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By 1886, all of the author's direct forebears were already living in Australia. Three of four grandparents were born in the new country; the fourth arrived from Northern Ireland at the age of two.

This site is dedicated to the pioneering families of James Watson Rosier who arrived in Australia in 1850; of Rev. Kerr Johnston, who arrived in 1853; and of Thomas Allen, who migrated in 1886.

The Johnston-Rosier-Allen story begins here...

E-mail the author, John Crawshaw: crawshaw.john@gmail.com