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.
About our Family History pages:
summaries of the arrival in Australia of the Boddy and Davidson families, the
pages on David's side of the family,
The Boddy Line, and the
Davidsons of New England,
recently, mainly family ancestors' trees. However, 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.
As well, we're
now working on
telling the history of the Boddy family more comprehensively, and some brief biographies of our 19th century family are
now on the site. Mary's ancestor story in the Byrnes/Gaffey pages is told more
fully in the Family History link to
Tale of Soldiers, Settlers & Convicts.
But of course, there's more to be found....
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
Now that you've navigated your way here,
we hope you find something of interest - and any comments (via
email) are most welcome.