Welcome to Dead Man Secrets
A search for the living male descendants of the 35 men who died on the Great Barrier Reef in 1791 during the wrecking of the Pandora. This is a pilot-project concentrating initially on tracking male descendants of 8 of these 35 men - 6 young men from Orkney and 2 young men from the London area who were born in the 1760s. The intention is to find matching DNA (Y) signatures to Y chromosome sequences recently obtained at Bond University from 3 skeletons recovered from the Pandora wreck in the 1990s. If your family name is Bowler, Cullimore, Croy, Eglington, Fea, Mackey, Millar or Stewart , one of these 8 men may be your ancestor. You can also check whether your family name is among the other 27 men who died in 1791 when the Pandora was wrecked. Please contact me if you think your family tree may provide a link.