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  • Hi Brenda - as it says in the newspaper article from 1891, they hanged him for murdering his wife and children.. Not the normal behaviour for a Johnston! Gillian
    Gillian Nov 11, 2009
  • http://newspapers.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/3526191 Children were Pearl, Gordon, Ruby and Mary, 2,3,7 and 8 Wife was Margaret Gourlay Harvey, aged 31, James' parents listed as 'unknown' on the death and Inquest CDs.
    Gillian Nov 9, 2009
  • As a part of a Masters program at the University of New England, a survey is to be launched on 1 August to learn about the motivations of genealogists, how they conduct their research, their interests and who they are. This research will provide the first comprehensive overview of genealogical research in Australia and will assist in promoting and supporting the work of...
    Gillian Jul 31, 2009
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  • Right - all we have is his name was JOHNSTONE, he lived in Rockhampton. We need his name (and middle name if any) His date of birth where he was born (Netherburn, Lanarkshire?) His parents' names (John and Marion Johnstone) and if you have it, his wife's name. Any idea when he came to Australia? Then we have something to work on! Gillian --- In JohnstonAustralia@^$1, "alice...
    Gillian Apr 13, 2009
  • Les, why not contact the Footscray Historical Society http://home.vicnet.net.au/~foothist/resourcesvertical.htm There is a Johnston, W.C. on Geelong Road on 1867 listed http://home.vicnet.net.au/~foothist/melb_dir.html Gillian
    Gillian Oct 28, 2008
  • It's amazing - I did a search and found it for sale at Amazon - lowest price $130 USD up to $200!! I bought my copy by sending $32 Canadian or $25 USD or 19 GBP to Fallsbrook Publishing Inc., P.O. Box 220 CARRYING PLACE, Ontario KOK 1LO There is a form here you can download to order it: http://www.johnstonfamily.ca/form.pdf It's easy read and really good background to the...
    Gillian Jul 19, 2008
  • Welcome Melanie. I hope you find some connection with your Johnstons through the Group. Mine came from Antrim, Northern Ireland, and before that we haven't managed to trace yet. Not an easy name to track because it is fairly common, especially when bunched together with the Johnsons and Johnstones. Have you read the book THE GENTLE JOHNSTON/ES by Russell Honey? I found it a very...
    Gillian Jul 18, 2008
  • I have just seen "Australian River Murray Boats History Genealogy" listed on Ebay today - would that be of interest to you? it is a book called REDGUM AND PADDLE WHEELS by Peter J. Phillips, Melbourne. 1980. Greenhouse., 1980. 1st Ed., with a foreword by Bill Peach. 167 PP with b/w illustrations (sketch-plans, engravings, photos). Eps: Map of the Murray-Darling River System. Cloth...
    Gillian May 23, 2008
  • Hi Kim - it is good to hear from you and that you have such an illustrious ancestor. My brother Donald Johnston always liked to impress people by saying it was a Johnston who was the first person to land in Australia (from the First Fleet) - actuallyYOUR ancestor! If they were in NSW, try http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/familyHistory/search.htm I have had great success there finding NSW...
    Gillian Jan 6, 2008
  • If he went to Western Australia as you suggest, Les, you might like to try the WA Post Office Directories, now online. http://www.liswa.wa.gov.au/pdf/battye/pods/Post_Office_Directories_Contents.html best wishes, Gillian
    Gillian Nov 16, 2007