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2018 Number 01




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Second Reunion of Descendants of James Rixon & Amelia Goodwin

20th May 2018, 10am – 4pm

St Matthews Church Parish Centre, Windsor, NSW

All descendants of James & Amelia are invited to gather at Windsor to celebrate 220 years of Rixons in Australia. 


For more details & to indicate your intention to attend please contact Joye Rixon Walsh on joye_walsh@yahoo.com 





From: roberta
Friday, 2 February 2018 5:05 PM
Subject: Oldfield Family


I’m trying to make sense of the many different “Naas” variations that show up in my Oldfield family tree.

Joseph Matthew Oldfield (Jnr) and Elizabeth Rawlings are my greatx2 grandparents and on their children’s birth certs they are variously shown as living at:

·         Naas

·         Naas Valley Station

·         Naas Creek

Various other Oldfields appear at:

·         Fairfield, Naas

·         Mistley Cottage, Naas

·         Naas Homestead

·         Naas Cemetery

·         Naas School

·         Top Naas

Google searches reveal little geography for this area … are their historical maps showing the various sections of Naas?


I also have a Facebook family group where I post BDM certs, photos etc…. and encourage other Oldfiel/Rawling descendnats to do the same. https://www.facebook.com/groups/OldfieldRawlingsFamilyGroup/

I’m happy to share any documents and images you’d like and would also be grateful if you’d encourage other Oldfield or Rawling descendants to contact me at this address (perhaps a mention in your newsletter?)

Thanks for any assistance you can give


Hi Roberta,

As you have probably already determined Naas is the area just south of Canberra and was probably a property name originally.  I don’t have any information or maps of the area but HAGSOC in Canberra would be a good place to check  (https://familyhistoryact.org.au/).

Yes, we would appreciate copies any images you can provide to add to the individual records in our database.


I recommend you also put your request for family contacts on our Facebook page which is proving to be a very excellent vehicle for researchers to find other family members.

Regards, Ian



From: Warwick
Sent: Thursday, 1 February 2018 10:08 PM
Subject: Proposed Change: Hassett, Margaret Mary (I181217)


Proposed Change: Hassett, Margaret Mary (I181217)

Tree: SE NSW Pioneers and Settlers

Link: http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I181217&tree=MP


Description: Bungendore.

(From our correspondent.)


- It is my sorrowful duty to record the death of Mrs. John Leahy, which sad event occurred last Friday evening in the Goulburn hospital, the cause of death being tubercular disease of knee joint. The deceased lady had been ailing for over three months, and had been in the hospital nearly three weeks when death occurred. No pains or expense were spared and everything was done that was possible to spare her life, but of no avail, and she passed peacefully away at 5 p.m., surrounded by relatives and loving friends.

The deceased lady was a resident of here for more than 42 years and was beloved by a large circle of friends. She was ever ready to assist in any function of a religious or charitable nature, and was ever a friend to those in sickness and will be sadly missed not only from her own home but by all her acquaintances.

Mrs. Leahy was a native of Yass, being the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hassett, and was 60 years of age. The funeral took place on Saturday evening, the body having arrived in Bungendore by train that morning and been conveyed to the Catholic Church, and the cortege was one of the largest I have seen attending any funeral here. The remains were interred in the Catholic cemetery, the Rev. J. Fitzpatrick reading the solemn funeral service both at the church and grave side.

The Queanbeyan Observer (NSW : 1894 - 1908; 1910 - 1915)  Fri 27 Nov 1903  Page 2



Thank you, Regards, Ian



From: Tiona Hall
Sent: Thursday, 1 February 2018 1:54 PM
Subject: Comments (Holzhauser, Samuel Joseph b. 1882 Candelo, New South Wales d. 1948 Cobar, New South Wales)


Comments (Holzhauser, Samuel Joseph b. 1882 Candelo, New South Wales d. 1948 Cobar, New South Wales): Good afternoon,

I am the great grandaughter of Samuel J Hall (Holzhauser). I am researching my family history and wanted to know why there are no details about Samuel's marriage or children on this site yet that information is listed for all his siblings? Could it be due to him marrying an aboriginal woman? Did the family disown him & thats why he changed his last name? My grandfather has passed away now but I know it would mean alot to my father if Samuel's marriage to Kitty Keewong and 5 children were acknowledged publicly. It is so sad that Samuel's final resting place is an unmarked grave in Cobar. I live in Eden now & am trying to find out what happened to my great grandfather. It's like they cut him out of the family tree completely. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Kind regards,

Tiona Hall

Hi Tiona,

Samuel’s family are not listed simply because we have never received any details about his marriage or descendants.  If you care to provide me with all the information I will gladly add that branch to our records.

Regards, Ian



From: Ann Connolly
Sent: Wednesday, 31 January 2018 11:22 PM
Subject: Amos Crisp and Louisa Marston


I would greatly appreciate your help. I am trying to find out about the relationship between Amos Crisp and Louisa Marston. Anything at all.

Cheers Ann Connolly

Sorry, we don’t have any information that might help unfortunately.  Try putting your request on our Facebook page.

Regards, Ian



From: Gregory McInnes
Sent: Wednesday, 31 January 2018 9:42 PM
Subject: Proposed Change: Ireland, Frederick John (I368028)


Proposed Change: Ireland, Frederick John (I368028)

Tree: SE NSW Pioneers and Settlers

Link: http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I368028&tree=MP


Description: Born: C1928

Married Patricia Elaine Brasington, 4 August 1956.

Died: 20 Feb 1973, hospital, Camperdown, Sydney, NSW. NSW BDM 43073/1973


The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW) Wednesday February 21, 1973 Pg 70




IRELAND, Frederick John.-February 20, 1973, at hospital, late of 31 Gregory Avenue, St. Marys, dearly beloved husband of Patricia, loved son of Clara (deceased), and dear step-son of Walter Trindall, brother of Dorothy, Audrey, Frank (deceased), Carol, Lesley, Gregory, Colin, Ronald, Carmel, Desmond and Colleen and brother-in-law and uncle of their families, loved son-in-law of Mrs Jean Brasington and the late Moss Brasington, brother-in-law of Hermoyne and John, Rex, Alwyn and Helen and uncle of their children.

Aged 45 years. Restfully at peace.


Funeral: 21 Feb 1973, the chapel of the Rookwood Crematorium, Sydney


The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW) Wednesday February 21, 1973 Pg 70


IRELAND.-The relatives and friends of the late FREDERICK JOHN IRELAND, of 31 Gregory Avenue, St. Marys, are invited to attend his funeral, tomorrow (Thursday), to be held in the chapel of the Rookwood Cremtorium, service appointed to commence at 1 p.m. Relatives and friends please assemble at the crematorium at 12.50 p.m.


Gregory McInnes

Thank you,

Regards, Ian



From: Gregory McInnes
Sent: Wednesday, 31 January 2018 9:28 PM
Subject: Proposed Change: Parker, Mary Jean (I38069)


Proposed Change: Parker, Mary Jean (I38069)

Tree: SE NSW Pioneers and Settlers

Link: http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I38069&tree=MP


Description: Married 4 Mar 1933


The Bombala Times (NSW) Friday 14 April 1933 Pg 1




At the residence of the bride's parents, on March 4th, Miss Jean Mary Parker, daughter of Mr. And Mrs. Walter Parker, of Towamba, was married by the Rev. R. Maidmerit to Mr. Moss Brasington, of Bombala.


Gregory McInnes

Thank you,  Regards, Ian



From: Warwick
Sent: Tuesday, 30 January 2018 10:43 PM
Subject: Proposed Change: Whittaker, James (I254184)


Proposed Change: Whittaker, James (I254184)

Tree: SE NSW Pioneers and Settlers

Link: http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I254184&tree=MP


Description: Born Sydney if you can trust this



Mr. James Whittaker, for many years an ideatity of the Gunning dis trict, died at his residence, 80 Bourke Street, Goulburn, yesterday afternoon after having been in falling health for the past 12 months. He was 93 years of age, and was able to recount many interesting incidents arising from his lengthy association with Gunning and Collector districts.

Born In Sydney, he went to Collector as a boy, and upon his marriage 67 years ago to Miss Rose Culgan, of Gunning, took up residence on the Yass River, 12 miles from Gunning. Here he acquired "Flowerdale," a well-known grazing property, which, on passing to his grandsons, Messrs. Cecil and Frank Whittaker, became known as "Rivervlew." Although he was of a more or less retiring dis position, the late Mr. Whittaker was ever ready to give his support to any movement for the welfare of the distrlct in which he lived and retained a large circle of friends.

He had been living in Goulburn for the past 10 years. He Is survived by one son, Austin ("Oaklands," Gunning), and three daughters, Mrs. Valentine (Casula). and Misses Rena and Ada Whittaker (Goulburn). His wife and one daughter, Mrs. T. Booth, of Gunning. predeceased him. The funeral left Ss. Peter and Paul's Cathedral for Gunning at 3 o'clock this afternoon.

Goulburn Evening Penny Post (NSW : 1881 - 1940), Wednesday 9 December 1931, page 5



Thank you, Regards, Ian



From: Gregory McInnes
Sent: Tuesday, 30 January 2018 10:37 PM
Subject: Proposed Change: Flanagan, Alfred Andrew (I18506)


Proposed Change: Flanagan, Alfred Andrew (I18506)

Tree: SE NSW Pioneers and Settlers

Link: http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I18506&tree=MP


Description: Add Child 2 for Alfred and Alice nee Bingley


Ivan Lester Flanagan, born 1 Dec 1916, Grenfell, NSW: NSW BDM 10385/1916. Died 25 Jun 1974, Canberra, ACT: ACT BDM 25/06/1974/20009639.


The Canberra Times (ACT) Wednesday 26 June 1974 Pg 20


FLANAGAN, Ivan Lester. - June 25, at Canberra, late of Bonython St, Downer.

Dearly beloved husband of Rosina May (deceased), loved father and father-in-law of Pamela and Ian Collard, Cecily and Keith Faint, Cynthia and Collin Bryant, Jill and David Fraser, and grandfather of their children. Son-in-Law of Mrs Rosina Boon (Ainslie), and brother of Heather (Mrs Berg).


Married: Rosina May Boon, 1939, Queanbeyan, NSW: NSW BDM 1458/1939. Rosina born 18 Sep 1918, Tasmania. Died 6 oct 1972, Canberra, ACT: ACT BDM 6/10/1972/20008518


The Canberra Times (ACT) Monday 9 October 1972 Pg 10


FLANAGAN, Rosina May.- October 6th at Canberra, late of 47 Bonython St. Downer. Beloved wife of Ivan, loved mother and mother-in-law of Cecily and Keith Faint, Pamela and Ian Collard, Cynthia and Colin Bryant, Jill and

David Fraser, and grandmother of their children; loved daughter of Mrs Rosina Boon, of Patterson St, Ainslie; sister of Mrs Lorna Olzen and Marj Hampton (Sydney), Aged 54 years.


The Canberra Times (ACT) Saturday 6 October 1973 Pg 16



FLANAGAN, Rosina May. - -Treasured memories of my dear mother, mother-in-law, Nanna, passed away October 6, 1972. You are always in our thoughts and heart. Sadly missed from your daughter Pam, son-in-law Ian, grandchildren Peter, Debbie, Sharon and Cheryl.


FLANAGAN, Rosina May. - In loving memory of my, dear wife, passed away October 6, 72.

Close to my heart she will always stay,

Loved and remembered every day.

By her loving husband Ivan.


FLANAGAN Rosina May. - In loving memory of my dear daughter passed away 6-10-72 sadly missed by her mother Rosina Boon.


FLANAGAN, Rosina May. - In loving memory of a wonderful mother who passed away one year today.

It broke my heart to lose you,

But you did not go alone.

For part of me went with you.

The day God called you home.

Lovingly remembered by daughter Cecily, son-in-law Keith, grandchildren Allan, Wayne and Grant.


FLANAGAN, Rosina May. - Called away October 6, 72.

Treasured memories of a wonderful mother and Nanna. David, Jill, Gregory and Jane.


Gregory McInnes

Thank you, Regards, Ian



From: Gregory McInnes
Sent: Tuesday, 30 January 2018 12:26 PM
Subject: Proposed Change: Phillips, Mary Fanny (I50310)


Proposed Change: Phillips, Mary Fanny (I50310)

Tree: SE NSW Pioneers and Settlers

Link: http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I50310&tree=MP


Description: The Bombala Times (NSW) Friday 3, June 1921 Pg 1


Mrs. W. Beileiter died at her home in Cardwell Street on Saturday night last. Mrs. Beileiter had been a long and patient sufferer, and for some time past she had been hovering between life and death. As showing the high esteem in which the deceased was held there was a large gathering at the funeral on Monday afternoon, and the hearse and coffin were covered in beautiful wreaths. A short service was held in St. Matthias's Church by the Rev. Carruthers before the coffin was carried to its last resting place in the Bombala cemetery. The church was filled to overflowing. Appropriate hymns were sung and the first portion of the burial service was read. When the cortege left the church it was headed by a long procession of oddfellows who thus showed their sympathy with Bro. Beileiter, one of the oldest and most prominent oddfellows in the district. Mrs. Beileiter was a daughter of the late Mr. G. Phillips, and a native of Bombala, and leaves to mourn a husband, daughter, and two sons.


Gregory McInnes

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From: Gregory McInnes
Sent: Tuesday, 30 January 2018 12:18 PM
Subject: Proposed Change: Beileiter, Eleanor Muriel Gwendoline (I95122)


Proposed Change: Beileiter, Eleanor Muriel Gwendoline (I95122)

Tree: SE NSW Pioneers and Settlers

Link: http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I95122&tree=MP


Description: The Bombala Times (NSW) Friday 8 July, 1921 Pg 1  



On Saturday morning last, at St. Matthias's Church, Bombala, Miss Eleanor (Dilly) Beileiter, the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Beileiter, of this town, was married to Mr. Herbert Gill, of Sydney, by the Rev. D. D. Carruthers. The bride was dressed in white net over white silk, edgings of white satin ribbon, with bridal veil Worn mock-cap fashion, and carried a shower bouquet of white hyacinths, white narcissus, and asparagus fern, tied with tulle. The bridesmaid was Miss Nina Groves, who was gowned in pale pink net over silk, edged, with pale pink satin ribbon, wearing a cream leghorn hat trimmed with pink roses and black ribbon velvet streamers, and carrying a hand bouquet of pale pink sweet peas and asparagus fern tied with pale pink tulle. The bridegroom was attended by Mr. Wallace Stewart as best man, and Mr. C. Bowland as groomsman.

Miss Bessie Moore was the organist, and as the bridal party entered the church the choir sang "The Voice that Breathed O'er Eden." The bride was given away by her father.

As the register was being signed, Miss Head sang the solo, "O, Perfect Love!" After the ceremony the wedding breakfast was partaken of at the residence of the bride's parents. The four-decker wedding cake was made and decorated by Miss Alma Groves, a friend of the bride. The bridegroom's gifts to the bride and the bridesmaids were Nellie Stewart bangles. Mr. and Mrs. Gill left by the car the same day for their future home in Sydney.


Died: 2 Sep 1985


Gregory McInnes

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From: Gregory McInnes
Sent: Saturday, 27 January 2018 7:25 PM
Subject: Proposed Change: Tribe, Nellie Constance (I50336)


Proposed Change: Tribe, Nellie Constance (I50336)

Tree: SE NSW Pioneers and Settlers

Link: http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I50336&tree=MP


Description: Birth: 13 May 1888, Hampton, Surrey, England. GRO District=Kingston, Vol 2a, pg 342, Qtr Sep, Date 1888

Baptised: 30 Nov 1890, St Mary the Virgin, Hampton, Surrey, England


Parents: James Tribe, born 1865, Blackfriars, Surrey, England, and Annie Rebecca Harding, born 1869, Lee, Buckinghamshire, England. Married 1890, Hampton, Surrey, England


Married 1: Edmund Henry George Richards, 1915, Droxford, Hampshire, England. GRO District=Droxford, Vol 2c, Page 379

Edmund died 16 Feb 1917, France. Buried Bray-sur-Somme, Picardie, France.

Military: Reg No G/41429 Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex) Regiment, 18th Battalion, formerly East Surrey regiment, Reg No 3922


Gregory McInnes

Thank you, Regards, Ian



From: helen
Sent: Friday, 26 January 2018 6:48 PM
Subject: Proposed Change: Smith, Thomas James (I250143)


Proposed Change: Smith, Thomas James (I250143)

Tree: SE NSW Pioneers and Settlers

Link: http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I250143&tree=MP


Description: hi Ian/team

apparently my auntie Alice Maude Blewitt's husband Henry (aka Harry) Sidney Smith 1899 -1947 is brother to Frederick who is husband to my great aunt Alice Maude Blewitt...over to you...cheers Helen



Thank you for letting us know,

Regards, Ian



From: JaneSteve Wilson
Sent: Monday, 22 January 2018 2:03 PM
Subject: Catherine Jardine


I think I have found an error with information regarding William Jardine. William married Catherine Cochran in 1852. Catherine was the sister of Lachlan.

On the website it has father William. Catherine and Lachlan's father was Angus as indicated in BDM website. Please see below.



Registration number


Father's Given Name(s)


Mother's Given Name(s)





Many thanks,  Jane Wilson

Thank you Jane,

Do have any documentary evidence that Catherine was Lachlan’s sister?

Regards, Ian

I found this Advertising Notice on Trove. And I also know the Jardine's spent a lot of time at Yaouk with the Cochran's. I found it interesting she came out here not knowing where her brother was.

Anyway no big deal.

Regards,  Jane



CATHERINE COCHRANE, per Mary Bannatyne, is anxious to hear from her brother Lachlan. He was formerly at Mr. Stewart Ryrie'  station, Cooma, near Yass, Maneroo. Address Mr  HOBSON, 4, Hunter street. Sydney._8979


SMH 27th Nov.1849 ,4th Dec.1849 & 7th Dec.1849

COOMA, Saturday.


Copy of marriage from BDM 811/1852 V1852811 38C


Groom's Family Name

JARDINEGroom's Given Name(s) WILLIAM

Bride's Family Name(s)




Thank you, Regards, Ian



From: Liz Smit
Sent: Monday, 22 January 2018 11:33 AM
Subject: Proposed Change: Wilkinson, Anne Catherine (I207595)


Proposed Change: Wilkinson, Anne Catherine (I207595)

Tree: SE NSW Pioneers and Settlers

Link: http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I207595&tree=MP


Description: SMH 13 Sep 1952

LONERGAN Catherine Anne - September 12 1952 at a private hospital Petersham (late of Tumut) beloved mother of Florence, Jack, William, George (deceased), Harold, Mary, Emily, Agnes, Eileen (deceased) and Cecil. Aged 85 years. RIP. For funeral notice see Monday's "Herald"


Florence Rose married ? Curry and died in Vic 1953 #18094

Jack ..found some bits in papers but not his birth or death

Mary Josephine Lonergan died 67878/1972 (reg Newtown)


Liz Smit

Thank you, Regards, Ian



From: Warwick
Sent: Sunday, 21 January 2018 6:23 PM
Subject: Proposed Change: Sykes, Ellen Matilda (I343971)


Proposed Change: Sykes, Ellen Matilda (I343971)

Tree: SE NSW Pioneers and Settlers

Link: http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I343971&tree=MP


Description: Mrs. Ellen Matilda Kenny, widow of the late Mr. Edward James Kenny, formerly of Lake George and Yass, died at her late residence, 'Reamere,' Alison-road, Randwick on the 10th inst. Besides her sister, Mrs. Edmund Ryan, of Cowper-street, who is survived by two sons and four daughters '97 Messrs. Edward and Stanislaus Kenny, Mrs. C. J. M'Shane, Sister Mary Peter, Nurse Gertrude Kenny and Miss Ida Kenny. The burial took place on the 11th inst., the remains being laid to rest beside those of her husband in the Catholic cemetery at Yass.

Freeman's Journal (Sydney, NSW : 1850 - 1932) Thu 24 Jul 1919  Page 26



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From: Warwick
Sent: Sunday, 21 January 2018 5:48 PM
Subject: Proposed Change: Kenny, Mary Frances (I344000)


Proposed Change: Kenny, Mary Frances (I344000)

Tree: SE NSW Pioneers and Settlers

Link: http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I344000&tree=MP


Description: May have died in France.  Was in England in 1907, time of brothers Edward's death.



THE death took place on Wednesday evening last of Mr. Edward James Kenny, of Yass. The deceased was born at Kenny's Point, Lake George, seventy-five years ago, and was a member of a family of four children of the late Francis Kenny of that place. He was a brother of the late John Francis Kenny, so well known in the district some years ago. One sister survives him, Mrs. Bloxham, now living it England. He spent a great part of his life at Kenny's Point, engaged in pastoral pursuits, but afterwards removed to Bourke, and some three years ago took up his residence in Yass. He is survived by a wife and grown-up family of seven children, three sons and four daughters, two of the latter being Mrs. C. J. McShane of Goulburn and Sister Mary Peter of the Convent of Mercy, Burrowa. One son and two daughters pre-deceased him.

Goulburn Herald (NSW : 1881 - 1907), Monday 18 March 1907, page 2



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From: Warwick
Sent: Sunday, 21 January 2018 8:28 AM
Subject: Proposed Change: Barnes, Mary Ann (I69303)


Proposed Change: Barnes, Mary Ann (I69303)

Tree: SE NSW Pioneers and Settlers

Link: http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I69303&tree=MP


Description: WALSH, Mary.-December 5, Mary (nee Barnes), relict of the late Maurice Walsh, of Bungerellingong, Cowra, daughter of the late Richard and Mary Barnes, of Longfield Station, Dalgety, aged 89 years. Requiescat in pace. Cooma papers please copy.

 The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954)   Sat 6 Dec 1947   Page 38




Death of Mrs. M. Walsh

MRS. M. WALSH'S DEATH The death occurred on Friday, December 5, at Cowra, of Mrs. M. Walsh, wife of the late Mr. Maurice Walsh, at the age of 89 years. Mrs. Walsh was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Richard Barnes, of Longfleld Station, Dalgety.

The deceased was educated at Sabiaco Bene dictine Convent. After leaving her home at Bungerellingong 12 months ago, she took up residence with her daughters, at "Newhaven," Liverpool Street, Cowra. She lived a retired life, devoting her time to her home and family. The surviving members of her family are: Hilda, Imelda (Cowra), Douglas (Eugowra), Thomas and Denis ("Bungerellingong"). One son (Maurice) and one daughter (Nora) predeceased her. Mrs. Walsh was very well known and respected In the Goolagong district. She was of a very charitable and kind disposition.

The remains were brought from Cowra on Saturday and the very long funeral cortege, leaving St. Malachy's Church at 3.30 p.m., testified to her popularity. Rev. Father T. Moore said the prayers at the church and graveside. A great number of beautiful wreaths were received.

Forbes Advocate (NSW : 1911 - 1954), Friday 19 December 1947, page 6



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From: Warwick
Sent: Saturday, 20 January 2018 11:08 PM
Subject: Proposed Change: Walsh, Maurice J. (I69304)


Proposed Change: Walsh, Maurice J. (I69304)

Tree: SE NSW Pioneers and Settlers

Link: http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I69304&tree=MP


Description: A second marriage, birth date and death


Mr. Maurice Walsh.

The death of Mr. Maurice Walsh occurred at his home in Bungerellingong, on the 9th inst. The deceased was born at Windsor on July 10, 1844. Early in life, he, with his parents and other members of his family, was associated with Hartley and district. In 1868 he left Hartley for Bungerellingong, where he joined his late brother (James) in grazing pursuits. Two years later he selected a block of land adjoining his brother's holding, with a good frontage to the Lachlan River.

In 1871 he married Miss Elizabeth Mclnerney, a member of a well-known Goolagong family, who died in 1882, leaving issue of four sons and three daughters, viz., Michael Eugene (Cowra), Herbert John (Merry-goen), Katherine and Mrs. Patrick De-laney (Cowra). Three other members of this family died some years ago.

In 1887 the late Mr. Walsh married Miss Mary, eldest daughter of the late Mr. Richard Barnes, of Longfield Station, Dalgety Monaro, and the issue of the union was three sons and two daughters, viz., Douglas Norbert, Thomas John Felix, Denis Mau-rice, Hilda Lachlan, and Imelda, all of Bungerellingong.

Besides his widow, the late Mr. Walsh is survived by nine children, ten grandchildren, and two greatgrandchildren, also by one brother, Mr. C. M. Walsh (Orange), and one sister, Mrs. F. T. Brady (Murrumburrah). The late Mr. Walsh was well-known as an expert judge of stock, and on many occasions he was judge at the annual exhibitions at Cowra, Grenfell and Forbes.

An an exemplary Catholic, he took an active part in the erection of the church at Goolagong, and was always a participator in any movement sponsored by the Church. The funeral took place at Goolagong Cemetery, where Rev. Father Lynch, assisted by Very Rev. Father O'Kennedy, officiated at the graveside. R.I.P.

Catholic Press (Sydney, NSW : 1895 - 1942), Thursday 21 February 1929, page 15



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From: Warwick
Sent: Friday, 19 January 2018 5:02 PM
Subject: Proposed Change: Byrne, George Frederick (I366279)


Proposed Change: Byrne, George Frederick (I366279)

Tree: SE NSW Pioneers and Settlers

Link: http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I366279&tree=MP


Description: Not married, see last line





A shocking fatality occurred on the Dalton Road, near Bevendale late on Friday. At about 6p.m. Mr. George F. Byrne, manager of Mr. Pat Moore's estate at Bevendale, was returning home In his car, accompanied by Mr. Wiseman of Goulburn. When about 21 miles from Gunning, on the Dalton Road, the car left the road, and after running up an ern bankment, capsized. Mr. Byrne, who was at the wheel, was pinned underneath the motor, but Mr. Wiseman was thrown clear. The latter hurried to a neighbouring land holder's residence for assistance. On returning to the scene of the accident, however. Mr. Byrne was found to be dead, his neck having apparently been broken. Deceased had been managing Mrs. Moore's station only since the first of the month. He was about 58 years of age and was a single man.

Labor Daily (Sydney, NSW : 1924 - 1938), Monday 27 April 1925, page 1



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From: Warwick
Sent: Thursday, 18 January 2018 10:12 PM
Subject: Proposed Change: Byrne, Alvina Teresa (I226810)


Proposed Change: Byrne, Alvina Teresa (I226810)

Tree: SE NSW Pioneers and Settlers

Link: http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I226810&tree=MP


Description: OBITUARY




The death occurred on Sunday at her home at 'Woodbine,' Glencoe, of Alvina Teresa Unwin. She was 95. The deceased was a well known and highly respected resident of the district. After her marriage 67 years ago to the late Michael Joseph Unwin, she came to 'Woodbine,' Glencoe, where she had lived till the time of her death. She is survived by six. children Mrs. J. Hennessy (Canterbury), Mrs G Smith (Dulwich Hill) Mrs Spellman (Glencoe), Rev Bro. Felix, CSSR (Melbourne) ; Mr: Charles Unwin (Hay), and Mr Stanis Unwin (Jannali). There are numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Burial will take place in the Roman Catholic portion of the Glencoe cemetery tomorrow afternoon, the cortege to move from the residence, Glencoe at 3 o'clock. Rev. Father MacManus will officiate, and Albert O'Hara has charge of arrangements.

Glen Innes Examiner (NSW : 1908 - 1954), Monday 23 February 1953, page 4



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From: Warwick
Sent: Thursday, 18 January 2018 6:46 PM
Subject: Proposed Change: Unwin, Thomas (I166181)


Proposed Change: Unwin, Thomas (I166181)

Tree: SE NSW Pioneers and Settlers

Link: http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I166181&tree=MP


Description: MR. T. UNWIN

The death occurred on May 17 last at his residence, 42 Mountford Avenue, Guildford, of Thomas Unwin formerly of Bungendore and Narrabri. He was 85 years of age.

Goulburn Evening Penny Post (NSW : 1881 - 1940)  Mon 21 May 1934   Page 2



Mr. Thomas Unwin

The death occurred on Friday of Mr. Thomas Unwin (85), of 42 Mountford Avenue, Guildford. His wife and two sons survive. The deceased was a retired farmer, from Bungendore, and was highly respected. He was laid to rest in the R.C. cemetery, Rookwood, on Saturday.

The Biz (Fairfield, NSW : 1928 - 1972)  Fri 25 May 1934   Page 7



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From: Warwick
Sent: Tuesday, 16 January 2018 2:23 PM
Subject: Proposed Change: Byrne, John Patrick (I366275)


Proposed Change: Byrne, John Patrick (I366275)

Tree: SE NSW Pioneers and Settlers

Link: http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I366275&tree=MP


Description: DIED,

ON 27th April, at his residence, Kingsdale, JOHN PATRICK, eldest son of Mr. John BYRNE of Spring Valley, leaving a wife and five young children to mourn their loss. May his soul rest in peace.

Goulburn Herald (NSW : 1881 - 1907)  Thu 17 May 1883   Page 3


This looks to be the best marriage match, with the 5 children to match death info.




GWOMS SARAH ELIZABETH  (Grooms or Carter may have been married before)



Children of above to 1899








Thank you, Regards, Ian



From: Scott Kingman
Sent: Monday, 15 January 2018 1:13 PM
Subject: Cahill/Mobbs/Bevan

Hello Ian,


I have an update for you for Edward Cahill, ID I96152. He married Edith Bevan (nee Mobbs), at St Johns Church of England, Parramatta, on 2nd March, 1940. He died on 7th July, 1942, death registered at Hornsby NSW, and he was buried in Carlingford Cemetery, on 9th July, 1942.


Edith Mobbs was born in Parramatta, on 16th June, 1875. Her first marriage was to John Bevan in Parramatta, on 21st July, 1877. John Bevan was born on 21st October, 1850, in Carlingford, and he died at Granville, on 31st May, 1939. Edith died at Ryde Hospital, on 3rd July, 1952. Edith & John are also buried in Carlingford Cemetery.


John Bevan’s first wife was Elizabeth Mary Bevan (his first cousin). Elizabeth was born in Parramatta, on 16th May, 1859. She died at Parramatta District Hospital, on 20th March, 1907, and is also buried at Carlingford Cemetery. Elizabeth is the younger sister of William Bevan ID I248072.


Thanks,  Scott.

Thank you, Regards, Ian



From: Peter Lowther
Sent: Monday, 15 January 2018 11:45 AM
Subject: Proposed Change: Cuzner, Eliza May (I83951)


Proposed Change: Cuzner, Eliza May (I83951)

Tree: SE NSW Pioneers and Settlers

Link: http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I83951&tree=MP


Description: DD Elizabeth Mary SCANES nee CUZNER 15 May 1929 as per headstone inscription Rookwood cemetery, wife of Ernest Albert SCANES DD 27 May 1941 also Rookwood.



Thank you, Regards, Ian



From: Warwick
Sent: Monday, 15 January 2018 8:32 AM
Subject: Proposed Change: Pasfield, Matilda J. (I166395)


Proposed Change: Pasfield, Matilda J. (I166395)

Tree: SE NSW Pioneers and Settlers

Link: http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I166395&tree=MP


Description: Name           Matilda Jane Passfield

Gender Female

Christening Date               01 Sep 1851

Christening Place              Goulburn, Argile, New South Wales, Australia

Father's Name   George Passfield

Mother's Name                 Ellen Keary

Citing this Record


"Australia Births and Baptisms, 1792-1981," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XTDL-3KQ : 11 December 2014), George Passfield in entry for Matilda Jane Passfield, 01 Sep 1851; citing New South Wales, Australia; FHL microfilm 993,979.


possible death

Name    Matilda Jane Pasfield

Gender Female

Death Date         31 Dec 1851

Death Place        New South Wales, Australia

Age        4

Birth Date            1847

Father's Name   George Pasfield

Citing this Record


"Australia Deaths and Burials, 1816-1980," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XTCQ-LZK : 12 December 2014), George Pasfield in entry for Matilda Jane Pasfield, 31 Dec 1851; citing reference Goulburn Herald; FHL microfilm 1,238,833.



Thank you, Regards, Ian



From: Rosamund Griffiths
Sent: Sunday, 14 January 2018 7:04 AM
Subject: Proposed Change: Smith, Rebecca (I249395)


Proposed Change: Smith, Rebecca (I249395)

Tree: SE NSW Pioneers and Settlers

Link: http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I249395&tree=MP


Description: Rebecca SMITH, dau of Richard SMITH and Eliza CASEY, married Joseph Aaron ASHBY 23 February 1871, at St Clement's Church of England, Yass. Witnesses Thomas BELL and Alice GARRITY. NSW BDM Index 3890/1871 (NB. Index incorrectly shows Joseph BRIAN ASHBY). Details from Parish Record confirm this is the correct marriage.


Rosamund Griffiths

Thank you, Regards, Ian



From: Warwick
Sent: Saturday, 13 January 2018 11:33 PM
Subject: Proposed Change: Carey, John William (I200422)


Proposed Change: Carey, John William (I200422)

Tree: SE NSW Pioneers and Settlers

Link: http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I200422&tree=MP


Description: Think we have another child, George James CAREY, but can't find birth, supposed to be 21 Oct 1839 at Appin









At St. John of God's Hospital, June 19, George Carey, aged 88 years.

Goulburn Evening Penny Post (NSW : 1881 - 1940)  Wed 22 Jun 1927  Page 5


No Obit or anything else at the moment. Does not seem to have married.



Thank you, Regards, Ian



From: Warwick
Sent: Thursday, 11 January 2018 5:46 PM
Subject: Proposed Change: Lang, Robert (I325244)


Proposed Change: Lang, Robert (I325244)

Tree: SE NSW Pioneers and Settlers

Link: http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I325244&tree=MP


Description: MR ROBERT LANG.

Mr Robert Lang, a well known farmer of Richlands, Taralga, died suddenly at his residence on Wednesday afternoon at the age of 77 years. He had been in ill-health for some time and was recently treated for heart trouble. Mr. Lang went to his sheep yards during the afternoon in order to do light work and later he was found dead in the yards. There were no marks on the body and in view of a doctor's statement, the Coroner decided to dispense with an inquest. He was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles Lang, who were pioneers of the Wombebyan Caves district.

Mr. Lang was twice married and leaves a widow and seven children of his second marriage. One daughter is married to Mr. Max White. Mr Lang carried on grazing near Curraweela for some years and later acquired property in the Richlands closer settlement area. Messrs. Charles Lang (Gunning) and Jed Lang (Oberon) are brothers. The interment took place at the Anglican cemetery, Stonequarry. Prior to the funeral the body was taken to the Anglican Church at Taralga where Rev. H.F.A. Champion officiated and later read the burial service. There was a very large attendance at the funeral.

Goulburn Evening Post (NSW : 1940 - 1954), Friday 17 May 1940, page 4



Thank you, Regards, Ian



From: Kerry D
Sent: Thursday, 11 January 2018 5:39 PM
Subject: Leck, Rita Olive ( I44846 )

Hi Ian,


Registration no. & DOD on ACT death index is as follows:

50003588             WHITE   Rita Olive             2/08/1984            LECK      Harold   LECK      Ada Elizabeth


Kind regards,  Kerry Donaghy

Thank you, Regards, Ian



From: David Povey
Sent: Wednesday, 10 January 2018 11:15 AM
Subject: Michael Richard Geraghty

Good Morning Ian,


I believe there is a duplication of names with the Michael Richard Geraghty (MP11110) being the same person as the Michael R Garretty (MP7885) who married Ethel Ruby West (I7901). The daughter of this marriage is listed Thelma Ethel Geraghty (the surname should be changed to GARRETTY as per NSW BDM). From the New South Wales Police Gazette of 13 Aug 1919 (below) this led this morning to the identification of second child of this marriage being Felix L GARRETTY born Cooma 1918 (BDM NSW 4144/1918).


Sincerely,   David Povey

Thank you David,

Regards, Ian







From: Warwick
Sent: Tuesday, 9 January 2018 11:14 AM
Subject: Proposed Change: Brodribb, William Adams (I294756)


Proposed Change: Brodribb, William Adams (I294756)

Tree: SE NSW Pioneers and Settlers

Link: http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I294756&tree=MP


Description: THE LATE MR. W. A. BRODRIBB.


We regret to have to announce the death of Mr. William Adam Brodribb, one of the last of the old colonists,,who link the present to the past of New South Wales. Mr. Brodribb was a Londoner having been born in that city on May the 27th, 1809. He was therefore 77 years of age. He was the son of the late William. Adams Brodribb, an English solicitor, who afterwards resided in Hobart, where he held the office of clerk to the Judge Advocate, and subsequently became Under-Sheriff. Mr. Brodribb left his fathers adopted home for New South Wales, where he entered upon sheep-farming and also cattle-breeding, in each case with considerable success. His first station was in the Maneroo district; and he after-wards acquired an interest in a large, pastoral Holding near Goulburn and during his residence there stocked a station on the Broker River with sheep, cattle, and horses, Mr. Brodribb was one of a company formed for the exploration of Gippsland, who after considerable hard-ship and almost when their minds were made up, to abandon the enterprise discovered what is now known, as Port Albert. After varying fortune in station property, in New South Wales. Mr. Brodribb in 1855 crossed the Australian Alps with his herds, and settled on the Wanganella run, from, which, however, he soon, afterwards sold out. He then went to Melbourne, where he was elected a member of Parliament for Brighton; but about a year afterwards he resigned, and went to England, and, after, two years' absence, returned and formed several, stations in the Lachlan district. In 1874 be again visited England, and whilst there did some useful work for the colony, aiding, in bringing about reforms in the wool trade. He was elected a fellow, of the Royal Geographical Society, and a Fellow of the Royal Colonial Institute. In 1876 he returned again to the colony, and purchased, Buckhurst, where he resided up till tho time of his death. In 1877 Mr. Brodribb was appointed a member of the New South Wales Commission at the Paris International Exhibition and in 1879 a member of the New South Wales International Exhibition, He was justice of the peace - both of this colony and of Victoria. Mr, Brodribb was elected a member of the Legislative Assembly of New South Wales on November 24, 1880, but resigned that position in the following year, on the 29th December, upon which day he was appointed to a seat in the Legislative Council. He did not, however, take his place among tho members of that body till the 22nd of August following. Of that Chamber, he. has remained a member ever since.

Mr. Brodribb went to Melbourne about three weeks ago, and was taken rather unwell whilst there. He was very anxious to return, and as soon as possible did so, reaching Sydney by the express train on Saturday morning last. At first, after his return to Sydney he appeared to be better in health, but on Sunday he was again taken ill, and his illness terminated fatally at 5 o'clock yesterday morning.

Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), Tuesday 1 June 1886, page 5



Thank you,

Regards, Ian



From: Bill Meani
Sent: Friday, 5 January 2018 10:03 PM
Subject: Proposed Change: White, Ivy A. (I95130)


Proposed Change: White, Ivy A. (I95130)

Tree: SE NSW Pioneers and Settlers

Link: http://monaropioneers.com/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I95130&tree=MP


Description: The "A" stands for Adeline.  She is my great grand mother


Bill Meani

Thank you Bill,

Can you tell me when and where Ivy died?  Thank you also for the offer of copies of bdm certificates, yes I would be most grateful for any you can provide so that they can be added to the individual’s records. 

Regards, Ian

Hi Ian,

I am sending this email from my work.

Ivy died on 10/6/1975 aged 88 at Condell Park Sydney NSW.

Attached are the BC and D  for my grand mother Elva.

Cheers,  Bill

Thank you William,

Regards, Ian


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