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