Early Pioneers of Kentish – Published 1990 (88 pages)

A free immigrant to Van Diemen’s Land in 1835, Alan‘s great grandfather was a Hadspen innkeeper before becoming one of the earliest pioneers on the Kentish Plains. There were four surviving sons: William, Benjamin, George and John, and five daughters who married Richard Saltmarsh of Cressy, Frank Perkins, Henry Arnott, Henry Boutcher and David Duff all of Kentish. The books  contains the story of one notable Dyer descendant – Victoria’s famous footballer, Richmond captain and coach Jack Dyer.