Family Tree

The enormous Family Tree project was undertaken in 1990 by Rex Evans, the founder of Evagean Publishing. The publication of the First Edition created a huge upsurge of interest in finding out just who it is who makes up this family so a Second Edition was published just one year later in 1991 and it doubled in size.


It was apparent at that time that there were still gaps in some sections of the branches with whom no contact had been made. We hope this can be rectified during the next few years leading up to the bi-centenary.


Through this web site, we have the opportunity to build up our own data base of descendants' names and addresses prior to 2015. Please use the Contact form to help us fill in the gaps.


First Three Generations

Have you ever wondered about the stories of your ancestors? The lives of the first three generations of Hansens have been captured in some wonderful accounts researched and written by Kath & Eric Hansen. Read about Captain Thomas Hansen who commanded the Brig Active, his son Thomas (II) and his 11 grand-children who sowed the seeds of our rich family history. Read more.


A Brief History

The original Hansen family of four had previously lived in the East End of London until July 1807 when they arrived at Port Jackson NSW in the convict ship Duke of Portland.


The parents were Captain Thomas and Mrs Hannah Hansen, along with a 22 year old son Thomas and 15 year old daughter Hannah. They were free settlers and were expecting to take up a land grant. Read more.


The First Family, a history of Captain Thomas and Hannah Hansen and their descendants, was written by Ron Martin, a direct descendant of Captain Thomas and Hannah Hansen through their grandson Edward Hansen.

It was published by the 175th Anniversary Committee just prior to the re-enactment of 1989 in the Bay of Islands. Read more.

Contact Information

1814 Hansen Family Society Inc.
Auckland, New Zealand

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