My wife is descended from the early settlers in Sydney, including Ferdinand Meurant and relatives of "Surgeon" John Harris. She has a relative who was a German immigrant to New Jersey, and another who lived in San Francisco during the 1906 quake, and survived!
My own ancestors are from England and Scotland, including one convict who was an "incorrigible" and sent to VDL. Also Thomas Hebbert Boykett, who was active for the Nonconformists. One family was traced back to the Wallaroo Mines.