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Pioneering Families of Australia

WALKING, I AM LISTENING
TO A DEEPER WAY.
SUDDENLY, ALL MY
ANCESTORS ARE BEHIND ME.

BE STILL, THEY SAY.
WATCH AND LISTEN.

YOUR ARE THE RESULT OF
THE LOVE OF THOUSANDS.

~ Linda Hogan

Is your name here?

Click the image and you will find a detailed list of all names associated with my family tree.

Have your found your name on the list?

Do you believe that you and your family should be part of this tree? Please contact me so that further research can be carried out.

This is a work in progress, so please check back on a regular basis. For privacy reasons, no dates of birth are shown.

Throughout this site, you will find references to William Robertson, Pioneer and also to Stevenson McGilchrist whose book started me on this journey of discovering my family's roots. I was recently provided with some poetry written by Stevenson's wife Jean, and will shortly publish a webpage of her writings, but I want to share with you a snippet from the poem, "The Venerable Steven". Stevenson's daughter Erica has also provided her recollections of his obsession with tracing the family tree, but his wife treated this obsession far more beautifully.

The Venerable Steven

is near eighty-three
but he picked all the apples
that grew on the tree.
 
He preserved them in parchment,
pressed lovingly,
collecting the cider
for posterity.