While researching the 'Mawbey' family, I found the name had been spelt in many different ways by early Australian officials. The most common variant was 'Mawby'. As there was a separate 'Mawby' line, I decided to look at it too in case there were any family connections. 'Mawbys' were the earliest in Queensland, and 'Mawbeys' in NSW and Victoria. In Tasmania the name was spelt both ways. Pamela Mawbey.