These pages are dedicated to our Parents,
William and Lillian Beatrice Roberts (nee
Lisle) and Alick and Violet Hodgson (nee
Jones) without whom none of this would have
OurAustralian story began in the 19th century
with immigrants from the British Isles. Hugh
Roberts was the first to arrive, on the "Ascendant"
in 1853 at the Moreton Bay Settlement of
New South Wales, he married a lass from Glasgow,
Scotland, Isabella Riddell, who had arrived
with her parents on the "Genghis Khan"
in 1854. They are my Great Grandparents.
Hugh became a selector in the Glasshouse
Mountain District of Queensland, the old
Moreton Bay Settlement having become the
State of Queensland in 1859. Their son Robert
married Sarah Bowen who had arrived with
her parents on the "Winifred" in
1875. They are my father's parents.
My mother's father, Henry Lisle, is proving
very illusive. The family story is that he
deserted ship and married my grandmother,
Jessie McConachie, in 1891. Her parents came
from Aberdeen, Scotland and arrived in Brisbane,
between 1862 and 1864.
Selwyn's paternal Grandparents, Alexander
Hodgson and Aseneath Edwards, both arrived
with their parents on the same ship, the
"Hotspur" in 1857. They married
and settled in Fitzroy, Victoria. His father,
Alick, was their sixth child.
His maternal Grandparents, Richard and Martha
"Christmas" Jones (nee Morgan),
arrived from Wales with five children, on
the "SS Bulimba" in 1887 and after
a short time in the New Guinea Estate at
Toowong, went to live in South Brisbane.
All the aforementioned people are officially
listed as "Pioneers" in their respective
States. While researching our family history, I have
come across some stories and mysteries that
I would like to share with you, Why is there
eleven years missing from Alick's life?,
discovering Selwyn's second cousin, twice
removed, the World War 1 experiences of our
uncles, one of whom won a Military Medal
for bravery, check the list of Kinsfolk names,
you may belong and you may have a story to
tell, if so mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org