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Mary and Derrick

I have three main passions in life - Family, Friends and my Music and, Digital Art,
including Digital Drawing and Photo Restoration. Please visit my Graphic Design Site.

Family includes my 21 year old son, Gwyn, younger sister Cathy and my Dad, Ray.

I worked for several years in the entertainment industry.

My musical pursuits lie mainly in Folk Music but I am also into Bluegrass and Trad. Jazz.



Brettells on ThermistoclesIn 1998, a letter from a second cousin who I had never met, living in Spain, prompted my to start researching my Family History.

From this passion has grown this obsession with, not only the origins of my family, but the origins of my surname.

Tracing my line backwards, my Grandparents arrived in Australia in 1921 on board the THEMISTOCLESfrom London.


The CUTTLERsGeorge Cuttler

On My Mum's side are the CUTTLERs.  My CUTTLER line comes from around manchester, Lancs, England and can be tracedback to the birth of James CUTLER at Goosnargh, Lancs in about 1734. My particular line seems to come from alternating generations of James' and Georges down to my grandfather, Jim, who had two daughters, Margaret Mary (Rita) and Josephone Ottilie (Dot).

This family of CUTTLERs, specifically George and Sarah Ann and family, migrated to Hervey Bay (Maryborough), Queensland, Australia on the DAVID McIVOR in 186 3.