Welcome to Aussiegenes, a site for Australian Genealogy

I hope you find some useful information on my site.

You can start searching by clicking on surnames or names in the menu at the base of the page. You may also wish to look at the Bushranging, Convicts and Soldier categories.

A good deal of the information on this site is not available through BDMs. If the information has helped your research, please consider helping others by sharing family links with me.

Information on the living is not published.


This is a private site. I have put together all of its content based on research, direct family history and on contributions by other genealogists. The photographs, which represent a small proportion of those that I hold, have been passed down through generations of the families.

The site has no commercial links.

Please feel free to email me by clicking on the letterbox below or just start searching.


This site seeks to promote the exchange of information amongst those who share a common Australian heritage. Much of the information on this site is the product of collaboration since my interest in family history started in 1988.

The fact that some of the information has been supplied by family members or contributors offers considerable benefits to researchers but it also means that it is difficult to validate some of the information. If you have more accurate information, wish to correct any entries or have additional information, please contact me.

There is always some sensitivity in publishing family history information and I hope none of this information will cause offence. The names of the living are not knowingly published. If I have erred in the status of a relative please met me know.

Crime and Punishment

Constables Kevin and Jim McMahon with their father, Sergeant Peter McMahon, in 1937. The constables’ great Uncle, Patsy Daley, rode with Ben Hall and this photo was taken in 1872 when released from Pentridge.