The Kreis Family from Switzerland

Ulrich and Maria KREIS (Mary) lived with their children in BASLE. Ulrich was a weaver by trade and designed and made badges in a ribbon factory in Basle. These ribbons and badges were for various Swiss organisations and sporting bodies.… Read the...

Jean Dallas in New Zealand

[previously: Jean Dallas – Australian Ties] While in Australia he was offered, or applied for, the position of French Master at Otago Boys and Girls School. As a result, he sailed for New Zealand with 3 of his children. Jeannie would have been 13, John 11 and Blanche...

Jean Dallas – Australian Ties

[PREVIOUSLY: Jean Dallas – A French Childhood] Jean Dallas, aged 29, sailed from Bordeaux on the “Jeanne”, arriving in Australia in late September 1857, Like many others he tried his luck in the Australian goldfields before settling in Melbourne. The...

Jean Dallas – A French Childhood

Jean Aristides Dellas(Dallas) was born in Bordeaux, France in 1827 to Jane Deval and John Dellas. John was a captain in the French army. They had a daughter, Jeanne Marie Eudoxie Duval, in 1830. She grew up to marry the 10th Earl of Lindsay, John Trotter Bethune in...

David Brown Low

The following extracts are from Low’s Autobiography, written by his son, the cartoonist Sir David Low. THE MAN “If I were asked to stock-take the better qualities of my inheritance, and their sources, I should say my father (is represented in me) by the...