This site has been built by Kerrie Alexander and John Graham.

Kerrie Alexander grew up in the Fairy Meadow area, north of Wollongong. She has been researching her own family for over 30 years, and has written Pioneer Origins, the history of the Alexander, Rutledge and related families from the Illawarra. A librarian, Kerrie retired in 2005 and with her husband moved to Wollongbar, on the far north coast. She is Secretary of the Richmond-Tweed Family History Society, and a volunteer with the Richmond River Historical Society.

John Graham grew up on a dairy farm at Gerringong, in the southern Illawarra. He has been researching his own family, and the pioneer families of the Gerringong district, for over 30 years, and is the author or co-author of five books on local history. After a career in IT, John retired in 2005 to Toowoomba in Southern Queensland, where he continues to pursue his interest in family and local history.

We are always glad to hear from descendants of those families who moved north to the Richmond River area, and from anyone researching those families.

We can be contacted as follows:

Kerrie Alexander

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John Graham

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or send snail-mail to:
John Graham
135 Stuart St
Toowoomba Qld 4350
phone (07) 4638-2289