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First generation on my father's side, 3rd generation on my mother's side. On both sides, my ancestors were artisans and trades people.

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At the age of 4 years, my father, Lionel Albert, emigrated from England to Australia. He travelled on board the "Perthshire" with his parents and 2 siblings in 1912. Dad's father, Samuel Albert Mayell, descended from a line of stone masons. He came to Australia specifically to work for Frank Williams in Ipswich. Frank Williams had a high reputation as a monumental stone mason. My mother's grandfather, Alexander Munro, emigrated from Scotland to Australia on board the ship "Theresa" in 1962. He had trained as a horticulturalist at Dunrobin Castle on the Duke of Sutherland's estate in Scotland. He eventually became the curator of Queens Park in Ipswich, Queensland, Australia.

I am proud of my antecedents and feel privileged to be able to research their beginnings.