The table below lists the generations of John’s father’s family (Laurie Hood). Those listed in green were born here, and those in red migrated to Australia. Those listed in white remained in the United Kingdom. Fanny Thompson/Maund arrived in Australia, a widow, with one of her children. Isabella McDonald Maund and her brother James Earle arrived later. Fanny came to Australia to be with her parents Matthew Thompson and Ann Earle in the McDonald Valley.

Initially my focus for this website is to concentrate on who were the first ancestors to come to Australis, why and when. As I gather more stories I will add them under their birthnames.

Robert James Hood

Jane Newman