motivation for this Web Site was to provide a dedication and
memorial to my ancestors The Yaxley and Jordan
families who were indeed true pioneering families
of North and North West Tasmania since 1831.
also saw it as an opportunity to acknowledge some wonderful
friends I have around the world due to the happiest years
of my life being involved with AFS Intercultural Programs
from 1994 to 2000.
little about myself: I was born in 1942 at Levenbank Hospital,Ulverstone
and went to live on my parents farm "Bowerbank"
at Clerke’s Plains Road, Kindred, which was the original
family property and virgin bush when settled by my ancestors.
1945 my father sold the farm and we went to live in Devonport
where I attended Devonport Primary and later Devonport High
School. It is interesting to note that all 15 of Thomas Bowen
Yaxley’s grandchildren attended Devonport High School.