Mr. Henry BUCHER

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The person traveling under the name of Henry Bucher was my great-grandfather, whose name was actually Thomas Henry McFarland. His mother, Hannah McFarland (Anna Bucher) was traveling as the wife of Jacques Beucher (correct spelling, was shown as Bucher on the passenger list) who was a Frenchman and she was a widow at the time. Perhaps traveling as family made them eligible for the Government Bounty. They were traveling with Hannah's sister, Annie Brunsden and her family. Beucher came to Sydney in 1877 and arranged for his daughter Leontine to join him from London. She eventually had a son, Maurice O'Shea who is called "the father of modern Australian winemaking".

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