Monday, 25 April 2016

Mandandanji Native Title Meeting

The claim area has been previously described as the Roma and St George region of South West Queensland.

Current apical ancestors are

Nellie Edwards
Combarngo Bill
Weribone Jack snr
Mary Weribone
The meeting amongst other things will be about

(a) retaining or removing descendants of Weribone Jack Snr

(b) including the descendants of the following
Bella (mother of May Cavanagh)
Nellie of Surat
Jinnie West
Mollie of Roma
Ellen Daisy

Appeared in the Koorie Mail of April 23, 2016

Some Notes

St. George Cemetery
Weribone, Jack, died 19-8-1959, Age 75 yrs
Jack Weribone H/C, aged 49 years in 1935, born Roma
Parents Jack Murray and Mary Jailer, wife Bine Henry

Weribone Jack removed from Goondiwindi to Taroom in 1917
Weribone Jack removed from Taroom to Barambah in 1919

Weribone Jack (Weribone Jack Murray), from Taroom Settlement and Beria, his wife
Arrived at Barambah on 25.10.1919

Natives removed from Surat to Taroom in 1916 are listed below
Clara Matthews  and her children Dora (7), Arthur (6), Frank (2 1/2), Mabel (1 1/4).
Harry Combarngo, Nellie Combarngo and children Myrtle (13), Perely (12), Nina (10), Colin (6).
Billy Combarngo.

William Combarngo W-104 of Surat, born 1863 Blythdale via Roma
Parents King Jimmy of Wallumbilla or Donnelly and Kitty
Wife Nellie Combarngo
Children Henry, Glen, Willie, Ollie, Colin, Percy, Sybil, Nina, Myrtle

Samuel MacDonald and Nellie Edwards were married in 1915 at Roma

In 1906 Aggie H/C 30 yrs of Surat, her children May 10 yrs, Thelma 6 yrs,
Kitty 4 yrs and a baby a few months old, sent to Deebing Creek.


Police Station, Surat, Letterbook,  2. 9.1914 - 25. 7.1916

 3. 9.1914  To I.O.P. Roma
Lizzie Watson, half-caste girl at Yarran Downs

 4.11.1914  To P.O.A. Brisbane
George Sublet asks permission to marry half-caste Sybil Cambarngo
(Spelt as Cambange).

 4.12.1914  To I.O.P. Roma
Half-caste Clara Edwards and her two illegitimate children, Frances Hannah Edwards and
Melda Lilly Edwards left Surat 4 weeks ago and are now at Roma. The may be in the company of Robert Munn.

 5.12.1914  To I.O.P. Roma
Tracker Moses

 7.12.1914  To I.O.P. Roma
Re: Mrs Beetsons report dated 27.10.1914
Half-caste Nellie Edwards is living in a hut with Samuel McDonald and
has lived with him for about 12 years. She has 3 male children aged
11, 7 and 5 years. McDonald supports them.
McDonald has applied for permission to marry Nellie Edwards.
Clara Edwards, half-caste, is at Roma
The Aboriginal men and boys in the report that are not under
agreement are:
Billy Cambarngo (spelt Combarnge)
His two sons , Glen Cambarngo, Ollie Cambarngo
Billy is married with a family of 6 children to support.
He works at Surat.

16.12.1914  To I.O.P. Roma
Escapee half-caste Harry Cooke

 1. 1.1915  To I.O.P. Roma
Samuel McDonald asks permission to marry half-caste Nellie Edwards

26. 2.1915  To I.O.P. Roma
Phyllis Weribone, half-caste, and her illegitimate child Tommy Weribone live at Goodai Station in the Goondiwindi district

18. 3.1915  To I.O.P. Roma
Application by Ivor Victor Davies to employ the half-caste girl Ruby Cambarngo

 8. 6.1915  To I.O.P. Roma
Albert Wilson and Alice Jerome, half-caste, and child are escapees. Not in district.

26. 6.1915  To P.O.A. Roma
Application by Pierce Butler to employ half-caste Ollie Cambarngo

 2. 9.1915  To P.O.A. Roma
Application by Reginald John Lynch to employ Aboriginal Fred Heppi

16. 9.1915  To P.O.A. Roma
Aboriginals and half-castes in Surat sub-district
Name                     Caste  Sex  Age   Address
----                     -----  ---  ---   -------

Billy Cambarngo          H/C     M   54    Surat       Husband
Nellie Cambarngo         H/C     F   48    Surat       Wife
Harry Cambarngo          H/C     M   30    Surat       ?Henry
Ollie Cambarngo          H/C     M   16    Surat       Child

Percy Cambarngo          H/C     M    9    Surat       Child
Colin Cambarngo          H/C     M    6    Surat       Child
Ruby Cambarngo           H/C     F   20    Surat

Myrtle Cambarngo         H/C     F   11    Surat       Child
Nina Cambarngo           H/C     F    7    Surat       Child
Frances Hannah Edwards   H/C     F    4    Surat       With mother
Melda Lilly Edwards      H/C     F    2    Surat       With mother
Fred Hepi                Abor    M  ?51    Surat

May Mathews              H/C     F   26    Surat       Mother
Arthur Mathews           H/C     M    3    Surat       Child
Jennie Brien             Abor    F   29    Elgin Park

Lizzie Watson            H/C     F   18    Yarran Downs
Harry ------             Abor    M   70    Surat

20. 9.1915  To P. of A. Roma
Agreement with Fred Heppi completed.

25. 9.1915  To P. of A. Roma
Half-caste Frank Stewart, also called Frank Combardello.
His mother was married to a man named Stewart prior to living with Combardello Billy.
Stewart was half-caste Frank's father. Frank is working on Glenearn Station.

27. 9.1915  To P. of A. Roma
Application by W.G. Wood to employ half-caste Aboriginal Lizzie Watson at Yarran Downs.

19.10.1915  To I.O.P. Roma
Re: Tracker Moses. He wants to leave Police in November and return to Miva Station in the Gympie District where his mother and other relatives live.

21.10.1915  To I.O.P. Roma
Clara Munn (nee Edwards) now resides at Surat with her two illegitimate children
Frances Hannah Edwards and Melda Lilly Edwards

 4.11.1915  To I.O.P. Roma
Birth of illegitimate child named Mabel Mathews at Surat on 5. 9.1915. Mother is an unmarried half-caste Aboriginal May Mathews. The child was born in the tent of Henry Cambarngo.
The mother states that half-caste Aboriginal Henry Cambarngo is the father and she has been living with him for three years.

14.11.1915  To P.of A. Roma
Application by John Simpson to employ Aboriginal Billy Cambarngo.
Billy Cambarngo is married with a wife and four children.

19.11.1915  To I.O.P. Roma
Half-caste Aboriginal Willie Bufong was employed at Strathmere Station in 1911.

25.11.1915  To P. of A. Roma
Application by John Doyle to employ Aboriginal Mick Lynch. Mick Lynch is at Surat, recently arriving from Yeulba.

Re: Whereabouts of half-caste girl Tessa.  She was employed at Roma about 4 years ago. Left Roma with a Mr Elwell. Possibly now at Tambo.

 6.12.1915  To I.O.P. Roma
Billy Cambarngo's gin and family
Nellie     H/C, gin
Myrtle     11 yrs
Percy       9 yrs
Nina        7 yrs
Colin       6 yrs

Children above are at school.
Ollie and Ruby Cambarngo are also a son and daughter of Billy
and are at Surat.

25. 1.1916  To I.O.P. Roma
Re: Aboriginal Billy Ugly Mug
At Glenearn Station for a few days. Said he was going to Warrooro.

19. 2.1916 Re: Whereabouts of Aboriginal Dilby Marlay (?Mailay), now under agreement at Toowoomba. Inquired for by Aboriginal Mrs Clayton, residing at Donga Mail Change and mother of Dilby (?Dulby) Marlay (?Mailay).

 1. 6.1916  To P. of A. Roma
Application by Ivor Victor Davies to employ half-caste girl Ruby Cambarngo

 6. 6.1916  To P. of A. Roma
Half-caste girl Lizzie Watson staying at Surat.