My name is Ivan Ross, 10/8/44, I have two brothers, Ian James, 11/7/42 and Alan Phillip 14/2/46. My father's name was James, born 14th January 1916, married Margaret McGrath 17th April 1941.
My grandparents: Ernest Albert Lambourn (labourer) married Maria Roberts at Baptist Church, Fort St, Maryborough, Queensland, Australia on 26th February 1902. Ten children were born in Maryborough,
Mary 26/3/03, married Leonard Percy Crawford Packwood 24/5/22. Children, Noelene Martha; Iris Fay; Arthur Paul; Marie Anne.
Elizabeth 9/2/05, married William John Martin 17/11/26. Children, Lawrence John; Lorna Joy; Ronald William 9 deceased.)
Albert Ernest, 7/5/06 Lt. Col. D.S.O. E.D., 2 bars. Married Edna Isobel Scott at the Presbyterian Church, Waipukurau 3/6/35. Children, Roybn Ernest; Ainslie John.
William John, 13/8/08, single. Life Deacon Petone Baptist Church.
Arthur 11/1/10 All Black 1934-35-37-38. Married Noela Jackson 16/10/45. children, Graham John; Barbara Maria.
Leonard, 6/5/11, married Isobel Stowards at Thames Baptist Church 1/1/37. Isobel died and Len remarried to Gwendoline Peachey at Kumeu, October 1945. Children, Clive; Peter; Rex.
Florence Winifred, 28/10/12, married John William Holmes 26/10/40. Children, Keith Douglas; Lois Jean; Janice Dorothy; Jennifer Marion; Margaret Rachel.
Ida Jean, 3/8/14, married Ronald Kenworthy 12/4/41. Children, Ronda; Gennys Mary; Anne Marjorie; Kevin Ronald.
James, 14/1/16 married Margaret McGrath 17/4/41. Children Ian James; Ivan Ross; Alan Phillip.
Mamie, 9/9/17 married Vivian Jolly Pointon 23/3/40. Children, Elaine Joy; Ngairie Vivienne.
The other two were born in Petone, Wellington, New Zealand.
Mabel Jean, 26/6/19, single.
Muriel Dorothy, 5/2/21, married Denis Donald Payne 2/2/46. Children, Alan Richard; Marion Dorothy; Tony; Brian John and twin Brenda, the latter who died at birth.
They arrived in New Zealand on 4th March 1918 on the S.S. Riverina via Pomona where they stayed with great Aunty Amy and great Uncle Nicky May; Brisbane where they stayed with great Aunty Bessie and great Uncle Percy Goodwin; then on the S. S. Wadonga to Sydney where they stayed with great Aunty Winnie and great Uncle Ivan Burgess. When they arrived at Petone they stayed with great Granddad and great Granny Roberts at 97 Cuba St for six weeks until their house at 3 Atiawa St became vacant. Both died while living at Atiawa St. Most of their descendants live nearby. My great-grandparents: William Lambourn (farmer) born 3rd August 1873, Inglesham, County of Wiltshire and Berks, England,died 7th February 1950, who married Mary Windall. Children: 2 boys and 1 girl. Only have information about Ernest Albert and Herbert, the latter's birthdate unknown, he remained single and died in Maryborough. Daughter's name and birthdate unknown - died in Maryborough.