Minogue sisters` convict past unveiled
Minogue sisters` convict past unveiled - Monsters and Critics: "Minogue sisters` convict past unveiled
Aussie pop-princess, Kylie Minogue was pictured smiling for photographers as she left her West London apartment to go to a recording studio. - Earl/Clements/Splash NewsBy Philippa Bourke Jan 27, 2010, 1:15 GMT
The Minogue family tree came to light on January 26, Australia Day.
The lineage of the talented sisters who were discovered in Australia but have found fame and happiness in the UK was revealed to be a mix of both countries.
The Daily Telegraph in Sydney claims the discovery of a convict relative will have the British in a state of glee. A census from the year 1891 showed the sisters' great-grandfather Morgan Riddiford was a convict at HM Prison Gloucester in England.
The same search turned up the name of their mother, Carol Jones, on passenger lists from a 1950s emigration program. Jones was born in Wales and moved to Australia at age 12 with her parents. She sailed on a £10 ticket in 1955 to start a new life in the Antipodes.
Jones married Ron Minogue before settling down in Melbourne, Victoria. Kylie said: 'People come up to me and tell me they think I'm more British than the British. I've lived here [in the UK] for more than 10 years and I feel totally at home – though in my heart I'll always be an Aussie.'
The addition of another Minogue was recently revealed with the announcement of Dannii Minogue's pregnancy to British football player turned model Kris Smith. The child, she has already vowed, will be born Down Under."