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The Barque Princess Royal - South Australia 1847

Tuesday, March 16 1847 The barque Princess Royal, 540 tons, Charles Louis Von Zuilecom, master, from London and Plymouth.
Mr John Sandland, lady, and 3 children, Mr James Elton, Mr Lynn. Mr Kay, and
Dr Kelly, surgeon superintendent, in the cabin ; Phillimore and wife, Martha Burry, Jane Franklin, Mary Ann Franklin, Bethia Franklin, Emma Franklin, Mary Davies, Elizabeth White, Esther White, Elizabeth Grant, Jane Grant, Mrs Oswald, Jane Eastway, Mary Ann Magor, Mary Ann Spargo, Jane Magor, Louisa Magor, Mary Ann Mitchell, Nancy Jeffery, Jane Mitchell, Elizabeth Turner, Mary Ann Wilkins, Jane Sleep, Ann Sleep, Mary Jacob and child, Honor Burgess, Mary Mashford and child, Mary Ann Mashford, Elizabeth Mashford, Elizabeth Squires, Kezea Williams, Sarah Williams, Jane Richards, Eliza Coombe, Mary Battershill, Mary Millman, Isaac Franklin, wife, and three children, Thomas Sims, wife, and infant, Martin Nicholls, wife, and three children, Stephen Farr, wife, and three children, Job Gillett, wife, and two children, Charles Burden, wife, and two children, George Crane, wife, and three children, James Smith, wife, and two children, Wm. Hendy, wife, and two children, William Roberts and wife, Henry Magor, wife, and two children, John Magor, senior, wife, and child, Isaac Turner, wife, and infant, William Boundy, wife, and child, William Jose, wife, and two children, James Harris, wife, and child, Thomas Richards, wife, and child, George Arthur, wife, and child, Thomas Coombe, wife, and two children, James Coombe, wife, and four children, Richard Eade, wife, and two children, Stephen Brown, wife, and three children, William Spargo, wife, and two children, John Lane, wife, and three children, William Dunstone, wife, and four children, Edward Moyle and wife, Stephen Goldsworthy, and wife, George Gould and wife, John G. Williams and wife, Thomas Reed, wife and child, Absalom Bennett and wife, James Hamlyn, Agnes Partridge, Thomas Dunstone and wife, Thomas Davey, wife, and three children; John Sincock and wife, Alice Allen, and child ; Isaac Mitchell, William Coombe, James Coombe, John Coombe, John Boundy, Richard Heywood, Joseph Pryor, Athanarius Pryor, Nicholas Lean, Richard Williams, William Dunstone, Robert Peake, Henry Hiscock, William Hiscock, Edmund Lee, Joseph Merritt, William Henry Franklin, Thomas Withers, George Ross, William Ross, John McArdle, Thomas Kirby, Charles Blade, Sheringham Pank, Jacob White, Thomas White, Jonathan White, Thos. Macklin, James Giddings, Martin Nichols, James N. Hall, Philip Roberts, William May, William Sanders, John Major, John Spargo, Walter Williams, George Roberts, John Mashford, George Mashford, Josiah Mashford, John Hamlyn, Oliver Rowe, John Rowe, Susan Partridge, Eliza- beth Lane, Hannah Huxtable, Amelia Pawley, John Weare, George Roberts, James Nuttall, Edmund Blackler, Thomas Hamlyn, wife, and six children ; William Nosworthy, wife, and four children ; William Goldsworthy, wife, and three children ; Richard Jasper and wife, John Major and wife.

South Australian Register
Wednesday 17 March 1847
page 2
transcription janilye 2013

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What's to become of your research?

Recently, I've had cause to investigate ways to preserve our family research,
after we go to join that great majority.
When visiting a former colleague's family after his untimely death,
I discovered they had thrown away almost 40 years of his
research when cleaning out his home.
After leaving, I sat in my car and wept,
as I'm sure he would have too. All those priceless photographs and documents - gone!

What you need to do is attach a form, like the following, to your
Last Will and Testament,as a codicil with the heading
Personal Requests.
It is not a legal document unless processed with your Will.
(Many funeral directors provide such forms or perhaps you can find one online.)

Interested family members provide name &
address. OR donate to the following institute (name).
Provide location of material & make sure material
is clearly marked & kept together,
preferably tied and boxed.



Interested family members
provide name and address. OR
donate to the following institute.
Again provide location of material
and make sure it is clearly marked
and kept together.


All family trees online
show the location, username and passwords,
or where possible download them onto a Gedcom
file and include them with your research.

So as to make it all just so much easier for our
future family history researchers;
attach to your Will this personal information form which gives a
bit more than the usual information seen on a death certificate.
Also Death Certificate informants, you may have noticed
do not always provide the correct information :

directions as to where the loot is stashed

Looking after your family Archive

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1. RETURN of all persons condemned to Death at the Supreme Criminal Court, Sydney,
from the year 1840, to 1st September, 1859, inclusive.

February 4. James Hunt, for murder, executed 10th March.
February 24. Thomas Whitton, murder and arson, executed 19th March.
May 2. John Bright, murder, pardoned.
May 4. Martin Ryan, intent to murder, transportation for life in irons.
August 6. Thomas Williams, cutting and maiming, transportation for life.
August 12. Tallboy (an aboriginal), murder, transportation for life.
November 7. James Martin, murder, executed 8th December
John Walker, murder, transportation for life with hard labour in irons.
James Mason, accessory to murder, executed 8th December.
Neville Billy (an aboriginal), murder, three years at Cockatoo.
Michael Minighan, murder, executed 11th December.
November 5. Enoch Bradley, murder, executed 11th December.
November 6. Francis Legg, rape, executed 11th December.
William Newman, murder, executed 8th December.
February 24. Edward Davies, Robert Chitty, James Everett,
John Shea, John Marshall, Richard Glanville, for murder and
felony, executed 16th March.
May 13. Michael Lynch, murder, executed 4th June.
May 14. Bemmatto and Nungavil (aboriginals), murder, ex-
ecuted. (Sent to Moreton Bay, 18th June, for execution.)
October 21. Michael McMullin, rape, transportation for life.
George Stroud, murder, executed 29th October.
October 14. Robert Hudson, murder, executed 29th October.
October 1. John Solomon, sodomy, transportation for life.
October 1. William Williams, sodomy, transportation for life.
October 20. Stephen Brennan, murder, executed 9th November.
James Wolfe, Thomas Whelan, intent to commit murder and piracy, transportation for life.
John Jones, Michael Lewis, George Beavon, Henry Seen, assault with intent to commit murder,
executed 3rd November.
January 12. James O'Donnell, murder, transportation for life.
July 8. Michael Keefe, rape, transportation for life.
January 15. Michael Moore, murder, transportation for life.
January 24. John Knatchbull, murder, executed 13th February.
July 15. George Vigors, Thomas Burdett, murder, executed
13th August; John Rankin, murder, transportation for life.
January 10. John Vidall, murder, executed 7th February.
January 16. George Byford, murder, transportation for life
with hard labour in irons.
July 11. John Ahern, murder, executed 12th August.
April 1?. Hendrick? Wiwwuuii, rape, transportation for life.(illegible)
March 4. John Kean, murder, executed 30th April.
June 5. William Fyfe, murder, executed 4th July.
August 26. Francis Dermott, rape, executed 22nd September.
March 8. James Richardson, murder, executed 7th May.
August 28. Owen Molloy, murder, executed 18th September.
October 7. Mogo (an aboriginal), murder, executed 5th November.
October 8. James Whelan, murder, executed 5th November.
December 3. William Burns, murder, to Cockatoo Island,
August 4. Thomas F. Green, murder, executed 21st September.
June 6. John Flannary, William Fitzgerald, rape, fifteen
years' hard labour on the roads or public works, the first three years in irons.
June 8. James Gray, murder, fifteen years' labour on roads.
August 12. James Ross, murder, two years' imprisonment.
February 9. William Ryan, murder, executed 28th February.
February 7. John Holland, rape, fifteen years' labour on roads.
June 7. Samuel Wilcox, murder, executed 5th July.
William Preston, rape, three years' labour on roads.
June 8. William Rogers, murder, executed 5th July.
August 7. John Lakeman, rape, ten years' labour on roads.
April 10. James O'Donnell, murder, fifteen years' labour on roads.
June 8. Jose Pareires, murder, fifteen years' labour on roads.
April 22. Joseph Wilkes, murder, imprisonment for life.
August 3. James Moyes, murder, executed 7th September.
April 16. Mary Ann Perry, murder, fifteen years' imprisonment.
June 10. John Norris, rape, executed 22nd July.
2 RETURN of all persons condemned to death at Berrima and Goulburn, from the year, 1840 to 1st
September, 1859, inclusive.

Thomas Leary, murder, transportation for life.
Patrick Curran, murder, executed 21st October.
Patrick Clearhan, murder, executed 22nd April.
John Lynch alias Dunleavy, murder, executed 22nd April.
Martin Beech, murder, executed October.
Lucretia Dunkley, murder, executed October.
James Reeves, murder, transportation for life, April 3rd.
Henry Atkins, murder, executed 8th October.
Francis Hughes, violent assault, transportation for life, 29th
James Gorman, rape, transportation for fourteen years, 12th
Owen Walsh, murder, transportation for fourteen years, 8th
John Hourigan, murder, transportation for life, 3rd April.
Thomas Randall, rape, transportation for life, 15th December.
Bridget Mitchell, murder, transportation for three years, 23rd
George Bolton, murder, transportation for life, 17th March.
Edward Thornett, rape, fifteen years on roads, &c., 5th September.
Thomas Fox, murder, fifteen years on roads, &c, 10th August.
John McSpadden, murder, fifteen years on roads, &c., 6th September.
James Talbot, murder, executed 30th May.
John Webber, rape, ten years on roads, &c, 16th November.
Mary Ann Brownlaw, murder, executed 11th November.
Lawrence King, murder, fifteen years on roads, &c., 12th September.
Patrick Maher, murder, fifteen years on roads, &c. 10th September.
Patrick Walsh, murder, executed 4th November.
Joseph O'Halloran, murder, six years on roads, &c., 24th
William Henry McDonald (a man of colour), sodomy, hard
labour for life, 27th September.
Harry (an aboriginal), rape and attempt to murder, executed
18th May.
Jeremiah Martin, murder, five years on roads, &c,
2nd May. John Torpy, murder, two years on roads, &c., 2nd May.
3.RETURN of all persons condemned to death at
Bathurst, from the year 1840 to 1st September, 1859, inclusive.

April. Charles Cameron, murder, executed May 25th.
March. John Walsh, murder, executed May 3rd.
March. Matthew Whittle, firing with intent to kill, executed May 2nd.
September. Abraham Gasten, murder, executed October 31st.
March. Henry Hogan, murder, transportation for life.
September. Lawrence Power, murder, ten years' hard labour
on the roads.
February. Michael Butler, murder, transportation for life.
July. Joseph Murphy, murder, removed to Sydney gaol on the
ground of insanity, by order of the Governor.
September. Charles Henry Mackie, rape, executed November
10th. Patrick White, murder, seven years' transportation.
September. Patrick Walsh, murder, executed October 26th.
August. William Gleeson, murder, fifteen years hard labour
on the roads, &c.
February. Peter (an aboriginal), rape, fifteen years' hard
labour on roads, &c.
February. Thomas Wilmore, murder, executed April 14th.
August. Timothy Sullivan, murder, executed September 30th.
Newing (Chinese), murder, executed September 30th.
February. Patrick Mccarthy, murder, executed April 8th.
Paddy (an aboriginal), rape, executed April 8th. Thomas Daffy,
murder, ten years' hard labour on roads, &c. Christiana Boddy,
murder, ten years' hard labour Parramatta gaol.
February. James McLaughler, murder, executed April 24th.
Billy Palmer (aboriginal), murder, executed April 25th.
August. Adam Young, murder, ten years' hard labour on
roads, &c.
September. William Johnson Miller, murder, fifteen years'
hard labour on roads, &c.
March. Billy Morgan (an aboriginal), murder, fifteen years'
hard labour on roads, &c.
September. Henry Carroll, rape, fifteen years' hard labour on roads, &c.
March. Henry Curren, rape, executed May 7th. Addison)
Mitchell, murder, executed May 7th. John Linden, murder, fif-
teen years' hard labour on roads, &c.
September. Samuel Rhodes, stabbing with intent fitteen years'
hard labour on roads, &c.
March. George Roberts, murder fifteen years' hard labour on
roads, &c. Charles A. Woollenwebber, murder, fifteen years'
hard labour on roads, &c.
April. John Arrow, murder, executed May 11th. Thomas
Ryan (or Martin), murder, executed May 11th.
4. RETURN of all persons condemned to death at
Newcastle and Maitland, from the year 1840 to the
1st September, 1859, inclusive.

Michael Bradley, murder, executed at Newcastle.
Eugene Quinn, opening a letter, and abstracting money there-
from, fourteen years' transportation.
Thomas Homer, murder, executed at Newcastle.
Hugh Bannon, manslaughter, transportation for life.
Stephen Waters, beastiality, fifteen years' hard labour on roads.
George Wilson, shooting with intent to murder, executed at
Thomas Forrester, murder, executed at Newcastle.
Melville (an aboriginal), murder, executed at Maitland.
Harry (an aboriginal), murder, executed at Maitland.
Therramitchie (an aboriginal), murder, executed at Port Macquarie.
Benjamin Harris, murder, executed at Newcastle.
Mary Thornton, murder, executed at Newcastle.
Joseph Vale, murder, executed at Newcastle.
Benjamin Stanley, murder, executed at Newcastle.
John Fitzpatrick, murder, executed at Newcastle.
James Johnston, murder, fourteen years' transportation.
William Shea, no record, executed at Newcastle.
John Purcell, murder, hard labour for life ; three years in irons.
Charles Robinson, unnatural crime, twelve years' hard labour
on the roads or public works.
Patrick Ryan, no record, executed at Newcastle.
George Waters Ward, murder, executed at Maitland.
Joseph Marsh, murder, ten years' hard labour on roads, &a. ;
first two years in irons.
William Hayes, murder, executed at Maitland.
Michael Collihane, alias " Mickey-bad-English," rape, executed
at Maitland.
Thomas Ballard, murder, ten years' hard labour on roads, &c.
Patrick Macnamara, murder, executed at Maitland.
Daniel or Thomas Gardner, murder, executed at Maitland.
Christopher Walsh, murder, executed at Maitland.
Ambrose Graves, murder, fourteen years' hard labour on roads ;
first three years in irons.
John Shephard, murder, fifteen years' hard labour on road ;
first three years in irons.
Harry Brown, alias Yarry (aboriginal), rape, fifteen years'
hard labour on roads : first three years in irons.
Jemmy (aboriginal), murder, free pardon granted.
Roger (aboriginal), murder, free pardon granted.
5. RETURN of all prisoners who were condemned to death, and against whom death was recorded in her
Majesty's Gaol, Brisbane, since the commencement of the Criminal Court in 1850.

May 17. William Wild, carnally knowing a girl under ten years : Death; commuted to fifteen years' hard labour on the roads.
May 22. Micki (aboriginal), murder : Death recorded ; com-
muted to seven years' hard labour on the roads.
May 20. Davy, (aboriginal), murder : Death ; executed August
May 22. John Hanley, murder : Death ; commuted to five
years' hard labour on the roads.
November 20. Dundalli (aboriginal), murder : Death ; executed January 5th, 1855.
September 15. Robert McCoy, murder : Death ; commuted
to fifteen years hard labour on the roads.
1857. ?
April 26. O'Young (Chinese), feloniously stabbing : Death
recorded ; commuted to five years' hard labour on the roads.
May 31. Dick (aboriginal), rape : Death, executed August 4th.
Chamery (aboriginal), rape : Death, executed August 4th.
June 1. James Burns, feloniously assaulting : Death recorded,
commuted to fifteen years' hard labour on the roads

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Florentia to Adelaide 1849

The 453 tons barque Florentia left Gravesend on 18 February 1849 then left Plymouth om the 9 March 1849 and arrived in Adelaide on the 20 June 1849 under Captain C.S.Tindale carrying 238 Emigrants.

Thomas Parr, Esq., Surgeon Superintendent, in the cabin ;
Julia,Harriet,and Emma Chisholm Sarah Leigh, Eliza Frogget,Emma Jones, Amelia Fryram, Martha. Eliza, and Esther Burnell, Sarah Wiggins, S. A. Wainright, Jane Benham, Emma Griffin, Susan Kingham, Margaret Slaughter Eliza Fawn, Jane Barnes, Grace and Barbara Foulds, Hester French, Jane Mustor, Harriet Webber, Anne Petello, Elizabeth, Mary Anne, Eliza, and Jane Bastian, Eliza Warring, Eliza Dwyre, Jane Greenlees, Sarah Weir, Amy Annison, Maria Lower, Hannah Peters, Susan Walters Biddy Plunker, R. Mortime, Caroline Parkes Mary Grace, Margaret Davis. Mary Black, Mary Oney, and Catherine White, Margaret and Biddy Hahir,Aaron Lock and wife, Robert Worn and wife, James Chislem and wife, W. Tilney, wife and four children. Wm. Howell wife and two children. George Hall, wife and five children, W. Elliott, wife and child, Charles Seaward and wife John Emonson and wife, Jame Guppy and wife Wm. Hayward, wife and three children, John Burnell and four children, James Williams, wife and three children, John Higgs, wife and three children. Robt. Shepherdson, wife and six children. W. Millhouse, wife and child, W. Tothill, wife and four children, William Pearce, wife and two children, Matthew Slaughter, wife and three children, H. Hiff and wife, W Lane, wife and two children, Samuel Mudge, wife and six children Patrick White and wife.Isaac Glenny and wife James Patterson and wife, John Miller and wife W. Wilton, wife and three children John Slee and wife, W. Kerswell, wife and child, P. A. Lehoe and wife, W. Webb, wife and five children, Thos Pollard, wife and six children, Henry Bastian wife and four children, W. Foulds, wife and two children, John Mills, wife and three children, Sam Mackey, wife and child, James Caldwell, wife and four children, Richard Mortimer, wife and four children, A. Webb, Thomas Lawton, George Burnell, John Foulds, Charles Totman, George Moss, W. Tunly, S. Davis, John Hogarth, Wm. Elson, George Hornes. David and George Pink Thomas and John White, John Hahir, J. Guerin James Kennedy, Thomas and R. Lane, B Nevill Benjamin Randell, R. Thackly, Thomas Row John Fowler, John Worn, Walter Fisher, John Foley, James Roberts, John Williams.

Eight births and three deaths during the voyage.

3 comment(s), latest 3 years, 6 months ago

The Phoenix to Hobart 1825

The ship 'Phoenix', under the guidance of Captain Francis Dixon, left Downs on the 16 September 1824, touched at the Cape of Good Hope, where she remained for a week and arrived in Hobart on Wednesday the 25th.January 1825 with 76 passengers (including children) and merchandize.

The passengers were:


Mrs. Dixon and infant, Dudley Ferriday, Esq., Captain and Mrs. Pike, Miss Pike, Mr. and Mrs. Gough and 3 children, Mrs. and Miss Blachford, Mr. and Mrs. Bignal and 2 children, Mrs. and Miss Clark, Mrs. Johnson and 3 children, Mrs. Landsell and 2 children, Mrs. Dalrymple, Mr. Hill, Mr. G. Ives, S. R. A. Architect, Mr. Redfern and son, and Mr. Griffiths, surgeon of the ship.


Mrs. Scromartie and 2 children, Mr. and Mrs. Fox, Mr. and Mrs. Horsden and 4 children, Mrs. English and son, Mr. and Mrs. Mannington and 2 children, Mrs. Rawlins and child, Miss Ann Bolton, Mrs. Rowe, Mr. and Mrs. Appleton and 2 children, Mr. and Mrs.Watchorn and 4 children, Mr. and Mrs. Chapman and 3 children, Mr. Morgan, Mr. Addison, Mr. H. Addison, Mr. Henderson, Mr. J. Crouch, Bridget Dunn, Charles Radcliffe, John Medhurst, Thomas Bolton,and Samuel Cox.

Also onboard the Phoenix were a considerable number of Merino sheep of the purest breed;some of which were destined for New South Wales.
Those for Hobart Town were from the flock of C. C. WESTERN, Esq. M. P. for Essex, a Gentleman who had already much benefited the Island by previous shipments of his sheep.-Fifteen of them were consigned for W. A. BETHUNE, Esq. and nine for JAMES GRANT, Esq., four having died on the passage.

Hobart Town Gazette and Van Diemens Land Advertiser
Friday 28 January 1825

Are you looking for your Tasmanian immigrant ?
Meryl Yost of Launceston is co-ordinator of this AUS-Tasmanian Genealogy Mailing List

Burlington to Adelaide 1865


from London via Plymouth to Port Adelaide 2nd May 1865

The ship Burlington, Captain Ellis, which sailed from Plymouth on the 4th January, with 281 immigrants, under the charge of Dr. Gregory. Surgeon-Superintendent, arrived at a late hour on
Tuesday night, after a passage of 118 days.

Sub-joined are the names of the immigrants, together with their industrial and national classifications:

Thomas, Emma, and Thomas Allen, Thomas Amos, W. James Andrews, George, Mary, George, and James Barrow, William H. Bedella, Elizabeth Bedella, Rd. and Susan Bennett, Eli Billingham, Elizabeth Blake, Amelia Blake, Mary Botting, Richard Brookes, Harriet Brown, James Coad, John, Hannah, John W., and Wm. F. Cogan, Mich. Cullings, Ellen Cooper, James Cornish, John Crothery, George and Annie Crump, Charles, Mary, John, Henry, James, Elizabeth, and Eliza Crump, John Doyle, Catherine and Thomas Driscoll, William Driscoll, June Edwards, Sarah Faulkener, Georgina Gabb, Richard and Ellen Gill, John and Augusta Groves, Fred. Hamblin, Ann Hayes, William Herring, James and Sarah Hicks, Stephen Hill, William, Ann, and Mary Hocking. John Hogan, James Holby, William Hooker., James Hulbard, Charles Hyde, John James, John Job, Edwin Juliffe, Hugh Kent, William King, Robert and Richard Kittoe, Edwin Lamming, Sarah Langley, James Letcher, Albert McDonald, Joseph and James Maddren, George Mapstone, Mary Mankelord, George and Thomas Martin. Thomas and Samuel May, Andrew Maney, James Mellen, Elizabeth Mitchell, George Morgan, Stephen, Margaret, May, Annie, William H., and Jane Moyle, Charles Mutton, William Nancarrow, Richard, John, Elizabeth, James, and Edward Nettell, Jeremiah Nicholas, May, David, Sarah. George, Ellis, Catherine, Bertha, and Ada Norman. William Parsons, Charles C., Grace. Joseph, and John Pascoe, Abel and Ellen Pattermore, Elizabeth Paull, David and Matilda Pickett, Ann, Catherine, James, and Grace Richards, Martha, James, Ellen, and Julia Rimer, Eliza Ror, John and Jane Roskilly. Elizabeth Roskrow, Emily and Nathaniel Rouse, John, Catherine, Elizabeth, Joseph, and Thomas Rule, William and Mary Simmons, Harry Smith, Elizabeth Soames, Lavinia Sparman, Thomas Spillett, William Staff. Joseph and Nathaniel Stephens, Louisa and Charlotte Stoddard, Louisa, Jane, and George Stoddard, Thomas and Jane Stom, William, Julia, Mary, and Elizabeth Symons, John Thomas. Nicholas, Mary Jane, Nicholas, and Mary Thomas, Alice Thomas, Reuben, Mary Ann, and Louisa Toms, William and Susan Touten. Richard and Thos. Trembak, Nathaniel Trescowthick. Humphry, Eliza, and Richard Trounce. Mark. Jessie. Edwin, and Laban Wake, William, Rachel, John, and Samuel Walters, John Webster, Elizabeth Weeks, Sarah Ann White, Charles Wilcoks, James, Richard, Emma, and George Williams. James Willoughby, Samuel Wills. Charles Woodward.

Scotch Robert Aitchison, Jane Aitchison, Joseph Barton, David Bell. William H. Ford, Alexander Fulton, Jane Gardiner, David Harrison, Jane Harrison. John, Ann, Mary, Jessie, and Mary Henderson, Ann Henry, James lnglis, Ann Jolly. Alexander Johnson. Barbara Linklater, Charles Linklater, Andrew, Jessie, Jessie, Andrew, Isabella, Jane, James, and Elizabeth Lindsay, Isabel Lyndsay. Margaret Lynch, Robert McConnell Alexander and Margaret McGregor, Catherine and Jessie McKenzie, Ann McKeown, Robert Taylor, Ellen Wallace, James Young.

Irish Charles Barrett, James, Mary, and Winifred Carry, James Chant. Ann Collins. Mary and Bridget Connell. William Coughlin, James Coy, Thomas and Margaret Cunningham, Catherine and Pat Doyle, David Gunn, Mary Higgins, Michael,John, and Monty Hogan. Thady Hynes, David, Mary, Michael, Pat, and Mary Kelly, Michael Keneally, William, John, Mary, and Margaret Kenedy, Celia King, James Lyman, Ellen McAuliffe, Eliza McCahey. Mary McCarthy, Ann McLoughlin, Pat and Margaret Mouby, Thomas Neeman, Abigail O'Callaghan, Thomas Rochford, Stephen, John, and Robert Ryan. Thomas and Ellen Stafford, Ann Stunchon, John Walsh, Pat Whelan.

Summary of Nationalities.
English Adults, 155: children between 1 and 12, 19: infants, 8; total 192.
Scotch Adults 30: children between 1 and 12. 9 ; total, 39.
Irish Adults. 45; children between 1 and 12, 3 : infants, 1 ; total, 49.
Totals Adults, 240; children between 1 and 12, 31; infants, 9; grand total, 288 equal to 210
statute adults; children between 1 and 12, 15½; total, 255½. Industrial Classification. Miners 33, labourers 59, servants 43, schoolmasters 2, matron 1,cooks 4, shepherds 2, blacksmiths 5, carpenters or cabinet-makers 3, masons 3, farmers 2, farm labourers and servants 6, laundress 1, sawyer 1, railway labourer 1, housekeeeper 1, coachpainter 1, printer 1, carter 1, ploughman 2, dairymaid 1, sempstress 1, shoe makers 2.

The South Australian Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1858 - 1889)
Wednesday 3 May 1865
Taken from the Agents' embarkation list

Cometville State School Queensland 1878-1930

Cometville renamed Comet on the 19 March 1931 is 859 kilometres or 534 miles north west of Brisbane, Australia, on the Comet River which was named by explorer Ludwig Leichhardt in December 1844 after Wilmot's Comet which was visible in the Southern Hemisphere at that time.
Comet is where Leichhardt's famous "dig tree" was established to indicate to others where he had buried food and journals.

It was a very important day for the outback settlement of Cometville when the State school opened on the 23 October 1878.

Below is a list of the Head School Teachers and the years in which they served up until 1930

Samuel Clark........................ 23 October 1877 to 19 September 1879
Alexander Blyth..................... 01 January 1879 to 30 September 1879
John Boland (acting) ............... 01 October 1879 to 30 September 1881
John Hassell........................ 01 October 1881 to 02 September 1883
William Henry Allen Jeffreys........ 20 August 1883 to 31 December 1884
William Henry Smith ................ 19 January 1885 to 25 April 1889
John Mills ......................... 06 May 1889 to 25 April 1891
Phillp Henry Robinson............... 26 May 1891 to 31 December 1896
Louis Charles Francis .............. 01 January 1897 to 06 February 1898
George Henry Osmond ................ 28 February 1898 to 31 December 1900
Denis sheahan....................... 01 January 1901 to 13 March 1902
Hubert George Ladbrook ............. 07 April 1902 to 31 March 1905
Clement Bleakley ................... 01 April 1905 to 30 June 1910
Patrick Kehoe....................... 01 July 1910 to 28 February 1911
Albert Boettcher ................... 27 February 1911 to 30 March 1914
James Thiele........................ 01 May 1914 to 15 September 1918
John Henry Langford ................ 18 September 1918 to 30 September 1921
Gladys Fannv Kidd .................. 01 October 1921 to 24 January 1926
William Leslie Kemp ................ 25 January 1926 to 31 December 1929
William Charles Thomas Jordan....... 01 January 1930

The photograph below which is not all that well preserved, but I've not ever been able to find another.
Taken in the 1930s it shows the original Cometville State School in the foreground and the new Comet State School behind. after this photograph was taken the old school was removed.
The new school behind was bought in 1936 by the Country Women's Association (Gindie branch) and turned into a rest home.

The things you should have asked

After hearing the old story about not asking the 'right questions' or 'not paying attention', when you were younger and the grannies were still around.
I went in search of an answer and I found these questions below on a blog posted by Ancestry Australia and New Zealand on January 9, 2012 in Australia. I have added a couple of things, as you can too.

I have printed out some copies and intend to pass them around to the oldies (the other oldies) in the family at our next get-together. Of course they'll all roll their eyes and think, 'ohhhh nooooooooo here she goes again'. But hopefully they will humour me and maybe your family will too.

Family Questions
Do you have a family legend or story that has been passed down for generations?
What traditions do you look forward to at family get-togethers?
What is unique about your family background or ethnicity?
How did your ancestors change your life?
Do you have any advice for future generations?
What is the most important thing you learned from your parents?
When was the best time in your life and why was it great?
What are you most proud of about your family?
How do you want to be remembered?
What is your favorite thing about being part of your family?

My Family
What quirky personality traits run in your family?
What physical characteristics run in your family?
What is/was your favorite activity to do with your mother or father?
How would your family spend a typical day together?
How would your mother or father punish or reward you as a child?
What things did you do with your brothers and sisters when you were growing up?
How have your brothers and sisters influenced your life?

Fun Family Questions
Who is the biggest troublemaker in your family?
Who in your family would you want to be stranded on a desert island with?
Which family member do you think could be famous?
Who is the best cook?
What is your favourite food?
What is your favourite song?
Who do you most want to be like in your family?
Who has the best sense of humour in your family?

World Questions
What do you think was the biggest problem facing the world when you were growing up?
What do you think is the biggest problem facing the world today?
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CENSUS 1841-1911

The census was held on a Sunday either that last weekend in March or the beginning of April. Sunday night when most people would be at home.
You'll notice the first census in 1841 was held in June and not successful at all, because the bright sparks in the city who organised it, didn't realise, it was during the agricultural season and most people were away for the harvest. The 1841 census in England and Wales was the first census where the names of all the occupants of the household were taken.
They were administered in census districts which were based on the registration districts used in the civil registration of births, deaths and marriages. These districts were made into divisions of about 200 households called enumeration districts and enumerators were employed ( yes! they were paid)to visit the households and explain the forms, much the same as they do today.
The districts did not always match the existing parish boundaries.

The date of the census were:

Sunday 6 June 1841
Sunday 30 March 1851
Sunday 7 April 1861
Sunday 2 April 1871
Sunday 3 April 1881
Sunday 5 April 1891
Sunday 31 March 1901
Sunday 2 April 1911

Census returns are subject to a 100 years' privacy rule

I couldn't resist adding this History of the British Empire from Horrible Histories.

Special forms were supplied for asylums, hospitals, schools and similar institutions
with over 100 occupants.
The form below is the 1911 Census

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