Bufton Family History Book

                               "Our Ancestors"

Descendants of William Bufton and Hannah Wiltshire in Western Australia




 First family lines in Australia


Our ancestors and their contribution to the growth of a new colony – Western Australia


Register your expression of interest in receiving a summary of the long awaited family history book - a 30 year process which will be completed in 2010.

It will be professionally proof read and printed with a cover produced by a graphic designer. Most important of all it will be fully referenced.

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Take this opportunity to email me and ask for a printout of your family

details to ensure they are accurate.


The aim of this book is to bring our ancestors stories to life within the context of the social and economic conditions of the 19th century. Only then can we appreciate their fortitude in moving forward and overcoming severe hardship.


Only one of the lines can be called a true pioneer in the common use of the word. In the broader sense: A pioneer is a person who goes to a new, often uninhabited or uncivilised part of a country to live and work there. Many of our ancestors were pioneers of the outback - now regional areas of WA. 

Western Australia would not have flourished if it were not for the indentured labourers, convicts, pensioner guards and sponsored immigrants who came out within the first 25 years of settlement. Many went to remote and new areas to settle. They became pastoralists and graziers and participated in the early pearling and timber industries. They became gold prospectors and can lay claim to finding the first gold in the Mt.Magnet area.  Others contributed to the building of the Swan River Colony's infrastructure and built private housing and places of worship for the growing population - generally our ancestors provided much needed skills and labour for the new colony to grow.

They were trailblazer in the new colony. When they arrived in the colony they had no wealth and many were illiterate, but their contribution to the growth of the colony cannot be denied.  Above all they produced a new generation of Western Australians and fulfilled the early settler’s criteria for a balanced and more settled colony. So the female lines also contributed in a very essential way.

Clearly they have provided a  heritage you can be proud of.

Note:  This book will not be lodged in a library or put online: Please use the form below to be put on the mailing list to register an "expression of interest" in the book, which  will be completed by March/April of 2010. You will receive the FREE summary of the book when it is completed. The price is unknown at this point and will depend on the numbers of orders.

 There is no obligation to purchase. However, by filling in the expression of interest you will know when the book is ready, This is the only way it will be advertised. and there will be only one print run.  Don't miss out and do it now while you remember. If you change your details  during the time you hear from me just fill in a new form.

There will never be a more comprehensive original publication of this magnitude dealing with your ancestors.

Your privacy is guaranteed.  We will not hire or sell our list, nor will

you receive any spam as a result of filling in this form. You may receive an update further to the completion of the book only.


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First Family Name if known- otherwise grandparents surname

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