Perth, Australia                                                ANGLO INDIAN FAMILY TREES and their links to British India. 

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“Thank you for posting the information…. Sadly l think that too much time has elapsed since the majority of Anglo Indians took the option to leave, after the Independence of India and the following generation, now in their late 60's+, possibly having a family of their own, have lost the significance of their heritage and at some time in the future the following generations will be unaware of the past. Were it not for sites, such as yours, F.I.B.S. and Family Search, etc, who are recording the past events these important periods of history would be completely forgotten, for this we thank you all.”…Michael S.


Anglo-Indian - the term that means different things to different people, that perhaps conjures up images of life as portrayed in the film "Bhowani Junction", or reminds some of  the shikari days as lived by such people as Jim Corbett in the jungles of Naini Tal or perhaps of entertainers such as Engelbert Humperdinck (Arnold George DORSEY with his band of men). To the foreigner however, it may only remind him of Darjeeling Tea, the Taj, Bengal Tigers, Spicy Pickles, Hot Vindaloo Curries, pappadums, Chutney and perhaps of those long ago years when India dominated the international scene in field Hockey.   Picture of a Tiger        


In the 18th century the term "Anglo-Indian" was used by Warren Hastings to describe both the British in India and their Indian-born children. According to the constitution of India however, you must be of male European descent to be called and to be recognised as an Anglo-Indian. An Anglo Indian therefore means a person whose father or any of whose other male progenitors in the male line is or was of European descent but who is domiciled within the territory of India and is or was born within such territory of parents habitually resident therein and not established there for temporary purposes only.


Today in each of the Western Countries (Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United States and Britain) where Anglo-Indian families emigrated to, and I might add that in many cases it was more out of necessity than out of choice, the term signifies a world minority. These families, the first generation of Anglo-Indians who packed their possessions in steel trunks, having decided to take up the challenge in some distant land far from their place of birth, and with only A$10 a family in their pockets and no assisted passages being granted to them, were the fore-bearers of the Anglo-Indian culture, a culture that was bred and developed over many years into a mixed race that lent itself to being rich in so many other ways.




The children and grand children of these early Anglo-Indian families, are now tracing back their ancestry and family trees, for they realise that the opportunities that are now being made available to them to realise their full potential as talented individuals in so many fields, have been due to a very large extent to that decision made by their parents and grand parents for their own benefit. It is fair to say therefore that the reasons for their journey to the land of their parents place of birth (India) will be for more than to satisfy their inherited appetite for Indian Cuisine.


This page is dedicated to those early pioneers who had the courage to embark on maiden voyages heading for distant lands and leaving behind family, friends and fond memories. 

To them we say   "THANK YOU". 


  Perth, Western Australia             Russel & Enid Fonceca

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