Saturday, 13 December 2014

Deebing Creek Index

An index to Correspondence relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 1894-1915 – Deebing Creek is available at the Queensland State Archives web site.

It is described as follows

"This index was created from Series ID 4354, Miscellaneous Items and Correspondence, specifically Item ID 716219, Papers, 1894-1905 and Item ID 716261, Papers, 1906-1915 which relate to Deebing Creek and Purga Missions. Only the Deebing Creek files have been indexed. The index was created by staff from the Communities and Personal Histories Unit, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Services, Department of Communities."

Aboriginal War Census returns 1915-1916

The index to the Aboriginal War Census returns 1915-1916 is now available at the Queensland State Archives web site. This series is described as follows

"A census of the Australian population was conducted during the First World War. The Chief Protector of Aboriginals wrote to each district officer under his control requesting a census of the Aboriginal population in accordance with the national census requirements. Lists of Aboriginal people living at various settlements to be used for war census purposes resulted. Many district officers not only listed all men aged from 18 to 45 years for war purposes, but also included all women and children and residents of other ethnic backgrounds such as South Sea Islanders and Rotumans.

Entries in the index are linked to the original registers namely  Series ID 4354, Miscellaneous Items and Correspondence, specifically Item ID 716223, Papers, 1915-1916.

Saturday, 8 November 2014

Gaangalu - Blackwater Development Project

Gaangalu - Blackwater Development Project

The Gaangalu Nation native title claim group comprises all persons who are biologically descended from the following deceased ancestors :-

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 daughter of Polly Doctor]
Polly McEvoy / Brown
Queenie (Hart) of Duaringa
Charlie, Willie and George Riley  (Brothers)
Lily / Lilla Livingstone
William Toby. 

Appeared in the Koori Mail of November 5, 2014

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.

Name                                   Notes

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

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Federal Court of Australia - Northern Cape York #1

Woosup on behalf of the Northern Cape York Group #1 v State of Queensland (No 3)[2014] FCA 1148 available here.

1. The native title holders are the Northern Cape York #1 Native Title Claim Group, being
the persons descended by birth or adoption from the following apical ancestors:

Peter (Pahding) Pablo;
Wymarra (Wymara Outaiakindi);
Mathew (Charlie) Gelapa;
Annie Blanco;
Ela / Illa (father of Tommy Dodd, Polly Polly and Tommy Somerset);
Woonduinagrun and Tariba (parents of Tom Redhead);
Charlotte Ware;
Queen Baki and Chief Tchiako/Tchiaku/Chiaku;
Jipsit and Dolly;
Mary McDonnell and Jack Snake;
Ourinda and Emara McDonnell Charcoal (grandparents of Willy and Louisa Charcoal);
Ralph Coconut;
Charlie Nataki;
William McDonnell;
Charlie Otomo McDonnell and his wife, Agemo (parents of Charlie Woolhead (Pascoe));
Wondorognu Alligator McDonnell and Mary Brown;
Wargo (father of Kitty McDonnell, Jacko, and Frank Doyle);
Clara and Jimmy McDonnell;
Epidin and Eteman (parents of Doris Harry);
Sambo Wooleye (father of Simon and Sarah Peter);
Woobumu and Inmare;
Bullock (father of Mamoose Pitt, husband of Rosie/Lena Braidley);
Charlie Mamoose (father of Silas, Larry, Johnny and Harry Mamoose);
Charlie Seven River;
Toby Seven River (father of Jack Toby);
Asai Charlie;
Sam and Nellie (parents of George Stephen);
Mammus/Mamoos/Mark/Mamoose plus his siblings Peter and Elizabeth;
Charlie Maganu (husband of Sarah McDonnell);
Polly (wife of Wautaba Charlie Ropeyarn).


Worth looking at is the Wikmunkan data set available here.

Federal Court of Australia - Kowanyama People

Daphney on behalf of the Kowanyama People v State of Queensland [2014] FCA 1149 available here

The native title holders are the Kowanyama People who comprise those people known as the Yir Yoront (sometimes called Kokomenjen), Koko Bera, Kunjen and Koko Berrin Peoples. The Yir Yoront, Koko Bera, Kunjen and Koko Berrin Peoples are those Aboriginal people who are:

1. The cognatic descendants of:
Solomon Minyalk
Thin Mitin Mart
Min Yal Panaurin
Art Kadlaurin
any of the siblings Kal Koral, Kor Mart, Min Koko Taren or Mad Len
Pow Mon Alithanem
Kauan Kor Mar’pen
any of the siblings Paul, Rio or Biddy
Yor Kantl Yamen
any of the siblings Mark, Barnabas or Kate
Arthur, the father of Smiler Misson
any of the siblings Native, Wilson, Akul Edngan, Uyan or Ginger
any of the siblings Major, Sergeant, Bobella or Gregory
Boandonolly (aka Puntanolli)
George Black (aka Thamil Polp)
either of the brothers “Barramundi” Charlie or Lamp
Eagleman, the father of Barney Jubilee
Joe Highbury
Tent (aka Thol Kol Kith)
Bruno (aka Wurrpwin)
Min Kawlto Tower Moilin
Wo Pam Mal Yamin
Mokara Hudson
either of the siblings George or Purt Ngon
Bob Patterson
Moses (aka War’luran)
either Mailman or his siblings
any of the siblings Stephen, Louie, Reubin (aka Robin), Jimmy Braddsley, Mabel Rio or Poppy
Old Mokara
Taw Wil Yir
Colin Dinghy
Fred Dunbar
Alick (aka Alec and Kauwunbengk)
Goanna (aka Melder)
either Mundie Shalfo or his sister
Willie Daphney
any of the siblings Fanny, Lucy Tommy, Waterloo, Elsie or Tommy Burns
either of the brothers Billy Flower or Goggle-Eye or their siblings
either of the brothers Rainbow Christie or Bowyang Charlie
either of the brothers Bob Dunbar or Bendigo or their siblings
any of the siblings Jimmy Koolatah, Coglin Dick, Kunjen Dick or George Murray
Frank Yam
Brumby (aka Jack Brumby)
Old Mud
Charlie Inkerman
any of the siblings Mimosa, Alison or May or
Maggie or

2. Recruited by adoption, in accordance with the traditional laws and customs of the Yir Yoront, Koko Bera, Kunjen and Koko Berrin Peoples.

Some notes

North Queensland Materials 1933 - 1935
AIATSIS Ms 685 Professor L Sharp
Information from the Lower Edward / Mitchell Rivers Region

A Census of Mitchell River Residents in 1967 by Miss Shirley May

Mitchell River Mission Birth, Death and Marriage Registers
AIATSIS pMs 3889

Living with the Munpitch: The history of Mitchell River Mission, 1905 - 1967
Thesis submitted by Philip L. Freier, BAppSc, DipEd, BD, MEdSt in November 1999
For the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in the School of Humanities at James Cook University

Federal Court of Australia - Butchulla People

De Satge on behalf of the Butchulla People #2 v State of Queensland [2014] FCA 1132 available here.

The native title holders for the determination area are described as the Butchulla People and are the biological descendants of the following people:

Father/Mother of Gracie and Maudie Daramboi
Mother of Jessie Aldridge’s mother and Lappy
Mother of Charles Richards
Garry Owens
Annie Morris/Anna Gala nee Morris
Granny Polcus/Jenny Brown
Willy Brown/Mamboo/Namboo
George Gundy
Willy Wondunna
Jack Morris
Mary Ann (mother of Susan Rooney)
Roger Bennett
Percy Coulson
Mother of John and Rosie Broome
Mother of Clara, Henry, Percy and Lucy Wheeler.

Some notes of interest

Ada Pickles, born in Maryborough around 1890, parents were Namboo and Polcus

Queensland Naturalist 19(1-3) 1968                                          
Colliver F.S. & Hawken, M. Notes on the Fraser Island Aborigines.       
Fraser Is people removed to Yarrabah 1904. Some descendants live     
at Urangan 1968. Well-known identity Billy Wundunna died of extreme old        
age 1947, was sent to Victoria to help track the Kelly gang.

A Jack Morris had a daughter Nora Morris who was married at Pialba in 1923

Roger Bennett, born about 1887 at Maryborough and parents Tharculbry and Rosie
A Roger Bennett lived at Pialba in 1938

Monday, 6 October 2014

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The most viewed page refers to Queensland Aboriginal Removals and is available here.

Sunday, 7 September 2014

Boonthamurra People and the Federal Court of Australia

The Federal Court of Australia case Wallace on behalf of the Boonthamurra People v State of Queensland [2014] FCA 901  makes fascinating reading. It is another side to Native Title Claims where the court decides who is part of a claim and who is not with anthropologists, etc involved on both sides. The Transcript appears here .

Friday, 5 September 2014

Birriah Native Title Claim

The Queensland Birriah Native Title Claim Group is currently described as the descendants of the following people:

Barney Anderson;
George Bowen;
Maggie Callaghan (also known as Mary-Ann Callaghan);
Dick Clark;
Magdalene Claussen (Kyle);
Lily Cook and Dick Cook or Cecil 'Pincher' Cook;
Paddy Daly;
Eric Dinduck;
Victor Diprose and May Albury (nee Diprose);
Reg Dodd (Snr);
Arthur Emmerson (Snr) and Nellie Emmerson;
Sambo Gallaghan;
Dick Hegarty (also known as Dick Dinduck or Dick Allan);
Tom Iffley;
Tommy King and Alice King;
Rosie Kyle and Dan Kyle;
Norah Smallwood;
Jimmy Larry;
Billy Lightning and Alice Lightning;
Lizzie Morgan (also known as Janet Twist);
Major Mitchell;
Elsie New Island;
Mary O’Sing;
Emily Prior (Picard);
Bob Roberts;
Rosie Shilling;
Sophie Skeen;
Dolly Tarpot/Langton (nee Dunrobin);
Jean Tears, Maude Tears, Donald Tears and Minnie Tears;
Janet Twist and Albert Twist;
Daisy Wake;
Charlie Watson; and
Sharper 'Woodhouse'.

It is proposed that the Birriah Native Title Claim Group be re-formulated to the following

The biological or adopted descendants of:
Jinnie Tiers;
Kuburu, the father of Billy Lightning Banbari;
Rosie Schilling;
Peggy Barker;
Sambo Callaghan;
Tommy Dodd or Tommy Morgan;
the mother of Lizzie Limburner.

Appeard in the Courier Mail of Saturday September 6, 2014.

Some odds and ends

Albert Twist, Janet Twist, Hector Twist, Olive Twist and Ruby Teare were removed from Clermont to Woorabinda in 1936

Sharper Woodhouse, Bessie Woodhouse, Nimrod, Bostock, Louie and Trooper were removed from Cloncurry to Palm Island in 1931

Sharper Woodhouse as born in 1886 Normanton and father was Johnnie. He married Bessie in 1927 at Canobie Station. Bessie died at Palm Island in 1932. Bessie was also known as Bessie Ah Fat.

Jimmy Larry aged 35 years in 1917 appears in the Bowen Police Watchhouse Charge Books. His ife was Norah.

Dick Hegarty or Dick No.2 died on 24 August 1932 at the Collinsville Hospital. His daughters are

Eliza Iffley, the wife of Tommy Iffley, and Kate who is presently under agreement at Suttor Creek Station. Dick's wife is Lizzie. Dick was born at Avon Downs Station and took his name from the then owner.

Elsie New Island died at Bowen in 1936.

Sophie Skeen and her unnamed child died at Palm Island in 1926.

Dolly Tarpot died at Clermont in 1931.

Jack Langton of Clermont born in 1905 had parents Dob Tarpot and Dolly. He married Edith Rabbit at Cherbourg in 1932.

Lizzie Limburner born 1880 Ayr, died 5. 2.1943, parents Tucker (white man) and Dinah, husband
Con Limburner. A child was Nora Smallwood, born 1898. Lizzie died in 1943 at Palm Island.

Peggy Barker died in 1920 at Palm Island.

Thursday, 3 July 2014

Kullilli People - Federal Court Australia

The transcript of Smith on behalf of the Kullilli People v State of Queensland [2014] FCA 691 in the Federal Court of Australia appeared here.

The Kullilli people are described as the biological descendants of one or more of the following :-

Joe Barney
Neba Brighton
Daisy (spouse Harry Pilot)
'Gnadollie' Hekel
Ida (spouse Peter Williams, Buckley)
'Mary Ann' Jinnie (spouse William Conlan)
Mary (spouse Harry Barney)
Mary (spouses Chinese, Dick Richards and Alexander Brierty)
'Ippi' Mary (Bob Gray)
Mary-Ann (Billy Phillips)
'Miria' Maryann (Alick, Charlie Turner, Jack Williams)
'Munga' Maryann
Jeannie 'Jinnie' Mossman and Charlie Fitzroy
Dick 'Gunta' Richards
'Kullilli' Rosie and her husband
'Curra' Jack Thompson
'Bunda' Tiger
Tilby and 'Djogo' Hugo
Tinda and Lollipop
Toby and Topsy
Jack 'Norley' Wallace
Monitor Wallace
Harry Willis
Harry Willy-Boy
Monday Willoughby
Harry Barney
Annie Bulloo
Jack Bulloo
Charlie Copra
Trella/Tarella (and her son Albert Hagan).

Some more interesting bits and pieces

Neba Brighton died on 7. 5.1917 at Taroom
In 1909 Neba, a young girl, neglected and ill-treated, was sent from Condamine to Barambah to school and later to Taroom

Charlie Copra was removed from Thargomindah to Taroom in 1918
Charlie Copra (Eringie), widower, mother was Jinny, died on 19. 5.1953 aged 60 years at Woorabinda

Albert Hagan of Toompine was recommended for an Exemption in 1920

Monitor, single, aged 39 years, and a native of the Bulloo River, died on 7. 2.1923 at Bulloo Downs Stn. His brother is Wallace Norley who has a wife and 5 children.

Annie Conlon, born in 1872 at Thargomindah, mother was Willico

Monday, 9 June 2014

Wangan and Jagalingou Native Title Claim Group

Wangan and Jagalingou Native Title Claim Group

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

The claim Group is currently described as the descendants of the following apical ancestors
Maggie Tarpot of Clermont
Charlie McAvoy of Logan Downs
Frank Fisher snr of Clermont
Liz McEvoy of Logan Downs
George McEvoy
Polly of Clermont
Bob Tarpot of Alpha

The meeting to be asked to consider amending the description of apical ancestors to the following,
Charlie McAvoy of Logan Downs
Frank Fisher snr of Clermont
Billy and Lucy (parents of Jimmy Tarpot, Mary Ann Albro, Mary Ellen)
Daisy Collins
Nellie Digaby
Mary of Clermont (aka Mary Johnson)
Jimmy Flourbag
Annie Flourbag
Liz McAvoy of Logan Downs
Katy of Clermont
The mother of Jack Malone snr and Jim Malone
Maggie of Clermont (aka Maggie Miller)
Dan Dunrobin (aka Dunrobin, Christopher Dunrobin and Dan Robin)

The purposes of the information meeting on saturday 28 June 2014 are amongst others
To consider possible amendment of the native title claim group description by

(1) Deleting the following apicals
Maggie Tarpot of Clermont
Bob Tarpot of Alpha (to be replaced with his grandparents Billy and Lucy)
George McAvoy (son of Charlie McAvoy)
Polly of Clermont

(2) Adding the following as apical ancestors
Billy and Lucy (parents of Jimmy Tarpot, Mary Ann Albro, Mary Ellen)
Daisy Collins
Nellie Digaby
Mary of Clermont (aka Mary Johnson)
Jimmy Flourbag
Annie Flourbag
Katy of Clermont
The mother of Jack Malone snr and Jim Malone
Maggie of Clermont (aka Maggie Miller)
Dan Dunrobin (aka Dunrobin, Christopher Dunrobin and Dan Robin)

The meetings to be held on June 28 & 29, 2014

Appeared in the Courier Mail June 7, 2014

Some notes for interest

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

Jimmy Flourbag was aged 65 years when at Barambah in 1928

Annie Flourbag died on 22. 7.1937 at Cherbourg

Abraham Johnson born c1892 Clermont had parents Harry and Mary Johnson

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

Friday, 23 May 2014

Yirrganydji Peole Native Title Meeting

Yirrganydji Peole Native Title Meeting

The Claim area is land and waters in the coastal and McAllister Range foothills area and an area of offshore waters between Port Douglas and Cairns.

The apical ancestors are listed as

(King) Billy Jagar and sister Ginny (Jinny / Njunjingai)
Jerry Bardon
Janie Brown (nee Clark)
Billy Boyle
Ernest Bounghi
Biddy Tangir Coleman
Joshua Barron
Henry of Barron River
Niji Wu of Double Island
Old man Manga / Mange
Robert Clarke

The meeting is to be held in Cairns on June 7, 2014.

Appeared in the Koori Mail of May 21, 2014

Some notes

(1) William Clarke of Yarrabah aged 21 years married Jane Brown (born Blackwater Queensland, mother Maggie) of Yarrabah aged 22 years on 4.12.1907 at St Alban's Church, Yarrabah.  

(2) Billy Jagar (King of the Barron) died at the Aboriginal camp, Cairns on 6 March 1930.

(3) There was a Billy Boyle aged about 50 years at Coen in October 1933.

(4) A Billy Boyle, born around 1887, married Grace Baker, born around 1896, on 19.11.1939 at Yarrabah.

(5) In "Living with the Munpitch: The history of Mitchell River Mission, 1905 - 1967" Ernest Bounghi is mentioned on page 239 as coming to the Mission from Yarrabah with Ernest Gribble.

(6) "Reaching back : Queensland Aboriginal people recall early days at Yarrabah Mission" edited by Judy Thomson, Canberra, ACT, Aboriginal Studies Press, 1989, on page 101 states Janey Brown who came from Mareeba was the wife of Willie Clark, mother of Steve         

Thursday, 1 May 2014

Kooma People's Native Title Meeting

Kooma People's Native Title Consent Determination Authorisation Meeting to be held 10 May 2014.

The claim area is roughly the area bounded by Wyandra, Cunnamulla, Tego, Hebel, Dirranbandi and St George.

The Kooma people are descended from the following apical ancestors

Maggie of Bendena
Kitty of Bollon
Sarah of Fernlee
Mary Button of Murra Murra
Susan Mitchell
Annie Murray
Julia Powell
Lucy Sheridan

Appeared in the Koori Mail of April 23, 2014.


(1) Refer to the following

Memories of the Mitchell Yumba
Mitchell Aboriginal Community published in 1985.

The Tin Camp
A Study of Contemporary Aboriginal Architecture in North Western NSW
Stephanie Diana Smith
Master of Architecture Thesis, University of Queensland, 1996

Thursday, 17 April 2014

Bidjara People #7 Claim

Advertisement for a meeting for the Bidjara #7 native title claimants.

The area is approximately bounded by Barcaldine in the north, Roma in the east, Wyandra in the south and Adavale in the west.

The apical ancestors of the Bidjara People are as follows

Alick Bosun
Harry Gadd
Mother of Ada, Lucy, Billy and Archie Lang
Mother of George, Ada and Georgina Turner
Willie and Minnema Colonel
Paddy Murphy
George Mother and Roy Murphy
William 'Snapper' Barnes
Harry Brown and Alice
Jo and Dixie
Jemima Tindale and Jim 'Toby' Lawton
Isabel Florence Bailey
Charlie Victor
'Gyima' Lucy
Kate Johnson – Mother of Lucy Long
Lisa Fraser aka Eliza Peters
Billy Langlo
Dinah Lena
Edward 'Charlie' Prince
Hector Watson
Nellie Combo (mother of Billy Geebung) and Lucy Combo
Celina Grey
Ada, Fred and Mick Tatten
King Chooky Hunt
Burt Bundle
Eddie Bundle
Rita Huggins (nee Holt)
George Fraser
Johnny Richardson
Reggie Richardson
Darcy Richardson
Bob Martin
Sydney King
Beatle Thompson
Walter Saunders
Rubena Smith
Ruby Johnson

Appeared in the Koori Mail of April 9, 2014.

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Bidjara People #6 Claim

The claim area is approximately bounded by Barcaldine in the north, Roma in the east, Wyandra in the south and Adavale in the west.

Bidjara apical ancestors are listed as

Harry Gadd
Mother of George, Ada and Georgina Turner
Paddy Murphy
George Mother and Roy Murphy
Harry Brown and Alice
Jemima Tindale and Jim ‘Toby’ Lawton
Charlie Victor
'Gyima' Lucy
Lisa Fraser aka Eliza Peters
Dinah Lena
Hector Watson
Celina Grey
Alick Bosun
Mother of Ada, Lucy, Billy and Archie Lang
Willie and Minnema Colonel
Rubena Smith
William ‘Snapper’ Barnes
Jo and Dixie
Isabel Florence Bailey
'Gylma' Lucy
Kate Johnson – Mother of Lucy Long
Billy Langlo
Edward 'Charlie' Prince
Nellie Combo (mother of Billy Geebung) and Lucy Combo Ada, Fred and Mick Tatten

This notice appeared in the Koori Mail of April 9, 2014.

Some notes

1. There is a Lucy Mailman who died on 23. 5.1937 at Augathella aged 70 yrs whose father was W Long and mother was Kate Long (nee Johnson).

2. The Mitchell Police Letterbooks have an entry dated 6. 9.1920 as follows - Police Tracker Sandy discharged. A suitable replacement is Hector Watson who is about 30 years old and has recently been employed at Forest Vale. He is a native of Warrego. He has a H/C gin named Annie, recently employed at Forest Vale. Annie has a H/C boy aged 10 years.

3. Minnema an old woman, Willie Colonel an old man and Jessie and Pansy Colonel were removed from Bogarella to Cherbourg in 1931.

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

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