The Schroder and Edwards family

[Under construction.]

Robyn’s paternal family stems from two branches that came together in Queensland in 1900 at Charters Towers. There were the Prussian Schrödter-Kumm families who arrived at Rockhampton in 1871 to join siblings who had made the sea journey in 1861. This family stemmed from the village of Bietikow, near Seehausen, in Brandenburg. This region is close by the modern German-Polish border.

The other branch was English. These were the Edwards and Shorter families who came, respectively, from Essex and Suffolk in eastern England, 80 km (50 miles) northeast of London. Thomas Edwards and Susanna Shorter arrived in Rockhampton with their first-born in 1873 [to be continued …]


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