I have been tracing the origins and family history of the convicts in my family and wish to share my findings with those interested.
Special thanks to Sue aka 'teach' for her help in obtaining this information, and to my son Chriss for his help in choosing the graphics and pictures on these pages.
Nov 2004 - After my trip to Hobart and Port Arthur in Tasmania, and having 'walked the walk' that my ancestors took, I can only imagine how they felt seeing their new home for the first time. Tasmania is steeped in history - it was all around me as I walked about the streets and hills, especially when visiting historical places like the Old Richmond Gaol and the buildings and surrounds of Port Arthur.
I have included a new page of photos taken during this trip (click here). I hope you enjoy them.
Special thanks to Sue for having me stay, taking me around Hobart and surrounds, showing me all the places my ancestors lived; and to her parents Phyl and Bob for taking me to Port Arthur and the surrounding district.
Convicts in My Family
Susanna ROBERTS nee Pittman
29 Dec 2014