I am a descendant of James Abernethy born in Ireland on 15th April, 1830, the son of Thomas Abernethy and wife nee Campbell. James Abernethy married Eliza Dougherty. They emigrated to Australia sailing on "Lord Burleigh and arrived in Sydney 28th August, 1855. From 1857 James was overseer and Superintendent of Yarralumla Station. Then James was appointed Schoolmaster of School adjacent to St Johns Church Canberra. They had 12 children.More information on them can be obtained from St Johns Church and schoolhouse in Canberra.