Wednesday, October 03, 2012


A telegram of the 26th instant says a tent, in which two drunken miners were sleeping, was burned down, and one of the men, named William Barrow, was roasted to death.

NORTHERN MAIL NEWS. (1888, December 8). The Capricornian (Rockhampton, Qld : 1875 - 1929), p. 30. TROVE

A William BARRON is recorded as having died 25/11/1888 in country Queensland and parents were unknown.

Monday, October 01, 2012

Intestate Estates (Queensland 1899)


(Townsville Star, August 16.)

Before His Honor Mr Acting-Justice Paul


Mr C. S. Norris, local Deputy Curator of Intestate Estates, petitions for power to administer the personal estates of the undermentioned persons. Orders to administer were granted as prayed.

Margaret Barber, late of Croydon, widow.

John Kenny, late of Rolingbrooke, near Mackay, horse breaker.

William Cassian, late of Cairns, carpenter.

William C. Guun, late of Harveys Creek, school teacher.

Theodore Boll, late of Cairns, laborer.

George Napier, late of Richmond, laborer.

George Daley, late of Cairns, miner.

Frederick William Jarvis, late of Woolgar, miner.

William Hawley, late of Hughenden, laborer.

James Hamilton, late of Nelson, near Cairns, carpenter.

Michael Walsh Shanahan, late of Tamata Station, Mamba River, New Guinea, Government Agent.

August Heinrich Boldt, late of Tableland, near Cooktown, miner.

Robert Coates, late of Mount Romeo, near Cooktown, tin miner.

Patrick Henry, late of Thornborough, miner.

James Vigravas, late of Bowen, laborer.

Carl Oscar Freedolf, otherwise known, as Alexander Davis, late of Normanton, seaman.

John Proctor, late of Bakerville, miner.

Joseph Ramsden, late of Hampden, miner and bush carpenter.

John Black, late of Normanton, miner.

John Black, late of Hane Creek, near Mackay, blacksmith.

Margaret Murtagh, late of Charters Towers, domestic servant.

Daniel Savage, late of Charters Towers, miner.

In the following cases administration in the lands and goods were granted to Mr

C. S. Norris, Local Deputy Curator in Intestacy:-

James Scott, late of Georgetown, miner, commission agent.

NORTHERN SUPREME COURT. (1899, August 21). The North Queensland Register (Townsville, Qld. : 1892 - 1905), p. 61. TROVE

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Teachers at Golden Gate

Provisional School head teachers:
G. E. Wenk 18-2-96 to 19-8-97
Ambrose J. George 27-9-97 to 3l-12-98

Miss Sarah Sproule 8-6-96 to 25-3-97
Andrew M. Anderson 12-4-97 to 3l-12-98
Arthur J. Swan 17-1-98 to 31-12-98

Head teachers at Golden Gate School until it was closed were:
George Andrews 1-1-99 to 30-6-1903
F. P. Baker 1-7-03 to 31-12-07
John McKeon 1-1-08 to 31-12-12
Arthur H. Hughes 1-1-13 to 31-12-17
Miss Lillian Tonner 1-1-18 to 31-12-21.

Assistant teachers:
Ambrose J. George 1-1-1899 to 20-8-1900
Arthur Swan 1-1-99 to 30-4-99
Miss Kate O'Neill 1-1-99 to 3-1-01
Miss Hester F. DeVis 22-1-19O0 to 24-6-03
Miss Alice M. DeVis 1-8-1900 to 24-6-03
Richard E. Hocking 20-8-1900 to 17-4-01
Patrick Tansey 10-9-1900 to 25-5-1O
Isaac Bennett 1-4-01 to 31-12-01
Miss Margaret Rowton 6-5-01 to 17-7-02
Miss Mabel H. Vasey 4-6-01 to 31-12-01
Miss Mary A. Luscombe 20-1-02 to 31-3-04
Miss Lucy B. Wilkie 1-9-02 to 31-12-03
Martin Luther Jones 1-9-02 to 24-4-09
Henry W. Chandler 1-1-04 to 31-12-06
John A. Wilson 8-8-03 to 31-12-03
Miss Margaret Grealy 7-3-O4 to 29-2-08
William B. Geraghty 28-3-04 to 31-12-07
John McGaffery 1-4-07 to 5-6-07
Miss Annie Muldoon 8-7-09 to 31-12-12
Miss Evelyn McKeon 16-3-08 to 31-12-12
Martin Luther Jones 20-3-10 to 31-12-10

This information came from a booklet 'Memories of GOLDEN GATE' by Jack JONES and loaned to the blog by Mary BLOND.