The Ware Family Story
This book, not only describes the life of the Ware family, but how the contributed to the development of Victoria and how Victorian history developed around them. In fact, the Wares arrived in Australia so early, that it was before Victoria was even known by that name.

Melbourne was then in its infancy, and the “country all around the wildest bush, the abode of the black fellow and kangaroo.” John Batman and John Fawkner had only arrived a few years before and they and other notable figures in the history of Victoria, make an appearance in this story.

John and his family worked hard to prosper and the family expanded and settled in areas right across Australia. The many hundreds of Ware descendants owe a great debt of gratitude to this pioneering family.

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Ken Miller Author they Came On The Royal Saxon

About Kenneth Miller

Ken lives in the beautiful Mandurang valley, on the outskirts of Bendigo, with his wife, Barb. Their self-built house is mudbrick, on 1.5 hectares of land and is surrounded by trees and birds. Ken and Barb have two daughters who both have three children.

Ken commenced teaching in Broadmeadows in 1975. He is currently the senior mathematics teacher at Victory Christian College in Bendigo. When he was able to go part time a few years ago he commenced researching his family history. One day he decided that the best way to collate all of the various anecdotes and documents that he had collected was to write it in book form. Since then, documenting his and Barb’s family stories has become an obsession. As of 2021, however, he still teaches. He has tried to retire a number of times but finds that he also loves teaching, mathematics and students too much.

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John Miller
John Miller
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The book, ‘They Came On Royal Saxon’, is more than a well curated encyclopedia of the Ware family. It provides and engaging story of the family’s challenges and their achievements highs and lows as they made their way across their new land. Fine Australians!
Cheryl Stanborough
Cheryl Stanborough
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This work is the result of many years of careful and reliable research during which time Ken Miller has reached out to many descendants of John Ware. It is a must for anyone in this family or is descended from John Ware.
Jill Brown
Jill Brown
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A well-researched book and a must-read for the family, many of whom connected for the first time. It is also an excellent guide to anyone conducting family research!
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