Sunday, 3 September 2017

Human Occupation of Northern Australia by 65,000 years ago

Following is the Abstract of an article that appeared in Nature Vol 547 dated 20 July 2017 and titled "Human Occupation of Northern Australia by 65,000 years ago"

"The time of arrival of people in Australia is an unresolved question. It is relevant to debates about when modern humans first dispersed out of Africa and when their descendants incorporated genetic material from Neanderthals, Denisovans and possibly other hominins. Humans have also been implicated in the extinction of Australia’s megafauna. Here we report the results of new excavations conducted at Madjedbebe, a rock shelter in northern Australia. Artefacts in primary depositional context are concentrated in three dense bands, with the stratigraphic integrity of the deposit demonstrated by artefact refits and by optical dating and other analyses of the sediments. Human occupation began around 65,000 years ago, with a distinctive stone tool assemblage including grinding stones, ground ochres, reflective additives and ground-edge hatchet heads. This evidence sets a new minimum age for the arrival of humans in Australia, the dispersal of modern humans out of Africa, and the subsequent interactions of modern humans with Neanderthals and Denisovans."

The actual article is paywalled.

Thursday, 24 August 2017

Yandruwandha Yawarrawarrka Native Title Meeting


The claim area is roughly bounded by the South Australian / Queensland / New South Wales borders, Haddon Corner and Tibooburra in New South Wales. It extends roughly 100km east of the S.A. border.

The Yandruwandha Yawarrawarrka apical ancestors:

(i)    Annie (born at Cordillo Downs), mother of Archie Guttie;
(ii)   Clara Nirrpinni, mother of Frank Booth and Alice Miller (nee Booth);
(iii)  Cora the mother of Bob Parker and Nellie Parker;
(iv)   The parents of Flash Ted Bikehandle and Flash Tommy;
(v)    Kimi (born at Innamincka) and his wife;
(vi)   Maramundu Jack “The Ripper” Parker;
(vii)  Caroline (born at Cordillo Downs) the mother of Mary Stafford (nee Moore), Jack Moore, Charlie Moore, female twins (Winifred and Freida) and Albert Moore;
(viii) Brothers Walter Harris(on) and Dick Harrison;
(ix)   The parents of Lilly (whose married name is Parker) and her sister Kathlene (whose married name is George);
(x)    Annie and her husband, who are the parents of Coongie Maggie (born at Coongie Lakes in South Australia);
(xi)   The parents of the sibling set – Billy Parker, Jessy Parker, Peter “Petekin” Parker, and Paddy Parker;
(xii)  The parents of sibling set – Merty George and Merty Johnny and Merty Mick;
(xiii) Larriken Mick.

Appeared in the Koori Mail dated August 23, 2017

Sunday, 30 July 2017

New Federal Court of Australia Judgements

Following are some new Federal Court of Australia Judgements from the Cape York area

(1) Woosup on behalf of the Ankamuthi People #1 v State of Queensland [2017] FCA 831  here .

      Apical ancestors listed are
      (a) Woobumu and Inmare;
      (b) Bullock (father of Mamoose Pitt, husband of Rosie/Lena Braidley);
      (c) Charlie Mamoose (father of Silas, Larry, Johnny and Harry Mamoose);
      (d) Charlie Seven River;
      (e) Toby Seven River (father of Jack Toby);
      (f) Asai Charlie;
      (g) Sam and Nellie (parents of George Stephen);
      (h) Mammus/Mamoos/Mark/Mamoose and his siblings Peter and Elizabeth;
      (i) Charlie Maganu (husband of Sarah McDonnell);
      (j) Polly (wife of Wautaba Charlie Ropeyarn).

(2) Woosup on behalf of the Ankamuthi People #2 v State of Queensland [2017] FCA 832 here

      Apical ancestors listed are
      (a) Woobumu and Inmare;
      (b) Bullock (father of Mamoose Pitt, husband of Rosie/Lena Braidley);
      (c) Charlie Mamoose (father of Silas, Larry, Johnny and Harry Mamoose);
      (d) Charlie Seven River;
      (e) Toby Seven River (father of Jack Toby);
      (f) Asai Charlie;
      (g) Sam and Nellie (parents of George Stephen);
      (h) Mammus/Mamoos/Mark/Mamoose and his siblings Peter and Elizabeth;
      (i) Charlie Maganu (husband of Sarah McDonnell);
      (j) Polly (wife of Wautaba Charlie Ropeyarn).

(3) Anderson on behalf of the Northern Cape York #3 Native Title Claim Group v
      State of Queensland [2017] FCA 830 here .

 
      Apical ancestors listed are
      (a) Peter (Pahding) Pablo;
      (b) Wymarra (Wymara Outaiakindi);
      (c) Mathew (Charlie) Gelapa;
      (d) Annie Blanco;
      (e) Ela / Illa (father of Tommy Dodd, Polly and Tommy Somerset);
      (f) Woonduinagrun and Tariba (parents of Tom Redhead);
      (g) Charlotte Ware;
      (h) Queen Baki and Chief Tchiako/Tchiaku/Chiaku;
      (i) Jipsit and Dolly;
      (j) Mary McDonnell and Jack Snake;
      (k) Ourinda and Emara McDonnell Charcoal (grandparents of Willy and Louisa Charcoal);
      (l) Ralph Coconut;
      (m) Charlie Nataki;
      (n) William McDonnell;
      (o) Charlie Otomo McDonnell and his wife, Agemo (parents of Charlie Woolhead (Pascoe));
      (p) Wondorognu Alligator McDonnell and Mary Brown;
      (q) Wargo (father of Kitty McDonnell, Jacko, and Frank Doyle);
      (r) Clara and Jimmy McDonnell;
      (s) Epidin and Eteman (parents of Doris Harry);
      (t)    Kaio;
      (u) Sambo Wooleye (father of Simon and Sarah Peter);
      (v) Woobumu and Inmare;
      (w) Bullock (father of Mamoose Pitt, husband of Rosie/Lena Braidley);
      (x) Charlie Mamoose (father of Silas, Larry, Johnny and Harry Mamoose);
      (y) Charlie Seven River;
      (z) Toby Seven River (father of Jack Toby);
      (aa) Asai Charlie;
      (ab) Sam and Nellie (parents of George Stephen);
      (ac) Mammus/Mamoos/Mark/Mamoose plus his siblings Peter and Elizabeth;
      (ad) Charlie Maganu (husband of Sarah McDonnell);
      (ae) Polly (wife of Wautaba Charlie Ropeyarn).

Thursday, 6 July 2017

Google Custom Site Search Discontinued

Google will be turning its Google Custom Site Search off for this site on July 13, 2017. It has already been disconnected from most of the sites that have used it.  The current software will automatically default to Google's free Custom Search Engine product, which sadly comes with unwanted advertisements.

I have had a quick look at a replacement but the costs seem exorbitant so I will just have to see how the Google's free replacement goes. Google Site Search  required a block of code to be placed in each web page. I assume other search software providers require the same. As I have about 1000 pages this is a daunting task.

I would be grateful for any comments or suggestions anyone has.

Sunday, 21 May 2017

Western Kangoulu Native Title Group

Western Kangoulu Native Title Group

Area roughly bounded by Comet, Tieri, Clermont, Bogantungan and Springsure Queensland.

Descendants of

Polly aka Polly Brown aka Polly McAvoy
John "Jack" Bradley
Hanny of Emerald
Nannie, mother of Nelly Roberts
Annie / Nanny Duggan and Ned Duggan

Appeared in the Courier Mail of May 20, 2017

 
Some items of interest

Charley McAvoy 50 yrs, his wife Polly McAvoy 45 yrs, and daughter Maudie 9 yrs arrived at Barambah in 1917 from Clermont. Polly died on 23. 4.1920 from Influenza

Jack Bradley was buried at Cherbourg on 4. 5.1950 aged 72 years

Jack Bradley, Lizzie his wife, daughter Bessie and son Lord arrived at Barambah in 1915. Lizzie died on 14. 4.1918 from pneumonia.

Saturday, 13 May 2017

NNTT Quandamooka Coast Claim

National Native Title Tribunal File QC2017/004 available here entered on the Register 12/5/2017.

The attachments are as follows :-
Register extract available here
Attachment C - Map of Area available here

The apical ancestors appear in the following extract

"The native title claim group on whose behalf this application is made is the Quandamooka People who are the biological descendants of the following people-

Nellie / Lilly Kidgeree
Mary Indoole Compignie
Elizabeth Ruska
Charlie Moreton (Dandruba)
Sidney Rollands (Kingal / Winyeeaba)
Lillian Lyons (Dungoo)
King Billy Toompani
Juno (Gonzales)
Liza Jungerboi (mother of Rose Martin nee Bain)
Tommy Nuggin (Gendarieba)
Tilly (mother of Tommy Dalton, Richard Dalton and Henry Lea)
Kindarra

who identify as and are accepted by other Quandamooka People as Quandamooka People according to Quandamooka traditional law and custom."

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

NNTT Limbunya Pastoral Lease

National Native Title Tribunal File DC2017/001 available here entered on the Register 04/5/2017.

The attachments are as follows :-
Register extract available here
Attachment A - Map of Area available here
Schedule A - Native Title Claim Group Description available here
 
This claim is interesting in the amount of detail provided in the Claim Group Description. Searches of the CIFHS web site will produce a large amount of information about those mentioned in the Claim Group list plus further information on other descendants.