3.125% Black African Slave

Yep - that's me. I was at my parent's place yesterday in Bundanoon and Dad gave me some interesting genealogical information about some of my ancestors - the most notable being that one of my great-great-great grandfathers was actually a freed slave from the Island of Mauritius who moved to Australia in the early 19th century. He got married to a white woman and the rest is family history.

I feel slightly like Peter Griffin from Family Guy, who finds out one of his ancestors was a black slave as well. I'm not going to spend all my reparation money on re-doing the loungeroom though...

I think it also means that I am descended from "Creoles". It would also explain my olive skin.

Other interesting tidbits about my family history include three convicts (which must solidify my pedigree as "Aussie"), as well as various publicans, peasant farmers and assorted blue collar workers.