A collection of historical and genalogical records
Started this discussion. Last reply by William Douglas Apr 11, 2022. 4 Replies 0 Likes
My kids are on to me to update the information I got from a relative, it was a basic family tree of my Douglas family here in Australia. I got the info many years ago and used an old program to do a…Continue
Hello Peter in Ipswich,
I am a migrant having arrived in Sydney in 1970 2 marriages and three daughters so not doing well to carry on the name....
However I have established the first known Drysdale to arrive in Australia Andrew Drysdale (shipmaster) with wife Rachel Turnball on 2nd April 1829 on 11 May 1829 they had a boy Christened John Alexander Drysdale by Rev John Dunsmore Lang who may have founded the presbyterian Church in Australia.
30 years later John Married Eliza Bradley of Ipswich Qld he ran the Goodna Hotel (you probably know it) six generations live in Brisbane and Bundaberg.
Further 15th March 1840 Anne Drysdale settled on a property called Barrangoop near Geelong Victoria .
John Drysdale has a memorial clock in the heart of Ayr Qld (I have viewed this close up)
There is a book called The Drysdales written or rather assembled by Duncan Carstairs Leslie Drysdale born 1947 in Stellenbosch a south african the book was first publiched in the U.K in 1978 has the publisher as being o.e.p. Inc., Tokyo.
Hope this helps you a bit,... first call Goodna pub
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