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looking for ellen simmons ewington relations and mary ann ewington family in tasmania,australia

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Searching for info on a john simmonds a sealer in the bass strait with george briggs.believed to have married ann ewington.also any info on an ellen simmons ewington.looking for the aboriginal links to my family through the ewingtons

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on 2009-08-22 22:27:16

shackjan , from Tasmania ,Australia, has been a Family Tree Circles member since Aug 2009. is researching the following names: SIMMONS, EWINGTON, and 1 other(s).

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by maureen_ocallaghan on 2010-09-03 21:41:53

Dear Shack,

I have seen a photograph of Ellen Simmons Ewington and it is undeniable that Ellen Simmons Ewington was indeed Aboriginal,Mary Ann is said to be true blood Aboriginal sister and while there is some debate about how Mary Ann And Ellen came to be Ann Simmons - Keep - Ewington' daughter there is no denying that Ellen is very much Aboriginal. The Melbourne Museum of Victoria; in Carlton sent a report to a new friend and contact of mine confirming that Ann was also Aboriginal, but there are those out there that deny this claim entirely.

Hope this helps, have a nice weekend & Good luck to you.


by tassiegirl on 2012-08-21 02:21:56

Dear Shack,
Ellen Simmons Ewington was my great grandmother. Her daughter Ada was my paternal grandmother. I was born in 1934 - Ellen died in 1940. As a child I remember visiting the house in Gilbert Street Latrobe where she lived. Memories of her are vague. I have a photo of her but I just remember that she was dark and a quiet person. She was definitely Aboriginal (or part Aboriginal) but I would like the true story of how she was part of a family which was not Aboriginal. I have tried to work this out for years. Can anyone help?


by Awagin on 2013-06-11 02:10:46

Dear Maureen are you able to email me a copy of the report that the museum sent to your friend. Ann was my ggggrandmother.
Alan Wagin
Clifton beach
Tasmania 0427 734 725

by Cril on 2014-01-22 05:48:45

Dear Shack
I am looking for information re Mary Ann Ewington & Ellen Simmons as my husband is related through his Grand Mother Linda May Deverell.Is it possible to find his indigenous heritage? Regards Cherie

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