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