First Three Generations
The original Hansen family of four had previously lived in the East End of London until July 1807 when they arrived at Port Jackson NSW in the convict ship Duke of Portland. The parents were Captain Thomas and Mrs Hannah Hansen, along with a 22 year old son Thomas and 15 year old daughter Hannah. Thomas (II) married Elizabeth Tollis in 1815 and had 11 children. Click on the linked names below-left to read the stories of the first three generations of "NZ Hansens".