Minogues' Family Secrets Revealed

KYLIE and DANNII MINOGUE's family history has been unearthed, revealing their mother was one of the Britons who set sail to Australia on a $16 (£10) ticket in 1955 to start a new life Down Under.
The Aussie singers have learned their relatives' secrets after passenger lists from a 1950s emigration scheme listed their mother, Carol Jones.
The stars' mum was born in Wales, but moved to Australia when she was 12 years old with her parents to start a new life in the country.
Carol married Kylie and Dannii's father Ron Minogue, before settling in Melbourne, where they still live.
Kylie says, "People come up to me and tell me they think I'm more British than the British. I've lived here (in the U.K.) for more than ten years and I feel totally at home - though in my heart I'll always be an Aussie."
An 1891 census that was also recently unearthed revealed the sisters' great-grandfather, Morgan Riddiford, was a convict at HM Prison Gloucester, England, although it did not specify what crime he had been jailed for.


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