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Tuesday, July 9, 2013


I have almost completed the book I have been working on for the last six months about the extended NSW Mawbey family.
Its subject is the nine siblings of John Thomas Mawbey whose wife and three of his nine children were murdered at the instigation of Aboriginal man, Jimmy Governor, in July 1900.
The book looks at these siblings and the partners and families of those who married, and at the parents and siblings of the murdered woman, Sarah Mawbey.
It provides a clearer picture of who the NSW Mawbey family were, and a social history backdrop to the family tragedy that received international newspaper coverage.