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Our newsletter, the Surprize, is produced in February, May, August and November, and takes its name from the ship Surprize, in which Jane ISON was transported to New South Wales. 

The newsletters are included in the membership subscription. Included in our Surprize newsletter are notices of meeting dates, reunions, births, marriages and deaths in the family, current family information, family history, a convict connected to the family, one of the ships that brought the convicts to New South Wales, a member of the armed forces, family members of note and other items of general and historical interest.

Past Newsletters

We now have available for sale a Jane Ison USB stick containing all of the Surprize  Newsletters published since the inception of the Jane Ison Family History Group in 1992 to the present.   

The cost has been set at $20 for members and $30 for non-members including postage. 


 2018 Story of Jane Ison book release

The Descendants of Jane Ison Book_edited

2018 Reprint and release of Descendants of Jane Ison, Vols 1 and 2

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