22 December 2009

Australian Royalty

According to actor Jack Thompson, having a convict ancestor qualifies an Australian these days as Australian Royalty.

Now an Ancestry.com.au press release, reported at www.heraldsun.com.au/news/breaking-news/pc-of-aussies-descended-from-royalty/story-e6frf7jx-1225812737963, has found that 23 per cent of Australians were descended from convicts; 17 per cent from soldiers or military men; 13 per cent from a famous historical figure; 12.5 per cent from someone rich and 11 per cent from English aristocracy.

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