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KAY F GASSAN was born in Maryborough and worked with the PMG Department and Telecom, before retiring due to a back injury in 1980. Kay has always loved reading and writing and her love of family history began when at the age of 18 years, she started to research her family tree. This was done spasmodically over the years until 1980, when, due to her immobility at the time, she started to take on genealogy in earnest.

In 1981, she organised a family reunion and published and printed the Behrendorff-Stumer Family Tree. In 1991 she collated and wrote A Patchwork of Memories – The History of the Behrendorff Family and organised the Behrendorff Reunion . In 1981 Kay joined the Genealogical Society of Queensland and the Queensland Family History Society and became a foundation member of the GSQ Branch in Maryborough. She helped to form the Maryborough District Family History Society and up to June 1991 held the positions of Secretary, President and Vice-President. She was honoured as the first Life member of that Society.

In 1988 she became a member of the Steering Committee that eventually formed the Maryborough Family Heritage Institute Inc. and she was a member of the subsequent management committees and a volunteer. She is also a member of the Maryborough Wide Bay and Burnett Historical Society Inc.

In 1992 Kay and Judith formed Wise Owl Research Publishers, so that books with whom they were associated, could be typeset and prepared for publication for the printer.





“Poems of World War 1” by Bannerman $10.00 out now.

The book of MAULESDEN is called "The Record Journey of the Clipper Maulesden 1883 to Maryborough Queensland" BY Kay F Gassan. Available at the Institute. Includes Captains account of the voyage and copies of the ship's Newsletters printed while on board.

Immigrants on REICHSTAG Voyages 1871. 1872. 1873 and 1876.

Gassan, Kay F. 1991. A Patchwork of Memories: A History of the Behrendorff Family in Australia. 402pgs.

Gassan, Kay F. 1994. Where the Eagle Nested: A short history of the German Migration to Australia with emphasis on the Maryborough region including Passenger lists. Wiseowl Research Publishers, Maryborough, Qld. 48pgs. (Includes Index)

Gassan, Kay F. 1995. Haggis, Halloween and Hogmanay: A tribute to our Scottish Pioneers. Wiseowl Research Publishers, Maryborough, Qld. 63pgs.

Gassan, Kay F. 1997. The Pocket: It's History, Folklore and People. Wiseowl Research Publishers, Maryborough, Qld. 328pgs. (Revised and Reprinted)

Gassan, Kay F (ed.). 1999. Reflections and Recollections. Tales of our Century Book 1. Wiseowl Research Publishers, Maryborough, Qld. 58pgs.

Gassan, Kay F (ed.). 2000. Reflections and Recollections. Tales of our Century Book 2. Wiseowl Research Publishers, Maryborough, Qld. 60pgs.

Gassan, Kay F (ed.). 2001. Reflections and Recollections. Tales of our Century Book 3. Wiseowl Research Publishers, Maryborough, Qld. 60pgs.

Gassan, Kay F (ed.). 2003. Reflections and Recollections. Tales of our Century Book 4. Wiseowl Research Publishers, Maryborough, Qld. 58pgs.

Gassan, Kay F (ed.). 2006. Reflections and Recollections. Tales of our Century Book 5. Wiseowl Research Publishers, Maryborough, Qld. 60pgs. (in production)

Kay Gassan and Jan Downman 1997 The Village People Wide Bay Village – Maryborough 1848-1856 Wise Owl Research Publishing Maryborough Qld 64pgs.

Gassan, Kay F. and Jan Downman. 2002. Maryborough Beginnings. Wiseowl Research Publishers, Maryborough, Qld.32 pgs.

Gassan, Kay F and Judith A Grimes. 1992. Tall Ships of the River. Ariadne 1862. A Turning Point in the History of Maryborough. Wiseowl Research Publishers, Maryborough, Qld. 58pgs.

Gassan, Kay F and Judith A Grimes. 1993. Centenary Souvenir Booklet. The Great Flood 1893 Maryborough. Wiseowl Research Publishers, Maryborough, Qld. 297pgs.

Gassan, Kay F and Judith A Grimes. 1993. Tall Ships of the River. Maulesden 1883. Wiseowl Research Publishers, Maryborough, Qld. 23 pgs.

Gassan, Kay F and Judith A Grimes. 1994. Tall Ships of the River. Sultana Voyages 1848-1866. Wiseowl Research Publishers, Maryborough, Qld. 297pgs.




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