Sunday, 4 March 2012

Fearless female ancestor

My 2nd great grandmother, Sarah Gunn. She arrived in Australia 16 September 1863 at the age of 12. It is well known that she traveled unaccompanied on the Robert Small. Her parents met her when she disembarked at Hobson's Bay.

She was a nursemaid and records show that she could read and write.


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    1. Thanks Kerryn. My mother has the original. I am hopeful it will come my way. I have a number of original photos from my maternal line.