Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Native Title Bar Barrum People

Congoo on behalf of the Bar Barrum People #2 v State of Queensland [2016] FCA 693 here
Congoo on behalf of the Bar Barrum People #3 v State of Queensland [2016] FCA 694 here
Congoo on behalf of the Bar Barrum People #4 v State of Queensland [2016] FCA 695 here

The Bar Barrum People are the biological descendants of one or more of the following people:
(a)    Rosie aka Lucy (mother of William Congoo);
(b)    Nellie (mother of Albert Bennett);
(c)    Millie (mother of Alick/Aleck Collins aka Chalk aka Stevens) or of her siblings Fred and Jack Solomon;
(d)    Maggie Watsonville (mother of May Thynne);
(e)    Nora Miller nee Clark or of her brother Billy;
(f)    Arkaragan and Kurimbu (parents of Jack Robinson);
(g)    Jack Brumby (father of Peter Fagan and Monday);
(h)    Archie Perrott aka Campbell (father of Margaret Perrott);
(i)    Lizzie Simmonds (mother of Mamie Simmonds);
(j)    John Burt Grainer (father of John Grainer and Paddy Hastie);
(k)    Nellie Williams or of her sister Ethel Perrott;
(l)    Bessie Tiger (mother of Peter Freeman); or
(m) people who are or were adopted into one of the above descent groups in accordance with the traditional laws and customs of the Bar Barrum People.

Some notes

Rosie Congoo died 31.12.1951 Townsville aged 68 years
Parents were Tommy and Maggie
Children Mary, Bessie, Katie, Willie and Jack Congoo

Johnny Watsonville, also known as Johnny Muckani J-165,
aged about 65 years, died 12.11.1938 at Watsonville via Herberton.
Buried at a suitable place at Watsonville about 100 yards from
the camp, and where other Aborigines had been buried. Johnny had
been living with his gin Maggie Muckani in and around Watsonville
for a number of years. Grave diggers were Billy Con Goo and Henry Maudlove.

Lizzie Simmonds L-77 F/B, born 1889 Mareeba, husband Willie Simmonds

6. 5.1936  To Chief Protector of Aborigines Brisbane from Mt Garnet
Billy Simmonds of Gunnawarra Stn is 50-60 years old and King of the Mt Garnet District.
Lizzie Simmonds is the wife of Billy Simmonds and about 50 years old.
Daughters of the above two are Maimie and Cloie Simmonds aged 13 and 10 years respectively.
Cloie Reid of Woodleigh Stn is 50-60 years old.

Willie Simmonds, 72 yrs, of Mt Garnet, exempt 1952
Lizzie Simmonds, 66 yrs, of Mt Garnet, exempt 1952

John Bert Grainer (Johnnie), adult, baptised 3. 4.1926 at Yarrabah
Father is Grainer, Wife is Mary Lyla

Mavis Aline, daughter of John Bert and Mary Lyla Grainer
Baptised 11. 4.1926 at Yarrabah

Johnny Grainer, husband, 51 yrs
Daisy Grainer, wife
Edward Grainer, 1 year, son
John Grainer, 8 yrs, son
Margaret May Grainer, 2 yrs, daughter
From Mareeba, exempt 1946

16. 8.1941  About Peter Freeman, H/C from Police Herberton.
Employed at Gingerella Stn, Almaden. Exempt. Father possibly
Sambo Mungana. Unable to determine. Mother was Bessie Tiger who
once worked at Gunnawarra Stn. Bessie died a number of years ago.
Ada Freeman, his wife, is at Herberton.

Monday, 25 April 2016

Mandandanji Native Title Meeting

The claim area has been previously described as the Roma and St George region of South West Queensland.

Current apical ancestors are

Nellie Edwards
Combarngo Bill
Weribone Jack snr
Mary Weribone
The meeting amongst other things will be about

(a) retaining or removing descendants of Weribone Jack Snr

(b) including the descendants of the following
Bella (mother of May Cavanagh)
Nellie of Surat
Jinnie West
Mollie of Roma
Ellen Daisy

Appeared in the Koorie Mail of April 23, 2016

Some Notes

St. George Cemetery
Weribone, Jack, died 19-8-1959, Age 75 yrs
Jack Weribone H/C, aged 49 years in 1935, born Roma
Parents Jack Murray and Mary Jailer, wife Bine Henry

Weribone Jack removed from Goondiwindi to Taroom in 1917
Weribone Jack removed from Taroom to Barambah in 1919

Weribone Jack (Weribone Jack Murray), from Taroom Settlement and Beria, his wife
Arrived at Barambah on 25.10.1919

Natives removed from Surat to Taroom in 1916 are listed below
Clara Matthews  and her children Dora (7), Arthur (6), Frank (2 1/2), Mabel (1 1/4).
Harry Combarngo, Nellie Combarngo and children Myrtle (13), Perely (12), Nina (10), Colin (6).
Billy Combarngo.

William Combarngo W-104 of Surat, born 1863 Blythdale via Roma
Parents King Jimmy of Wallumbilla or Donnelly and Kitty
Wife Nellie Combarngo
Children Henry, Glen, Willie, Ollie, Colin, Percy, Sybil, Nina, Myrtle

Samuel MacDonald and Nellie Edwards were married in 1915 at Roma

In 1906 Aggie H/C 30 yrs of Surat, her children May 10 yrs, Thelma 6 yrs,
Kitty 4 yrs and a baby a few months old, sent to Deebing Creek.

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Police Station, Surat, Letterbook,  2. 9.1914 - 25. 7.1916

 3. 9.1914  To I.O.P. Roma
Lizzie Watson, half-caste girl at Yarran Downs

 4.11.1914  To P.O.A. Brisbane
George Sublet asks permission to marry half-caste Sybil Cambarngo
(Spelt as Cambange).

 4.12.1914  To I.O.P. Roma
Half-caste Clara Edwards and her two illegitimate children, Frances Hannah Edwards and
Melda Lilly Edwards left Surat 4 weeks ago and are now at Roma. The may be in the company of Robert Munn.

 5.12.1914  To I.O.P. Roma
Tracker Moses

 7.12.1914  To I.O.P. Roma
Re: Mrs Beetsons report dated 27.10.1914
Half-caste Nellie Edwards is living in a hut with Samuel McDonald and
has lived with him for about 12 years. She has 3 male children aged
11, 7 and 5 years. McDonald supports them.
McDonald has applied for permission to marry Nellie Edwards.
Clara Edwards, half-caste, is at Roma
The Aboriginal men and boys in the report that are not under
agreement are:
Billy Cambarngo (spelt Combarnge)
His two sons , Glen Cambarngo, Ollie Cambarngo
Billy is married with a family of 6 children to support.
He works at Surat.

16.12.1914  To I.O.P. Roma
Escapee half-caste Harry Cooke

 1. 1.1915  To I.O.P. Roma
Samuel McDonald asks permission to marry half-caste Nellie Edwards

26. 2.1915  To I.O.P. Roma
Phyllis Weribone, half-caste, and her illegitimate child Tommy Weribone live at Goodai Station in the Goondiwindi district

18. 3.1915  To I.O.P. Roma
Application by Ivor Victor Davies to employ the half-caste girl Ruby Cambarngo

 8. 6.1915  To I.O.P. Roma
Albert Wilson and Alice Jerome, half-caste, and child are escapees. Not in district.

26. 6.1915  To P.O.A. Roma
Application by Pierce Butler to employ half-caste Ollie Cambarngo

 2. 9.1915  To P.O.A. Roma
Application by Reginald John Lynch to employ Aboriginal Fred Heppi

16. 9.1915  To P.O.A. Roma
Aboriginals and half-castes in Surat sub-district
Name                     Caste  Sex  Age   Address
----                     -----  ---  ---   -------

Billy Cambarngo          H/C     M   54    Surat       Husband
Nellie Cambarngo         H/C     F   48    Surat       Wife
Harry Cambarngo          H/C     M   30    Surat       ?Henry
Ollie Cambarngo          H/C     M   16    Surat       Child

Percy Cambarngo          H/C     M    9    Surat       Child
Colin Cambarngo          H/C     M    6    Surat       Child
Ruby Cambarngo           H/C     F   20    Surat

Myrtle Cambarngo         H/C     F   11    Surat       Child
Nina Cambarngo           H/C     F    7    Surat       Child
Frances Hannah Edwards   H/C     F    4    Surat       With mother
Melda Lilly Edwards      H/C     F    2    Surat       With mother
Fred Hepi                Abor    M  ?51    Surat

May Mathews              H/C     F   26    Surat       Mother
Arthur Mathews           H/C     M    3    Surat       Child
Jennie Brien             Abor    F   29    Elgin Park

Lizzie Watson            H/C     F   18    Yarran Downs
Harry ------             Abor    M   70    Surat

20. 9.1915  To P. of A. Roma
Agreement with Fred Heppi completed.

25. 9.1915  To P. of A. Roma
Half-caste Frank Stewart, also called Frank Combardello.
His mother was married to a man named Stewart prior to living with Combardello Billy.
Stewart was half-caste Frank's father. Frank is working on Glenearn Station.

27. 9.1915  To P. of A. Roma
Application by W.G. Wood to employ half-caste Aboriginal Lizzie Watson at Yarran Downs.

19.10.1915  To I.O.P. Roma
Re: Tracker Moses. He wants to leave Police in November and return to Miva Station in the Gympie District where his mother and other relatives live.

21.10.1915  To I.O.P. Roma
Clara Munn (nee Edwards) now resides at Surat with her two illegitimate children
Frances Hannah Edwards and Melda Lilly Edwards

 4.11.1915  To I.O.P. Roma
Birth of illegitimate child named Mabel Mathews at Surat on 5. 9.1915. Mother is an unmarried half-caste Aboriginal May Mathews. The child was born in the tent of Henry Cambarngo.
The mother states that half-caste Aboriginal Henry Cambarngo is the father and she has been living with him for three years.

14.11.1915  To P.of A. Roma
Application by John Simpson to employ Aboriginal Billy Cambarngo.
Billy Cambarngo is married with a wife and four children.

19.11.1915  To I.O.P. Roma
Half-caste Aboriginal Willie Bufong was employed at Strathmere Station in 1911.

25.11.1915  To P. of A. Roma
Application by John Doyle to employ Aboriginal Mick Lynch. Mick Lynch is at Surat, recently arriving from Yeulba.

27.11.1915
Re: Whereabouts of half-caste girl Tessa.  She was employed at Roma about 4 years ago. Left Roma with a Mr Elwell. Possibly now at Tambo.

 6.12.1915  To I.O.P. Roma
Billy Cambarngo's gin and family
Nellie     H/C, gin
Myrtle     11 yrs
Percy       9 yrs
Nina        7 yrs
Colin       6 yrs

Children above are at school.
Ollie and Ruby Cambarngo are also a son and daughter of Billy
and are at Surat.

25. 1.1916  To I.O.P. Roma
Re: Aboriginal Billy Ugly Mug
At Glenearn Station for a few days. Said he was going to Warrooro.

19. 2.1916 Re: Whereabouts of Aboriginal Dilby Marlay (?Mailay), now under agreement at Toowoomba. Inquired for by Aboriginal Mrs Clayton, residing at Donga Mail Change and mother of Dilby (?Dulby) Marlay (?Mailay).

 1. 6.1916  To P. of A. Roma
Application by Ivor Victor Davies to employ half-caste girl Ruby Cambarngo

 6. 6.1916  To P. of A. Roma
Half-caste girl Lizzie Watson staying at Surat.

Monday, 29 February 2016

Wongkumara People Native Title Claim Meeting

Wongkumara People Native Title Claim Meeting

Currently the Claim Group is described as any of the biological descendants of:
(i) the full-blood Aboriginal parents of Charlotte;
(ii) Maggie and Tommy:
(iii) Polly of Coopers Creek;
(iv) Charlie Nockatunga;
(v) any other ancestor who is determined by Wongkumara People to have been
Wongkumara in accordance with traditional law and custom who identifies as
Wongkumara and is accepted as Wongkumara by the Wongkumara People in
accordance with traditional law and custom.

It is proposed to amend the description to provide that the persons who may exercise
the Native Title rights and interests, subject to and in accordance with the traditional
laws acknowledged and traditional customs observed by them, are the Wongkumara
People and that the Wongkumara People are the descendants of one or more of the
following people:
a) Charlotte (mother of Jack, Queenie and May Hines, Rosie Jones and Willy Dutton;
b) Siblings Polly (mother of Albert Ebsworth Sam and Tommy Burgamar) and Charlie Nockatunga;
c) Maggie and Tommy (parents of Nellie Flash and Angelina);
d) Kutji (mother of George Dutton);
e) Tarella and her children Elizabeth and Harry (Fred) Hartnett;
f) Norman Harding;
g) Siblings Nellie (mother of Lucy Harding) and Judy (mother of Donald David Gillis);
h) Jenny (mother of Alf Barlow); and
i) Neddie and Nancy (grandparents of Jimmy Sedeek);
j) And such other person or persons who might from time to time be recognised
by the Wongkumara People as a Wongkumara ancestor.

Appeared in the Koori Mail of February 24, 2016.

Some Notes

Sarah Martin's paper 'Corner Talk' Mentions a lot of these people. This paper was at one stage on the web but no longer is. Following are some of these references.

A Table titled 'Some Families Associated with Tibooburra in the 1901-1938 Period' giving the following information
Family         Jones / Hines / Dutton / Clayton
Father        
Mother         Charlotte
Children       Rosie Jones, Jack Hines, Queenie Hines, May Hines, Willy Dutton
Group          Wangkumara / Paakantyi (Willy Dutton)

Family
Father
Mother         Polly
Children       Albert Ebsworth, Sam Burgamar, Tommy Burgamar (Bugmy)
Group          Wangkumara

Family          Dutton
Father          George
Mother         Alice Bates
Children       Jim, Evelyn, Lorraine, George, Norma, Charlie
Group          Paakantyi and Malyangapa

Family          Harding
Father          Norman
Mother         Lucy 
Children       ?
Group           Wangkumara

Family           Barlow
Father           Jimmy
Mother          Jennie
Children        Alf
Group           Malyangapa and Wangkumara

Family           Hartnett
Father           Thomas
Mother          Tarella
Children        Elizabeth, Fred
Group           White and Paakantyi

Family           Hartnett
Father           Fred
Mother          Una Ebsworth
Children        Rita, Cyril, Cliff, John, Shirley, Agatha
Group           ? Wangkumara

"Two Aboriginal women are buried at Yalpungah cemetery just outside the Olive Downs boundary, both these women are the matriarchs of large families still closely connected to the Tibooburra area and who worked and lived at Olive Downs over a long period. Tarella or Trella died at Yalpungah on the 14th of May 1907.
 ............................
The other woman who died at Yalpungah around the same time as Tarella was Judy Quayle (Quail), the mother of the three Quayle brothers from Momba Station near White Cliffs, John, William and James."

This paper contains a vast amount of information about people mentioned above.

Some Interesting Reading

These articles attracted my interest :-

Climate change not to blame for late Quaternary megafauna extinctions in Australia
Nature Communications Volume 7, Published
 
 

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Orange Aboriginal Heritage Report

The Orange Aboriginal Heritage Report dated February 1912 has the following Appendices
The Report is available here.

(1) Names of Trackers Employed in the Orange District Between 1883 and 1949
(2) Aboriginal People Buried in the Orange Cemetery
(3) Blanket Returns
      Wellington  29. 8.1830
      Bathurst 29. 5.1833 and 3. 7.1833
      Wellington Valley 1834
      Bathurst 6. 8.1834
      Bathurst 1836
      Carcoar 10. 7.1841

Saturday, 26 December 2015

Adnyamathanha Native Title Claim South Australia

Federal Court of Australia - Coulthard v State of South Australia [2015] FCA 1380 is available here

The Adnyamathanha Apical Ancestors (whether biologically or by adoption) are :
Mt Serle Bob
Polly, wife of Mt Serle Bob
Quartpot Tommy
Mt Serle Bob’s sister, wife of Quartpot Tommy
Willy Austin Snr
Nicholas Demell
Emily McKenzie, wife of Nicholas Demell
Sydney Ryan
Mary, wife of Sydney Ryan
The siblings of Angepena Billy or Mary
Fanny, wife of Angepena Billy
the siblings of Sara Johnson, Matilda Johnson, Fred Johnson, Natalie Johnson, Jessie Johnson
or Sydney Jackson

Adnyamathanha Genealogy
Christine Davis and Pearl McKenzie
Aboriginal Heritage Branch, South Australian Department of Environment and Planning 1985

This book contains numerous genealogies and photos of descendants of the above.
Dates of birth extend to the 1980's.

Thursday, 5 November 2015

Proposed Native Title Claim Group North Queensland

The new proposed Native Title Claim Group has the following apical ancestors

1.  Norman Rainmaker and his children, including Joe Rose and Kweteyenke
2.  Belia Toby
3.  Charlie Deemera
4.  Puppa and her daughter Annie Topsy Hansen
5.  Larrikin, also known as Dolly
6.  Dolly of Glenormiston and her children, including Lion and Tiger
7.  Molly and her children, including Judy Sailor and Arthur Daley Jnr
8.  Polly Docherty
9.  Dolly, sister to Polly Docherty
10. Maudie, mother of George Quartpot and Paddy Beecham
11. Mother of Turkilanima
12. Topsy, sister to mother of Turkilanima and Bunny
13. Bunny
14. Lizzie Wiriwaltu Green
15. Kitty Bedourie
16. Alice Wiyekari

The proposed claim area is as follows

Meeting is to authorise a native title determination over lands and waters in North West Queensland encompassing parts of the North Eastern Simpson Desert; the Mulligan River and its surrounds; pastoral stations including (but not limited to) Glenormiston Station and Sandringham Station; and the town of Bedourie. The description is indicative only.

Appeared in the Koori Mail of November 4, 2015

Some notes of interest are as follows

Donald Bedourie of Boulia, born around 1896 at Boulia, parents Lion and Bunney, wife Kitty Bedourie.
Kitty died at Glengyle Stn, Bedourie on 29. 5.1927

Jacky Beauchamp of Boulia, born around 1884 Tokio Ranges, Northern Territory, parents Jimmy and Kitty, married to Maudie Beauchamp, children George Quartpot and Paddy Beauchamp 

Judy Sailor, born around 1905 at Boulia, parents Arthur Daly and Molly Daly

Police Department, Winton 8.12.1963 - Re Dolly Lion D-184, Boulia. To Hospital.
Attached correspondence dated 24.12.1963 states Maxie Marion M-848 of Boulia is taking Lardie and Michael Moonlight  to visit their Daughter Dolly Lion  at Winton Hospital. Correspondence dated 24.12.1963 states Lardie Moonlight L-184  and Michael Moonlight M-123  are parents of Dolly Lion D-184 (PB - 99).


Belia Toby of Urandangie, born around 1879 at Glenormiston near Boulia, mother Mary Ann, wife Ida Toby
 
Joe Rose born around 1884 at Boulia
 
1928 Boulia. List of destitute Aborigines at Glenormiston includes Larrikin and children Billy (9), Leslie (5), Biddy (4)