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Halbert - Breaking News!

DNA Testing confirms that the Halbert's on this site  and their forebears  came from Newcastle on Tyne and are related to the New Zealand, New South Wales, Victorian and Western Australian families.

Thomas Halbert – Image courtesy of the Tairawhiti Museum in Gisborne, Poverty Bay, New Zealand.


The 2nd McMillan/McCance get together was held on Tuesday 12/05/15.

All 5 got together again to chew over all things McMillan. Thanks Ian Mc. for making your lovely home the venue and thanks Pam Mc. for the morning tea and lunch. We have some serious workers in this group and Eril has been "at it" since 1955! 20 photos have been added thanks Eril and Ian.


5 Genealogist's of the McMillan family got together for a meet and greet and exchange of ideas at the Doncaster Inn, Doncaster, Victoria on Tuesday 10th Feb 2015.Wow what we do and don't know!!! We spent more than 3 and 1/2 hrs. mulling over things. More will be revealed over time.

Deniliquin Gene Muster. 2014

Deirdre the Marathon Runner! 2013

Our latest "Perrin" scoop is the wonderful achievement of Deirdre Westerdale (nee Perrin) in running (not her first) this years marathon! Well done Deidre!

"Here's to Teena Dillon and Tina Mark Kitchingham who will be running their 1st Gold Coast half marathon tomorrow in honour of our dear friend Glen Halsall, who passed away last Wednesday.  Go 'Glen's Girls'!"

Deniliquin Gene Muster Oct 2012

 What a fabulous weekend away for genealogists with wall to wall presenters and stalls all there to grab your imagination and improve you detective skills. Particularly of interest to me was the talk by David Evans from the Guild of One-Name Studies and the session presented by Shauna Hicks on Google tricks. Friend and author Margaret Storey (Echoes of a Blacksmith) also attended following the launch of her book set in 1860's Deniliquin. Most Vic & NSW State Archival and Records offices' were represented by presenters who were very giving of their time in helping out the "brick wall" sufferers, throughout the nearly 3 day event.  Well done Deni!

Perrin Family Reunion 9th March 2011 Deniliquin, NSW.


The Perrin family reunion held in Deniliquin NSW last month was a great success. It was beaut to catch up with those still living there and to meet others, some for the first time, whose families had moved away since the first Perrin settled there 150 years ago. Cousin Wayne Bradley had the new school hall named in his honour, the family featured in the Twilight Cemetery Walk and the "Back to Deniliquin" celebrations rounded off a great 2 weeks. 

Bryan Family Reunion 24th April 2010 Swan Hill, Victoria.

John Bryan Mole has been the main instigator of the Bryan Family Reunions.

Because I’m a Lawn Bowler and my dad was a Spring Carnival follower, John seemed to have the happy knack of always choosing the wrong time of year for us......Caulfield Cup Weekend!.

I have made it to 2 reunions however, and I’m sooooo impressed with John’s ability to display and present the family tree. His books are top class. He’s been the mainstay of the family history.

Last year’s reunion at Swan Hill was fantastic, and it was great to meet up with “book writers”   Bev Mappin, Val Anderson and others (was a Reid there?).

My thoughts are that now we have unlimited technology, reunions can “Happen Daily”, if you are willing to share your knowledge.

(Tho’ I hope someone carries on John’s efforts, as there is no better way, of getting to know where you came from, seeing who you look like, and forging new friendships and John's efforts over many decades prove that!)

Stay in touch....share your knowledge and enjoy where and who you are, but always appreciate the “how you got to be there”!


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