Friday, December 16, 2011


Now that I have discovered that my great great grandparents lived in South Australia during the early days of white settlement there, I have started scouring local sources.The SA websites I have looked at are:
1. Family History South Australia
(See: Early SA History Timeline)
2. HISTORY South Australia
3. State Library of South Australia
(See: Biographical Index of South Australians 1836-1885 [only available on CD-
ROM at library]; Timeline - Events in South Australian History 1848-51 (view on
4. State Records of South Australia
5. Family history resources compiled by Graham Jaunay

Unfortunately there is no mention of the name MAWBEY on any of them.

Civil registration of births deaths and marriages in SA began on 1 June 1842, six years after European settlement of the area.
The first census was not conducted until 1841.
My great great grandparents left Adelaide in 1840.
Looks like I have to take a trip to South Australia ...
Or as the old sea shanty or song called, [Bound for] "South Australia", says, I'm bound for South Australia!