Where are the Malseeds in Australia?|
Australia has, perhaps the highest concentration of Malseeds anywhere.
I know of over 1,000 Malseeds, descendants, and spouses who have lived or are
living in Australia. Click the maps for an enlarged view.
Australia - showing where most Malseeds are found.
Western Victoria - showing where Malseeds arrived in mid-1800s.
Several members of the Australian branch of the family had contacted me, and
I am grateful to them for their information. In March and April 2005 I
visited Australia and met many family members there.
Malseed name on the map.
There is a Malseed Park in Mount
Gambier, South Australia. There is also a Malseed Lake in the Discovery Bay
Coastal Park in Victoria and Malseed Streets and a Malseeds Road in Victoria.
Click on a photo to enlarge it.
||Robert Malseed, Leigh Malseed, and Jim Maultsaid at the entrance to
Malseed Park in Mt. Gambier, South Australia,
||Robert at Malseed Park
||Robert, Leigh, and Jim overlooking Malseed Lake. The lake is
just above Leigh's head.
||Malseed Lake in the Discovery Bay Coastal Park. The ocean and
beach are in the background. Just in front of the lake is a farm
of blue gum trees owned by a descendant of the original Malseed settler.
||A close-up of Malseed Lake.
||Jim, Robert, and Leigh at Malseed Street in Portland, Victoria.
||John Malseed at Malseeds Road near Hawkesdale, Victoria.
Photo by Jim Maultsaid.
||Malseed Street in Maroondah just east of Melbourne, Victoria.
Photo courtesy of Patrick Joseph Malseed.
Australian Malseed Pioneers.
Here is information about
Australian Malseed Pioneers
courtesy of Ian McLeod of Tasmania.
Malseed Reunions in Australia.
Look under Reunions to read about
family reunions held in Australia in 1949, 1999, and 2005.
Several historic documents that recount Malseed family history and our ties
to County Donegal, Ireland, are available in Australia. These include:
||Robinson McNally (Roy) Malseed wrote a letter from Ireland when he
visited there in 1956.
He also wrote down his remembrances of Malseed and Cowan family history
Click the link to read and/or download these two documents.
|Henry Malseed's Letters
||Henry immigrated to Australia in the mid 1800s. He kept
letters that were written to him by family members in Ireland, USA, and
Australia. He never married and the letters have been preserved
and are now in the possession of Brendon Jarrett.
These will be posted at a later date.
Page Last Updated:
14 March 2007