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of information about our men. Click below to see the map of POW camps the Blencowes
were incarcerated in and learn about those camps and the conditions the POWs lived
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First Blencowe to come ashore in the region
John Blencowe 1798-1887
John a wheelwright from Brackley, Northants, arrived on 17 Feb 1831 with his family
in what is now Stanley Tasmania .
A painting by John Glover who arrived in Tasmania in the same year as John Blencowe
. Click on image to go the NSW Art gallery for more info.
On arrival John and wife Mary Drinkwater were accompanied by 3 children , George
(1824-1907), Thomasine (1827-1909) and John (1830 - 1898) all born in Brackley.
In Tasmania three more were born with Selinda possibly being the first Blencowe
birth registered on Australian soil in 1833. The three children Selinda (1833-1908),
Thomas (1835-1846) & Robert (1837-1913) were all born at Circular Head, Tasmania
and registered at Launceston.
John Blencowe and family moved to Adelaide, South Australia in March 1838 . After
arrival in South Australia Francis (1841-1864) was born in Adelaide and Mary Ann
(1847-1932) in Little Parra, South Australia.