Friday, 18 November 2016

ILU Meeting Kalkadoon and Bularnu, Waluwarra and Wangkayujuru People

ILU Meeting Kalkadoon and Bularnu, Waluwarra and Wangkayujuru People

The Kalkadoon People are the Biological descendants of the following people:

1.  Lardie Roberts (aka Lardie Moonlight)
2.  Dolly Prosser
3.  Kitty Frogg
4.  Annie Whip (mother of Martin Connelly (Snr))
5.  Ida (aka Ada) Elston
6.  Leichardt Toby
7.  Rosie Waddibungera (mother of George Thorpe)
8.  Willy Malcolm
9.  Nancy Daniels
10. Fanny (Nellie) McLennan
11. Nellie and Jimmy (parents of Topsy, Harry, Annie Sam and Jack Kippen)
12. Maggie Sautelle
13. Daisy Barton (nee McLean)
14. Mundi MacDonald (aka King Mundie)
15. Charlie Caldwell (Snr)
16. Carbine
17. Jimmy Rolleston and Louisa Muni (parents of Bessie Mowbray)
18. Gypsy Reid (aka Gypsy Ryan)
19. Nellie Monkira
20. Polly Wilson (nee Hopkins) Marajundu
21. Jack Elston
22. Jessie Frogg (Snr)
23. Polly Alroy (aka Polly George)
24. Nobie Clay
25. Spider
26. Maryann (mother of Annie Reid and Eva Patterson)
27. Sophie MacDonald
28. Julie (mother of Eulie and Lizzie Hickson) and
29. Bessie Ah Fat

The Bularnu, Waluwarra and Wangkayujuru People are the descendants of the following people, including those who have been adopted by those people or their descendants in accordance with traditional law and custom:

(1) Charlie Toby and Jinnie
(2) Jack Wilde
(3) Nellie Lynch
(4) George (Snr) Catchinda
(6) Derby Daylight or
(6) Pipalkarinya

Appeared in the Courier Mail of November 19, 2016

Thursday, 17 November 2016

Some South Australian Aboriginal Genealogies

The following publications contain numerous detailed Aboriginal genealogies up to the 1980s.

Oodnadatta Genealogies by Jen Gibson 1988

Rigney Family Point McLeay by Doreen Kartinyeri 1983
The Wanganeen Family Genealogy by Doreen Kartinyeri 1985
The Kartinyeri Family Genealogy by Doreen Kartinyeri 1989

Adnyamathanha Genealogy by Christine Davis & Pearl McKenzie 1985

Sunday, 13 November 2016

Family History Article in The Quadrant magazine

The current issue of Quadrant (November 2016, pages 17 - 23) has an interesting article by Michael Connor titled "The Family Stories of the Behrendts".

It is now available online here .

Thursday, 3 November 2016

Proposed Native Title Group Meeting Dirranbandi

Proposed Native Title Group Meeting Dirranbandi

The claim area is roughly bounded by St George, Dirranbandi, Hebel and Noondale.

The apical ancestors are described as the following

Billy Bloomfield
Ned Combo and Jane Sands
Sarah Forester
Clara (Foster)
Kitty Hibbett
Peter Hippi aka Hippi Peters
Ellen Leonard
Clara Mason
Susannah McCauley
Eliza McCrae
Albert Murray father of Dolly McPherson
Biddigae (Billy) Murray (Hall)
Jack Murray and Mary Ann Combo parents of 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
Jimmy Inch and Kitty

Appeared in the Koori Mail of November 2, 2016

Some Notes

John Bishop, aged 46 yrs, born UK, married Susannah McCauley, aged 28 yrs, born Woolerina Stn Queensland, parents John McCauley (white) and Biddy at New Angledool NSW in 1907 (NSW Ref 5153/1907)

Dolly Murray and Herbert McPherson applied to marry in 1929 at Dirrinbandi

Fanny White, a half-caste woman, married to a white man in Brisbane 1906

Thomas Hall, born Noondoo Stn, aged 23 years, parents Jack Hall and Mary Murray, married Lily Howell at New Angledool in 1930 (NSW Redf 6390/1931)

Thursday, 13 October 2016

Changes in Wikmunkan Kinship Structure

The following publication from 1970 is interesting in that it contains a number of genealogical charts and other genealogical information. Examples of the charts are here -  1, 2, 3 .

Changes in Wikmunkan Kinship Structure - An Introductory Analysis
Dissertation submitted as part of a B.A. Honours degree in Anthropology
E. Jean Adams
Monash University
November 1970

Friday, 30 September 2016

Quandamooka People Native Title Meeting

Quandamooka People Native Title Meeting

The Quandamooka people are described as 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)

Appeared in the Courier Mail dated October 1, 2016


An interesting thesis from 1994
Sandra Delaney Dip. T., Gr Dip A (Abor & InculSt)
This thesis is submitted for the award of Master of Arts (Aboriginal Studies)
University of South Australia
Department of Aboriginal Studies

Table of Contents
List of Tables
List of Figures
Research Method
The Importance of Aboriginal Researchers
Data Analysis
Limitations of the Study
Requirements to prove Traditional Association
Ethnographical Literature on the Quandamooka Area

Early European Contact

Genealogical Association
Moongalba (Myora)
Moopi-Moopi-pah (One Mile)
Association to Land and Seas

Brown Family Tree (copies available - Part 1 and Part 2)
Sam Rollands & Margaret Thompson's marriage details
Baptismal Certificates of Neli & Dick Smith's children
Details of James Cooterman
World War 1 record - James Cooterman

LIST OF TABLES (not available in my copy)
Estimates of the Aboriginal population of Minjerriba
Groups recorded in the Quandamooka region

LIST OF FIGURES  (not available in my copy)
Study Area 1
Descendants of the original Stradbroke Island Catholics
Myora School Records of the Brown family
Grannies of Moongalba
Census of the Aboriginal Population at One Mile 1946


Rosey Martin of Dunwick, widow aged 40 years, parents Jim Bain and Eliza Jungerboi,
married Harry Davies of Barambah on 22. 2.1911.

Kindarra died at Cherbourg on 3.10.1934

Mrs Fennock or Kindarra of Myora. Application for admission to Dunwich in 1933.
Mrs Fennock (Kindarra) removed from Myora to Cherbourg (Old and feeble)

Unnamed Rollands died on 12.10.1917 at Dunwich Hospital, wife of Sidney Rollands
Sam Rollands, son of Sydney Rollands, 1936 - Myora Aboriginal Cemetery

Charlie Moreton F/B born about 1871 Stradbroke Island, parents Charlie Moreton and
Sarah Moreton (Sandy), married Daisy Thompson

Mary Jane Sunflower born about 1886 Stradbroke Island, parents William and Sarah Moreton, married Sonny Sunflower

Annie Simpson, born about 1885 Stradbroke Island, parents Jack Simpson and Tilly,
married Arthur Smith in 1912 at Barambah


Exhibition of Aboriginal Photographs by Michael Aird
at the Queensland Museum. Seen 17.11.1991

Myora Mission, Stradbroke Island
Albert Tripcony, son of Mary Rose Tripcony 1914
Mary Rose Tripcony, daughter of Sydney Rollins c1890's
Rosie Campbell c1890's
Moreton Island
Sydney Rollins (female) c1860


In 1903 Alberta, a Stradbroke Island Woman was removed to Yarrabah,
accompanied by her husband, a Frazer Island man.


Saturday, 24 September 2016

Kabi Kabi Native Title Meetings

The current native title claim group is comprised of all the persons descended from the following ancestors and who identify as Kabi Kabi People:

Maggie Cadenti/Cadente/Cantidi: "Maggie" and George Parson
Albert Williams
Parents of Albert Smith and Peter Graham
Willie Kina
Susan Andy
Jacky Ball (or Baul) and Maggie Cain/Caine
James Crow/Crowe and Maggie Palmer
Emma Dunne; Lawrence Stanley; William/Willie/Bill Crowe; William/Billy Glenbar
Annie Laurie
Donald Murray
May Burnett
O'Halloran of Maryborough
Maria of Pialba
Menvil Wanmuarn/Jackie Delaney
Tuppernywoe/"King" Tommy of Noosa
Tilly/Tilly Glasshouse/Tilly of the Glasshouse/Matilda
Sarah Lloyd daughter of "Nannie"
Kate Law
Edward Ross

The purpose of the meeting includes the following items

(1) The removal of the following apical ancestors
Edward Ross
O'Halloran of Maryborough
Menvil Wanmuarn/Jackie Delaney
Tilly/Tilly Glasshouse/Tilly of the Glasshouse/Matilda
Sarah Lloyd daughter of "Nannie"
Maria of Pialba
Kate Law
Donald Murray

(2) The addition of the following apical ancestors
Sarah Di:naba Moreton
Marian / Mary Ann Thompson

(3) Reformulation of the existing apical ancestors
Parents of Albert Smith and Peter Graham to Mother of Albert Smith and Peter Graham.
Emma Dunne, Lawrence Stanley, William/Willie/Bill Crowe, William/Billy Glenbar so that Emma Dunne and William/Billy Glenbar are listed separately and Lawrence Stanley and
William/Willie/Bill Crowe are removed.

If authorised the new claim group apical ancestors would be

Maggie Cadenti / Cadente / Cantidi: "Maggie" and George Parson
Albert Williams
Kaloma-kuta / Galmaguda / Haloma-kuta / Kal-ma-kuta
Mother of Albert Smith and Peter Graham
Willie Kina
Susan Andy
Jacky Ball (or Baul) and Maggie Cain/Caine
James Crow / Crowe and Maggie Palmer
Emma Dunne
William / Billy Glenbar
Annie Laurie
May Burnett
Tuppernywoe / "King" Tommy of Noosa
Sarah Di:naba Moreton
Marian / Mary Ann Thompson

Appeared in the Courier Mail dated September 24, 2016 (a full 2 page spread).

Some notes

William and Emma Dunne were he parents of Fred Dunne born about 1882 at
Cootharaba, Gympie and married to Annie Uhr in 1912.

An Emma Dunne died on 26. 9.1910 and is buried in the New Gympie Cemetery

Billy Glenbar died on  5. 1.1924 at Barambah

Bob Glenbar and Helen had a son named Billy Glenbar born about 1887 at
Glenbar, Qld and married Maggie Carlo in 1912.

Kate Law died in July 1933 at Cherbourg

In 1906 three H/C children of Peter Graham, Roma, were sent to Deebing Creek

Peter and Elizabeth Graham had a son Fred Graham born in 1901 at Charleville

Willie Crowe, son of Nudler (deceased) and Mary, born about 1880 at Kenilworth
married Annie Stanley at Barambah in 1919