The family story we all grew up with was that Paulo and his brother Domingos jumped ship in Northland from a whaling ship from Brazil. This was fine until I got the marriage certificates of each of them and found different parents and indeed born in different countries LOL. I have been unable to go further back than this to date.
I have John Paul Silvas birth certificate but had no idea about marriage or death. However I've just done a quick search and found a marriage to Bertha Maude Brown 1915 and death in Queensland 1988. I also found a son Aubrey of theirs. I had his name floating around in my tree but had no idea where he fit. I havent checked any of that last info and I'm supposed to be off the computer tonight for the kids to do homework! Oops LOL. I'll keep you posted if I dig up anything.Will also send an invite to my tree so you can have a look.