This site started thanks to Brett Wanless, whose innocent question over a beer one night kicked the whole thing off. The family tree website has gone through a number of incarnations in the over 20 years of its existence. I obtained the hurwood.org domain around 2008 and moved into a more permanent arrangement in terms of name and hosting, which persists to today.

Although the site has been around for quite a long time (as these things are measured), I have been periodically slack about its upkeep. I have had many conversations with my various genealogical sources, to whom i am obviously greatly indebted.

The site masthead is copy of a photograph provided by Keith Hutcheson Hurwood which shows the family of William Squire Hurwood Snr in the front yard of “Baldersby”, Mark St, New Farm, Queensland circa 1908.

The quote shown on the home page is from Plutarch’s “Of the Training of Children”, from Dryden’s translation of Plutarch’s Lives, corrected and revised by A. H. Clough.

To my mum, thanks for holding together a huge amount of information (both paper sources and in her head) about the recent history of some dozen families and passing it all on to me.


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