Month: January 2017

Family Tours of our Tasmanian Locales

Our Research Group has over the past 20 years organised two group tours of the locations in southern Tasmania where our family heritage and history commenced in Australia. The first in 1995 and the second in 2006 were each attended by over 40 members of Bonnie William and Margaret’s descendants. Both were tremendously interesting and enjoyable occasions. In addition to those more comprehensive tours smaller group visits were made in the preceding and intervening years to meet with members of the Tasmanian arm (the Frederick Langloh-Jane Stevens families) or to visit particular locations to research them in more detail....

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Family Reunions and Gatherings

Our families have gathered in large numbers and small on several occasions between 1995 and up to 2004; in addition our main research group of about 12 or so have a practice of meeting over lunch or coffee about three times yearly, usually at Mornington. Any family member is welcome to join in these regular gatherings – just email the site administrator on bonniewm@bigpond.net.au to arrange this. We have had two major reunions, in 1995 and in 2004, each attended by over 200 members of family; the first was at Hastings and the second at Pearcedale. We present here...

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John & Agnes Eliza’s – Extended Family

On this page we plan to display members of the broader families deriving from John Bowman & Agnes Eliza Wilson – their sons and daughters in law, and their grandchildren. We ask the support of family members to assist us in populating this page with those members. Our colleagues in research, sisters Karen Roe & Glenden Andrews, recently visited Brisbane and family connections there deriving from Edwin Wilson and his brother Arthur who moved there from Victoria early 20th century. Karen and Glenden have been able to secure a lot of new information on these families, and some new photographs too. We commence with two of the newly discovered images – firstly of certain members of the families of Arthur Wilson and his brother Edwin. At the time this image was recorded both Arthur and Edwin were separated from their wives. The second image is of Elizabeth Sonnenberg and her daughter Gladys. Gladys suffered from polio as a child. She was later to marry her cousin Theodore Wilson. On the ‘Stories’ main page, under ‘Queensland Picnic’, both images are available in higher quality downloadable...

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John Bowman & Agnes Eliza and their Family

John was the last born of Bonnie William and Margaret’s three children. But he was also the first wed and the first to start the succession of 26 Australian born grandchildren for William & Margaret. John’s full name was captured both his mother’s maiden name and that of his paternal grandmother’s -Williamson and Bowman respectively – his name John Williamson Bowman Wilson. John was born in 1830 in what must then have been a tiny hamlet at Cambridge, just out of Hobart on the route to Richmond. We assume he grew up with his older brothers initially at their...

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