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G'day all and sundry :)

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I live in Tasmania, that small-ish island off the south coast of Australia. I retired many years ago and, as I seem to be losing my hearing I have found chasing my ancestors a very interesting hobby. It also means I meet nice people.
At present, I have a paternal brick wall and I live in hope someone here knows the answers, so I'll go over to another thread and see if anyone can help.
But I'll say here he's name is Henry Gibson and he was born in 1782 in Durham and he's driving me to distraction :D
 
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HaHaha Steve, Did they ever get home again? I haven't found anything interesting like that but a couple of them did end up in the Tower, William Wallis being one of them.
Thank you for your welcome :)
 
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and they were allowed to go over to New Zealand - you know, those funny little islands just about next door to Tasmania? Yes, some vanished into the wilds of Tasmania - and I do mean wilds!
Even today if people go missing in the wilder parts sometimes they are never found. Problem is, if they are dead they offer up a good mean to the animals, and you might as well give up trying to find them.
Others get lost in the caves and sometimes even the rescue workers can't reach them and it's curtains... not a good idea to go off the tracks down here.
 

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