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Lisburn Exiles in Australia

Bradley Terry

From: Lisburn

Now Living: Tasmania.

Country: Australia

Email: bradkit@dodo.com.au

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Connor David

From: Gregg St., Lisburn

Now Living: Sydney, 

Country: Australia

Email: connor_dave@hotmail.com

Left Lisburn 1972 and lived in Sydney Australia from that time. Have three daughters and five ozzie grandkids. Been back twice and miss the breads and Billy Lawson's Snags. My Brother Tom lives in Richmond BC Canada. Love to hear from anyone who may remember me. I am a JP in Sydney and it is a beautiful country, Big!.

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Coombes Lynda

From: Born in Belfast. Lived Derriaghy

Now Living: Brisbane

Country: Australia

Email: lynda.coombes06@yahoo.com.au

Attended Wallace High School till mid Form 4. Left N Ireland Christmas 1971/1972. Have returned many times to keep in touch with family and friends; and am hoping to return permanently 2012 or 2013. I'd love to hear from anyone who remembers me!

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Coward Helen Nee: Arch

From:  Aughnahough, Lisburn and Friends School

Now Living: Nedowie, New South Wales,

Country: Australia

Email: Tankbaby@bigpond.com.au

Emigrated 1957 to Australia with parents and sister. Have had no contact with any schoolmates since then. I remember only a few names: Heather Allen, George Wilson, that's about it. Old and wrinkled - now a widow but I do remember 'Down in the forest something stirred - It wasn't the wind or the call of a bird - It was wee Georgie Wilson saying his Latin verbs. Do get in touch. 21/06/2008

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Dickson Aaron

From: Montgomery Drive, Lisburn

Now Living: Sydney

Country: Australia

Email: aaron.dickson@hotmail.com

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Dickson Alan

From: Lisburn Co Down

Now Living: Sydney

Country: Australia

Email: bethdickson.optusnet.com.au

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Dowds Gordon

From: Knockmore, Lisburn

Now Living: Melbourne

Country: Australia

Email: gjsdowds@hotmail.com

I left Lisburn 1971 for Melbourne went to Willie Foote and Lisnagarvey. Would like to contact old friends and anyone else who knows me.

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Dunbar Ian

From: Sepon Park, Lisburn

Now Living: Sydney, NSW

Country: Australia

Email: idunbar@bigpond.net.au

Lived in Sepon Park, went to Benson House and Wallace High School. Went to Belfast Tech in 1980/81. Moved to London after university (Coleraine) in 1987. Then moved to Australia in 1999. Always keen to hear from old friends.

Web Site: http://www.dunbarexecutive.com


Dunlop Donald

From: "The Hill", Carnreagh, Hillsborough

Now Living: Wagga Wagga, NSW,

Country: Australia

Email: dhadunlop@bigpond.com

Went to Brownlee School early 50s. Emigrated to Australia 1984. Would like to hear from anyone who would know me.

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Dunlop Walter

From: "The Hill", Carnreagh, Hillsborough

Now Living: Melbourne

Country: Australia

Email: wally.dunlop@optusnet.com

Left home in 1959, knocked around with Matt and Tom Foreman, and also the Putties (Gibson twins). Lived in Aussie land ever since. John Dunlop and Donald Dunlop are my brothers

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Ewing Brian

From: Lisburn

Now Living: Brisbane,

Country: Australia

Email:

Great Site. Lots of old Memories. Love to hear from any old Mates. I left in 1977 I used to go to Lisnagarvey High.

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Farr Joan Nee: Crothers

From: Young Street, Lisburn

Now Living: Coronet Bay, Victoria,

Country: Australia

Email: jfarr45@bigpond.net.au

This site has kept Adrian and I in touch with Lisburn. After marrying and moving to Australia in 1968 have not been back. However miracles do happen and we will make a very exciting and nostalgic trip "home" on March 15th 2006. I expect we will have a shock ahead of us as things have changed dramatically. Looking forward to it. Good Luck to all. Made our trip back "home" in 2006. Since signing on to Lisburn Exiles Forum have made some great "penpals". Maiden name Crothers.

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Farr Adrian

From: Young Street, Lisburn

Now Living: Coronet Bay, Victoria,

Country: Australia

Email: jfarr45@bigpond.net.au

This site has kept Adrian and I in touch with Lisburn. After marrying and moving to Australia in 1968 have not been back. However miracles do happen and we will make a very exciting and nostalgic trip "home" on March 15th 2006. I expect we will have a shock ahead of us as things have changed dramatically. Looking forward to it. Good Luck to all. Made our trip back "home" in 2006. Since signing on to Lisburn Exiles Forum have made some great "penpals". Maiden name Crothers.

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Gordon Billy

From: Lisburn

Now Living: Whyalla, South Australia.

Country: Australia

Email: lisburn24@bigpond.com

I was born in antrim place, married susan Gorman from hilden, moved to donard drive. Lived there until 1966 came to australia have been here ever since Worked in Stewarts mill, EBNI, Gracey Bros Hillhall, Played football for Hillhall Star AND Barnsley STAR. Went to Raggety Bap, played for school team and had many wonderful times there. Susan worked in Hilden Mill. We would like to hear from anyone who remembers us.

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Gorman Geraldine Nee: Dickey

From: 10 Dill Avenue, Lisburn

Now Living: Perth, Western

Country: Australia

Email: eilish78@yahoo.com.au

My father was Desmond Dickey who worked in Elmores Fish Shop for 30 years and my mum was Eileen Dickey (nee McGreevey). Emigrated to Perth, Western Australia in 1982. I lived in the "County Down" until I was married in 1971 and would love to hear from anyone who I grew up with.

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Grant Wendy Nee: Leathem

From: Maze, Lisburn

Now Living: Brisbane, Queensland,

Country: Australia

Email: georgepatrick@optusnet.com.au

Hello Jim, can you tell me please where I might get a photo of the maze no 2 school taken in the 1930's please? (William Henry Leathem) my father and his family went to this school, and I would love a photo of it please. Many thanks Wendy Australia. I will look forward to any thing you can find for me. My father's name was William Henry Leathem, his elder brother Eric, younger brother George and sister Winnie all went to the school he had one other brother Edward, I would assume he would also have attend the school. It would be great to get a photo, I realize it might not be possible! My uncle George lives here in Australia, about 16 hours from us in the Blue mountains, we live near Brisbane Queensland. We have been here nearly 18 years, uncle George has been here almost 40. Uncle George has a friend he went to school with called Fred Briggs, I believe just after the war Fred was a teacher at the maze? Any way, after a visit home a few years ago, Fred managed to get class photo's, and I was delighted when Uncle George sent me a copy. I asked Fred at the time if he had a photo of the school and he said it had changed so much, that he didn't bother to take one. My father has sadly passed a way, so I had been on at uncle George to write me a little of his life story, ( getting an Irish man to put pen to paper is not very easy! ) Fred happened to be visiting one day, when I was asking how the story was going ! Fred sat and wrote me a few pages of what it was like to go to school in the Maze, when they where boys. It's very interesting, and funny. I could send you a copy if you where interested ? My address is Mrs. Wendy Grant.20, Rodney St. Silkstone. Ipswich. QLD. Australia. 4304.

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Gribben Jacqui Nee: Tate

From: Belsize Rd, Lisburn

Now Living: Perth, Western

Country: Australia

Email: jacqui_2u@hotmail.com

Went to Harmony Hill Primary School 1969, Dunmurry High School 1973 to 1980. Remember Sat nights at the Y club in Lisburn and camp. Trained as a nurse at Lagan Valley Hospital 1983 and emigrated to Perth 1990, not been back since. Love to hear from anyone who remembers me from back then.

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Hatfield Sherry Nee: Stewart

From: Belfast, Malone Road

Now Living: Hillside,

Country: Australia

Email: hatfield.1@optusnet.com.au

I still have lots of relatives in Belfast but have lost contact with them over the years because of my family's constant moves. Would love to trace a few people and know if anyone is doing a genealogy of the Stewarts.

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Jenkin Helen Nee: Pinkerton

From: Lisburn.

Now Living: Melbourne,

Country: Australia

Email: hjenkin@bigpond.net.au

Education Central Primary/ Forthill Girls. Travelled somewhat before settling in Australia. Would like to hear from girls/boys/ teachers at Central Primary/ Forthill Girls- 1956 -1966.

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Kerrigan Sandra Nee: Lavery

From: 7 Slemish Way, Tonagh Estate, Lisburn

Now Living: Morwell, Victoria,

Country: Australia

Email: sandra.kerrigan@aanet.com.au

If anyone remembers me or my sister Peggy Lavery from Tonagh estate or Fort Hill School, it would be great to hear from you. Still call Lisburn Home.

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Kerrigan Stan

From: Knockagh Rd, Lisburn

Now Living: Morwell, Victoria,

Country: Australia

Email: sgk@aanet.com.au

Hi, My wife Sandra and I have been in Australia since 1974 but still call Lisburn home. We love going back there on holidays. We would love to hear from anyone who might remember us around Tonagh in the60s.

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King Linda Nee: Stewart

From: Lisburn

Now Living: Sunshine Coast, Queensland,

Country: Australia

Email: ronnieking@bigpond.com

Would love to hear from any old school friends from Forthill school which I attended 1974-79.

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Lawson Harold

From: Lisburn

Now Living: Brisbane,

Country: Australia

Email: lawsonsinoz@westnet.com.au

Great web site great to see what is going on at home . Miss the Guinness and the great crack in the Benbow . Anyone who remembers me I would love to hear from you

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Little Muriel

From: Lisburn

Now Living:

Country: Australia

Email: priestley42@yahoo.com

I am delighted with this Lisburn Site. I read about the Lisburn Star newspaper and recall it with happy memories. I wonder if anyone can tell me if Mervyn Dowling is still a photographer with this newspaper? I have fondest memories of his family in Lisburn. Regards Muriel

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Logan Billy

From: Antrim St then Longstone St. Lisburn

Now Living: Yarram, Victoria

Country: Australia

Email: selogan@bigpond.com

Went to the Raggedy bap when Mrs. Nixon and then Eddie Mayne were head masters. Anyone who remembers me please contact.

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Marsden Pamela

From: Benson Street, Lisburn

Now Living: Perth,

Country: Australia

Email: pamelamarsden@hotmail.com

I went to Central Primary & Forthill lived in Tonagh and then Benson Street. Married Michael Marsden from Antrim RD. We had 4 children 2 boys & 2 girls. Friends at school were Jenny Bratty, Dorothy Topping, Isa Cummins & Alice Watson. We came to Australia in 1988 I would love to hear from anyone who remembers me or Michael.

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McArdle Rosemary Nee: Jackson

From: Warren Park, Lisburn

Now Living: Beautiful Blue Mountains, NSW

Country: Australia

Email: patrose.mcardle@gmail.com

Rosemary McArdle (nee Jackson) lived in Warren Park until 1965 then Belsize Road until leaving for Australia in 1970. Have 5 children, 10 grandchildren and I great grand-daughter. (all scattered over Australia) Husband Patrick McArdle came from Hilden, (Bridge St and Lawnmount Cres.) I went to the convent school in Lisburn (about 1950-61) then the Convent Grammer School. Patrick went to Hilden school, then St. Malachy's in Belfast.

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McCabe Thomas

From: Spruce Street, Low Road, Lisburn

Now Living: Gold Coast,

Country: Australia

Email: tmccabe@nex.net.au

I went to Brownlee primary then Wallace high. I joined the RAF and was two years in Aden, came to Australia in 1973 and still have brothers in Lisburn go back quite often

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McCaugherty Gerard  

From: Tonagh, Lisburn

Now Living: Brisbane,

Country: Australia

Email: gersharo@bigpond.com

I lived in Tonagh from 1970 until 1981. If anyone remembers me please email me.

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McClinton John

From: Lisburn

Now Living: Bendigo,

Country: Australia

Email: johnmcclinton@msn.com

Left Lisburn 1973 for Melbourne looking forward to hearing from anyone in Lisburn, anyone remember the top hat?

Web Site: http://www.chatireland.bravehost.com


McDonald Phyllis Nee: Simpson

From: Antrim Road, Lisburn

Now Living: Melbourne,

Country: Australia

Email: pmcd7@bigpond.com

Born in 67 Bridge St Hilden in 1940, went to school at Hilden Primary, would like to find my friend Pamela Sheridan from there if possible, am now living in Australia, and would love to hear from her....

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McKeown Marie Nee: Rooney

From: Garvey Terrace, Low Rd, Lisburn

Now Living: Melbourne, Victoria,

Country: Australia

Email: m.mckeown003@optusnet.com.au

I came to Australia in 1971, and have 4 children, & 2 grandchildren. I attended Sacred Heart of Mary girls School and worked for Patrick Brogan optician for 7 years. Married to Clifford McKeown from Tonagh Dr.

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McMaster Gary

From: Lambeg & Knockmore

Now Living: Melbourne,

Country: Australia

Email: geemac2@hotmail.com

What a great web-site. I wish I'd known about it earlier. My parents and siblings were born in Lisburn. We lived in Lambeg until 1966 and Knockmore Estate until we immigrated to Australia in 1970. I've been fortunate enough to have returned to Lisburn on two occasions (1982 & 2000) to see family and friends and I look forward to bringing my family with me next time. I would sincerely welcome any communication from people I grew up with or possibly attended school with at: Harmony Hill Primary or Central School - Lisburn or maybe you know my family - (McMaster and Mathers). Any news would be most welcome. I look forward to hearing from you soon. Regards, Gary McMaster

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Merison Linda Nee: McMaster

From: Lisburn

Now Living: Sydney,

Country: Australia

Email: lindamerison@optusnet.com.au

I was born in Lagan Valley Hospital In 1960 and went to Harmony Hill School in 1964 the Central School in 1966. My family came to Australia in 1970. I still have lots of Family in Lisburn, both McMaster's and Mathers and one day soon I hope to take my family back for a holiday. I would love to hear from anyone with a similar background or memory of me or mine.

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Monroe Alan

From: Lisburn

Now Living: Gosford, NSW ,

Country: Australia

Email: monroe@cirruscomms.com.au

I went to Brownlee Primary in the 1950's and Wallace High 59-62 after which we moved to Scotland. Anyone from that time who remembers me, please drop me an email

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Moon Elizabeth Nee: Dunlop

From: "Hazelbank", Carnbane, Lisburn

Now Living: Wagga Wagga, NSW,

Country: Australia

Email: emoon@wagga.net.au

Attended Hillsborough Primary ('76 - '82) then Dromore High ('83 -'84) before family moved to sunny Australia. Would love to hear from any old friends!

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Morgan Damian

From: Tonagh / Knockmore, Lisburn

Now Living: Melbourne

Country: Australia

Email: damianmorgan@iprimus.com.au

Brother Paul also in Australia.

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Peoples Graeme

From: Ballymacash, Lisburn

Now Living: Adelaide, South

Country: Australia

Email: graemepeoples@hotmail.com

I was born in 1973 and went to Ballymacash Primary School and then to Laurel Hill High School. I lived in Lisburn until 1997 and then travelled for a number of years, returning from time to time to Lisburn to live for short periods. Eventually moving to Adelaide in 2004.

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Reid Godfrey

From: Lisburn

Now Living:

Country: Australia

Email: sgar58@hotmail.com

Came to Australia in 1981. Attended Largymore 1960-1968. Like to hear from anyone of that era.

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Seeds Pat Nee: Matier

From: Low Road, Lisburn

Now Living: Perth Western

Country: Australia

Email: seedspat@yahoo.com.au

Brother Kevin (dec) and sister Geraldine (still lives in Lisburn). Emigrated to Perth 1977, have been back to Lisburn several times. Would like to hear from anyone who might remember me.

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Shannon Ossy

From: Lisburn

Now Living: Melbourne,

Country: Australia

Email:

My mother is Freda Shannon nee McWilliams who lived opposite the Island Mill as a child. She is now 86 living in Melbourne. I would like to contact any family still living in Ireland. I know she had a brother David McWilliams who lived in Lambeg. If anyone knows of his whereabouts or of any of his children would they contact me please. Also there is an Albert McWilliams another brother, I believe he may be in Dublin. If anyone knows of him info would be appreciated.

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Sloan Kevin

From: Knockmore, Lisburn

Now Living: Melbourne,

Country: Australia

Email: marykev1@bigpond.net.au

Left home in 1990 for Melbourne. Live out in the sticks at Cranbourne. Would'nt live anywhere else now. Would love to hear from anybody who knows us.

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Sloan Mary  Nee: O'Crowley

From: Beechland, Lisburn

Now Living: Melbourne,

Country: Australia

Email: marykev1@bigpond.net.au

Left home in 1990 for Melbourne. Live out in the sticks at Cranbourne. Would'nt live anywhere else now. Would love to hear from anybody who knows us.

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Stewart Frank

From: Chapel Hill, Lisburn

Now Living: Nambour, Sunshine Coast Queensland

Country: Australia

Email: frankstewart@internode.on.net

Lisburn Boys Primary, St.Malachy's College Belfast, Short's Altona. Canada 1957, New Zealand i959, Australia 1960 Rep. of Nauru 1971-78, Magnetic Island Qld 1978-92. Married Joyce 1963 in Melbourne. one daughter, 3 sons, 2 grandchildren last visit to Lisburn 2003

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Stewart Frank

From: Chapel Hill, Lisburn

Now Living: Nambour, Sunshine Coast, Queensland

Country: Australia

Email: frankstewart@internode.on.net

Left Lisburn 1957 for Canada as a Backpacker, Now 75 still a backpacker!

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Thompson Terry

From: Dunmurry

Now Living: Perth, Western

Country: Australia

Email: dbtt@smartchat.net.au

Practicing as Landscape Architect in Perth. Emigrated in 1978. Attended Wallace High School. Qualified through Leeds Polytechnic as a Landscape Architect.

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Watters Sean

From: Low Road, Lisburn

Now Living: Queensland,

Country: Australia

Email: wattco@internode.on.net

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Williamson Gordon

From: Ballymacash, Lisburn

Now Living: Sydney,

Country: Australia

Email: williamsongm@optusnet.com.au

I have been in Australia since 1980. I went to Lisnagarvey high school and I would like to hear from any old school friends.

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Wilson Geraldine

From: Belfast (Mother from Llewellan Ave)

Now Living: Western Australia

Country: Australia

Email: wilfam@westnet.com.au

My mother was brought up by her maternal grandparents at 56 Llewellan Avenue, Lisburn. Her Maiden name was Rafferty (her father was Edward 'Ted' Rafferty) and her mother was Mary (Minnie) Reynolds. Mary died when my mum was just three - Edward went to Liverpool (with his brother Hugh I believe). Would love to hear from anyone who knows of the Reynolds connection. My mother was born in 1913 (Lisburn) & died 1980 - Belfast.

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