Greatgrandmother, Sophia Hellyer
(shown in photo above holding Patty), came
to Australia in 1844 at the age of 10.
She arrived in Port Phillip
on board the Barque
along with her parents, Henry
Johanna Brocklebank, sisters; Louisa 7,
Emma 5 and brother,
voyage took 102 days
married Henry O'Neill in 1852, had 11
children of which 8 children survived.
died in September, 1913 aged 79 years