Coming from a family of strong females, Georgie Parker’s journey into her ancestry reveals the true strength and courage shown by the women on both sides of her family.
Georgie’s quest starts with her mother Rosemary’s family. As a little girl, Georgie was particularly close to her maternal grandmother Grace. While Grace was very bright and did well in class, she was suddenly pulled out of school at a young age and Georgie wants to understand why. The mystery deepens further when Georgie finds out Grace came from a wealthy family who had worked hard to ensure her future was secure.
But being pulled out of school wasn’t the only hardship Grace faced growing up. As Georgie investigates further, she makes a heartbreaking discovery that had a lasting impact on her grandmother.
Turning her attention to her father’s side of the family, Georgie hopes to find out more about his maternal ancestors, the Breckenridges. Georgie’s great great great grandfather, John Wiley Breckenridge, was a Scottish timber miller who brought his young family out to NSW in the 1850s. He was a well-respected man whose actions were credited for establishing the town of Forster on the NSW north coast.
Reading the description of John Wiley’s death in his 80s, Georgie stumbles on a reference to a painful court case involving his children just before his death. Further investigation reveals the case involved Tom and Mary Breckenridge, but for what crimes were they tried and why does this have a profound impact on Georgie?
Tune in to SBS ONE at 7.30pm on Sunday to find out what Georgie discovers…
Georgie will also be online after the show for a live web chat.
If you can’t catch the show on tv, you can watch it online after the episode has aired and the live web chat will also be available to replay on the SBS website.
Don’t forget to check out the Extras section for additional interviews and exclusive scenes that weren’t shown in the tv broadcast!