Author Topic: Seeking a family who lived in Geraldton in Western Australia.  (Read 5312 times)

Offline CallyJ

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Re: Seeking a family who lived in Geraldton in Western Australia.
« Reply #45 on: Sunday 24 September 17 09:08 BST (UK) »
A English passenger named Henry ABERY, aged 26 years, travelled from Melbourne to Hobart Town on the barque Oceanica on the 29 September 1852.

This Henry Abery would have been born around 1826-27.

Over the years I have searched variations of the spelling of Aubrey but have not found anything. I always wondered why a 15 year old boy (born in 1837) would come to Australia on his own in 1852.

An item in the Geraldton Express of Friday, 27 December 1907, page 4, in a column called Yalgoo Yappings said:

"Harry Aubery, an old identity of the district, died last night (Sunday) after a short illness. Deceased was 70 years of age, and had been about the district for the last fifty years. He leaves a family of one son and three or four daughters, none of whom were near enough to get here in time for the funeral, which took place today."

I will do some more research and post any information I find.


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Re: Seeking a family who lived in Geraldton in Western Australia.
« Reply #46 on: Sunday 18 February 18 10:02 GMT (UK) »
Hi. My grandmother was Eileen may Aubrey. Later Clarke. Her mother was Minnie Aubrey. She was born in 1910 and passed away 2010. We were not allowed to pry. As she put it into her background until she died. She was I believe put into an orphanage as a part aboriginal. From her grandmothers side. Jane governor. I've just started my research so any help would be great. I'm pretty new to this and keep hitting brick walls.

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Re: Seeking a family who lived in Geraldton in Western Australia.
« Reply #47 on: Tuesday 25 September 18 04:38 BST (UK) »
Hi,
I would be very interested in knowing more on the Fitzgerald Family for Geraldton if anyone had any. Have just started researching my dads side of the family. Edwin Stewart Fitzgerald is my Great Grandad who married Edith Fitzgerald (Parsons).

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Re: Seeking a family who lived in Geraldton in Western Australia.
« Reply #48 on: Friday 09 November 18 01:55 GMT (UK) »
I refer to my previous post on 24 September 2017.

I still haven't found my great grandfather Henry Aubrey but was told some information from an Aubrey cousin. Henry was an Irishman and he had red hair. He was also a teacher.

The red hair explains where the red hair comes from in my own and extended family.

I was told that many Irish people travelled to Liverpool to depart the UK and put Liverpool as their birthplace on the documentation.