I found out that my great-great-gradfather's wife had a miscarriage on the ship on the way over to australia and tried to commit suicide by jumping over the edge. Apparently she was heard fighting with my gg grandfather in their cabin just beforehand. A sailor caught her before she could jump and there was a big inquest at sea to find out what happened.
There are copies of the hand written eye witness reports in my gg grandfather's war records as he was in the imperial army at the time and his officer in command ran the hearing.
His records also show that he was a dodgy soldier, going awol all the time and getting into fights. The records alude to the fact that he was violent toward my gg grandmother too.
Aside from him, one of our first family members to come over on the first ships was a remittance man, which (from what I've been told) basically means he was a bad person or embarrassing to the family, so they sent him over here with a pension basically to live out his life and die where he couldn't cause anymore trouble to the family.
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