A rocky outcrop in the Painted Desert, near Coober Pedy, South Australia

Greetings from Newcastle, Australia

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, Boddy Lines grew to be used as a family record - photographic and otherwise- of many of our trips away from home, plus other bits and pieces Mary thinks might be of interest to a wider audience.

About our Family History pages:  apart from 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 are family ancestors' trees only.  Mary's ancestor story in the Byrnes/Gaffey pages is told more fully in the Family History link to A 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 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:  October 2016

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