The following works were consulted while compiling the information for this discussion of the Arnott family. Note that the moderator of Tasmanian Royalty cannot provide you with any of the following material, nor can we provide contact details for other Arnott family researchers.


The story of the Arnott family is not the work of one person, but includes the research of a number of people. Researchers who have contributed to the information presented on this site include :

  • Julie Skellern
  • David Brown
  • Lisa Housego
  • Michelle Pears
  • Janine Dillon
  • Ian Byers

Unpublished Sources

Julie Skellern is the pre-eminent Arnott family researcher, having researched and documented the various branches of the family; which have been rigorously verified by the historical records that have been accessed to date.

Privately Published Sources

Brown, David and Skellern, Julie : The Life and Times of Thomas Arnott 1781-1847 - Published in Heritage Stories of Van Diemens Land - by the Hobart Town First Settlers Association 2004 for Tasmania's bi-centenary.
Proctor, Peter: John Grono: sailor, settler, sealer, ship builder, and celebrity: a new evaluation and -
Taylor, Robert: John Grono 1767-1847, Our Old Colonial Neptune both Published by the Grono Family Association
Tipping, Marjorie: Convicts Unbound: the story of the Calcutta convicts and their settlement in Australia, Viking O'Neil, South Yarra, Vic., 1988