Hopefully, by now you have read some of my Stories Under the Tree, fictional stories based on my ancestors and the records I have available. I have created this page to bring you the non-fictional facts and stories surrounding my ancestors. Some of these will be assignments I have created whilst doing my Family History Diploma through UTAS and others will be snippets of quirky items I have found during my research. The first of these I’ve decided to highlight is George Brand. George was one of nearly 10,000 convicts to arrive in Western Australia. He is a success story that epitomises the Australian dream. This was an assignment I pulled together as part of the Convict Ancestors Unit and I thoroughly enjoyed researching and writing it. I really hope you enjoy reading about him, where he came from and where he finished his life.