Sunday, 11 October 2015

Barada Barna Native Title Meeting

The Native Title area is roughly around Moranbah, Dysart and Nebo.

Currently the Barada Barna People are currently described as the descendants of the following apical ancestors:

Bob Lotus
Lizzy Payne
Daisy (wife of Booyah McDonald)
Maggie (wife of Toby Barker & Peter Darwin & Michael Angus)
'Polly' Mary (wife of Robert Noble and Bert Fox)
Robert Noble
Lizzie (wife of Paddy Flynn)
Polly (wife of Thomas Mitchell)
Lucy Ross

The meeting is to authorise the apical ancestors to be amended to the following -

The Barada Barna People are the descendants of:

Bob Lotus
Lizzy Payne
Daisy (wife of Booyah McDonald)
Maggie Barker (wife of Toby Barker & Peter Darwin & Michael Angus)
'Polly' Mary (wife of Robert Noble and Bert Fox)
Lizzie (wife of Paddy Flynn)
Polly (wife of Thomas Mitchell)
Lucy Ross
Laura (wife of Duke/George Barker, Neddy/Teddy Sauney and Adam Bowen)
Charles Budby (father of George ‘Saltbush’ Budby)

Appeared in the Courier Mail of October 10, 2015

Some notes of interest

Thomas Tiger Mitchell, aged about 60 years in 1938, born Talawanta Stn, Alexander River, Qld.
Polly Mitchell, born round 1875 - 1885  Nebo, Qld

Michael Angus died on 10.10.1933 at Suttor Creek, Nebo, aged 38 years and single.
His father is Michael Angus snr at Mirani,  mother was Kitty who died at the birth of Michael at
Eungella Stn.
Protector of Aborigines, Nebo,  Wages Register 1916 - 1946 shows Michael Angus died in 1939 and his bank account went to his wife Maggie Darwin.

1 comment:

  1. Hello there, am just sharing some family history. I am not Barada Barna nor is my missus, but her great-grandfather's name. Thomas 'Tiger' Mitchell is mentioned as (husband) to Barada Barna apical, Polly. Thomas 'Tiger' Mitchell was a Mayi Yapi man from the Conobie/Canobie station region (Flinders and Cloncurry river districts. His first wife, Dina was born and raised on Canobie station and died about 1905. Tiger was at Normanton in 1926 when he was removed to Palm Island. The removal order stated reason for removal was 'Eccentric and amorous towards white women'. In a Townsville newspaper article, he was recorded as 'KING OF PALM ISLAND', why? because he won more fights then anyone else on the island. A remarkable feature considering he was born in the 1870's, He was the son of Charlie and Kitty both from an area between Cloncurry and Normanton. Norman Tindale interviewed him on Palm Island in 1938. His second wife was Polly, they had two sons, but he had children to his previous wife all born in 1890's. Tiger is my partner's apical ancestor on the Mitakoodi Mayi native title claim registered 2015. Thomas Tiger Mitchell wasn't born on the Alexander river, he was born near on beside the Leichhardt River, Gulf of Carpentaria. Cheers Aaron Paterson 'married to the mob!' Cheers Paul, you do great work mate! what's your email?

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