Thursday, May 21, 2020

Cheap Labour

An application for certificate of expenditure from Sarah Freestone, for ringbarking 500 acres on grazing farm 142, at 1s. per acre, was granted.
That is $1 for every ten acres in today's money 

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Past laws

At Dunstable, Mass., in 1651, dancing atweddings was forbidden, and in 1660, William Walker was imprisoned a month for courting amaid without the leave of her parents. In 1675, the wearing of long hair, and ribbons to tie it up, were prohibited by severe penalties.

Humors of the Day. (1869, October 2). The Queenslander (Brisbane, Qld. : 1866 - 1939), p. 8.

Monday, May 04, 2020

Train accident, Toowoomba

TOOWOOMBA, April 13.
Early this morning a serious accident occurredon the Main Range to John Davey, a lengthsman.
The early up goods train, on reaching the big ironbridge near Harlaxtoton, ran over Davies, taking his leg clean off, and the engine was turned off the road. It appears that Davies, while returning home from duty, lost his way, and it being misty on the ranges, he fell over the embankment on to the line, and lost consciousness, and remained there until the train passed over him. The engine, which was derailed, was subsequently got on the line, and carne to Toowoomba. The accident caused some delay in the later trains.

QUEENSLAND NEWS. (1889, April 15). The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864 - 1933), p. 5.

Saturday, July 06, 2019


I have produced a video about Esther HENDLE's grave in the Bundaberg Cemetery. 

I would welcome all visitors to take a look

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Unclaimed Letters

Letters for the following are now lying at the Post Office, Thornborough :-

Allen, S. C.
Allcock, R.

Bird, H.
Bonar, William
Bond, C.
Burnside, John
Burns, Patrick
Buckley, J.
Bynes, Mrs.

Cameron, Allan
Coane, Edward
Crosbie, James

Dickson, W.
Dow, John
Dose, H.
Dodds, Geo.
Doyle, Michael
Duffy, F.
Danlass, W. F.
Dumeresque, E.

Engstrom, Alfred
Englishly, Thomas
Evans, David J.

Fielden, R.
Finn, P.
Fintoff, J.
Flood, John

Gath, William
Gillice, James
Grant, Alex.

Halleron, P.
Hanlon, Dan
Harper, William L.
Hemmer, Edmund
Hedes, T.
Henderson, William
Holbrook, William

Howard, Walter T.
Hoehl, E.

Jensen, P.
Jones, R. O.
Judge, M.

Keeley, M.
Kinnear, James R.

Lanam, H.
Laird, William
Lewis, A.
Lemon, S.
Little, W.
Lissin, N.

Maddern, G.
Manning, John
Moss, R.
Murphy, P.
McKenzie, T.
McRaynor, Dan
McKenzie, H.

O'Dowd, S.
O'Sullivan, J.

Palmer, Edward

Russell, William
Ryan, Michael

Sanders, Philip
Stewart, Andrew
Stein, Joseph

Vining, J. L.

Warth, B.
Weeks, Thomas
Webb, H.
White, J. E.
If not claimed on or before 1st September, 1878, will be sent to the Dead Letter Office.

T. A. GULLIVER, Postmaster.
Thornborough, 24th July, 1878.

Tuesday, December 05, 2017

Unknown people.

Gary and his family would love to hear from anyone who is able to help with naming any of the people in this photograph.

Please have a look at Gary's blog where you can contact him if you can help.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Spelling the Surname

Police Court.
FRIDAY, May 17.
(Before Mr. R. A. Ranking, P. M.)
An elderly man, rejoicing in the somewhat extraordinary name of Sixsmith,
pleaded guilty to having been drunk and
disorderly in the public streets. He
was arrested by Constable Dobbyn, and, to
the Bench, stated that he had just arrived
from Sydney by steamer, and that meeting
with a few good-natured Mount Morganites,
took "jist a glass or two, yer washup, and
got knocked a cock." The half-dozen Smith
was directed to pay a fine of 5s, or, in default, repose in the cells for a period of 24 hours.

THE LAW COURTS. (1889, May 18). The Daily Northern Argus (Rockhampton, Qld. : 1875 - 1896), p. 6. TROVE