The Shepherd side of the family can be traced back to Charles Shepherd (Sheppard) from the village of Arnold, on the northern outskirts of Nottingham in England, with his birth in 1764. He married Mary Lin, who had also been born in Nottingham .

Their third son, Lynn, was the first of our ancestors on the Shepherd side to immigrate with his family to Australia. His involvment in many historic events has meant that there is considerable indirect information about his life.

Thanks to a number of family history researchers and in particular those who contributed to “The Shepherd book: the story of Lynn and Elizabeth Shepherd and their descendants in Australia” written by Helen Jamieson, family history is definitely alive and well in this part of the family.

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