JOHN SCOTT ON 26 JANUARY 2014

LYNNE SANDERS-BRAITHWAITE

Thank you John Scott for expressing what I believe many of us are thinking today,

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For Australia’s indigenous people today, 26th January, marks the onset of a catastrophic process of dispossession the consequences of which still lie very heavily on Aboriginal people and more broadly on Australian society generally; for them and for many non-indigenous Australians it is proper to mark this day as Invasion Day. I also like to remember it as Fatal Shore Day. I think it is right to remember the convict human cargo of the First Fleet, transported in reeking holds to what, in 1788, might as well have been Mars for all the hope they ever had of seeing English (or Irish) shores again. It is quite true that in time some of them, and some of their descendants, played a role in the near-destruction of Aboriginal society; but it…

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and as for SLIM DUSTY and us.

SANDERS OF KINCHELA

Robert Latimer Slim Dusty is part of our mob according to Vera Latimer [Sanders] my mother and Aunty May Everson [Sanders].
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Lynne Sanders-Braithwaite And my Dad, Bruce.
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Robert Everson yes a bit hard when his Grandmother is Mary Anne Everson (sister-in-law of Elizabeth Grace Sanders) and Grandfather William Robert Partridge a great Uncle of Frank Partridge VC
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Cathy Gainge Slim, his mum, Mary Kirkpatrick, nee Partridge, her mum, Mary Partridge, nee Everson, sister of Edred who married Elizabeth Grace Sanders, daughter of William and Mary Ann. So fully related to the Everson side of the Sanders clan.
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Cathy Gainge Hehe, Robert must type a bit faster than me.

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THOMAS SANDERS VIA CATHY GAINGE

Cathy Gainge Further to what Lynne has said: Thomas the third fleeter was convicted in Essex but we don’t have his birthplace. When he married, his children were given the same names as our William’s grandfather’s siblings. He died 3 years before William and Mary Ann arrived and they stayed with his son Thomas when they arrived. Thomas (convict) had a grandson, John Tebbutt, astronomer, who appeared on the $100 note and I think Uncle Rex looked a little like him.

2014 SANDERS REUNION AT CLARENCETOWN

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**CHANGE OF DETAILS FOR THIS REUNION**
Hello everyone,
officially my name is Neridah, I prefer Ned 
Grand-Daughter of Ray Sanders..
My father Bob & I decided to ‘make a date’ for a reunion, and it looks like it is going to be larger than first expected lol, which is fantastic!!
BUT we will need to change a small detail in this case, as our place is not capable of so many.. we are not in town, and apart from a big yard, we do not have the facilities to cater to so many..
SO…. I think we may have this at the caravan park in town, on the River.. so if anyone who is coming can book into
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WILLIAMS RIVER CARAVAN PARK, CLARENCE TOWN
cnr of Duke & Durham Street.
02 49964231
a powered site is around $25
an UNpowered site is around $15
they also have cabins available
so book in early so not to miss out!! 
THANK YOU FOR UNDERSTANDING!!

Auld Genealogy: Relaunch of the Claim A Convict website

Relaunch of the Claim A Convict website

I have been remiss in my blogging duties over the last month due to a more pressing assignment the relaunch of the Claim A Convict website.

Background

Started by researcher Lesley Uebel, the Claim a Convict website originally went online on 19 August 1998. The site offered other researchers a free service that enabled those researching the same convicts ancestors to contact each other directly by email. Although the site did not include every convict that arrived, the researcher lists provided an invaluable resource to the research community. Unfortunately Lesley fell ill during the second half of 2013, passing away on 20 January 2014.

It was during the later part of 2013 when Lesley\’s website was no longer active, a small team of individuals set about to get the website back online. With the help of Lesley\’s husband, Colin Kennedy, and friend, Coralie Hird, the original website files were found and sent onto the new Claim A Convict team of Michelle Nichols and myself. At the beginning of 2014 the data contained on the original website files (created from Word) was converted into a more manageable format and a new SQL database driven interface was designed for the site.

via Auld Genealogy: Relaunch of the Claim A Convict website.

via Auld Genealogy: Relaunch of the Claim A Convict website.