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Our May gathering will be a little bit different this year. We will be attending the Arms of Australia Inn Museum, on the Great Western Highway at Emu Plains, on Sunday 21st May 2017. There will be no formal meeting on the day as our member, Mike Epworth, will be running a chair making event dedicated to our family's first vernacular furniture maker: Anthony Rope.
I encourage all family and friends to come along to this special day.
Bodja Chairs
Mike makes Bodja Chairs , he will be setting up in a prominent spot and all family members are invited to come along and help or just watch. He would like to teach fellow family members how to craft wood in the way our ancestors did. The chair will be donated to the museum and there will special media set up for future visitors to see our family story.
Mike will be at the Museum from Friday 19th May. In those 3 days he will be creating the chair, and you are welcome to drop in on any day to watch or help. See our April newsletter or contact us if you need further details about participating.

Next Meeting
21st May 2017

See Newsletter or FACEBOOK for details.Please send a message if you want to join the group.

The Rope-Pulley Family Heritage Association is a group of descendants from the two First Fleeters: Anthony Rope and Elizabeth Pulley.

Its aims are :
to be a central focal point for research into the descendants of First Fleet Convicts : Anthony Rope and Elizabeth Pulley
to consolidate information from the family lines and to share stories about our Australian heritage
to preserve family archives and heritage items where possible

You can read about Anthony & Elizabeths' lives on the Convicts and Farmers pages. Together they had 8 children, 6 of whom had families. The stories of these children have been included on the pages of this site.
Use the Family Lines Menu Item, to choose individual lines for general information and the database co-ordinators.
Use the Family Trees Menu Item, to choose a family tree to search OR click the Master Surname List if you want to check if your ancestors were part of this family.

Membership is $15 per year to any descendant of Anthony & Elizabeth. We are a Not-For-Profit Assoc. Members receive quarterly newsletters and are welcome to attend meetings. See the Contact Us page to find out how to join.


We would like to collect a central repository of family photos that can be accessed by all members of our group. So if you have pictures of the older generations then please contact us. Many thanks to those who have sent some in already.

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