Origin of the Family Name

Origin of the Family Name

Throughout my lifetime I have been asked on numerous occasions…you have such an unusual surname, where does it come from and can you spell it please?  Having carried out extensive family research with my wife, Janet, since the early 1970’s, we discovered that the...
James Ross Duperouzel

James Ross Duperouzel

James Ross Duperouzel (1897–1916) was from York, Western Australia. He was the only AIF soldier to die out of a total of 5,230 Western Front War Dead from Western Australia whose grandfather was a convict of French origin having been transported to Fremantle, Western...
Remembering Julia Maud Ovens

Remembering Julia Maud Ovens

3 May 1876: Commemorating the 145th anniversary of the birth of Grand-Aunt Julia Maud Ovens, the daughter of our Irish GGM Julia Neagle and our French GGF Aimable Ciril Dupérouzel.  Julia Maud, affectionately known as ‘Maudie’, married William Ovens, ‘Barney’, at...