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Trying to discover which of my ancestors first came to Ballarat, Australia back in the 1800's and trace the family tree.

I have discovered there was a John Hall Bainbridge visiting his aunt & Uncle in Durham, UK from Ballarat Victoria when the 1881 UK census was taken.
I was born in the UK and have been in Sydney Australia for 45 years not knowing that some of my ancestors have been present in the country for many years. There are a lot of Bainbridge's in Ballarat and I am anxious to trace the lineage.
I am very much at the start of this quest and need any help I can muster!

Finding the Bainbridge link with Australia

I came to Australia as a '10 pound Pom' in 1969 always believing I was the first Bainbridge to leave the UK and emigrate to Australia.
Some initial research a few years ago revealed via the 1881 UK census that a John Hall Bainbridge was visiting his family in Durham from Ballarat, Victoria
Australia. There are several other Bainbridges from Victoria listed in familytreecircles I am particularly interested to learn more about Frank Albion Bainbridge
and William Bainbridge as there are clues in their names which suggest they could be my ancestors.

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