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Looking for George UPWARD of Cairns 1876

Journal by samkeith1

Upward Street, Cairns
Parramatta Park, North Queensland..
Named after George Upward, an early shipping agent and a storekeeper, from 1876 He owned a sawmill in Upward Street for a short time in the late 1870s. He also owned the vessel Fitzroy, which he purchased from W.B. Ingham. When the Cairns economy slumped he left the district.(This information supplied by Cairns Library)

This is all the information I can find on this George Upward. I am keen to know his DOB and country of birth (England or Australia) and where did he go when he left Cairns. Was he married and have children?

Surnames: UPWARD
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on 2010-08-14 04:53:29

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by allycat on 2010-08-14 05:12:27

Welcome to FamilyTreeCircles. I did a bit of looking for you. Could not find a marriage or death in QLD for your George UPWARD. A perusal of the NSW bdms online reveals a possible match of a 1911 marriage at Wollongong to bride Matilda CROMACK - children Donald William UPWARD and Bernard George UPWARD. And the Ryerson Indexes online only has death records for Eric George UPWARD and Peter George UPWARD - Sydney Morning Herald.

You could try searching for UPWARD online Historic Australian Newspapers, 1803 to 1954.

UPWARD Family Genealogy Forum

Best wishes.

by samkeith1 on 2010-08-16 04:56:18

Thanks Allycat, Don't think this 1911 marriage is the George Upward I'm looking for! It's 40 years after he was in Cairns. I find it quite amazing that there is a street named after someone of whom so little is known!
The other Upwards that you have named are probably distant relatives. That is what is so unique about the Upward name. Most can be traced back to the western counties of England and then many of these to the village of Stourpaine, Dorset.
Cheers
Keith Upward

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