In Queensland, the surname spelling 'Mawby' prevails. There are no 'Mawbey' births deaths and marriages registered before 1920. There are two Mawbey deaths registered, in 1932 and 1951, of a son and his father born in England. They were John Oliver and Henry Thomas Mawbey who both arrived in 1921 with the boy's mother and older brother. There is however, a pioneer 'Mawby' family whose forbear was Lawrence Mawby of Lincolnshire whose son, Robert, was well known in Townsville.