When you say the whole family went to Australia, do you mean the Persse family? My research shows the Rev. Joseph Fitzpatrick here in Ireland and I would be very interested to know when they were in Australia.By the way the Rev Joseph Fitzpatrick and Mary Persse had four children.The fourth a daughter, Nicola, seems to have been unmarried.
I have lots of information on the Fitzpatrick side and my search is for their eldest son Patrick Persse Fitzpatrick.Would there be any record of him in your Australian research?
Are you related to these families?
Best regards and looking forward to hearing from you.