Saturday, 21 March 2020

Betwixt and Between

Interesting paper in the Journal of Genocide Research, 1–17 (2020)  by H. Burke,  B. Barker, L. Wallis, S. Craig & M. Combo titled Betwixt and Between: Trauma, Survival and the Aboriginal Troopers of the Queensland Native Mounted Police.

The Abstract follows

Much has been written about the history of the Queensland Native
Mounted Police, mostly focussing on its development, its white
officers, how much the Colonial Government genuinely knew
about the actions of the Force, and how many people were killed
during the frontier wars. Far less attention has been given to the
Aboriginal men of the force, the nature of their recruitment, and
the long-term traumatic impacts on Aboriginal peoples’ and
communities’ psyches rather than broadscale changes to
Aboriginal culture per se. This article examines the historical and
ongoing psychological impacts of dispossession and frontier
violence on Aboriginal people. Specifically, we argue that
massacres, frontier violence, displacement, and the ultimate
dispossession of land and destruction of traditional cultural
practices resulted in both individual and collective intergenerational
trauma for Aboriginal peoples. We posit that, despite
the Australian frontier wars taking place over a century ago, their
impacts continue to reverberate today in a range of different
ways, many of which are as yet only partially understood.
 
Unfortunately the article is paywalled.

Monday, 9 March 2020

Gugu Badhun People #3 Native Title Claim

National Native Title Tribunal File QC2019/003 - Gugu Badhun People #3 available here entered on the Register 06/03/2020.

The attachments are as follows :-
Register extract available here
Attachment B - Map showing External Boundary Description here
Attachment C - Map of the Application Area here

The Gugu Badhun native title claim group is comprised of the descendants (including through adoption or raising up in accordance with traditional law and customs) of the following apical ancestors:

(a) Bella, mother of Harry Goetz, Cissie McDowall, and Albert Brown
(b) Lucy Shaw, mother of Richard Hoolihan, Mosley Dickman, and Jimmy Dickman
(c) King Lava, father of Mariah Saddler
(d) Nellie Rankin
(e) Charlie Burdekin, father of Frank Burdekin, William Burdekin, Ernest Burdekin, Gertrude Burdekin, and Peter McDowell
(f) Nancy Jordan, also known as Nancy Rose Lee and Nancy Ah Sam, wife of Harry Goetz
(g) Nora Lee, also known as Laura and Laula, wife of Charlie Burdekin
(h) Ceasar Murray
(i) Minnie Tiger, also known as Big Minnie
(j) Skinny Minnie

See also

Gugu Badhun - People of the Valley of Lagoons
Yvonne Cadet-James, Robert Andrew James, Sue McGinty & Russell McGregor
Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies 2017
(Available to download here .)

Saturday, 7 March 2020

Clermont-Belyando Area Native Title Claim Authorisation Meeting

Clermont-Belyando Area Native Title Claim Meeting

The native title claim group comprises the descendants of one or more of the following people:

1. Billy and Lucy (parents of Jimmy Tarpot, Mary Ann Alboro and Mary Ellen)
2. Dan Dunrobin (also known as Dunrobin, Christopher Dunrobin and Dan Robin)
3. Frank Fisher (Snr) of Clermont
4. Jimmy Flourbag
5. Charlie McAvoy of Logan Downs
6. Liz McEvoy of Alpha
7. The Mother of Jack (Girrabah) Malone and Jim (Conee) Malone
8. Mary of Clermont (also known as Mary Johnson)

The purpose of the meeting is for the claim group:

(1) To authorise the applicant to deal with the application in the manner set out in the third further amended statement of claim filed on 12 February 2020 which includes the amendments dealing with the description of the claim group referred to below.

(2) To authorise the applicant to seek any necessary amendment to the claimant application dealing with the description of the claim group to the same effect as the claim group description in the statement of claim.

[7]The relevant parts of the statement of claim dealing with the claim group description read as follows:

The claim group comprises the descendants of one or more of the apical ancestors and who are recognised as holding native title in relation to the claim area under the traditional laws and customs referred to at [9A].

[8]The claim group members are descended from the apical ancestors being:

(a) Charlie McAvoy of Logan Downs
(b) Liz McEvoy of Alpha
(c) Jimmy Flourbag
(d) Billy and Lucy (parents of Jimmy Tarpot, Mary Ann Alboro and Marry Ellen)
(e) Dan Dunrobin (also known as Dunrobin, Christopher Dunrobin and Dan Robin)
(f) Mary of Clermont (also known as Mary Johnson)
(g) Frank Fisher Sr. of Clermont
(h) The mother of Jack (Girrabah) Malone and Jim (Conee) Malone.

[9A] Under the traditional laws and customs acknowledged by the claim group:

(a) surnamed family groups are a primary idiom for mutual recognition between claimants, as stated in JER proposition 5;
(b) the holding of rights is based on a broad form of descent reckoning and includes a degree of optation based on people’s histories of consociation with particular relatives, as stated in JER proposition 9;
(c) the effect of (a) and (b) is that membership of the native title holding group is based on descent and on a person identifying with the country of the claim area and being accepted by others as being of and from the country of the claim area.

(“JER proposition” refers to the joint anthropological experts’ report filed on 27 September 2018)

Appeared in the Courier Mail dated March 7, 2020

Some notes

Dan Dunrobin is mentioned in the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody Report of the Inquiry into the Death of Gregory Michael Dunrobin available here

Dan Dunrobin died 23.10.1938 at Cherbourg aged c50 years

Dan Dunrobin born c1920 at Clermont parents Dunrobin and Lizzy Dunrobin 
Bob Dunrobin born c1924 at Clermont parents Dunrobin and Lizzy Dunrobin

Lizzie Dunrobin, Dan Dunrobin, child, Bob Dunrobin, child removed to Barambah in 1924

Jimmy Flourbag died on 22.10.1938 at Cherbourg                 

Lenny Malone, born 1907, married 6. 3.1928 Cherbourg, father is Jack Malone and mother is Eliza Quentin (born c1888, parents Albert Quentin (European) and Jenny (Full Blood))
Jessie McEvoy. born 1906 Clermont, died 4. 3.1940 Cherbourg, married 6. 3.1928 Cherbourg, father is unknown and mother is Polly McEvoy

Jack Malone , Native Name Girribah , male aged 31 yrs, Native of Jericho Class Woongoo       
Jim Malone , Native Name Conee , male aged 47 yrs, Native of Jericho, Class Woongoo  
At Durundur in 1903

Wednesday, 29 January 2020

Danggan Balun (Five Rivers) People Native Authorisation Meetings


The claim area is roughly bounded by Beenleigh, Jimboomba, Boonah, Rathdowney, Springbrook, Burleigh and the Queensland Coast.


The native title claim group for the Application is currently described as those persons who are descendants of the following Apical Ancestors and who identify and are recognised under the traditional laws and customs of the native title claim group as Danggan Balun (Five Rivers):


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);
19. William Williams (Snr.)


The purpose of Authorisation Meeting #1 is to consider, following provision of anthropological and legal advice, authorising to amend the native title claim group description as follows: Those persons who are descendants of the following apical ancestors and who identify and are recognised under the traditional laws and customs of the native title claim group as being affiliated (including by adoption) to country within the Application area:


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  Bilin Bilin aka Bilinba Jackey aka Jackey Jackey aka John “Johnny” Logan (father of Emily Logan & Johnny Logan);
6  Kipper Tommy Andrews (father of Lizzie Malay (nee Tommie));
7  Billy Terribah/Didiba Andrews;
8  Julia Sandy (wife of Arthur Ford);
9  Kitty Sandy, the mother of Arthur Ford;
10 Mary Ann Sandy nee Mitchell (mother of Mary Ann Drumley (nee Sandy), Ida Bell (nee Sandy), Norman Sandy Snr & Lindsay Sandy);
11 William “Billy” Mitchell and his wife, Lizzie Sandy;
12 Unnamed mother of Matilda “Mittie” Fogarty (nee Sandy) and Lizzie (mother of William “Billy” Stanley Brown Jnr);
13 Coolum (husband of Nancy Culham (nee Coolwell) & father of Joseph “Joe”, Maude, Lucy & Lena);
14 Unnamed mother of Nancy Culham (nee Coolwell) (wife of Coolum & mother of Joseph “Joe”, Maude, Lucy & Lena);
15 Yarry (father of Frederick “Fred” Yarrie/Yarry);
16 Jennie, mother of Joseph Coolwell (husband of Polly Allen/Dalton & father of Alice Edwards (nee Coolwell), Alfred Coolwell Jnr, Eva, Edward, Rose, Campbell, Michael & Andrew);
17 Polly Allen/Dalton (wife of Joseph Coolwell & mother of Eva, Edward, Rose, Campbell, Michael & Andrew);
18 Unnamed mother of Elizabeth Tomes/ Clarke nee Wheeler;
19 Jim Edwards Snr (husband of Topsy (of Ipswich) & father of Jimmy Edwards Jnr);
20 William Williams (Snr);
21 Bullum Bullum aka John Allen;
22 Alice/Alison Parsons nee Moree, mother of Thomas Parsons;
23. John Sandy aka Bungaree/Bungary (husband of Mary Ann Sandy nee Mitchell, and father of Norman Sandy Snr, Lindsay Sandy and Stella Bungera/Bungary).


Hereafter referred to as the newly described native title claim group.


The purpose of Authorisation Meeting #2 is to consider, following the provision of information and legal advice, authorising the following:
(a) Authorise terms and conditions of appointment of the Applicant;
(b) Authorise an Applicant in accordance with section 66B of the Native Title Act 1993 (Cth) (NTA);
(c) Authorise the Applicant to make an application under section 66B of the NTA to replace the current Applicant;
(d) Authorise changing the name of the Application from ‘Danggan Balun (Five Rivers) People’ to ‘Danggan Balun People’;
(e) Authorise QSNTS to provide assistance and legal representation to the newly described native title claim group in relation to the Application, including in relation to future acts and cultural heritage.


Appeared in the Koori Mail of January 29, 2020

Friday, 15 November 2019

Wakka Wakka People #3 and #4 Native Title Meeting

The Wakka Wakka People #3 and the Wakka Wakka People #4 native title claim groups (‘The Wakka Wakka People’) are currently described as the Aboriginal people whose members identify as Wakka Wakka People, who are descended from the following ancestors:
 
Jenny and David Carlo (parents of Princess Carlo)
Minnie Bly (mother of Thomas Simpson), Ethel and Bill Button
Mother of Maggie Hart (Grandmother of Crabbie Chapman and Henry Hart)
Mother of Willie Boy Pickering
King Billy and Maria of Boondooma (parents of Tommy Dodd of Taabinga)
Maggie West
Kitty of Boonara
MiMi
Kitty (mother of Jack Bulong)
John Bond
Kitty (mother of Jenny Lind), Jenny Lind and Mick Buck
Boubijan Cobbo
Stockman Bligh and Aggie Bligh
Tommy (aka Boondoon) and Maggie (parents of Willie Bone), Billy McKenzie (father of Chlorine McKenzie), Chlorine McKenzie
Kate/Katie/Kitty Law
Emily of Degilbo, mother of Annie
Taabinga Harry
Nellie, mother of Elsie Fitzgerald/Edwards.

The purpose of one of the Authorisation Meetings is to authorise amendments to each of the Wakka Wakka People #3 and Wakka Wakka People #4 native title claims (‘the Native Title Claims’) by replacing all of the wording at Schedules A to the native title application Forms 1 (the description of the native title claim group) for each native title claim with the following wording:

The Wakka Wakka People are the Aboriginal people who have a connection to the application area in accordance with their traditional laws acknowledged and traditional customs observed and are descendants of one or more of the following ancestors:
 
Jenny and David Carlo (parents of Princess Carlo);
Minnie Bly (mother of Thomas Simpson), Ethel and Bill Button;
Mother of Maggie Hart (Grandmother of Crabbie Chapman and Henry Hart);
Mother of Willie Boy Pickering;
King Billy and Maria of Boondooma (parents of Tommy Dodd of Taabinga);
Maggie West;
Kitty of Boonara;
MiMi;
Kitty (mother of Jack Bulong);
John Bond;
Kitty (mother of Jenny Lind), Jenny Lind and Mick Buck;
Boubijan Cobbo;
Stockman Bligh and Aggie Bligh;
Tommy (aka Boondoon) and Maggie (parents of Willie Bone), Billy McKenzie (father of Chlorine McKenzie), Chlorine McKenzie;
Kate/Katie/Kitty Law;
Emily of Degilbo, mother of Annie;
Taabinga Harry;
Nellie, mother of Elsie Fitzgerald/Edwards

Recruitment by being ‘grown up’ is an aspect of the traditional laws and customs acknowledged and observed by the Wakka Wakka People with respect to claim group membership.  Such incidents only arise in particular circumstances involving very young children whom, out of necessity, are taken in by or left in the care of a relative or someone without a biological relationship. Accordingly, the term “descendants” for the purpose of the native title holders description above is taken to include biological descendants and descendants that have been recruited into the group by being ‘grown up’ by a biological descendant.


Sunday, 27 October 2019

Is Nothing Sacred Anymore?

Interesting article by Dean Widders on page 58 of the Koori Mail dated October 23, 2019.

Friday, 25 October 2019

Iman People Native Title Meeting

Iman People Native Title Meeting

The claim group are described as the descendants of the following

Mary Arwa
Jim Waterton
Ada Robinson
Maggie Palmtree
Lizzie Palmtree
Eliza Shields
Mary Ann (mother of Maggie Dunn);
Fanny Waddy / Sandy
Dick Bundi / Bundai and Alice Dutton
Mother of John Serico (known as Aggie)

Appeared in the Koori Mail dated October 23, 2019

Odds and Ends

Living under the Act ' : Taroom Aboriginal Reserve 1911-1927
by Scott L'Oste-Brown and Luke Godwin 1995
Cecil Palmtree died at Taroom Reserve 22 November, 1914.
James Waterton died at Taroom Reserve 1 November, 1917.
Alice Bundi died at Taroom Reserve 9 December 1918.   
Dito Palmtree died at Taroom Reserve on 3 June, 1919.
Maggie Palmtree,died at Taroom Reserve on 9 June, 1919.
Fanny Waddy died at Taroom Reserve on 30 May, 1919.
Billy Palmtree died at Taroom Reserve on 25 September, 1922.
Old Bundi died at Taroom Reserve on 6  October, 1923.

Police Station, Taroom Watchhouse Charge Books
  7.11.1878  Serico, 20 years
26. 2.1892  Serigo, 34 years
12. 5.1892  Serigo, 34 years
19. 6.1892  John Serico, 34 years
20. 3.1893  John Serico, 36 years, half-caste. To Roma Gaol
24.12.1893  John Serico, 36 years, half-caste
27.12.1893  John Serico, half-caste
  6. 5.1895  John Serico, 37 years, half-caste
14. 2.1897  John Serico, 38 years
29. 9.1898  John Serico, 39 years

George Bunder and Elsie Toby, aged 23 yrs, born Banana, parents Charlie Toby and Lizzie Palmtree were married at Barambah on 11.11.1918

Arthur Bundai H/C, parents Dick and Alice Bundai, was born c1896 at Taroom

Cobbo Williams and Billy Bundi were removed from Taroom to Barambah in 1921

Ruby Cressbrook, parents Jimmy and Fanny Waddy was born c1903 at Taroom