I'm looking for information on Captain James Bongards' parents. He was captain of the 'southern cross' melanesian mission ship from 1870-ish to 1897, and made several trips each year to the mission on Norfolk Island.
In November 1877 he married Emily Rossiter (of Thomas Rossiter schoolteacher & Charlotte Bissex), and I'm looking to see what was registered as parents names (if any) when he got married.
Is anyone able to help me out with this? I've not been able to find any conclusive proof as yet of his parentage.