Thanks to Wilma Drummond who supplied photographs and lots of good
information, and to Janet Patterson for her authoritative account
of the early Pattersons, and of the family later in Queensland.
Janet had many helpers, acknowledged in the book
1860 William Broome Arrival Sydney
Janet Patterson, "The Pattersons of 'Rangelands' Winton". To
Janet still has copies for sale for $30-40, posted in Australia.
If you contact this website, we will relay requests to Janet. The
book is 400+ A4 pages, beautifully produced. All bar 60 pages are
about the Pattersons after they moved to Queensland. On the other
hand, the 60 pages on England, Tasmania and Victoria/NSW reflect
accumulated research by many people over a period of years. Janet
is unhappy about the quality of the bookbinding, and you have to
take the book as it is. Pages may come loose after heavy use.
Extracts are included on these pages, but these will always be
selective, and you will miss out on most if not all of the
illustrations.In general, highly recommended, and excellent value.
(This website receives nothing from sales)
William and Anne checked on Genes Reunited
Searching for arrivals in Australia give possibles in Ancestry
William Broom, aged 23, Origin Lancashire,
departure Liverpool, arrival 14 Apr 1860, Vessel Dirige. It is
hard to read but it looks like he is given as seaman
William Broom aged 32, Origin British, departing Melbourne for
Sydney, arrival 13 Sep 1875, vessel You Yangs. 2nd Mate
Mary Broom aged 26 departure Liverpool, arrival 25 Oct 1867,
Vessel Underley, Nationality English
No good match for Elizabeth