when and how Edward Hebden Brodribb migrated to Australia. He was born/baptised 13 January 1832 St Marks Kensington London

Question by Muchelny

His parents were Edward Brodribb and Frances Hebden.
He married Elizabeth Cox (Woollard) in 1860 in Ararat he died 11 January 1884 and is buried in the Ararat Cemetery.
He is my Great Great Grandfather and as far as I know is the first of the Brodribb's in our family line to come to Australia from England.
I know he wasn't listed on the census for 1851 with the rest of his family

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by Aussie1947 on 2017-10-15 10:26:05


The Argus Newspaper Monday 18th April 1853, page 2 under Advertising.

EDWARD HEBDEN BRODRIBB--Any information respecting E.H.B will be thankfully received by Frank H. Wilson, who is proceeding per Barrakpore to London, address, 150 King street.

It looks like Edward was out in Victoria before April 1853 and Frank Wilson was trying to get in touch before he himself sailed back to England.


by Muchelny on 2017-10-16 06:33:31

Thank you Gerry, that narrows it a bit more. I will have another look through the Census in the Ararat area and hope that something comes up there. It would be nice to have a starting point for their arrival in Australia.
I have found some interesting information through TROVE, which is our Newspaper archives.

by janilye on 2017-10-17 02:03:44

He was in Adelaide in 1849 saw him on LIST OF UNCLAIMED LETTERS.
South Australian (newspaper, Monday 7 October 1850; then again in the Adelaide Times 10 December 1849.

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by Muchelny on 2017-10-17 04:15:07

Thank you, a few more pieces to the jigsaw. Appreciate your response. Helen

by Aussie1947 on 2017-10-17 08:03:43

Hi Helen,

On 23rd August 1849 the Barque "Hydaspes" arrived from Liverpool via Melbourne and one of the Intermediate passengers was Mr BROADRIBB. There were unclaimed letters in February 1850 in Adelaide for Hebden BROADRIBB.

There was unclaimed mail again in December 1852 in SA for BRODRIBB Edward H. ditto for February 1853 and E. H, BRODRIBB in August 1853.

So it looks like he went to South Australia first then onto Victoria, there was also a Charles H BRODRIBB in SA and then onto Victoria about the same time, wonder if he was related?


by Muchelny on 2017-10-17 09:23:25

Hello again Gerry, I have no record of a Charles H Brodribb as a brother to Edward Hebden, but that doesn't mean they are not related. He could be an uncle or something. I am going to the library to do some researching next week so I will see if I can find some trace through the census around those years. How did you find out about the unclaimed mail? A lot of people came out from England and landed in Adelaide or Perth then went onto the other states. I know he was in Victoria in 1860 when he married so you would think he would have been in Victoria for a little while before then.

by Muchelny on 2017-10-17 09:25:36

Given that the "Hebden" part of his name is his Mother's maiden name you would think there would have to be a connection to this Broadribb who was in Adelaide, infact you would think it would have to be my ancestor as I don't think there would be too many other people around that time with Hebden in their name.

by Aussie1947 on 2017-10-17 12:33:43


The unclaimed mail lists were often published in the newspapers plus the Government Gazettes and I have access to certain years of the South Australian and Victorian Government Gazettes.

I think that there is a strong chance that the BROADRIBB coming into Adelaide in 1849 was your man and he finally headed to Victoria in 1853 when the gold rush started.


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