I am endebted to my father Tom Fisher for much of the material on
these pages, which has been collected and collated over a number of
history provides an outline including brief biographies of
ancestors dating back to the middle ages.
(1819 - 1891)
The first of the Fisher family in Australia, Thomas was born in
Wales and emigrated to NSW in 1854. This entry includes details of life
on the emigrant ships of the 19th century.
(1818 - 1887)
James was my great-great grandfather. An English clergyman who was
transported to WA for forgery. There is a considerable amount of
interesting information here, including the full transcript of his
trial, and a very long letter to his brother, describing the life of a
convict in Victorian England and in the colonies.
(1834 - 1897)
William Campbell, like James Roe, was transported to Western
Australia as a convict. Unlike Roe, however, William was a habitual
criminal, who had been convicted of a number of crimes. The final straw
came when he stole a handkerchief while on parole - for this he was
sentenced to 15 years.
(1854 - 1926)
Patrick Stone was my great-grandfather. A well-known "merchant"
who went on to become a member of the state parliament. Again, there is
a wealth of information about Patrick, but also giving an insight into
the lifestyle of rural Australia at the turn of the century.
(1722 - 1785)
The military and navy have always played in important role in
the history of the family. John Elphinstone, although a Scot, rose to
the rank of Admiral in the Russian navy.
Copyright. The material
in these pages has been obtained from public domain sources, or in some
instances from published books or documents, with the permission of the
author or publisher. Brief biographies in "The Royal Connection" have
extracted from Microsoft Encarta 99, and are gratefully acknowledged. If
you believe copyright has been infringed, please email me.