My Mother’s Paternal line. Thomas d’Archy/Darchy was an early immigrant to Australia, arriving in 1840 on the “India”, a wealth young man with a mysterious background. The Byrnes arrived even earlier in 1806 on the “Tellicherry”; Charles Vesty Byrne was a political prisoner, given the choice to remain rotting in gaol in Dublin or be transported as a convict and freed on arrival. The Prendergasts arrived in Australia in 1854 on the “Pestonjee Bomanjee”; father Henry was storekeeper.