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WANETONGE/WANIGETUNGA/WENIGETUNGA/WENITONG Family
« on: Thursday 02 April 09 15:36 BST (UK) »
Looking for info on Wanetonge family, came to Australia (not sure when they arrived in Aust)
Sarah Wanetonge (born in Kandy, Ceylon-about 1870) married Kallu Appo (born Point de Galle-about 1863) in 1883 at 13yrs, her father was Harmonis Wanetonge mother was Lucy Hamey.
Sarah came to Australia with a brother called John James (born 1879-Ceylon)
John married Eliza Kathleen Romanis

Variations of name found are as follows:
Wenigetunga
Wanigetunga
Wenitong.
Please help as I am just starting out with genealogy, Where can I look for info on this family.

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Re: Wanetonge/Wanigetunga/Wenigetunga/Wenitong
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 08 September 10 23:26 BST (UK) »
I am a Wenitong in Australia, married to the eldest grandson of Eliza K. Romanis & John James Wanetonge. Can help a bit with the Australian side of your/our family. At the same time find out more on your side. Very interested.

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Re: WANETONGE/WANIGETUNGA/WENIGETUNGA/WENITONG Family
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 09 September 10 01:33 BST (UK) »
Hi and welcome to Rootschat to both of you.

Aliandcol do you have any idea of where they might have come to in Australia?

It will be interesting to see if you and Wenitong can make contact.

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Adding:   there are a number of entries with name WENITONG on the National Archives site, mostly born around Childers Qld..

http://www.naa.gov.au/collection/recordsearch/index.aspx
Click on Namesearch.

One of these is digitised and is a Certificate Exempting from Dictation Test for John Wenitong who departed for Ceylon per VILLE DE LA CIOTAT on 18 May 1908, returned to Brisbane per RMS OMRAH on 30 December 1909

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Re: WANETONGE/WANIGETUNGA/WENIGETUNGA/WENITONG Family
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 09 September 10 07:52 BST (UK) »
Just spoke to my husband. He remembers Eliza really well, as he used to go to her place after school. His generation, he has 3 brothers & I sister, there was another brother, but he died young. All of them were born in Gladstone Queensland Australia. His father Lionel Wenitong was born in Childers Queensland.

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Re: WANETONGE/WANIGETUNGA/WENIGETUNGA/WENITONG Family
« Reply #4 on: Monday 04 October 10 01:57 BST (UK) »
Apologies I haven't replied earlier, have been to busy. Hopefully will have more time to get back into family history. Anne Wenitong was my grandmother, she is a daughter of Eliza and John.

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Re: WANETONGE/WANIGETUNGA/WENIGETUNGA/WENITONG Family
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 10 October 10 08:08 BST (UK) »
Hi, Rani here, what is your name? are you in Australia?Are you in touch with any other Wenitongs? Do you have email?

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Re: WANETONGE/WANIGETUNGA/WENIGETUNGA/WENITONG Family
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 24 September 11 08:27 BST (UK) »
Hi,

My great grandmother was Eliza Wenitong. Grandmother was Rosemary Wright. I am trying to find out some family history.

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Re: WANETONGE/WANIGETUNGA/WENIGETUNGA/WENITONG Family
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 12 November 13 12:05 GMT (UK) »
 :) I am a descendent of the Wenitong family but I am a little confused. I was told they're of Ceylon but researching the name they're of Aboriginal descent. Van anyone help my confusion. Your help would be greatly appreciated as my children would love to learn their culture.
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Re: WANETONGE/WANIGETUNGA/WENIGETUNGA/WENITONG Family
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 12 November 13 22:09 GMT (UK) »
Hi there, Kellic,

Welcome to RootsChat.

It is a fantastic place, especially for anyone seeking help with their family history.

If you click on the live link you will find an earlier thread that may have some further info for you

http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=577010.0

It is entirely possible for you to be descending from people from Ceylon, and also to have an Aboriginal heritage, and also a European heritage as well. 

I have ancestors born in Spain, France, the Sub-Continent, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Switzerland, and many other places, who came to Australia at various times from around 1790s to the mid 19th Century.

I have relatives who live in the general area near to Goodnight Scrub  :)


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