|About Childs Family
I first became interested in family history while portraying a convict at Old Sydney Town, NSW,
Australia. Old Sydney Town was a historical tourist centre which was modelled on Sydney Cove in
My wife, Janette, and I have been involved in family research since approximately 1980, which was
leading up to the Bi-centenary in 1988. We had set a goal to have our family history recorded so
that we could hand it on to our children. Since starting this Family Tree the last to die has been
Childs, Bernard Robert in 2013.
From 2004 until 2011 I have been President of the Richmond River Historical Society Inc at
Lismore, NSW. Janette has been an assistant researcher at the Society during that time.
Since 1999 I have assisted the local Aboriginal families from the Bundjalung Nation to find their
Janette & Bernard Childs