The Sheaffe Family

The Sheaffe Family Crest

Crucifix Orchids Brunswick Heads
Sheaffe Family Reunion 2008
Whittall Family Reunion 2011
Australian Sheaffe History
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The Sheaffe Family in Australia, & our history

Paul Sheaffe & his 4 girls, 2006
(Photo December 2006)

Welcome to the Sheaffe Family.

I'm Paul Sheaffe, pictured left with my four beautiful girls, Jessica, Rebekah, Sarah, and Hannah.
I live in the leafy Southern suburbs of Sydney, Australia.

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Paul Sheaffe, 2013
(Paul Sheaffe - January 1st, 2013)

About Us


I was employed with Telstra for nearly 30 years until mid 2002, the highlight being in managing Telstra's IT effort for the Olympics Unit which provided the total Telecommunications for the "BEST EVER" Sydney 2000 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games. Now that was a challenge, but a rewarding one.

My current challenge is operating my own business in Video Production (Photography, Videography, Video Editing, etc), IT Consulting, Internet & related technologies. Pauls Productions.

My girls - Jessica (born 1988), Rebekah (born 1993), Sarah (born 1996) & Hannah (born 2000), are another challenge and yet a constant source of joy.

I am a committed Christian worshipping at Gymea Baptist Church. I'm involved with the Worship Team & Technology including the PA (sound system), computer presentation & video system, lighting, church office computer network, etc. I was also involved in Children's Ministries for many years in the past.

My parents live at Brunswick Heads (my home town) & used to have a nursery specialising in Crucifix Orchids. Sadly, my father passed away in December 2008, just a week after his 91st birthday.

About This Site

This site is about my family and the wider Sheaffe Family as we know it in Australia today as well as the history of our line since the 1800's. The site will grow as I slowly collate the mass of information held by my cousin Stephen and myself into something webbable.

The historical information presented on this site has been gathered from local family knowledge, records and heirlooms held within the family. Extensive research has also been conducted by my cousin Stephen Sheaffe. He published a book and organised an Australia-wide Sheaffe reunion in 1988 which drew over 200 Sheaffe descendants to Mullumbimby, the home of our forefathers on the far North Coast of NSW.

Sheaffe Family History Snippets


The Family Crest shown on this page is descendant from Sir Roger Hale Sheaffe following his victory at The Battle of Queenston (near Niagara Falls) in 1812.


The Sheaffe families in Australia have descended from Sir Roger's nephew, Captain William Sheaffe, who was the first to come here with his infant son, Percy Hale Sheaffe, in 1834, settling at Stream Hill, Dapto.

Please browse these pages as your time and interest permit. If you have any information about the Sheaffe family that I don't have, please contact me or with more genealogical details, also my cousin

Recent Key Events


The War of 1812 Bicentenary - Ontario Canada

During late September & October 2012, my cousin Stephen Sheaffe with his wife Glenda, & I with my 2 youngest girls Sarah & Hannah, visited Ontario to commemorate the bicentenary of the War of 1812, & in particular, the bicentenary of The Battle of Queenston Heights, where our ancestor, Sir Roger Hale Sheaffe was victorious in repelling the American invaders & saved the first major battle of the war.
Stephen Sheaffe embarked on a speaking tour, enlightening the locals on the facts of the true involvement of Major General Roger Sheaffe in winning that battle for the British in the afternoon, after his predecessor, Sir Isaac Brock, was losing the battle & was killed earlier in the morning.
My role was to document the whole journey in photo & video, with the aim of producing a documentary video on the history of the Sheaffe family surrounding the War of 1812, & the War of 1812 incorporating Sir Roger Sheaffe.
Here are links to the photos I have taken as part of this journey. Video will be available in 'the fullness of time'.
Take your pick:
Picasa web albums:
Google+ albums:

Enjoy, there are after all, less than 4000 photos!!

The Annual SHEAFFE Family New Years Day Picnic

It has become a tradition over recent years for as many as are able to gather in the park at Brunswick Heads on New Years Day for a jolly time of catching up with each other & enjoying the best of local fish-n-chips & calamari in the cool of the balmy afternoon ocean breeze. The dwindling generation of my parents is offset by the growing generation of my cousins' children & grand-children who attend this informal event.
More photos from 2013 are now available for viewing here:

January 1st, 2013

The Whittall Family Reunion 2011

A fabulous weekend of reunion, reuniting, first meetings, genealogical information & fun was had on 1st & 2nd October 2011 in Mullumbimby & district on the NSW Far North Coast.

More details & photo slide shows on the Whittall Family Reunion 2011 page

The SHEAFFE Family Reunion 2008

A fabulous weekend gathering in Lismore & Goonengerry on the NSW Far North Coast, home of the Sheaffe Family of William Ashmore & descendants.
Photos are all on my Webshots site. Here you will find many albums containing all the old photos gathered by Stephen Sheaffe for the reunion, as well as the photos that were taken on the day. Enjoy! More details on the Sheaffe Family Reunion 2008 page

More Photos & Links

bullet Whittall Family Reunion October 2011 Saturday photos on Webshots
bulletWhittall Family Reunion October 2011 Sunday photos on Webshots
bullet(Sorry, Webshots has closed, I'll have to upload them again somewhere else)
bulletMy videos on VIMEO
bullet Pauls Productions Web Site

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