IF YOU HAVE PLACED A COMMENT HERE AND IT SEEMS TO HAVE BEEN IGNORED – MY APOLOGIES – AKISMET SPAN SEEMS TO HAVE BEEN FAR MORE VIGILANT THAN I SUSPECTED AND HAS EATEN A LARGE NUMBER OF YOUR ENTRIES. NOW THAT I UNDERSTAND IT BETTER I WILL BE CHECKING IT MORE THOROUGHLY. PLEASE WRITE AGAIN AS LONG AS ITS LEGIT AND NON ABUSIVE IN WHICH CASE I SHALL SACRIFICE YOU TO AKISMET. YRS. NELLIBELL49.
A NEW SITE FOR THE things I find which don’t fit into MELINDA KENDALL or LYNNE BELL SANDERS.
Douglas Adam’s short history of Australia
“Some time around 40,000 years ago, some people arrived in boats from the north. They ate all the available food, and a lot of them died. The ones that survived learned respect for the balance of nature, man’s proper place in the scheme of things, and spiders. They settled in, and spent a lot of the intervening time making up strange stories.
Then, around 200 years ago, Europeans arrived in boats from the north. More accurately, European convicts were sent, with a few deranged and stupid people in charge. They tried to plant their crops in Autumn (failing to take account of the reversal of the seasons when moving from the top half of the planet to the bottom), ate all their food, and a lot of them died.
About then the sheep arrived, and have been treasured ever since. It is interesting to note here that the Europeans always consider themselves vastly superior to any other race they encounter, since they can lie, cheat, steal, and litigate (marks of a civilised culture they say) – whereas all the Aboriginals can do is happily survive being left in the middle of a vast red-hot desert, equipped with a stick.
Eventually, the new lot of people stopped being Europeans on Extended Holiday and became Australians. The changes are subtle, but deep, caused by the mind-stretching expanses of nothingness and eerie quiet, where a person can sit perfectly still and look deep inside themselves to the core of their essence, their reasons for being, and the necessity of checking inside your boots every morning for fatal surprises. They also picked up the most finely tuned sense of irony in the world, and the Aboriginal gift for making up stories. Be warned.”
– Extract from ‘The confusing country’ by Douglas Adams
WE CAME ON ONE WAY TICKETS – ASSISTED BUT UNINVITED. ASSISTED TO LEAVE FROM ONE END AND UNINVITED BY THE OTHER. THE ELECTRONIC QUILL BRINGS YOU TALES OF TIMES BARELY UNDERSTOOD AND DEEPLY ESSENTIAL IN LETTERS IN SAND. DIP IN YOUR QUILL AND CHOOSE YOUR INK. THESE ARE OUR STORIES. THE CONVICT AND THE EMIGRANT AND, ON OCCASION , WE HEAR FROM THAT ALIEN FIGURE – THE ONE WHO CAME FREELY.
THIS IS HOW WE CAME. THIS IS WHAT HAPPENED. THIS IS WHAT WE ARE LIKE NOW.
The Maitland Mercury… Thursday 12 January 1882, page 4.
Sad Fatal Accident.-We greatly regret to announce the death of a fine boy 9 years old the son of Mr Saunders, of Kinchela Creek, An inquest was held by the Coroner, J. Ducat, Esq, on the body of Christopher George Saunders who whs accidentally shot on Tuesday the 3rd inst, at his father’s residence, Kinchela Creek. The evidence disclosed that an elder brother, a boy of eleven years of age, got possession of a gun that was standing in a bedroom and carried it outside to the rear of some banana trees, he then placed the head of a lucifer match on the nipple, and drew the trigger so as to snap the match with the hammer of the gun. On placing a second match and snapping it off in the same manner, the gun went off the muzzle being pointed directly at the head of a younger brother who was sitting on the ground with his back against a water trough, the back portion, being about one half of the head of deceased, was completely blown away, his brains being scattered all about the ground and trough, pieces ot the bone were driven some distance away, Death was instantaneous The gun was only charged with powder and a large wad of brown paprr, it had been loaded some months and the inside of the barrel was a good deal rusted. The boy had taken the gun without the knowledge of his mother or elder brother. The father is absent from the district ; the verdict of the jury was that the deceased was accidentally shot by his brother.-Macleay Herald
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CLIP ART ETC
HOME OF SANDERS AND CRAIGS
Seems to have been named after JOHN KINCHELA Esq – Appointed as Attorney-General of Colony of NSW in the 1830s. Or Judge Kinchela or another member of the salubrious family.
Almost all mention of the name KINCHELA up till the 1880 is of people with the name. Then in 1882 i came across the death of CHRISTOPHER GEORGE, younger brother of Frederick John.
In December of 1882 , 2 lots of land are listed for sale. http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article863558 In the PARISH of KINCHELA and town of GLADSTONE. Each of 2 acres,near J Verge – founder of AUSTRAL EDEN.
The Maitland Mercury… Saturday 26 February 1848, page 4.
M’Leay River, February 2.-The floods in this district have caused great destruction to the standing crops and also to the maize stored in the barns from last year. The inundation was very rapid, and higher than has ever been Known by the oldest residents, excepting an aged black, who states that ” when a picaniny cabon water all the same.”
Yarra-bandini was completely covered, und for many miles around was one sheet of water, in some places 15 to 20 feet deep, and -a fleet of sailing craft could have sailed on the spot where the horses should have run on the 26th January. Messrs. Chapman, Rudder, Ducat, Scott, and the small settlers lower down, are sufferers by the loss of stock, maize etc.
YARRABANDINI : BIRTHPLACE OF HARRIET FRANCES AND WILLIAM GEORGE SANDERS IN 1852 and 1854 respectively.
Wednesday, July 9, 1851.
The Maitland Mercury… Wednesday 16 July 1851, page 4.
TRANSFERS of runs.
It is hereby notified, for general information, that the interest of the previous occupants in the undermentioned runs of crown lands has
been transferred, with the sanction of the government, to the persons hereinafter particularised, in accordance with the regulations of 1st January, 1848, namely :-.
Chapman and Co.-Yarrabandini-to Chapman Frederick William
DO READ THIS ARTICLE : especially those of us with family from Yarrabandini. An Amazing tale of mud, and Chapmans, and holes more than 14 feet deep.
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article1306237 The Brisbane Courier Monday 9 January 1871, page 4.
THE MACLEAY RIVER BECAME THE HOME FOR SEVERAL OF THE FAMILIES IN MY ANCESTRY. These included the SANDERS, HURRELLS,CRAIGS and JULIANS as well as such connected families as EVERSONS, PARTRIDGES and ROWES.
For Port Macquarie AND MCLEAY RIVER.
THE Regular Trader; the Cutter ” ACQUILLA.” will leave Aspinall & Co’s Wharf, King street Street, on Thursday Evening, May 5th, For Freight or Passage apply to the Master, or to
Oct. 30, 1839.
THE Settlers, Sawyers, and Shipwrights on the M’Leay River, are respectfully informed, that I conduct business here on very moderate terms, with integrity, punctuality, and despatch. Supplies furnished, and Produce sold to the best advantage. No Commission, however small, considered a trouble.
Hay street, October 15, 1839.
PORT MACQUARIE. MCLEAY RIVER.
A STORE (and there is not yet one) is much wanted on the M’Leay River. A Person favourably known to the Inhabitants of that quarter, of business habits, and a small capital, is desirous to meet with a House in Sydney, who would join him in such an enterprise. Letters, post-paid, to A. H. care of Mrs KINNEAR, Port Macquarie, will meet with immediate attention.
October l7, 1839.
The Sydney Gazette and… Thursday 31 October 1839, page 3.
he Courier (Hobart,… Tuesday 15 November 1853, page 2. Detailed lists, results, guides
Mr. Mort sold 3800 head of cattle, with a station, at Kilcoy, Moreton Bay, for 60s. a head (eight years lease to run); another station at New England, at 80s. a head; and another at the McLeay River, at 4s., with pre-emption right.
Armidale, Dec. 7th, 1854. http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article695822
Our much esteemed police magistrate, and Commissioner of Crown Lands, leaves us to-morow, on leave of absence for eighteen months after a residence (between this district and the McLeay) of thirteen years amongst us. An address has been prepared
IN 1855 MY Ancestor FREDERICK JOHN SANDERS was born on the McLeay River. In the same year, one WILLIAM HARRINGTON who had been stockman to CHAPMAN ESQ, was being sought for theft from DUNCAN MACINTRYE of WELLINGROVE. Unprepossessing is the description given of said HARRINGTON – with one foretooth missing and a large and prominent mouth. READ ON : http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article696822 The Maitland Mercury… Wednesday 10 January 1855, page 3.
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article698258 The Maitland Mercury… Wednesday 21 February 1855, page 2
REPRESENTATION OF NEW ENGLAND.-A requisition, numerously and respectably signed by the residents of Armidale and immediate neighbourhood, has been forwarded to Mr. Stuart A. Donaldson, inviting him to become a candidate for the representation ot New England and the McLeay. We understand that Mr. Donaldson has declined the invitation, chiefly on the ground that he cannot compromise his character by being mixed np with the peculiar circumstances in which Mr. Marsh’s eccentric conduct has left the constituency
NEW SOUTH WALES.
The South Australian… Monday 6 May 1861, page 3. the year in which Alfred Sivert Sanders was born. On the Mcleay. On the so-called Flattorini Island.
The McLeay and the Murray have risen twenty-five feet. Great destruction of property on the bank of both rivers.
Shamrock, steamer, 200 tons, Captain
Gilmore, for Twofold Bay, Melbourne, A Miss Fattorini is listed as passenger. http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article705017 MARCH 1849.
Mr. Nichols presented a petition from Dr. Fattorini, praying that a clause might be inserted in the Medical Witnesses Bill, declaring him to be a duly qualified medical practitioner.-Received.
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article689619 The Maitland Mercury… Saturday 28 September 1850, page 4.
GLOUCESTER.-Lot 1, 43 acres, at the confluence of the Manning River and Fattorini Creek; lot 2, S9 acres,
Pelican Bay, Manning River; upset price, £1 per acre.
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article695932 The Maitland Mercury… Saturday 16 December 1854 Supplement: Supplement to the Maitland Mercury, page 2.
WILLIAM AND MARY ANN SANDERS arrived in the Colony per VICTORIA on 4-9-1849. Their first child ELIZABETH GRACE was born at Horsely in 1850. Apparently they went to THOMAS SANDERS or his family in this western area of Sydney. They then moved North via the New England and eventually to the MCLEAY RIVER where they made their home. In 1852 HARRIET FRANCES was born at YARRABANDINI as was WILLIAM GEORGE in 1854. FREDERICK JOHN was born on the MCLEAY RIVER in 1855 and CHARLES HENRY at AUSTRAL EDEN in 1860.
Yarrabandini, Mcleay River, Kempsey, NSW was a station 19,200 acres owned by R. Searle that I have listed in 1865
The next three children were born at FLATTORINI ISLAND in 1861,62 and 64. They were ALFRED SIVERT, ERNEST ALBERT and MARY ANN.
The next 5 children were all born in KINCHELA. WALTER,AGNES,EDRED,SARAH and CHRISTOPHER who was accidentally shot by his brother when he was 9 years old and killed.
FLATTORINI ISLAND has my attention today. Looking through the NLA digitised newspapers – I come across the word FATTORINI and am beginning to consider that the Island may well have derived from that name.
I have a mention of DR FATTORINI. In 1830 he is mentioned as one of the medical men treating the poor of Sydney at the SYDNEY INFORMARY. Other medicos mentioned are DRS BLAND, MITCHELL, FORSTER AND JEANNERET.
He is also an Honorary Surgeon with the Benevolent Society. In October 1830, a MR MOWATT was robbed by villains. Amongst the takings by the thieves were bills drawn by DR FATTORINI for considerable sums of money. Two villains were involved in the robbery . One was a short man dressed in a black hat, velveteen jacket and dark trowsers. The other was thin and wore a straw hat. An old straw hat. He had dark skin and ” to the best of Mr Mowatt’s recollection” wore whiskers. http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2196392
On the 11th April 1831 – one AUGUSTUS ANTONIO was attended By Dr Fattorini and Dr McTiernan at the TALBOT INN BRICKFIELD-HILL. He had succumbed to deliterious fumes from one of the vats which were were a-brewing and despite attempts to resuscitate , life was declared extinct.
I still have no connection between the Island in the River McLeay where the Sanders children were born and the Good Doctor – but I find him an interesting character.
In August 1832, Dr FATTORINI was coming into Sydney from Liverpool, in company with JOSHUA JOHN MOORE Esq. They were travelling on top of the coach when they saw a crowd of people gathered. There was EDWARD KENNEDY in custody of some constables. Straightaways, Dr F recognised the the greatcoat Kennedy wore as being the Doctor’s very own which had been stolen from his servant. Mr Moore joined in. THAT’S THE MAN THAT ROBBED ME – said he. Mr and Mrs Moore had been vigorously robbed of a good many things only a few days before whilst on the road.
Edward Kennedy, however, had witnesses, two of them, to say that he was with them and intoxicated ( a not uncommon condition of the times apparently). The witnesses did a less than effective job of convincing anyone of their veracity and Mr Kennedy was in deep trouble along with his perjuring mates.
In October 1832, the Doctor purchases a farm near the Orphan School At Parramatta. http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2208970
The transaction ends up in the SUPREME COURT with disputes over the bills and deposit. http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2209304
March 1833 sees DR FATTORINI back in the SUPREME COURT in SYDNEY. The case is FATTORINI vs UNDERWOOD.
Mr Underwood had refused to pay the Doctor for 90 visits he had made. The Judge does mention that Dr F does not appear to be a graduate of any Universities and is a mere surgeon. He does in the end win his case to the amount of 150 pounds.
In 1834 , he applied for 2 lots of over 600 acres each at Brisbane Water, Northumberland Shire. http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2215174
The land was bounded on the South by Bean’s land , on the North by the section line and on the east by a line to include the quantity. http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2215587
Still no indication of his having land as far north as the McLeay.
In March 1834 , 3 horses were impounded from the ESTATE OF DR FATTORINI. If they were not claimed by the 24th , Walter Schutt the Poundkeeper was going to sell them. http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2215738
5 JULY 1834 SYDNEY GAZETTE http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2216550
Notwithstanding the late improvements made in the streets of Sydney, there is still great room for further amendment. From the recant rains, parts of Kent and Sussex streets, especially that portion of the former which lies between King and Market streets have become nearly ‘impassable, and several accidents to carriage and foot passengers have been the consequence. Dr. Fattorini a few days since was in great danger of being thrown out of his chaise from this circumstance, while making the tour of his professional visits in that quarter ; we trust therefore that no time will be lost in correcting this evil, of which the inhabitants residing in that neighbourhood loudly complain.
JAMES HAMAGE a servant in Dr F’s employ was brought before the court as a runaway. http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2196957 Jan 1835. Sydney Gazette.
In the same month another assigned servant who ran away was apprehended . http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2197017
Thursday 5 February 1835 . DR FATTORINI HAS REMOVED TO NO 75 PITT-STREET. http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2197251
This left the elegant verandah cottage he had previously occupied, available for rental. It was in Castlereagh=street – at a rental of 86 pounds per annum. http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2197406
STILL NO CONNECTION TO THE MCLEAY. WE WILL RETURN TO THE GOOD DOCTOR AT A LATER DATE.
DR FATTORINI’S ASSIGNED SERVANTS ( In brackets after the name is the ship on which the convict arrived . If a number follows it indicates the 1st, 2nd , 3rd etc voyage of that ship to the Colony. )
|The first listing is a DR FATTORINI in Sydney in the SYDNEY GAZETTE of July 1832. He had been assigned a labourer GEORGE POTTER (Guildford 8).|
|DR FATTORINI is also assigned a tinman and brazier by the name of GEORGE COLLINS ( ROYAL GEORGE). DR FATTORINI is still in Sydney in August 1832. http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2208207|
|In September 1832, JAMES GORDON (EXMOUTH) was assigned to Dr F as GROOM. http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2208724|
|SAMUEL ASHMAN ( LADY HAREWOOD) was assigned to Dr F as a brickmaker. Dr F is listed as SYDNEY. 1832|
|SAMUEL PARKER (CAMDEN 2) assigned as bricklayer. http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2211546 APRIL 1833|
|A carrier to Dr F. JULY 1833 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2212740|
|To Dr F a blacksmith http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2215740|