Greetings from Newcastle, Australia..Pic by Art Ryan..


Boddy Lines has evolved over many years, having started in 2002 or thereabouts as a mainly family history site for Mary's genealogy interests. In time, it grew to be used as a family record - photographic and otherwise- of many of our trips away from home, plus other bits and pieces we think might be of interest to a wider audience. These travel notes include first-hand reports from Dave (as co-driver for friend Mark Pickering) on the 2012 London to Cape Town Rally, the 2014 Sydney to London, and the really big one, the 2016 Peking to Paris.

About our Family History pages - these show how far we've been able to trace our ancestors on both sides of the family.  But of course, there's always more to be found...

Mary's ancestor story is told in the Byrnes/Gaffey pages in the Family History link to A Tale of Soldiers, Settlers & Convicts.

David's side of the family is featured in The Boddy Line,  and the Davidsons of New England . Courtesy of the Davidsons of New England Association, we have been able to add some pages from the Association's book published in 1983 about the Davidson ancestors who came from Scotland to live in the New England area of New South Wales in the second half of the 19th century.   These pages can be found by following the links from the above Family History menu to the Davidsons of New England.  

Plus, there's a section of "bits and pieces", including some contributions from friends, which don't readily find a spot elsewhere on the site, so we've slotted them there under the heading of "Other Good Stuff".  This section will probably grow over time.  Now that you've navigated your way here, we hope you find something of interest - and any comments (via email) are most welcome.     

Mary  & Dave  Boddy
Last updated: January 2024
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