The book concentrates on John Turville of Melton Mowbray amd his Australian descendants. He arrived in Adelaide at the end of 1854, marrying in Castlemaine in 1856 and living at the Moonlight Flat diggings. Other cousins migrated in the 1800’s and they formed other branches in Victoria and NSW. The family is now found in other states, including those who have arrived in the late 20th century. Where possible, family members have written their own stories for this book. The story covers feisty Nordic roots, to the refined aristocracy od medieval France, misfortunate in politics in England and from there then to Australia This is not a record of a static past but a woven tapestry, still unfolding , sojourning to all parts of Australia and beyond.