My Father is Lawrence Tournier who along with our mother Phillis Desma (nee Tattersall) emigrated from Australia (Melbourne) in 1946 to live here in New Zealand. The Tournier Family here is just ours, comprising of my sister Carol Andrews (nee Tournier) and the boys, Brian Lawance, Paul Albert and myself Michael Shane.
Our fathers, father was Albert Tournier and dad was an only child. Alberts father was William and that is about as far back was we can go. I understand that a distant relative named Bill lives in north Queensland, but other than that they only other back ground we have on the family is hearsay based around being a mining engineer of some kind during the time of the gold rush.
If you are able to fill in any gaps I would be grateful. Please email me if you can at Mike.Tournier@airways.co.nz