Sorry for being late, My PC knocked out for few days. My found my acestry in Australia. Anyway, just for your information. The first Gowing in Australia is John Ellis Gowing from Suffolk, England. He arrived in Sydney between 1855 - 1857. We might still relative five hundred years ago(jokeing). My pleasure to meet you Steve, please keep in touch. If you fell like having a vacation in Sabah, Malaysia to climb the Kinabalu Mountain or see the Orang Utan monkey please fell free to contact me. Might able to save you some Ringgit (Malaysia currency) from middle men. Sabah is a good place for relaxation if you like nature. You can contact me at email@example.com or my icq no. is 166208323 nickname; Macz.