Posted 3 March 2014
I was speaking to a another person some weeks ago and we got to talking about my nationality. That person did not know anything about the “anglo-indian” and I suggested she look it up in Google.  I have always been aware of my nationality but it has been lost in the years I have been lived in Australia and only recently when examining our family background have I actually considered the uniqueness of being anglo-indian. I also have an interest in family trees and in the stories that people have to tell about their lives both in India and since they came to Australia. Most people will tell you that they come to Australia for a better life because India did no longer wanted the anglo-indians. Read the stories and see if you agree with my comment.

So who are the anglo-indians?

Google it and you will find a lot of articles. I have copied an article by Margaret Deefholts to this website and I acknowledge her copyright. Go here to view the question – https://angloindiandu.com.au/?page_id=85

Enjoy this site!

Here you will find an interesting read of my family (BIRD) and others who have chosen to share their stories. My children are Australian as are theirs and unless we (the current generation) leave them our stories they will not know what has gone before them.

How do you negotiate this site? Well, start with the secondary menu in the footer – choose a family name and go from there.

You may well ask why the map below? Well, it is because I lived there (Pallavaram – see images below) for most of my first 12 years as a boy and remains in my memory of India.

Pallavaram Hill Layout Star Brenner
 
Pallavaram is characterised by the hill to the north of Officers Lines. Always a challenge to climb the hill and hunt for frogs. We lived in Veteran Lines with the Dutch Barracks immediately to the rear of the house. The house we lived in. Picture taken by Coleen Britto in 1994. I am advised that the house is still there (at time of writing June 2017).