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Query by Jazz_16

hey, i am looking for PHINEASA'S of toress strait islands. no one in particular i just dont know many of my families from there and would really like too know more about them my mums from bumaga island and my dads from scotland ive never ment my father and only go by what my mother has told me. my mothers name is GOERGINA JONE PHINEASA this is all i know as far. if anyone knows anything dont be hestitant too drop a line. thank you :)

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on 2010-04-02 09:53:33

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by allycat on 2010-04-02 10:44:53

Dear Jazz16, Welcome.

The FamilySearch website which is basically the LDS Mormon Database online, has these records:-

Tom Lomack PHINEASEA born 20 Apr 1920 (location not provided) died 29 Nov 1959 Bamaga, Queensland, Australia married Wauba Elsie MATTHEW with a son Raymond Stephen PHINEASA born 23 May 1945 Mabiuag Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia, died 1 Jul 2005 Cairns, Queensland, Australia.


In 1947, under Cabinet directive, a general survey of the Cape York area was carried out to assess the areas potential for cattle raising, farming and timber getting. The advice was that the area surveyed was highly suitable for development with large areas available for cultivation with ample supplies of water available for irrigation and for domestic use. The State government began to acquire land in the Cape York Peninsula area in 1948 beginning with land around Mutee Heads, from Red Island Point to the boundary of the Cowal Creek Aboriginal Reserve. There were about 400 Saibai Islanders already living in the Mutee Heads area by 1948. Islanders began migrating from the Torres Straits sometime during the previous year under the leadership of Bamaga Ginau. The Island Councillors had been discussing, over several years, a range of strategies to relieve the some of the problems facing Islanders in the post-war era, such as unemployment, lack of resources such as timber, and lack of educational facilities for their children. Soon after an initial move of about 25 people in 1947, king tides flooded most of Saibai Island forcing several hundred more islanders to move to the settlement.

SOURCE: Mainland Aboriginal Communities - State Library of Queensland

Qld Govt State Library - Aboriginal People and Torres Straight Islanders

If you have a look here, you might find more...
Australian Genealogy, Genealogy Downunder - Australian Aborigines ... a whole page of links.

If you register as a new user of Facebook then search for PHINEASA you might be surprised to find there are 14 people sharing this surname.

The surname PHINEASA appears in seven family trees online at GenesReunited at Toowoomba, Cloncurry and Badu! This site is user pay $ so it might cost you a small fee to register.

Phineasa deaths in Queensland between 1829 and 1964:-

Reg # Given Names Surname Father's Name Mother's Name
1961/2788 Jacqueline Mary Phineasa Young Peggy Norina Hondo
1948/1016 Kitchel Phineasa - Phineasa Peggy Norema Hondo
1957/5681 Taukie Phineasa Guru Uzu Gaulai
1943/4347 Gertie Phineasa Guru Rab Rosie Buia
1959/1226 Karakosamo Phineasa Tom Lomak Wabu Bosun
1960/369 Tom Lomak Phineasa Agie Gertie Garu
1961/6017 Jackie Phineasa Phineasa Agi Gettie Gura

No marriages or births found.

SOURCE: Dept Justice & Attorney-General QLD

Click on 'SEARCH OUR HISTORICAL RECORDS' then click on 'Launch the online historical index search'.

Best wishes,
EDITOR (from QLD).

by allycat on 2010-04-02 11:01:56

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