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)

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.

NNTT Yuwaalaraay/Euahlayi People Claim Group

National Native Title Tribunal File QC2017/001 available here entered on the Register 5/5/2017.
A map of the claim area is available here and is roughly centred on St George, Dirranbandi and Hebel.

The Yuwaalaraay/Euahlayi People are the descendants of the following ancestors:

Billy Bloomfield
Ned Combo and Jane Sands
Sarah Forester
Clara (Foster/Murray/Ward(
Kitty Hibbett
Peter Hippi alt. Hippi Peters
Ellen Leonard
Susannah McCauley
Eliza McCrae
Albert Murray father of Dolly McPherson
Biddigae (Biddy) Murray [Hall]
Lucy "Sookie' Murray
Mary Murray (Dancey)
Mary Murray (Orchard)
Thomas Murray and Kitty Bootha parents of Katie Murray (Butler) and Jenny Murray (Rose)
Biddy Martha mother of Harry Rose
John Jack Simpson
Ada Russell/Murdoch/Murray/Bloomfield
Fanny White (Murray)
Jimmy Inch and Kitty

Some items of interest

In the marriage of a Susannah McCauley aged 28 yrs and born at Woolerina Stn, Queensland to John Bishop at New Angledool in 1907 her parents are listed as John McCauley (white) and Biddy. Biddy and Susannah are stated to have come from the Bollon district around 1897.

Australian Legendary Tales
Folk-lore of the Noongahburrahs as told to the piccaninnies
Collected by Mrs. K. Langloh Parker 1897
Dedicated to Peter Hippi King of the Noongahburrahs

Sunday, 30 April 2017

Native Title Authorisation Meeting - South East Queensland Area

The claim area is roughly enclosed by Beenleigh, Beaudesert, Boonah, Rathdowney, Coolangatta, Nerang and Coomera.

 The apical ancestors are listed as

 1 Sarah Warri/Warru Clarke;
 2 George Daramlee Drumley;
 3 Jack Slab/Slabb Snr (husband of Lizzie Waggil Slabb & father of Charlotte, Frank,
    John/Jack Jnr, Olive & Victor);
 4 Kitty Blow (wife of Joseph Blow & mother of Frank Blow & Hughie Blow);
 5 Jackey Jackey aka Bilin Bilin aka Bilin aka John 'Johnny' Logan (father of Emily Logan &
    Johnny Logan);
 6 Kipper Tommy Andrews (father of Lizzie Malay (nee Tommie);
 7 Julia Sandy (wife of Arthur Ford);
 8 Billy Terribah/Didiba Andrews (father of Elizabeth 'Lizzie' Boyd (nee Andrews);
 9 Mary Ann Mitchell (mother of Mary Ann Drumley (nee Sandy), Ida Bell (nee Sandy),
    Norman Sandy Snr & Lindsay 'Billy' Sandy);
10 Unnamed mother of Matilda 'Mittie' Fogarty (nee Sandy) and
     Lizzie (mother of William 'Billy' Brown);
11 Alice Edwards (nee Coolwell) (mother of Jack Jnr, Florence, Minnie, Eva, Eileen,
     Maud, Catherine, Evelyn & Julia);
12 Coolum (husband of Nancy Culham (nee Coolwell) & father of Joseph 'Joe', Maude,
     Lucy & Lena);
13 Unnamed mother of Nancy Culham (nee Coolwell) (wife of Coolum & mother of
     Joseph 'Joe', Maude, Lucy & Lena);
14 Yarry (father of Frederick 'Fred' Yarrie/Yarry);
15 Joseph Coolwell (husband of Polly Allen/Dalton & father of Alfred, Eva, Edward,
     Rose, Campbell, Michael & Andrew);
16 Polly Allen/Dalton (wife of Joseph Coolwell & mother of Eva, Edward, Rose, Campbell,
     Michael & Andrew);
17 Elizabeth Wheeler/Tomes;
18 Jim Edwards Snr (husband of Topsy (of Ipswich) & father of Jimmy Edwards Jnr).

Appeared in the Koori Mail dated April 19, 2017.

Thursday, 27 April 2017

Brewarrina Shire - Community-based Aboriginal Heritage Study

The following two publications were compiled and edited by Dr Laila Haglund in 2012.

Brewarrina Shire - Community-based Aboriginal Heritage Study - Part 1
Brewarrina Shire - Community-based Aboriginal Heritage Study - Part 2

Part 2 contains a Table titled "Residents at Goodooga Aboriginal Reserve" as follows
(a) 1940's, population about 120
(b) 1960's, population about 177
(c) 1992, population 38
(d) 1994, population 29
(e) February 1995, population 27

Each part lists the names of people, house number and some relationship comments.