My husband is descended from John Popplewell Hird, and we are in contact with descendents of Albert William, who had property at Gannawarra in Victoria's north west. John Popplewell left that area and moved to Brighton just outside of Melbourne around 1918. He had married for the second time and produced 4 children from this marriage (I think he had about 4 from his first marriage, but we don't have any link to them.) My husband is the son of the eldest child of this union.
Yes, William definately came out here first, and set up a travelling store prior to gaining around 200 acres in northern Vic. His wife and 5 children came out about 5 years after.
I'm sure we can fill in the blanks for each other.
Who are you descended from?