Remembering the Past Australia is a site designed for the family historian and history lover, dedicated to providing copies of original articles and resources, with the aim of shedding new light on the lives of ordinary people as they made a life for themselves and their families in colonial Australia and beyond. This site provides free lists of names, along with articles and stories which provide a different perspective of our richly layered history that capture the human spirit, connecting us with the history of ourselves, our families, our communities and with our great country.
The Australian Women’s Weekly (1933 – 1982), Saturday 31 March 1934,
Greville's Post Office Directory 1872 SUMMER ISLAND Page 475 Distance 312 miles North of Sydney Mail closes at General Post Office Monday, Thursday 5.30 pm and steamer direct. Mail arrives at Post Town Saturday, Tuesday 11 am and steamer. Mail leaves for Sydney Thursday, Saturday 6 pm. and steamer direct. Mail arrives at Sydney Wednesday, Saturday mornings and steamer. Route Steam Port Macquarie, Kempsey, 12m. Summer Island, and steam direct. SURNAME CHRISTIAN OCCUPATION ADDRESS ADAMS James farmer Summer Island AUTHER William farmer Lower Macleay BAKER James farmer Kinshela Ck. BALWIN Samuel farmer Long Reach BALEY Edward bootmaker Summer Island BALL Edward farmer Long Reach BARDEN Albert blacksmith Summer Island BARR William farmer Kinshela Ck. BARTLEY Jacob farmer Kinshela Ck. BATCHELOR Francis farmer Kinshela Ck. BATE William --- Kinshela Ck. BEENE Patrick farmer Long Reach BILBY James farmer Lower Macleay BILBY Richard farmer Lower Macleay BLACKLOCH George bootmaker Summer Island BLAIR Dougal farmer Lower Macleay BLOOMER Arthur farmer Lower Macleay BLOOMER John farmer Lower Macleay BOLSTER Mrs. farmer Long Reach BOULTON William farmer Lower Macleay BOX William farmer Kinshela Ck. BOYLE William farmer Kinshela Ck. BRADEY Barney farmer Kinshela Ck. BRADLEY William farmer Kinshela Ck. BROGE --- farmer Summer Island BROWN William farmer Summer Island BURKE Patrick farmer Summer Island BURPITT S. C. storeman Summer Island CAREY John farmer Kinshela Ck. CAREY William farmer Kinshela Ck. CARNEY John farmer Summer Island CHARLTON Peter farmer Long Reach CHRISTIAN Thomas sugar manufacturer Summer Island CLANCEY James farmer Kinshela Ck. CLANCEY John farmer Kinshela Ck. CLANCEY Michael farmer Summer Island CLARKE Lawrence farmer Lower Macleay CLARKE Patrick farmer Lower Macleay CLARKE Samuel farmer Summer Island COLMEY Edward farmer Long Reach CONLEY Mrs. farmer Long Reach COX Henry farmer Lower Macleay CROAD H. sugar manufacturer & farmer Summer Island CRAWFORD William farmer Long Reach CUNNANE John farmer Summer Island CUNNANE Michael farmer Summer Island CUNNANE Patrick farmer Lower Macleay DABORNE Henry teacher Summer Island DELANEY Martin farmer Lower Macleay DENNIS Thomas farmer Kinshela Ck. DODD John farmer Kinshela Ck. DONCHE James farmer Summer Island EGAN Martin farmer Lower Macleay ELLIOTT John farmer Summer Island ELLIOTT Samuel farmer Lower Macleay EMMS Jonathan farmer Lower Macleay EVANS Thomas cooper & farmer Summer Island EVERSON Edward farmer Summer Island EVERSON Edward jun. farmer Kinshela Ck. FAIRWEATHER James farmer Kinshela Ck. FAIRWEATHER William sugar manufacturer Summer Island FITZPATRICK Brennan farmer Lower Macleay FLANIGAN James farmer Kinshela Ck. FLANIGAN Patrick farmer Lower Macleay FLANIGAN P. sen. farmer Lower Macleay FORSYTH Thomas farmer Lower Macleay GANNON John farmer Lower Macleay GANNON Timothy farmer Lower Macleay GIBSON Albert farmer Lower Macleay GIBSON Albert farmer Lower Macleay GOSSON James farmer Kinshela Ck. GOUGH Thomas farmer Kinshela Ck. GOUGH Thomas jun. farmer Kinshela Ck. HARVEY William farmer Kinshela Ck. HIGH Henry farmer Lower Macleay HINES John farmer Lower Macleay HIRON John farmer Lower Macleay HOGAN Cornelius farmer Lower Macleay HOGAN Patrick farmer Lower Macleay HOWELL John farmer Kinshela Ck. JACKSON Samuel farmer & sugar manufacturer Kinshela Ck. JAQUES George farmer Lower Macleay JAQUES William farmer Lower Macleay JONES John farmer Summer Island JONES Thomas farmer Kinshela Ck. JUDD James farmer Lower Macleay KENNEDY John farmer Lower Macleay KENNEDY Matthew farmer Lower Macleay KENNEY Crofton farmer Lower Macleay LAWSON John farmer Kinshela Ck. LYONS Bernard farmer Lower Macleay MAHER Christopher farmer Long Reach MAHER John farmer Long Reach MARTIN John farmer Summer Island MARTIN Thomas farmer Lower Macleay MAUGH Patrick labourer Summer Island MEADE Patrick farmer Kinshela Ck. MEHAN Thomas farmer Lower Macleay MENAREY Michael farmer Long Reach MENAREY Michael farmer Lower Macleay MILES Charles farmer Lower Macleay MOLLONEY John farmer Lower Macleay MOLLOY John farmer Kinshela Ck. MOLLOY Patrick farmer Kinshela Ck. MOONEY Patrick farmer Kinshela Ck. MORRESEY Daniel farmer Summer Island MORRESEY Michael farmer Summer Island MOSLEN James farmer Kinshela Ck. MULVEIHELL James farmer Lower Macleay MURRAY Peter labourer Lower Macleay MCALEER Edward farmer Lower Macleay MCGARVEY William farmer Lower Macleay MCGEAREY Owen farmer Summer Island MCGEE John farmer Long Reach MCGEE William farmer Long Reach MCGUIGAN John farmer Summer Island MCGUIGAN Patrick farmer Summer Island MCGUIGAN Thomas farmer Summer Island MCGUIGAN Thomas jun. farmer Summer Island MCHUGH John farmer & hawker Summer Island MCILRICH John farmer Lower Macleay MCKENZIE Alexander farmer Lower Macleay MCMANNERMAN E. farmer Lower Macleay MCMANNERMAN E. farmer Lower Macleay MCMANNUS --- farmer Kinshela Ck. MCNALLEY James farmer Lower Macleay MCQUADE Andrew farmer Kinshela Ck. OBRIEN John farmer Summer Island ODELL Henry farmer Kinshela Ck. ODONNEL Neil farmer Lower Macleay OKEIFF John farmer Lower Macleay ONEAL John farmer Lower Macleay OSBORNE Archibald farmer Kinshela Ck. OWENS Patrick farmer Summer Island PARTRIDGE James farmer Summer Island PARTRIDGE John farmer Summer Island PARTRIDGE Robert farmer Kinshela Ck. PAUL George farmer Kinshela Ck. PITMAN Silas innkeeper Gladston PLUMMER Jesse farmer Lower Macleay PRICE James farmer Summer Island RAFFERTY Laurence farmer Kinshela Ck. RAFFERTY Timothy farmer Lower Macleay REGAN Denis farmer Lower Macleay REGAN Edward farmer Lower Macleay ROBINSON George farmer Lower Macleay ROBINSON John farmer Lower Macleay ROBINSON John jun. farmer Lower Macleay ROWE John farmer Summer Island ROWE James labourer Lower Macleay ROWE Thomas farmer Kinshela Ck. RYAN Thomas farmer Kinshela Ck. SALMON Thomas A. butcher Summer Island SALMON William stockholder Lower Macleay SANDERS W. E. farmer Summer Island SARGENT Frederick farmer Summer Island SARGENT George farmer Summer Island SARGENT Henry farmer Summer Island SARGENT James farmer Summer Island SARGENT Mark farmer Summer Island SAUL James farmer Kinshela Ck. SAUNDERS Frederick farmer Kinshela Ck. SAUNDERS William farmer Kinshela Ck. SAUNDERS William farmer Kinshela Ck. SCOTT James farmer Kinshela Ck. SHARKEY John farmer Lower Macleay SHEPHARD Samuel farmer Lower Macleay SHOTT George farmer Lower Macleay SKINNER Samuel farmer Kinshela Ck. STEELE Thomas sugar manufactory Summer Island SWEENEY John farmer Kinshela Ck. TAYLOR W. A. boarding house & hawker Summer Island TAYLOR Oliver farmer Lower Macleay WALBRIDGE Alfred farmer Lower Macleay WELCH Andrew farmer Long Reach WHITE Daniel farmer Lower Macleay WICKHAM James farmer Kinshela Ck. WICKHAM Josiah farmer Kinshela Ck. WICKHAM Robert farmer Kinshela Ck. WICKHAM Thomas farmer Kinshela Ck. WILLIAMS William farmer Summer Island WOODS James jun. farmer Kinshela Ck. WOODS Henry sugar manufactory Summer Island WOODS Laurence farmer Kinshela Ck. WOODS Thomas --- Summer Island WOSTERD Michael farmer Lower Macleay
The 3 main areas of this site are:
Miscellaneous Transcripts from Australia
Grevilles Post Office Directory
Penrith District Registers
Helen Castle, previously Shellharbour NSW, now living in Narangba Qld Australia.
Not a site to be missed. Helen has just sent me the new links. I strongly recommend taking a look at it. This is what I would like to be able to create myself and don’t seem orderly enough to achieve. It was one of the first major entries into this world for me. Thank you Helen.
VIEW FROM THE TERRACE MOTEL AT WINDSOR. THE WHARF IS DOWN THERE SOMEPLACE.
I don’t know what I was thinking when we went to visit Windsor. I thought the Old Government House where the Readys were Housekeeper and Dairyman, was out of town somewhere.
Research remains messy with the 3 house moves and one baby of the last two years. Now, I begin to settle in and unpack previous findings and access some of the newer resources on the net and discover that it was near Thompson Square.
This is our story. We were booked into a ‘resort ‘ online at Vineyard and on arrival found it to be a Last Resort. We sacrificed our pre paid money and headed into Windsor itself, ending up at the Terrace Motel on the River. Now, we find that we were right there where the Old Government House was. Where the Readys walked and worked. WE LOVE RESEARCH !
My grandmother, JESSIE SARAH READY ( BELL) and her family were resident in LITTLE YOUNG STREET REDFERN. i shall confirm the dates later but we were told the house was under where the Greek Orthodox Church now stands. The time in Redfern was late 1800s to early 1900s. I have found a few snippets as background for the times.
|http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13716158||Sewage comes to Redfern.
The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842-1954) Saturday 2 March 1889
|http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13715023||SOME REDFERN FUNERALS.
The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842-1954) Thursday 21 February 1889
|http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article14621972||Lily and Sidney Sullivan , aged 7 and 9 years swallowed some liniment by mistake.|
The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842-1954) Wednesday 16 January 1889. More poisonous liniment.
The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848-1954) Monday 7 January 1935
FIERCE STREET BRAWL
MAN EXPECTED TO DIE
THE SAG Newsletter reports that Dr Tanya Evans, now of Macquarie University, is engaged in researching the history of motherhood in early Colonial Australia and Britain between 1750 and 1850. The focus has caught my fancy. My Mind seems to have taken a disproportionate amount of time in recovering from the Change of year and the Summer Season and I haven’t been able to get my mental historical hard drive functioning at all but this little article has begun to bring the ghosts back to life again. Dr Evans is asking for assistance from any who have worked extensively on their family histories and have details of mothers from these early times. Dept of Modern History at Macquarie University, Sydney would have the contact details for you.
As for me, it has me thinking of all the Mothers of Mine who and the folkore I have been given. The Scottish Widow who was asked to be Laird of the Clan but came out here with her children instead. Johannah Ready Prendergast, whose son John was sent as a convict to Government House at Windsor where his mother was Housekeeper. I wonder often about Johannah who was 47 when convicted in Ireland. She tried to have another son and his family sent out but failed. When John’s marriage failed and he became excessively odd in his behaviour and was sentenced to Moreton Bay, Johannah disappears from the records. I like to think she followed him.
Ann Moran and Hannah Hutchings/Hitchens. What was it like for them to be mothers here in the early 19th Century ? Young convict women. Ann had 5 children to John Curtis who was already husband and father to a family in England and had attempted to have them brought to him. Hannah was recorded as a ‘ loose woman’ on the convict ship THE BROTHERS. How did her life as a mother develop from that starting point and from the death of her first husband in the Lunatic Asylum, Liverpool ?
|Portrait of a pioneer.
Horace Dean on the MANNING.
Author: Hunt, Edward
Subject: Dean, Horace 1814-1887; New South Wales — Biography
Publisher: Wingham, N.S.W. : Printed by The Chronicle, 19–
Possible copyright status: NOT_IN_COPYRIGHT
This book on INTERNET ARCHIVE is not copyrighted and features chapters and illustrations about early days on the MANNING.Many family names are mentioned as well as place names.
BIRTH OF A NEWSPAPER
BLACKS AND BUSHRANGERS
No relatives of ours are mentioned as far as I can determine but it provides a profile of the times when the first of our Manning families arrived .
|ALONG THE TWEED RIVER NEAR CONDONG||EARLY 2008|
|IN THE VICINITY OF THE BELL LAND||ON TWEED VALLEY WAY|
JOHN BELL’S land survey is dated 1869. His marriage to MARY ANN MCNEIL took place 27 June 1878 down South in the Taree district. Was he in the north before that or did he not come north until that time ?
From ROY BURTON; at the time of the marriage John gave his place of residence as RAWDON VALE district of GLOUCESTER. Witnesses to the marriage were JOSEPH LAURIE and MARGARET BELL. JOSEPH LAURIE Senior owned property in the RAWDON VALE locality. The witness Joseph was probably the 5th son of Joseph Snr. Refer to the Early History of the Camden Haven p 16. “THE LAURIES”. He was probably best man and was living at PEACH GROVE now known as LAURIETON at the time of the marriage. MARGARET BELL is possibly JOHN’S SISTER. It is possible John worked for the Lauries at Rawdon Vale. After the wedding they moved to the Tweed River where John was cane farming. he was invalided after an accident and the family move from the Tweed to Laurieton in 1892. John died in 1919 and Mary Ann died in 1935.
We still have not located JOHN’S birth in BDMS.
SHIPS AT SEA ( NOT OUR SHIPS. JUST SHIPS )
WILHELMINA MCLEOD AND SIBLINGS WITH THEIR MOTHER JANET MACKAY IN 1839 and THE JACKSONS ON THE WILLIAM B BROWN IN 1853.
I stumbled across a classified advertisement in an 1839 Gazette for the ship WAVERLEY. I had been looking for the JAMES MORGAN on which I had been told that Wilhelmina and family travelled . It appears now that JAMES MORGAN is the Master’s name and the ship on which they immigrated is the WAVERLEY.
THE WAVERLEY seems also to be carrying Irish convicts so I shall begin looking. The Mcleods and Mackays are registered as from the SUTHERLAND SHIRE of SCOTLAND and coming as immigrants.
Finding that curly one caused me to wonder about the WILLIAM BROWN. I thought that might also have been the Master’s name rather than that of the ship. In fact it is the name of the Schooner and of the owner who, as you will see below, also becomes Master.
There’s many a story to tell . . .
Masters, crew, a stowaway or two; passengers, cabin, saloon and steerage; births at sea, deaths at sea; deserters; vessels with one crew and one passenger and those with 70 crew and hundreds of passengers; simple single sail boats, barques, brigs, large steam ships; whaling voyages, regular coastal passenger trips, voyages from other Australian ports, London, San Francisco, China and other exotic ports – you will find them all here.
The lists on this site are being transcribed from the State Records Authority of NSW Reels of the Shipping Master’s Office, Inwards Passengers Lists . . . . . . are added to weekly.
MARY ANNE WARNER provides this detailed site. I just found the WILLIAM B BROWN on it. The schooner on which the JACKSONS came free in 1853. Mary Anne has a gracious way of dealing with things which I envy and a knack of saying thanks to her helpers which I lack. Great Site.
AND FROM NLA. http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article667247 The Maitland Mercury… Saturday 21 May 1853, page 2. News
The William Barry Brown, schooner, left
Honolulu 17th February, and called at Strong’s
Island. The crew of the Paragon, whaler of
Nantucket, Captain Nelson, were there, that
vessel having been wrecked on the outer reef on
the 20th March ; she had been out 27 months,
with 400 barrels, and part of the crew came on
to Sydney in the schooner. On account of some
misunderstanding existing between Captain
White, who commanded the William Barry
Brown,on her leaving Honolulu, and Mr. Brown
the owner, Captain While was left at Strong’s
KERSWELL COAT OF ARMS COURTESY MIKE AND SHORT KERSWELL FAMILY HISTORY.
JOHN WAS GRANTED LAND ON 17 DECEMBER 1809 BY GOVERNOR PATTERSON. LATER CANCELLED AND THEN RE-GRANTED BY MCARTHUR IN 1810.
SOME MORE BACKGROUND NATIONAL LIBRARY AUSTRALIA ARTICLES REFERRING TO PARRAMATTA OF THE EARLY 19TH CENTURY.
|YEAR||FAMILY NEWS||NATIONAL LIBRARY HISTORIC NEWSPAPERS ARTICLES OF THE TIME|
On 17th December 1809 JOHN CURTIS was notified that Lt Gov Patterson had granted him land at Parramatta.
January 14, 1809.
JOHN CURTIS wrote a memorial to Gov Macquarie seeking confirmation of the grant. ( sm folio pp 4 1810 NSW Colonial Sec in letters and memorials 1810 AK NO 80 REEL 1066 AONSW
The Sydney Gazette and… Sunday 14 January 1810, page 1.
SOME OF THE OFFICERS WHO HELD OFFICE BEFORE THE LATE GOVERNOR WAS ARRESTED ARE RE-INSTATED TO THEIR POSITIONS INC REV FULTON.
Ann too was proving to be a marvellous help and mother and on Wed 3rd July 1811 gave birth to their third son PETER.
Clear orders from the Governor regarding illegal brewing of beer and spirits in Sydney and in the out-settlements which included PARRAMATTA. A list of names of people granted licences. Ann Moran is not listed here but in later years is issued with a brewing licence.
During March 1812 there were again heavy rains and the Hawkesbury rose 12 feet over its banks. Flood years seemed to stir John’s spirit for on 7th December he further petitioned the Governor , this time for a free pardon which was granted
As cattle were always straying through the burial grounds behind St Johns Church Parramatta, an appeal for funds towards enclosing the grounds was made, to which JOHN CURTIS subscribed ( Sydney Gazette Jan 1813).
The Sydney Gazette and… Saturday 13 February 1813, page 4.
An iron grey horse had also strayed – from Smith’s Paddock, at the PARK GATE near PARRAMATTA. The owner JAMES WRIGHT offered a 20 shillings reward.
ANN MORAN and JOHN CURTIS MARRY
The trial and tale of a sordid murder at the Turnpike at Parramatta. A story of RAGGED RASCALS and COARSE WOMEN. Of HOOLAGHAN and SUITAR. Of a yellow handkerchief and a piece of lead worn in an ear.
The Sydney Gazette and… Saturday 7 October 1815, page 2.
The second Thursday of March meant that the half-yearly fair was to be held in PARRAMATTA and it was expected that it would be well attended.
IN addition there is an account of a fatal trip to the Shoal Haven and of the party sent to look for missing men.
The patronesses of the FEMALE ORPHAN INSTITUTION are named.
THIS PRESENT SEASON OF SCARCITY.
A calamitous season of floods leads to Government Orders regarding rations. Details are set out in the article.
JOHN CURTIS AND ANN MORAN WERE GRANTED LAND IN PARRAMATTA IN 1809 .
THE EVENTS OF THE CURTIS ERA WERE REPORTED IN THE SYDNEY GAZETTE – NOW THANKFULLY ONLINE. FOLLOW THE LINKS TO THE WORLD OF THE EARLY 19TH CENTURY OUT AT PARRAMATTA.
The Sydney Gazette and… Saturday 2 April 1803, page 1.
|http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article625427||THE INSURGENTS AT CASTLE HILL|
The Sydney Gazette and… Saturday 26 March 1803, page 4
|EXECUTIONS RESULTING FROM CASTLE HILL UPRISING.|
No person whatever is to pass through or
into the Town of Parramatta, either by
night or day, with a musket , who has not
the Magistrate’s permission for that purpose.
By Command of His Excellency,
G. Blaxcell Acting Sec.
June 7, 1805
JOHN AND ANN PART 2. PARRAMATTA
FROM PHIL READY’S READY OR NOT.
KING’S successor WILLIAM BLIGH had even more trouble with MACARTHUR and the NSW CORPS as he was more interested in discipline than seeing the officers get rich for he well remembered the mutiny of his crew on the BOUNTY. So while JOHN and ANN worked hard to build a future for their family which had grown to five with the birth of two sons, JAMES and JOHN, friction was building up between BLIGH and MACARTHUR.
The smaller settlers and emancipists whom the Corps despised, backed BLIGH as he tried to bring the Corps under control and stop them abusing the privileges they had squeezed from his predecessors. On Friday 1st January 1808 as evidence of their backing they penned an address of loyalty to him , which JOHN CURTIS also signed.
Unfortunately, under the threat of financial ruin along with other signatories, John was forced to retract and sign another in favour of MAJOR JOHNSTON when MCARTHUR and the more influential settlers , feeling threatened by Bligh, persuaded Johnston to depose BLIGH and assume command himself ( Banks papers. vol 622 captan bligh and nsw corps 1906 1811 p 301).
As no provision had been made for settlers by the English Government when setting up the prison Colony, there was a great shortage of coins at this period so coins from other nationalities were put into use and IOUS and PROMISSORY NOTES came into circulation. John Curtis was unfortunate enough to lose one of these promissary notes and during March 1809 advertised in the papers for its return. ( Check the details on https://lynnesheritage.wordpress.com/2008/08/21/st-johns-church-parramatta-john-curtis-and-ann-moran/. They read a little differently with access to NLA ).
Leaving Lt Gov Patterson in charge McArthur and Johnston made the mistake of going to England to explain their actions to the English Government which was not amused by the way they had deposed BLIGH. Major Johnston was casheered and John McArthur exiled from the Colony for 8 years.
On 17th December 1809 JOHN CURTIS was notified that Lt Gov Patterson had granted him land at Parramatta. Eleven Days later Lachlan Macquarie Bligh’s replacement arrived and within a few weeks had assessed the situation and cancelled everything that had been done officially since Johnston had deposed Bligh ; all land grants, appointments and trials. It had been decided that the NSW CORPS was to become one of the ordinary regiments of the British Army and sent home.
With staggering speed Macquarie started to clean up the mess he had inherited for he found the population continually threatened with starvation, the buildings decaying and the morals of most of the population in the lowest state of debasement whilst religious worship seemed to be in a state of almost total neglect. Arrival of the grain ship MARIAN a fortnight after Macquaries arrival followed by a mild autumn and bounteous spring partly relieved the problem of feeding the starving community and Macquarie was able to concentrate on other matters needing his attention.
Cancellation of all land grants made during the rebel’s rule meant that JOHN CURTIS too lost the land granted to him by Lt Col Gov Patterson so he wrote a memorial to Gov Macquarie seeking confirmation of the grant. ( sm folio pp 4 1810 NSW Colonial Sec in letters and memorials 1810 AK NO 80 REEL 1066 AONSW). Macquarie as was his way when dealing with those he considered worthy emancipists acquiesced.
The skills John was acquiring in the Colony coupled with those he had learned as an accountant in England were coming in handy and life was improving steadily for he appears to have been able to use some of the Government Land at the dairy for his own cattle. Ann too was proving to be a marvellous help and mother and on Wed 3rd July 1811 gave birth to their third son PETER. This was ANN’s 4th child but John’s 16th, two of his English children had died before he left England leaving 5 sons and 5 daughters there.
During March 1812 there were again heavy rains and the Hawkesbury rose 12 feet over its banks. Flood years seemed to stir John’s spirit for on 7th December he further petitioned the Governor , this time for a free pardon which was granted. (NSW COL SEC IN LETTERS Petitions mitigating sentences 1811 – 1812 pp 110-111 reels 1227 and 612 ) (register of pardons and tickets of leave Vol 1 p 183 Col Sec papers COD ML ).
As cattle were always straying through the burial grounds behind St Johns Church Parramatta, an appeal for funds towards enclosing the grounds was made, to which JOHN CURTIS subscribed ( Sydney Gazette Jan 1813).
On Tuesday 16 August 1814 in a ceremony at St Johns Church at Parramatta witnessed by Chistopher Grogan and Margaret Neale , JOHN CURTIS and ANN MORAN were married. This ceremony was followed by the baptism of 3 year old PETER and his baby sister CATHERINE ( Kitty) born on 7th June that year ( 1814) . A muster taken at this time lists JOHN, ANN and these 2 children as still being supplied from Govt Stores whilst the other 3 children were not.
The CURTIS children grew as the years passed with all helping out on the farm as they became able . Elizabeth blossomed into a young woman and JOHN READY who lived nearby became interested in her. In 1829 when ELIZABETH was 17 and JOHN READY was 30 they were married.
With other ROMAN CATHOLIC members of the community, JOHN CURTIS signed a petition to J T BIGGE for a ROMAN CATHOLIC CHAPEL when Bigges came out to the Colony to investigate and report on how it was going. ( 20 Feb 1820 Bigges Report app p 3943).
Because of John’s advanced age,( he was now 72), ANN CURTIS set up business for herself. On 21 April 1821 she paid into the POLICE FUND for 6 months brewing licence and a retailing licence ( Wenworth Papers dip 228).
Almost six months later on Wed 12 September 1821 , John Curtis died and was laid to rest in the BURIAL GROUND behind ST JOHNS CHURCH PARRAMATTA.
Jan Maurice descends from AGNES JANE TAYLOR. The parents of Agnes were WILLIAM SANDERS and MARY JANE SKIMMINGS ( Elsewhere recorded as MARY ANN SKIVINGS Name on birth certificate ). Agnes was born the 10th child on 9th July 1869 in Kinchela NSW.
From papers received from JAN and BARRY.
AGNES JANE TAYLOR
WILLIAM, her father, was an expert ploughman and was brought out to the Colony from DEVON UK for his skills. While in Kinchela he had a keen interest in rowing and was a champion oarsman who rowed in the Kempsey Regatta 1856 and entered many races. He was also known as Blackberry Bill as he spread the seeds around the Kempsey District.
The youngest brother of Agnes, CHRISTOPHER, was accidentally shot by his brother’s rifle on 3 January, 1882, when he was 9 years old. Mary Jane was a midwife in the district.
William died 19 December 1910 age 87 years and Mary died 13 November 1882 aged 52 years.
When Agnes was 22 she was living in “BROMPTON” Anson St Surry Hills. She was a domestic servant married in St Thomas Church of England Willoughby NSW , November 25th 1891 to Charles William Henry ( Bill) Taylor whose address was Appin , the Minister Stephen H Childe.
After the wedding they went to live in Appin on Elladale farm. Brooks Point Road, Appin. Every Saturday, she would drive the horse and sulky to Campbelltown so that their youngest son Barrington Walter could have piano lessons by Miss Vernon, then on Saturday nights he’d play for the local dance when still a teenager taking over from Bessie Dwyer. Their eldest son, William Harold joined the Army in 1916 as a 17 year old and served overseas, marrying Margaret ( Maggie) Yates when he was 21 years in Lancashire England.
Lionel ( Jack) stayed on the farm. Two girls married and moved to Queensland to live another daughter, Ellen, Mrs Gridley.
On the 9th April at 64 years Bill died and was buried in St Marks Cemetery, Appin. No headstone.
When Barrington married Phyllis Abbott in 23 December 1935, Agnes went to the wedding at St John’s Parramatta and the reception at the CAROLLIAN. Her address was Appin.
In her later years, Agnes came to live in Campbelltown with Lionel and his wife in 28 Chamberlain St Campbelltown. her younger sister Sarah with husband Robert Kitchings also lived in Campbelltown and when sarah died 15 February 1946, Agnes Jane was the last of William and Mary’s family alive. She was in her 80s but still did beautiful crocheting and knitting. Agnes died in Queensland 8th August 1951. Buried in Lutwyche Cemetery.
SANDERS ARE HERE.
1850 – THE SHIP, THE ROMAN EMPEROR , ARRIVES FROM THE DOWNS AND PLYMOUTH AND ON BOARD IS MR GEORGE SANDERS AS A PASSENGER. MOST LIKELY NOT ONE OF OURS. WE TEND TO ARRIVE ASSISTED IN ONE WAY OR ANOTHER AND NOT LISTED AS MR OR MRS.
The Maitland Mercury… Wednesday 16 January 1850, page 2.
1850 – A MR SANDERS SAILS INTO SYDNEY AS PASSENGER FROM PORT PHILLIP ON THE FRANCIS RIDLEY.
The Maitland Mercury… Saturday 14 September 1850,
1854 – A VERY ANGRY J SANDERS, PUBLICAN IN ARMIDALE, PROTESTS THE ACCUSATION BROUGHT AGAINST HIM RE THE SERVING OF ALCOHOL TO AN INTOXICATED MAN . IN TYPICAL SANDERS MAN HE DECLARES
IF THIS BE JUSTICE – FAREWELL LIBERTY.
AND REFUSES TO RENEW HIS LICENCE.
The Maitland Mercury… Saturday 15 April 1854, page 3.
Now we look at the era 1849 onwards. The shipping indents say that neither WILLIAM nor MARY ANN had any living relatives in the Colony. Just to remind you. However, later research indicates that they went to the property of THOMAS SANDERS who came as convict in 1791. Out west of Sydney.
NSW STATE ARCHIVES REEL 58
ASSISTED IMMIGRANTS INWARDS TO SYDNEY PER SHIP VICTORIA ARRIVED 2nd SEP 1849
SAUNDERS, WILLIAM – 26 YEAR OLD BUTCHER BORN KENTON DEVONSHIRE SON OF WILLIAM AND ELIZABETH SAUNDERS – STILL LIVING IN KENTON C OF E. READS AND WRITES NO RELATIONS LIVING IN COLONY IN GOOD HEALTH. COMPLAINED OF SHORT ISSUE OF RATIONS DURING EARLY PART OF VOYAGE
SAUNDERS MARY ANN – 19 YEARS FARM SERVANT BORN SILVERTON DEVONSHIRE DAUGHTER OF GEORGE AND GRACE SKIVINGS STILL LIVING IN SILVERTON C OF E READS AND WRITES NO RELATIONS IN COLONY IN GOOD HEALTH.
MARY ANN SKVINGS SANDERS CAME FREE ON THE VICTORIA WITH WILLIAM
BLACKBERRY BILL AND HIS LADS
SANDERS AS I HAVE FOUND THEM IN THE
NATIONAL LIBRARY AUSTRALIAN HISTORIC
NO KNOWN CONNECTION TO OUR FAMILY :
HOWEVER – ONE NEVER KNOWS.
|1849 – AND A MR E SANDERS IS LISTED AS AN EMIGRATION AGENT IN ANDOVER ( ENGLAND )||The Maitland Mercury… Saturday 3 February 1849, page 2.|
|1849 – A MR E SANDER WAS LEAVING SYDNEY ON THE STEAMER SHAMROCK FOR MELBOURNE, TWOFOLD BAY AND LAUNCESTON.||http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article705017|
26th day of November.
SANDERS AS I HAVE FOUND THEM IN THE
NATIONAL LIBRARY AUSTRALIAN HISTORIC
NO KNOWN CONNECTION TO OUR FAMILY :
HOWEVER – ONE NEVER KNOWS.
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1843 – ST PATRICK’S TEMPERANCE SOCIETY – MEETS IN EAST MAITLAND AND A DELIGHTFUL EVENING IT APPEARS TO HAVE BEEN – INCLUDING A MR SANDERS AMOMGST OTHERS WHO ENTERTAINED WITH SONGS.
THE TEMPERANCE SOCIETY HAD APPARENTLY REDUCED THE RIOT AND DRUNKENNESS IN MAITLAND DURING THE PREVIOUS FOUR YEARS. PRIOR TO THAT SCENES OF INFAMY WERE COMMON.
The Maitland Mercury… Saturday 12 August 1843, page 4.
TEMPERANCE IS IT ?
BRUCE SANDERS 1940s.
1843- In WEST MAITLAND DANIEL RICHARDSON – HOUSE AND SIGN PAINTER – TAKES OVER THE PREMISES WHERE MR SANDERS HAD BEEN OPERATING AS A COMBMAKER. JUST NEAR THE SCOTS CHURCH IT WAS.
|1844 – meanwhile – OVERSEAS – ON THE INDIAN FRONT –
THAT WAS AT GWALIOR ABOUT 60 MILES SOUTH OF AGRA .
The Perth Gazette and… Saturday 13 April 1844, page 2.
1845 – IN WEST MAITLAND WHERE NOT LONG BEFORE MR SANDERS HAD SUNG AT THE TEMPERANCE TEA PARTY , A MYSTERIOUS AND SUSPICIOUS DEATH TAKES PLACE. YOUNG GUILDFORD SANDERS ( SON OF JOHN SANDERS ) IS BROUGHT HOME INTOXICATED AND PUT TO BED. THIS IS A GOOD READ. THERE ARE HINTS OF FOUL PLAY AND LAUDANUM. A POST MORTEM IS HELD AND A BLUE MARK FOUND ON HIS SKULL .
WAS IT INTOXICATION , DRUGS OR THE FALL FROM THE GIG WHICH LED TO HIS DEATH ?
The Maitland Mercury… Saturday 31 May 1845, page 2.
1846 – JAMES SANDERS APPEARS AT THE BENCH ACCUSING HIS MASTER Robert Pringle, of Carrington Park, Jerry’s Plains, of non- payment of £4 balance of wages. PRINGLE IS REPRESENTED BY A MR SAUNDERS. IT IS TO DO WITH A LOST COW. READ THE ARTICLE TO DISCOVER THE OUTCOME. IT WAS SAID TO BE A VERY OLD COW.
1846 – FROM CAMBRIDGE – A SANDERS IS ROWING. IN LATER YEARS WILLIAM BLACKBERRY SANDERS IS KNOWN AS A FINE ROWER ON THE MACLEAY IN AUSTRALIA.
1846 – IN A FINE CASE OF PERJURY. A DENNIS DUNNEEN ACCUSES A MAN BY THE NAME OF BULMER OF SETTING FIRE TO MR CHRISTIAN’S HAYSTACK. DENNIS IT SEEMS WAS IN HOPE OF A FIFTY POUND REWARD POSTED BY MY CHRISTIAN AND ATTEMPTED TO DO SO BY FALSELY ACCUSING GEORGE BULMER. BULMER HOWEVER HAD A LAME FOOT AT THE TIME AND WAS ALSO IN A KITCHEN IN COMPANY WITH A ‘ MAN NAMED SANDERS’ AND COULD NOT HAVE SET THE FIRE AT ALL. 7 YEARS TRANSPORTATION FOR YOU DENNIS.
The Maitland Mercury… Saturday 19 September 1846
|1846 – MRS SANDERS ON THE HUNTER CONTRIBUTES 2/6 TO THE IRISH RELIEF FUND.||http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article685224|
1847 – FROM THE USA – SPOT SANDERS AND HIS FAMILY ARE POISONED BY WILKINSON WHO HAD TRIED TO STEAL SPOT’S HOGS.
The Maitland Mercury… Wednesday 5 May 1847, page 2
The names Bell and SANDERS appear amongst the cheques lost by the Rev Rusden.
The Maitland Mercury… Saturday 22 January 1848, page 1
This issue also mentions the sale of two ENTIRE horses . ENTIRE ?
BRUCE SANDERS IN THE 1920s
NO NEWS IS GOOD NEWS !
ALSO IN THIS YEAR :
GENERAL ORDERS FEB 11 1791
The selling or exchanging of The Provisions issued to Convicts is strictly forbidden. Seems they had been trading for tobacco, grog and money and then distressing other persons by robbing their gardens.
|http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article626184||By 1804 , the Secretary’s Office in Sydney asking
” ANY person knowing whether JOHN BURDETT, who came out to this Colony in the Britannia in 1791, is dead or has left the Colony ”
to let them know toute suite.
Maitland Mercury… Saturday 21 June 1845
The Maitland Mercury… Saturday 23 September 1848, page 3
MR MUIR ARRIVED FROM SCOTLAND. A REFORMER AND THE MAN WHO NAMED HUNTERS HILL
A VISIT TO SCHEFFER’S FARM IN DECEMBER 1791.
AND TO THE FARM OF CONVICT CHRISTOPHER MAGEE.
and HUMBOLDT TELLS OF GIANT TREES HE SAW IN SENEGAL IN 1791
THE TREE OF 1000 YEARS
The BELLS were closely associated with the LAURIES and LAURIETON.
(To the Editor of the Maitland Mercury.)
SIR,-I notice in your issue of the 8th inst., a letter on the reservation of timber, signed by Thomas Shaw, I believe some of his hints are good, and as this is a matter which concerns many, perchance a hint from one who has had 40 years’ experience may not be out of place. So I will be as brief as possible, and confine myself to a few remarks only.
First-The wilful and shameful destruction of timber. At present the law is, that any man holding a license can go on to Government land (except Reserves) and cut away at any tree or sapling he thinks fit. No one has a right to interfere with him, so long as he holds his license ; he is never asked what he means to do with the timber he falls. No doubt you will say, surely no man on earth will fall timber without making use of it. But I can prove to you that it has been done, and that in a wholesale manner. On the Nambucca there have been hundreds of trees, both cedar and pine, cut down many years ago. And they are still there, and will ever remain so, as they are now too rotten for any use. On Camden Haven, a few years ago, the inhabitants took a sudden fit and cut down every beech tree that could be found ; in fact millions of feet, and there it lies, rotting on the ground ; and many a tree of hardwood as well-and yet the people who cut the said timber had no way of removing it to market. So there it remains, a loss to the man who would have used it, a loss to the colony, and a loss to the world at large. And yet the present licensing system allows this wholesale destruction, Surely this system could be improved upon, and before I close I shall give you my idea on the matter, and I hope some of your readers will give a better.
Second,-I will now make a few remarks on the reservation of timber. Government has adopted a plan of making a reserve of certain portions of land in various places on the East Coast, for the sake of preserving timber. My opinion is, the plan is rotten in the core. The reserves are made where the best timber is to be found. So far so good. But tell me what they mean by preserving timber that has arrived at its full growth, and every day turning back to its mother earth. This seems to me to be wilful waste, and almost as bad as the men who cut timber and leave it to rot. I may be wrong, but I am against all special timber reserves. I would say, throw it open, and let us have free trade, and encourage colonial industry. At the same time I would make it the special duty of the local constable to ascertain if each man had a license, and what they were cutting for ; see that they mean to use the timber they ore cutting down. And above all, see that no hardwood timber is cut down less than two feet, or six feet in girth, three feet from the ground. This would be preserving timber in the right way ; for timber in this country does not take so long to grow as some think it does, I know large trees that were only saplings thirty years ago ; and at this place we have trees a foot through that were only whipsticks six years ago. And Mr. Hibbard, of Port Macquarie, tells me he knows trees at Shoalhaven three feet through that were mere saplings seventeen years ago (spotted gum). I will now draw to a close, and I trust that some other hand will take the matter up. I have merely given my own opinion, and I think any one who does so deserves a certain amount of credit, let him be right or wrong If I was to go on and state the use and durability of each kind of tree I do not know where I would end.
Third.- This much I may say : people must not run away with the idea that because timber is of a certain kind it must be good. Such is not the case. For instance, the ironbark at this place is a poor wood indeed ; at Gloucester, the kitchen at the old accommodation house was shingled with ironbark shingles in the year 1836, yet the roof is waterproof. It depends on the ground and locality where the timber is grown, In the school house, in Port Macquarie, the rafters are saplings, known as the leaf tea-tree ; and although they were put there under the cruel lash and the bitter years of tyranny, yet the said rafters are as sound as the day they were put there.
Laurieton, 14th January, 1881.
[We need scarcely say that we shall be glad at any time to receive and publish letters such as the above, and we hope the important subject of timber conservation will receive due public attention till amendment in the law and “practice is achieved.
James Bell was transported for housebreaking in 1831. He married Wilhelmina McLeod on 29/9/1840 at the SCOTS CHURCH, PATERSON. Wilhelmina was the daughter of WILLIAM MCLEOD and JANET MACKAY and was 17 years old when she married JAMES.
Their son , JOHN BELL, married Mary Ann McNeil in Taree on 27th June 1878. At the time John gave his place of residence as RAWDON VALE , district of Gloucester. Roy Burton was told by a now deceased aunt that John’s parents were James and Wilhelmina which we now know to be so. Witnesses to the marriage of John and Mary Ann were JOSEPH LAURIE and MARGARET BELL. Joseph Laurie Snr owned property at RAWDON VALE locality. The witness Joseph Laurie was probably the fifth son of Joseph Senior. (Refer to “EARLY HISTORY OF THE CAMDEN HAVEN” Page 16. The LAURIES.The LAURIES were then living at PEACH GROVE now known as LAURIETON.
John’s eldest sister married a LAURIE. His brother NORMAN BELL married AGNES FRASER whose mother was JANET LAURIE and named their daughter JANET LAURIE BELL.
When John Bell and Granny Bell left the Tweed they lived the rest of their lives in LAURIETON.
An article with Joseph Laurie presiding as magistrate
The Maitland Mercury… Thursday 23 November 1882, page 6
STATISTICS OF NEW SOUTH WALES,
FROM 1837 TO 1853.
(From the Herald, July 4.)
The following is a condensed account of some of the Statistics of the Colony, for a period of sixteen years, compiled from official records in
the Colonial Secretary’s office. They were placed upon the table of the Legislative Council on the 28th of last mouth, and ordered by the Council to be printed.
The following is the return of the increase and decrease of the population of New South Wales, from the 1st January to 3ist December, 1853; and of the total number at the latter date :
INCREASE.-By immigration : males, 23,189 ; females, 10,738; total, 33,936. By birth: males, 4,493; females, 4,367 ; total, 8,860.
TOTAL INCREASE.-Males, 27,69l ; females, 15,105 ; being a total increase of both sexes of 42,796.
DECREASE.-By deaths : males, 2,311 ; females, l,865; total, 4,173. By departure: males, 12,699 ; females, 2887 ; total, 15,586.
TOTAL DECREASE,-Males, 15,010; females, 4952 ; making a total decrease in both sexes of 19,962.
NET INCREASE.-Males, 12,681 ; females, 10,153 ; making a total net increase of 22,834.
Population on 31st December, 1852; males, 118,687; females, 89,597 ; total, 208,254.
Population on 3lst December, 1853: males,v131,368; females, 99,720 ; total, 231,088.
The following is a return of the number of
immigrants who arrived in the colony of New
South Wales, from the 1st January 1832, to the
31st December, 1853 :
IMMIGRANTS AT THE PUBLIC EXPENSE.-In
1832.792; in 1833, 1253; in 1834, 484 ; in
1835,545; in 1836, 806; in 1837, 2664; in
1838, 6102; in 1839, 7852; in 1840, 5216; in
1841, 12,188; in 1812, 5071; in 1843, none;
in 1844, 2726; in 1845, 497; in 1846, none;
in 1847, none; in 1S48, 4376; in 1849,8309;
in 1850, 4078 ; in 1851, 1846 ; in 1852, 4981 ;
in 1853, 10,412; total, 80,200.
IMMIGRANTS AT THEIR OWN EXPENSE.-In
1832, 1214; in 1833, 1432; in 1834, 1080; in
1835, 883; in 1836, 913; in 1837. 813; in
1838, 1328; in 1839, 1983 ; in 1840, 1306 ; in
1841,1598; in 1852, 1534 ; in 1843,967; in.
1844, 485; in 1845, 461; in 1846, 402; in
1847, 515; in 1848,651; in 1849, 1492; in
1850,559; in 1851, 756; in 1852, 3781; in
1853, 3355; total, 27,508.
GENERAL TOTAL OF ARRIVALS.-In 1832,
2006; in 1833,2685; in 1834, 1564; in 1835,
1428; in 1836, 1721 ; in 1837, 3477; in 1838,
7430; in 1839,9835; in 1840. 6522 ; in 1841,
13,786; in 1842, 6605 ; in 1343, 967 ; in 1844.
3211 ; in 1845, 958; in 1846, 402 ; in 1847,
515; in 1848, 5027 ; in l849, 9801 ; in l850,
4637; in 1851,2602; in 1852,8762; in 1853,
13,767; total, 107,703.
THOMAS SANDERS WHO CAME AS CONVICT ON THE MATILDA IN THE 3RD FLEET IN 1791 IS SAID TO BE CONNECTED TO OUR SANDERS’ WHO CAME AS ASSISTED EMIGRANTS ON THE VICTORIA IN 1849. HERE ARE SOME RANDOM THOMAS SANDERS ENTRIES IN NLA NEWSPAPERS. MIGHT BE OUR THOMAS. MIGHT NOT.
A GRANT TO THOMAS SANDERS 1809
The Public are hereby cautioned against buying or purchasing from George Barnett, a Farm, at the Hawkesbury, known by the name of Bofton’s Farm, at Mulgrave Place, or any thing on the said Farm ; together with a Mare, Cart, and Harness, they being my Property.,
(signed) Thomas Sanders
The Sydney Gazette and… Saturday 24 March 1810, page 2
BELLINGEN BRIDGE 2008
SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE : COASTERS IN 1847.
BELLINGER CEDAR IN 1847
NORTHERN CEDAR.-On Monday last we noticed the arrival of some extraordinarily large logs of cedar, by the new schooner built at the Bellinger River for Mr. John Robertson, Market Wharf: Since then we have learnt that one-half the cargo (30,000 feet cedar) is the produce of only one tree, the parent of the immense logs first noticed. This interesting specimen of Bellinger produce yielded about 15,000 feet sawn timber, and realised in Sydney upwards of one hundred guineas. The purchase, we believe, has been made for the China market; and as the quality of this cedar is correspondent with its magnitude, it will tend, we trust, to increase the growing repute of Australian cedar with the Celestials.-S. M. Herald, August 19. 1847
THE SCHOONER . VIXEN. -We are happy to state that this vessel, which has for some
time past been given up by most persons as lost, arrived in the harbour in safely on
Tuesday evening. Captain Stevens informs us, that after leaving this port for Newcastle
on the 17th July, he experienced nothing but heavy gales from the westward, and was
driven to a distance of about four hundred miles off the land, which he did not make
again until the 7th ultimo, when be spoke the ketch Brothers, of Sydney, (being then
off the Bellinger River) in a very distressed state, but could render her no assistance, as
the gale had not abated. Captain Stevens then bore up for the Richmond River, and
from thence has brought on a full cargo of cedar.
The new schooner built at the Bellinger River for Mr. John Robertson, and which arrived in Sydney a few weeks since,
has been purchased by Captain Hovenden, of the schooner Harlequin, for the sum of £905. –
The Maitland Mercury… Saturday 1 July 1848, page 2. News 2766 words
A new three-masted schooner called the Helen arrived in Harbour on Wednesday
last, from the Bellinger River, having been built there by Mr. M’Donald, for Messrs.
Inder and Tebbutt, of Sydney. She is about 90 tons builder’s measurement, and her di-
mensions nr:- 73 feet over keel, 17 feet beam and 7 feet depth of hold. She has on board
45,000 feet cedar
The Maitland Mercury… Wednesday 26 July 1848, page 3.
The Phoenix, from the Clarence River,
was compelled to seek shelter at the Seal
Rocks on Saturday last, from the southerly
gale, and remained there twenty-four hours.
The schooner Secret, from Moreton Bay, and
the Jane Scott, from the Bellinger River,
were lying there wind-bound on Sunday
MURDERS BY THE BLACKS.- Intelligence was received yesterday, in Sydney, from the Bellinger River, dated the 17th inst. stating
that Daniel Devlin, His wife, and Dennis Cheyne, all living on John Robertson’s cedar cutting station, had been inhumanly murdered by the blacks. The same letter also states that a civilized black, who had been living for a considerable time with Commissioner Massie, had been decoyed away and murdered by the Maitland tribe on the M’Leay River. The white population of these districts are said to be out in pursuit of tbe savages. The particulars may be expected in Sydney in a few days. Mrs. Devlin has left a child nine months old. Her parents
reside at the Five Islands.-Herald, Mar. 30. 1846
The Star of China has made a fair passage of fourteen days from Auckland, notwithstanding she had experienced exceedingly
had weather along the coast. She was off the Bellinger River on the 23rd instant, having been driven out of her course by south-west
winds and strong northerly currents. On Friday last, she was compelled to seek shelter in Seal Rock Bay, where she remained about
thirty hours ; and on Sunday put into Port Stephens, from whence she sailed on Tuesday morning.
The Maitland Mercury… Saturday 2 June 1849, page 3.
The master of the schooner Fama, David
Dennis, was drowned at the Bellinger River,
on the 22nd July, by the capsizing of a boat
The Maitland Mercury… Saturday 1 September 1849, page 3.
THE STEAMER ” PHOENIX.”-A rumour has been in circulation, since the arrival from the
Richmond River of the ketch Pelican, that the Phoenix was on the bar at the Clarence. The
news was communicated by some blacks to one of the passengers by the Pelican, but in the
absence of more authentic information we would hope that the rumour is without foundation.
People’s Advocate, March 16.-Rumours were rife in town last night that the Phoenix steamer,
now 14 days overdue on her return trip from the Clarence to Sydney, had been wrecked on her
passage thither. We give the rumour as it reached us, and believe it to have originated in
a report of the blacks, of their having discovered some bags of flour and other articles of a description likely to have been an up-country cargo, on
the line of coast, floated ashore between the Bellinger and Richmond Rivers-Bell’s Life,
The Maitland Mercury… Wednesday 20 March 1850, page 2.
READ ON AT THE LINKS ABOVE FOR MORE BELLINGER TALES. NATIONAL LIBRARY OF AUSTRALIA. BRAVO !
more tales of BELLINGEN and the 19th Century in the Colony on :
|THE BRIDGE AT GLENIFFER (NAMED BY A CRAIG ANCESTOR)||NEVER NEVER CREEK GLENIFFER VALLEY|
JOHN and NORMAN BELLS’ LANDS ARE IN CLOSE PROXIMITY TO TUMBULGUM. I came to live on the Tweed in 2001 and in Tumbulgum in 2002. My mother Joyce Bells and her sisters and brother grew up in Sydney in a street called TWEEDMOUTH AVENUE. My own granddaughter Madeline was born at TWEED HEADS HOSPITAL in 2004.
TENDERS for the CONVEYANCE OF MAILS ON NORTH COAST NSW AND TRAIN SCHEDULES
ESTIMATES FOR SUBORDINATE ROADS IN NORTHERN NSW 1883
Cudgen, via Guilfoyle’s C, P. and M’Leod’s Creek, to
Tweed Junction, 8 miles, £200; Murwillumbah to
Tumbulgum, 8 miles, £200; Byangum, via Tweed
Junction to border, 30 miles, £1500; Byangum, via
Sebastopol, to Tweed River Heads, 6 miles, £150
CESSATION OF FERRY SERVICES ON TWEED RIVER 1934
TWEED FERRYMAN SAVES WOMAN’S LIFE AT TUMBULGUM APRIL 1934
MURWILLUMBAH, April 2.
When the hand punt was almost across the north arm of the Tweed
River at Tumbulgum late this afternoon a motor truck which It was con-
veying suddenly ran back, broke the gates of the punt and fell into the
river, which at this spot is eight or nine feet deep. The truck was driven
by Mr. O. Hicks, who was accompanied by his wife and Mr. and Mrs.
Daly, of Newstead, Brisbane.
Mrs- Daly, the only occupant of the truck at the time, was seated in the
driver’s cabin. The ferryman, E. Hill, realising her danger, promptly leaned
over the lip of the punt and pulled her back on board. While running to
his wife’s assistance Mr. Daly fell and badly injured his leg. Half an hour
later the truck was hauled out of the water by a breakdown car.
MURWILLUMBAH BEING APP 10 KILOMETRES SOUTH OF CONDONG. MAYBE LESS. IT IS NOW THE MAIN TOWNSHIP AND CONDONG AND TUMBULGUM ARE SMALL VILLAGES. HERE are SOME NLA MURWILLUMBAH STORIES
MURWILLUMBAH HOTEL 1872
A CASE of most brutal assault occurred very
recently on the Tweed River. From the in-
formation that has reached us (Clarence
Examiner) we learn that a German named
William Mayers, a publican, residing and keep
ing the Murwillumbah Hotel on the Tweed
River, assaulted and beat his wife while in the
pains of labor, and that when the mother was
delivered the child was found not only lifeless,
but with two bruises one on the right temple ;
READ ON AT http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article1298630
SUGAR CANE 1873 AND THE DRY SEASON
TWEED ROADS 1873