Thursday, 12 September 2019

Gaangalu Nation People Authorisation Meeting

Gaangalu Nation People Authorisation Meeting

The Gaangalu Nation People native title claim group comprises all persons who are biologically descended from the following deceased ancestors, all of whom are recognised by the living Gaangalu claim group members as having been Gaangalu:

Maggie of Dingo,
Biddy of Wooroona,
Sandy of Wooroona,
Henry Williams of Duaringa,
Jack (of Coomooboolaroo),
Billy Mickelo,
Claude and Anne Anderson,
Rose Ann Tyson,
Biddy (wife of Jumbo),
Lizzy Tiger (Blackwater),
Blanche of Duaringa,
Annie French,
Polly Doctor,
Annie of Orion Downs,
Annie and Ned Duggan,
Peter Tyson,
Lily of the McKenzie River Bend,
John "Jack" Bradley,
Violet Thompson,
Jenny Doctor (not the daughter of Polly Doctor),
Polly McEvoy/Brown,
Queenie (Hart) of Duaringa,
(Brothers) Charlie, Willie and George Riley,
Lily/Lilla Livingstone,
William Toby,
Nellie of Planet Downs,
Myra Freeman, and
Sarah Dodd.

The Purpose of Authorisation Meeting #1 is to:

1 decide whether the description of the GNP Claim Group should be
amended to remove any or all of the following persons as apical
• Annie and Ned Duggan
• John “Jack” Bradley
• Polly McEvoy/Brown

2 decide whether the description of the GNP Claim Group should be
amended to include Mary Ann Crook as an apical ancestor.

Appeared in the Koori Mail of Septembetr 11, 2019

Some notes of interest

Home Office,  In Letters 1909, 9/5597
HOM /J47 Queensland State Archives
9.11.1908 Lists unemployed aboriginals and half-castes at Blackwater, Emerald Police District.

Jackey, 45 yrs
Polly, His gin, 38 yrs
Robert, His son, 4 yrs
All are full blooded aboriginals

Blanche, H/C, 24 yrs
Aggie, Her child, H/C, 4 yrs
Baby, Her child, H/C, 1 yr

Lena, Aboriginal, 35 yrs
Boy, Her child, H/C, 8 yrs
Eileen, Her child, H/C, 5 yrs
Mona, Her child, H/C, 2 yrs

Annie, Aboriginal, 41 yrs
Aggie, Her Child, H/C, 17 yrs
Lena, Her child, H/C, 14 yrs

Polly, Aboriginal, 45 yrs
Trixie, Her child, aboriginal, 22 yrs
Freda, Her child, H/C, 9 yrs
Alice, Her child, aboriginal, 20 yrs
Arthur, Her child, aboriginal, 11 yrs

Molly, Aboriginal, 20 yrs

Monica, Aboriginal, 19 yrs
Mickey, Her child, H/C, 2 yrs

Hand-written note - Monica's marriage to a white man named Oram has been approved.
See also Q.P.P. 1908 (3/33) - Walter Oram.

Sandy, Aboriginal, 50 yrs
Aggie, H/C, 18 yrs
Toby, Aboriginal, 65 yrs
Mick, Aboriginal, 44 yrs

4.12.1908 Letter about removal of the following Aboriginals from Blackwater to Barambah.
Jackey, Polly and Robert
Blanche and Aggie
Lena and her three children
Annie and Aggie
Polly and her four children

Paddy Mickelo, born c1904 Pearl Creek Stn, Duaringa, father Mick Mickelo
Walloo (female) died 7. 8.1936 at Rockhampton Hospital, aged 41 years. Parents are deceased, Brother is Paddy Mickelo

Leo Freeman, parents Mick and Myra Freeman, born c1894, died Woorabinda 4. 5.1960

Thursday, 5 September 2019

Wadja People Native Title Authorisation Meeting

Wadja People Native Title Authorisation Meeting - Authorisation Meeting #1:

This notice invites all members of the Wajda native title claim group, who are all the Wadja persons descended from the following ancestors to attend Authorisation Meeting #1:

Myra Freeman,
Harriet Dutton,
Sarah Dodd, and
Lilla Livingston.

The purpose of the Authorisation Meeting #1 is to

1. To consider and make decisions on the anthropological material and legal advice to:
a. To remove Lilla Livingston, as an apical ancestor for the Native Title Claim;
b. To include ‘the unnamed Wadjainggo woman on Tindale’s Woorabinda Sheet 9 whose granddaughter was Eva Tyson’, as an apical ancestor for the Native Title Claim; and
c. To change the apical ancestor description for ‘Harriet Dutton’ to ‘Biddy Dutton, mother of Harriet Dutton’ on the Native Title Claim.

Those people who are descended from ‘the unnamed Wadjainggo woman on Tindale’s Woorabinda Sheet 9 whose granddaughter was Eva Tyson’, who are not already included in the Wadja claim group description may attend Authorisation Meeting #1 and will be given an opportunity to be heard but cannot participate in the voting.

Appeared in the Koori Mail dated August 28, 2019

Some Notes

Leo Freeman, son of Mick and Myra Freeman, died at Woorabinda on 4. 5.1960, born 1894 (Qld Reg 1960/C/2480).   

Myra Freeman appears on Tindale Sheet Woorabinda 41.     

In 1904 an Exemption Certificate was issued to Sarah Dodd, half-caste, late of Redcliffe Station, via Banana
Sarah Dodd, half-caste, and her children, on the Minister's orders, were returned to Redcliffe Station. Her children, Daisy Dodd and Tommy Dodd, under the Home Secretary's orders, were released from restraint as Reformatory children.

John, Johnny or Johnnie Tyson (born sometime between 1848 and 1868), his mother Mary and his wife, also named Mary (probably going under surname Tyson). John's children and step children: Eva Tyson, Alfred Tyson and Harry Tyson.

Eva Simpson, parents Johnny and Mary Tyson died at Rockhampton on 18. 6.1960 aged 64 years (Qld Reg 1960/C/2449)          

Tuesday, 3 September 2019

Foster on behalf of the Gunggari People #4 v State of Queensland

Foster on behalf of the Gunggari People #4 v State of Queensland [2019] FCA 1402 here

The Native Title Holders are the Gunggari People. The Gunggari People are the biological descendants of one or more of the following people:
(a)    Jinnegah aka Mary and Albert Murray;
(b)    Lizzie Woodford/Gyemore/South;
(c)    Harry Collins and Dinah Smith;
(d)    Old Frog;
(e)    Effie Armstrong, the granddaughter of Coombra Jack;
(f)    Kitty of St George aka Mary Bolon, the mother of George Hazzard Jnr aka Henry James Hazzard;
(g)    Maggie of the Moonie, the mother of Sarah Brennan and Isabella Kerr;
(h)    King Billy Dick;
(i)    Maria of Tongy Station;
(j)    Harry Rookwood;
(k)    Lucy of the Balonne River;
(l)    Charlotte Moffatt;
(m)    Parents of Mary of the Maranoa and Lizzie;
(n)    Nellie Walker;
(o)    Clifton George;
(p)    Mary of Bollon; or
(q)    Kate Meathers/Meadows.

Some Notes

Sarah Brennan married Henry James (known as George) Hazzard on 11/01/1922 (Qld Reg 1922/C/210). George's father or brother is Albert Hazzard. George is 44 years and Sarah is 36 years and born at St George.

Albert Hazzard died 19/07/1923 (Qld Reg 1923/C/2605) parents George Hazzard and Kitty Phlick.
His wife is Isabella Hazzard (parents are Tom Kerr and Maggie) and they were married in Roma on 25. 4.1898 (Qld Reg 1898/C/1435). They had 6 children, one son is George Alfred Hazzard.

Norman Tindale Sheet Woorabinda 18 lists the following people
HAZARD, Brenda 
HAZARD, George 
HAZARD, Sarah 
MUNNS, Cinderella
SAUNDERS, Charlotte
SAUNDERS, Cinderella
THOMPSON, Cinderella

Woorabinda Sheet 38 dated 19.11.1938
Blucher (wild man before Mitchell town was formed) F/B Koamii tribe
and Mary of Bollon (wild woman before whites came to Mitchell) F/B
of the Koamii tribe had a child Minnie South.

Coombra Jack born c1879 Coombra Stn or Goodgoga N.S.W., parents Coombra Jack and Mary, wife Fanny Roberts, children Stella, Leslie, Reggie, Effie, Oscar, Sadie, Mary

Natives removed from Mitchell to Barambah in 1930 as follows - Jack Coombra and wife Mary and children Leslie (22), Reggie (20), Austin (18), Effie (16), Sadie (12), Mary (10)

Stella Daisy born c1900 at Bollon, parents Jack Coombra and Fanny, husband George Daisy
Fanny Coombra died 15. 4.1939 at  Woorabinda aged 50 years
Coombra Jack died 20. 7.1944 at Woorabinda, widower

The Evangel notes
Death Notice, Coombra, Fanny - 1939, Australian Evangel 9(7) 1939 : 7
Death Notice, Coombra, Jack - 20.7.1944, Australian Evangel 14(9) 1944 : 7
Death Notice, Coombra, Oscar - 5.8.1939, Australian Evangel 9(10) 1939 : 8
Died at Baralaba Hospital, Coombra, Reg - 3.6.1939, Australian Evangel 9(8) 1939 : 8

Walter South married Lizzie Gyemore, widow,on 15. 3.1950 at Cherbourg. Lizzie Gyemore was born c1899 at Alpha, mother Annie Flourbag (deceased).
Removal from Mitchell to Cherbourg in 1936
Lizzie Gyemore
Dorothy Gyemore, daughter
Eric Gyemore, son
Herbert Gyemore, son
Percy Gyemore, son
Ronald Gyemore, son
All removed for own care and protection.

Exemptions 1950
Walter South yrs, Lizzie South 51 yrs, Percy Gyemore, 21 yrs, Bertie Gyemore 22 yrs, Ronnie Gyemore 17 yrs

Lizzie Woodford married Arthur Athorne on 6. 6.1921 (Qld Reg 1921/C/1048)

Alfred McCarthy was born in 1900 at Mitchell, parents Alfred McCarthy and Katie Meadows

1939 Application for Exemption for Harry Collins, aged 35 yrs, born Tilbooroo Stn Eulo, father F. Collins, mother Dundoo Rosie

Harry Collins and Ethel Maud Murphy were married on 22.10.1939 (Qld Reg 1939/C/4234).

William Rookwood born c1890 Roma, parents Harry and Julia Rookwood, married Pearlie Darby on 7. 5.1933 (Qld Reg 1933/C/1728)

Roly Armstrong aged 61 yrs of Blackwater granted an exemption in  1960
Effie Armstrong 46 yrs, Roderick James Armstrong 18 yrs, Donella Fay Armstrong 4 yrs and Mary Armstrong 17 yrs, all of Bluff granted an exemption in 1960

Saturday, 10 August 2019

Wangan and Jagalingou Native Title Claim Group Meeting

Area roughly enclosed by Capella, Moranbah, Mount Coolon, Aramac, Barcaldine, Blackall, Tambo, including Alpha and Clermont, Queensland.

Apical ancestors are described as :-

Billy and Lucy (parents of Jimmy Tarpot, Mary Ann Albro, Mary Ellen)
Daisy Collins
Nellie Digaby
Dan Dunrobin (aka Dunrobin, Christopher Dunrobin and Dan Robin)
Frank Fisher Snr (of Clermont)
Annie Flourbag
Jimmy Flourbag
Katy of Clermont
Charlie McAvoy of Logan Downs
Liz McEvoy of Alpha
Maggie of Clermont (aka Maggie Miller and Nandroo)
The mother of Jack (Girrabah) Malone snr and Jim (Conee) Malone
Mary of Clermont (aka Mary Johnson)

One purpose of the meeting is to consider authorising the following proposed amendments to the Application:

1. amend the claim group description to reflect that membership is defined by descent (sic) from one or more authorised apical ancestors.

2. amend the claim group description to no longer include the following apical ancestors:

Katy of Clermont
Maggie of Clermont (also known as Maggie Miller and Nandroo)
Nellie Digaby
Annie Flourbag
Daisy Collins

If the proposed amendments listed at 1 and 2 are authorised, the newly described claim group for the Application will be 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)

Appeared in the Courier Mail August 10, 2019

Some notes for interest from the 1915 blog entry plus a few more

Camped at Police Creek near Mt Coolon in 1934 were Donald Wallace, Mary Ann Campbell, Jean, Tommy Albro, Mary Ann Albro, Bob Tarpot, Oliver, Janet Twist

Mary Ann Albro died on 20. 8.1939 at Fantome Island aged 60 years

The Blood Groups of Full-blood Australian Aborigines by G. Phillips
Medical Journal of Australia, September 8, 1928, pp 296 - 300
This study was carried out on Aborigines living at Barambah in 1927 or 1928
One of those studied was Annie Flourbag, aged 50 years and born at Alpha

Durundur Correspondence, 30. 6.1903 All Aboriginals on the Settlement
Jim Flourbag, Native Name Bumbomingie , male aged 47 years, Native of Clermont, Class Unburri
Jack Malone  Native Name Girribah , male aged 31 years, Native of Jericho, Class Woongoo       
Jim Malone , Native Name Conee , male aged 47 years, Native of Jericho, Class Woongoo       

Durundur Correspondence, 15. 7.1904 Single men capable of earning their own living
Jim Flourbag, aged 38y Native of Clermont

Cherbourg Census 1928
Annie Flourbag, 50 years old, married
Jimmy Flourbag, 65 years old, married

Annie Flourbag died on 22. 7.1937 at Cherbourg
Jimmy Flourbag died on 22.10.1938 at Cherbourg                 

Charley McAvoy, aged 50 years, his wife Polly McAvoy, aged 45 years and daughter Maudie McAvoy H/C, aged 9 years, all from Clermont, arrived at Barambah in 1917

Pollie Gray was removed from Clermont to Barambah in 1914

Dan Dunrobin died 23.10.1938 at Cherbourg aged 50 years

Lizzie Dunrobin and children Dan and Bob were removed from Clermont to Barambah in 1924

Daisy Collins, born about 1897 at Clermont, parents Frank Collins and Judy, married Arthur Murdock (Returned Serviceman), in 1919 at Barambah

Friday, 12 July 2019

Jagera Yagara Gurrangnam Native Title Claim

The purpose of the authorisation meeting is to authorise a native title determination application over land and waters in south-east Queensland including areas near Esk, the Lockyer Valley, Gatton and Ipswich. The area is roughly bounded by Toowoomba, Esk and Ipswich.

The apical ancestors listed are

Roger Bell
Stanley Bell
William Hatton
Mary Hatton
Johnny Tarampa
Maggie, wife of Johnny Tarampa

Appeared in the Courier Mail dated July 13, 2019

Wednesday, 26 June 2019

Mapping Family - South Australian Museum

The South Australian Museum has a new publication called Mapping Family - A guide for Aboriginal family history researchers to names, genealogies and data cards recorded during the Harvard and Adelaide Universities 1938–1939 expeditions in South Australia.
The Acknowledgements state

Mapping Family is the result of a twelve-month project prepared by the Aboriginal Family History Unit, South Australian Museum funded by a Stolen Generations Community Reparations Scheme grant awarded in 2017 by the Government of South Australia, Department of the Premier and Cabinet, Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation. The project team is grateful for assistance from The Hon. Dr Diana Laidlaw AM, Eve Chaloupka, Ann Guy, Ali Abdullah-Highfold, Norman Barnett Tindale and family, the Aboriginal families and for the support of Genealogy SA.

Mapping Family is available here.

Monday, 24 June 2019

SLQ Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Family History

The State Library of Queensland has a genealogy aid titled "Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Family History" available here.

This contains some items worth mentioning.

1. Cherbourg Tindale Sheet 30 - This page appears complete and the information on it is mostly legible. Mainly Embrey and Cobbo families.

2. A Card for Jack Craigie with some family details. Again mostly legible.

3. Details of the family of Lena French and Bruce Walker from Cherbourg Tindale Sheet 13.

Further information on Cherbourg Tindale Sheet 13.

Correspondence from Maryborough District, Goomeri Station dated 16. 9.1941
Exempt Aboriginals residing in the Goomeri Police division, who are eligible for endowment include :-

Bruce Walker and his wife Lena Walker with three children under 16 years of age residing at Kinbombi. Walker holds Certificate of Exemption No.76 dated 23/11/39.
On even date I assisted Mrs Walker to complete and application for Child Endowment and she will be forwarding same to the Deputy Commissioner for Child Endowment, Brisbane in the course of a few days. Walker has been employed at timber work in this division at Daddamarine Creek via Goomeri during the past six months. Until a month ago he was employed by George Dowse of Daddamarine Creek, and since then he has been unemployed, but he now intends prospecting for gold near Kinbombi. I am of the opinion this family can be safely depended upon to utilise the endowment for the benefit of the children.

Marriage of Bruce Walker and Lena French

Married at Barambah on 7.10.1922 (Registered 1922/C/3299)

List of aborigines photographed by Dr. Tindale, during his visit to Cherbourg. Ages are at December 1938. Photographs are available from the South Australian Museum. See also Cherbourg Family History Society.
Walker, Bruce, 48 years
Walker, Lena (Mrs), 42 years
Walker, Edna, 7 years
Walker, Enid, 9 years
Walker, Gabriel, 11 years
Walker, Joyce, 13 years
Walker, Delphine, 14 years

Cherbourg 1928 Census

Name,  Caste,  Age,  Status

Walker, Bruce , 1/2W,  27 years,  Married
Walker, Lena, 1/2W, 33 years,  Married
Walker, Gabriel, 1/2W,  11/12 years
Walker, Delphine, 1/2W,  4 years
Walker, Joyce, 1/2W,  3 years

1/2W Half-caste (Aboriginal / White)