The Rawson & Redenbach Families

The Rawson, Redenbach & connected families that arise from settlement in Gippsland in the mid 1800's

“Some in the future may care, and some may not, for any reminiscence of their forefathers. Some only take note of the present fruit and flower of a tree and no account of the root from whence it sprung. But those who have gone before us should not be ignored or forgotten. They have left us a goodly heritage in unsullied names and respected lives.”
Emma L M Guy (nee Commins) (b 1862)

The Rawson and Redenbach Families

To write something about your family might seem to be a simple task, but it only seems that way until you begin.  Anything that is written needs to have some sort of focal point, or points, or the task quickly becomes very difficult.

The Rawson and Redenbach families first came together when Paula Jean Redenbach and I met at Creswick in 1967, but in preparing this site the focal points are our Great Grandparents, who are pictured at the bottom of this page. George Rawson and Mary Hercliff came to the Colony of Victoria in July 1862 and settled in the area of Walhalla. Jacob Redenbach came to Australia with his three brothers in 1855, and eventually settled at Tambo Upper in East Gippsland and married Alexina Geraldine Boyd. (Note that I have used birth names throughout the site as opposed to married names.)

So this site is the story of the families that connect to and link Jacob and Alexina, and George and Mary, to Paula and me. It is important to say that I cannot attest to the reliability of much of the information collected for the earlier years of the people included in this site. Perhaps no one can do that now, so take it as read that my database and photograph descriptions will have some errors.

 

Richard Rawson
January 2021

 

 
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George Rawson (b 1842)
About 1880

 
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Mary Hercliff (b 1837)
About 1880

 
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Jacob Redenbach (b 1838)
About 1905

 
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Alexina Geraldine Boyd (b abt 1860)
About 1905