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CONVICT QUEENSLANDERS are people who arrived in Australia as convicts, then made their way to Queensland where they became a part of the colony's history.
The following profiles of some of the convicts that have made a significant contribution to Queensland was taken from the above site
- click the link to view their photos & read their biographies
Town Clerk of Brisbane
William Henry GROOM
Member of Parliament
James DAVIS "Durramboi"
Kevin Izod ODOHERTY
Shire Council chairman
Member of Parliament
William Charles WILKES
Web Sites for Genealogists
- An Australian gateway site for tracing your family history by Cora Number
* Trial, Gaol & Transportation Records
* Australan Capital Territory
* New South Wales
* South Australia
* Western Australia
Ancestry.com.au. This commercial site offers access to the Convict Transportation Registers 1788-1868 . These are arranged by First Fleet 1787-1788, Second Fleet 1789-1790, Third Fleet 1791 and other fleets, and ships 1791-1868. Convict musters 1806-1849, convict pardons 1834-1859, convict lists 1787-1834 and the 1828 census are also available. The records are fully indexed with a free surname search. A variety of subscription options offer access to digitised copies of the original records.
State Library of Queensland - Convict Transportation Registers Database 1787-1867. This database, compiled from British Home Office (HO11) records, details over 123,000 of the estimated 160,000 convicts to Australia. It lists name, sentence details, ship, departure date, arrival date and place for those convicted in England, Wales and Scotland, not Ireland. Court-martialled soldiers from British colonies (West Indies, India, Pakistan and Canada.) sentenced to transportation are also included. It also offers the facility to post comments on the convict records as a way of sharing information. The dates of conviction are being added to each record as an ongoing project.
Convicts to Australia - A Guide to Researching your Convict Ancestors by the Perth DPS. This site contains information on many aspects of the convict system and includes a glossary, bibliography and extensive online convict databases.
personally love this page - it has links to:
* Vimeira - arrived in WA in 1865
* Research Guide
* Timeline 1718 - 1011
* Convict Ships to Australia
* Western Australian Convicts 1850-1868
* NSW Convict Women
* Convict Tales - huge page of colourful accounts of individual convicts and the shps they arrived on
* Links to indexes and lists of Convicts
Convict Ships Medical Journals 1816-1867. This index by Graham Thom is designed to help you access medical journals that were kept by surgeons on convict ships, 1816-1856 (mostly to Australia) and on emigrant ships 1825-1853 bound for Australia and New Zealand. The original records are held by the National Archives (Kew) at Admiralty 101 and Ministry of Transport 32. They are available on film through the Australian Joint Copying Project (AJCP). For details of the AJCP and how to access these records see Australian Joint Copying Project .
Surgeons at Sea - Royal Navy Medical Officers' Journals (ADM 101). This project is indexing all the names mentioned in the journals and diaries compiled by Royal Navy surgeons and assistant surgeons who served on HM ships, hospitals, naval brigades, shore parties and on emigrant and convict ships 1793 to 1880. Digital copies of some of the journals are available online (free) and include these convict ships to New South Wales: Albion 1828, Eliza 1822, John Barry 1821 Ocean 1817/1818 and Juliana 1838/1839 (emigrant ship). New
Convicts Australia by Jenny Fawcett offers access to many useful online convict indexes. It is no longer being maintained as it was superseded by the Genseek Genealogy site which is currently not available.
Swing Riots & Rioters.com by Jill Chambers includes detailed information on the Swing Riots of 1830 and 1831. There are details on the machine breakers, rioters and protestors many of whom were transported to Australia. The site also includes the name, age, place & date of trial, and sentence of those on board the Eliza to Tasmania 1831, the Eleanor to New South Wales 1831 and the Proteus to Tasmania 1831.
John Owen Smith's site details some of the personalities associated with the Selborne & Headley (Hampshire) Workhouse Riots in 1830. Over 345 men were tried for disturbances in Hampshire before a Special Commission at Winchester 20th-30th December 1830. This site details the 22 who were committed for troubles in and around Selborne and Headley.
To the Outskirts of Habitable Creation - 1837 Rebellion American and Canadian Transportees are listed on this page plus links to other useful information and databases.
Trial, Gaol and Transportation Records
The Proceedings of the Old Bailey London 1674 to 1913. A free searchable digital collection of 197,745+ trials held at London's central criminal court. All names are indexed including victims, witnesses and jurors.
Ancestry.com. This commercial site offers access to the England and Wales, Criminal Registers, 1791-1892. These registers list those charged with a crime and provide details of the charge, trial, and sentence (if convicted) and other outcomes such as transportation or execution. These records are fully indexed and the original images are available. There is a variety of subscription options available.
Use the National Archives (UK) Catalogue to search the Judges' Reports on Criminals (1783-1830) which include original letters and reports from judges on cases and criminals plus petitions for commutation of sentence or free pardon. Enter a surname, place or crime committed plus HO47 for access. Detailed information on a case is available from the catalogue file description.
Ireland-Australia Transportation Database (1791-1868) is an online index to a series of records held by the National Archives of Ireland. In 1988 the Archives presented Australia with a set of these records, on 105 reels of microfilm, as Ireland's Bicentennial gift to Australia. This set of records is held by the National Library of Australia, State Library New South Wales, Society of Australian Genealogists and the Kiama Family History Centre.
Bedfordshire Gaol Register 1801-1901. This ongoing project currently has 1801-1879 (with gaps) available. New updates are added on a weekly basis. Details given vary but can include name, age, hair colour, height, crime, dates of commital and trial, sentence and means of disposal e.g. release, death, transportation etc.
Access to Archives. Use this site for details of those who appeared before the Cornwall Court of Quarter Sessions 1736-1852. From the Homepage select the Search these Catalogues option and on the next page select Cornwall Record Office under the Location of Archives option and click on Search. The Cornwall Record Office records are listed including the Quarter Sessions Records [QS/1/1-QS/1/12]. Select the View button on the right hand side of the screen to go to the full transcript of the original volumes for the time period you require.
Index to The Last Farewell: Devon Convicts Transported to Australia 1782-1821 by Jack Walton. This list includes names of 574 Devon convicts.
Down County Museum's online database of 400+ prisoners held in Down gaol plus the details of 1300+ convicts from County Down who were transported to New South Wales and Van Diemen's Land.
Inveraray Jail, Argyll, Scotland. The Prison Database provides extensive details on those who were transported.
Kent Genealogy by Maureen Rawson includes indexes to East Kent (1682-1701) and West Kent (1734-1746; 1758-1804) quarter sessions; Maidstone gaol records and prisoners transported from Kent (1851-1852), listed under Miscellaneous.
Lancaster Castle Convict Database lists those tried and sentenced at Lancaster Assizes including those transported to Australia. The database lists name, age, trial date, offence and sentence.
Lincolnshire Convicts to Australia, Gibraltar and Bermuda. This site has an online database which details all Lincolnshire convicts known to have been transported between 1788-1868.
Transportation of Convicts from Nottingham by Philip Westwood. This site has an alphabetical list of convicts tried at Nottingham Borough Quarter Sessions Court and transported to Australia.
Warwickshire County Council. Select the letter R, then Record Office, then Online Catalogue and Databases for access to the Calendars of Prisoners Database. It lists prisoners held at Warwick, Birmingham and Coventry awaiting trial at the Courts of Assize and Quarter Sessions courts held in Warwick 1800-1900. Search by surname, crime, year of crime, location of crime and residence.
City of York & District Family History Society - York Assizes 1785-1851. An index to records of over 8,000 names held in York Reference library of prisoners brought to trial at York Assizes.
National Library of Wales - Crime and Punishment Database with data about crimes, criminals and punishments included in the gaol files of the Court of Great Sessions in Wales (1730-1830).
A List of Known Hulks for Ireland, Australia and England by Jenny Fawcett. It details hulk name, year, situated at and period of time. Jenny's main site Genseek Genealogy is no longer available.
The Intolerable Hulks: British Shipboard Confinement, 1776-1857. This site offers detailed information and illustrations of the York, Discovery, Warrior, Success, Defense and Bellerophon hulks.
Society of Australian Genealogists online Research Guides includes Convict Hulks.
Australian Capital Territory
The Canberra History Web - List of Convicts Canberra and District . This list includes those known to have been assigned to the Canbera district while either serving their sentence, or after gaining their ticket-of-leave. This developing site has individual convict profiles online where available and contributions are welcome.
New South Wales
State Records New South Wales - Indexes Online - Convicts includes a combined convict database search (120,000+ entries) which currently includes:
Certificates of Freedom, 1823-1869
Convict bank Accounts, 1837-1870
Tickets of Exemption from Government Labor, 1827-1832
Tickets of Leave, Certificates of Emancipation and Pardons, 1810-1819
Tickets of Leave, 1810-1875
Ticket of Leave Passports, 1835-1869
Other indexes available include Convict exiles (1846-1850) and Pardons (1791-1825, 1837-1841). Other indexes that may relate to convicts include Bench of Magistrates (1788-1820) and the Colonial Secretary Index (1788-1825).
Society of Australian Genealogist's online databases include an Index to NSW Convict Tickets of Leave, 1810-1875. This index can be searched on last name, first name, ship, year, trade or calling, or district.
The Mayberry Homepage by Peter Mayberry. This site features an Irish Convicts to NSW (1791-1849) Database which provides full details from the convict indents held by SRNSW. There is also information on Irish rebel convicts.
Claim-a-Convict by Lesley Uebel details over 21,000 convicts arriving at Port Jackson from 1788. This site enables descendants of convicts to make contact and share information. The FAQs page has a lot of useful information for researching a convict.
Free Settler or Felon is a searchable database of 140,000+ references to convicts, settlers, townsfolk, bushrangers, innkeepers, soldiers and land owners. Areas covered include Newcastle, Maitland, Paterson, Muswellbrook, Singleton, Raymond Terrace, Dungog, Morpeth, Wollombi, Central Coast, Murrurundi and Scone and more.
Tocals Convicts 1822-1840. This extensive site provides detailed information on 142 convicts who were assigned to the Tocal estate in the Hunter Valley of NSW at some stage during their sentence. It also details Tocal's Irish rebels and English rioters plus much more. New
State Library of New South Wales - From Terra Australis to Australia. This online collection of the library's First Fleet archive includes access to over 450 original documents and illustrations.
First Fleet Online has a searchable database of 780 First Fleet convicts plus many other resources.
Patricia Downes' Australian Pioneers site lists Arrivals in Sydney on the First, Second and Third Fleets. - over 170,000 views
Royal Admiral 1792 by Cathy Dunn includes background information and a complete list of all those aboard this ship.
Convict Trail Caring for the Great North Road includes a detailed history of the road built (1826-1836) to connect Sydney with Newcastle and the Upper Hunter Valley. There is a database of convicts who worked on the road plus a location list of the road gangs and details of the overseers.
Graham Jaunay's South Australian Transported Convicts, (1837-1851). Lists convict's name, crime, date and sentence.
Family History South Australia's Persons Lost and Found by M Leadbeater. This database (1838-1880), compiled from South Australian Police Gazettes and early SA Government Gazettes, lists (amongst others) Persons Lost & Found 1 1838 to 1910 This database of 25,400 deserters from wives, families, ships, military and other service (eg apprenticeships and work contracts), the deserted, those failing to support their families, missing persons, escaped prisoners, absconders from asylums and industrial schools, convict expirees arriving from other colonies, and bigamists has been compiled from South Australian Police Gazettes, early SA Government Gazettes, and registers of ship deserters at the National Archives of Australia.
Archives Office of Tasmania - Index to Tasmanian Convicts lists all convicts (76,000+) transported to Tasmania and those convicted locally through the convict system. There is also an Index to Convict Applications for Permission to Marry (1829-1857).
Archives Office of Tasmania Convict Records Online. Most of the convict records for Tasmania have now been digitised and are available online (free). This ongoing project will place any remaining records online as they become available. Further information about these records and how to view them online is available at this site.
Founders & Survivors is a partnership between historians, genealogists, demographers and population health researchers. It seeks to record and study the founding population of 73,000 men women and children who were transported to Tasmania. The site is searchable by name with links to digital images if available. New
Female Factory Research Group Female Family Founders Database aims to record all female convicts who spent time in Van Diemen's Land. This site also offers access to an extensive collection of lists relating to female convicts.
Tasmanian Convict Record Abbreviations by Maree Ring includes names, occupations and place names plus other useful information.
Convict Ships List by M Yost. An alphabetical list (incomplete) of ships to Tasmania with departure and arrival details convict numbers, remarks and sources. Convicts listed by researchers on the Tasmanian Convict Index are also listed with their ship's voyage in this index, plus contact details.
Sue Wyatt's site details the Convicts who Settled in the Sorell Area of Van Diemen's Land.
Indexes of Tasmanian Convicts includes a Tasmanian Convict Index, permission to marry; conditional pardons; free males who became prisoners and assignment lists.
Port Arthur Historic Site details the convict research project to identify the Port Arthur convicts.
The Cascades Female Factory Historic Site. The Cascades Female Factory was officially opened in 1828. It was the female equivalent of Port Arthur housing female convicts and children.
Parks & Wildlife Service Tasmania - Guide to Tasmania's Historic Places - Ross Female Factory.
Public Record Office Victoria Online Digitised Records include the Register of Convicts, 1838-1852, with details of convicts in the Port Phillip District. The Register, Police Magistrate, Portland, 1840-1853 includes, amongst other things, particulars of Ticket of Leave holders and a list of convicts who had obtained their freedom.
The Westernport Settlement 1826-1828 (Corinella VIC). John Graham's list of military personnel, convicts and civilians involved in this experimental settlement. Includes biographical information.
Convicts to Australia by Perth DPS for detailed information on transportation to Western Australia. Full Convict Lists for all the convict transports to WA are available online. These include physical descriptions and trial details for the convicts.
Fremantle Prison. This site has an online convict database which is searchable by surname or ship. A search returns detailed information on the convict including ship and arrival date, alias, birth date, marital status, occupation, literacy, religion, sentence details, crime and ticket of leave date.
State Records Office of Western Australia online Collection Guides include Convict Records which details the downloadable indexes, by Anne and Bruce Buchanan, to a series of convict related letters in the correspondence of the Governor of Western Australia 1851-1868.
... Criminal and Court Records
- that link has links to:
NSW Decisions of the Superior Courts of New South Wales, 1788-1899.
State Records New South Wales, Indexes Online, Court
Braidwood Gaol Entrance Book (1856-1899)
Queensland State Archives. Index to Registers of Criminal Depositions (1861-1885).
State Records of South Australia
Decisions of the Nineteenth Century Tasmanian Superior Courts.
Public Record Office Victoria
... Convict era of Western Australia - the period during which Western Australia was a penal colony of the British Empire. Although it received small numbers of juvenile offenders from 1842, it was not formally constituted as a penal colony until 1849. Between 1850 and 1868, 9,721 convicts were transported to Western Australia on 43 convict ship voyages. Transportation ceased in 1868, but it would be many years until the colony ceased to have any convicts in its care
1 - Convicts at King George Sound
2 - Free settlement to penal colony
2.1 - Introduction of Parkhurst apprentices
2.2 - Agitation for convicts
3 - Convict era
3.1 - Convict life
4 - End to transportation
5 - Later years
6 - see aso, List of convict ship voyages to Western Australia
Category:Convicts transported to Western Australia
7 - References
8 - Further reading
9 - External links, Catalpa Rescue
Catalpa: Escape of the Fenians from Western Australia
Western Australian convict records
... Australian Convict Sites - a World Heritage property consisting of 11 remnant penal sites originally built within the British Empire during the 18th and 19th centuries on fertile Australian coastal strips at Sydney, Tasmania, Norfolk Island, and Fremantle; now representing
The 11 penal sites constituting the Australian Convict Sites World Heritage listed property:
* Cockatoo Island Convict Site (New South Wales)
* Great North Road (New South Wales)
* Hyde Park Barracks (New South Wales)
* Old Government House (New South Wales)
* Kingston and Arthurs Vale Historic Area (Norfolk Island)
* Brickendon and Woolmers Estates (Tasmania)
* Cascades Female Factory (Tasmania)
* Coal Mines Historic Site (Tasmania)
* Darlington Probation Station (Tasmania)
* Port Arthur (Tasmania)
* Fremantle Prison (Western Australia)
- ... FREMANTLE PRISON - The 60,000 m (15 acres) site includes the prison, gatehouse, perimeter walls, cottages, tunnels, and prisoner art. The prison was one of 11 former convict sites in Australia inscribed on the World Heritage List in 2010 as the Australian Convict Sites
... Indexes to assisted immigrants - Assisted Immigrants arriving in Sydney, Newcastle, Moreton Bay and Port Phillip. The term 'assisted immigrant' refers to those people whose passage was subsidised or paid for through one of the several assisted immigration schemes which operated to New South Wales from the United Kingdom and other countries
- The Index covers all of the ports below but you can also search them separately:
* Port Phillip, 1839-51
* Sydney and Newcastle, 1844-59
* Moreton Bay (Brisbane), 1848-59
* Sydney, 1860-79
* Sydney, 1880-96
They hold records of assisted immigrants from 1828-1896 to NSW which can provide valuable information such as native place and parents' names.
- Their family history page on Immigration includes examples of various shipping records, useful tips and 'how to' worksheets to help you search for arrivals to New South Wales and includes:
* Asylum records
* Convict Settlement - Norfolk Island
* Land records
* Railway employee records (+ General Strike of 1917)
* Women in the records
- they also have an index to vessels arriving in Sydney, 1837-1925
CONVICTS TO AUSTRLIA on GENSEEK - lists of regulations, absconders, court appearances, statistics, news etc
A large informative site if you are looking for convict ancestors
From the Evening Post 12 April 1880
THREE MEN SUPPOSED DROWNED IN WAIRARAPA LAKE
... On Saturday afternoon (10th April) we received intelligence that a sad accident was supposed to have happened on the Wairarapa Lake, by which the lives of three men had been sacrificed.
At the present time very meagre information has been received, but full particulars are hourly expected.
Two of the three young men were Mr Cross, jun., a son of the well-known settler of Cross' Creek, and George Cooley, son of Mr Isaac Cooley, vegetable grower, of the Lower Hutt, with their companion, whose name was Devereux.
They are reported to have hired a boat on Friday for a day's duck shooting on the lake. The day was very squally and, as is well known, the lake is very dangerous when exposed to the violent gusts from the south-west, the direction from which the wind came. It is thought that in one of these squalls the boat was upset, and that as none of the three could swim they were all drowned.
On Saturday morning Mr Cross and Constable Brunskill organised a search party, and started off with the object of recovering the bodies.
It was reported this morning that the body of George Cooley was brought to his father's house yesterday morning. Word to that effect was received during Sunday by a brother of the deceased, who is living in Wellington, and he immediately left town for the Hutt. It is a singular fact that this George Cooley was the man who inadvertently caused the death of the little girl Emily Mallowes (sic - the child was Emily Eliza Miller, aged 16 months, 9th of 10 known children, 8 daughters, of James & Agnes Miller) by running over her with his cart in John-street on the previous Friday.
Up to the time of our going to press no definite information had been received, and a private telegram from Featherston states that no trustworthy intelligence at all had yet been gained beyond the single fact that the three men were missing, it being added that neither boat nor bodies had been found
Constable Brunksill returned from the lake late last night, and has reported to the Superintendent of Police that after searching all day with Mr Cross and others for the missing men, they could find no signs of them or the boat, except a bag of ducks which had been washed ashore.
Other search parties that were out have also returned, with no better success.
The names of the missing men are:
1 Francis Cross aged 19
2 George Cooley aged 20
3 ? Devereaux aged 15
these young men were:
1 Francis Cross
1863 - 1880 Henry Franklin 'Francis' Cross aged 17
- only child of Lot Cross & Annie Franklin who married in NZ 23 Feb 1861 (good bio & old photos at this link)
- Lot and Annie died at Cross Creek, and buried Featherston
2 George Cross
1860 - 1880 George Cooley aged 20
- son of Isaac Cooley & Amy Burton who married in NZ 29 Oct 1842
- George's body was found 10 days later on 20 April 1880
3 ? Devereaux
1865 - 1880 Edgar Amos Devereux aged 15
- son of William Checkley Devereux & Ellen King who married ? (before 1857)
- Edgar's body was found, along with the boat, 5 days later on 15 April
article says Wairarapa Lake
there are 2 major lakes in south Wairarapa & the accident could have been in either
Lake Wairarapa, nearest town to the lake is Featherston, which is located 5km from its northern shore
Lake Ferry, a small settlement between the shores of Lake Onoke and Palliser Bay
from the Shire of Coolgardie
The name Coolgardie is said to be derived from the aboriginal word Coolcaby, which is in reference to the areas mulga vegetation and gnamma waterholes.
Lions Lookout was the view Bayley and Ford first saw in 1892 as they rode in from Gnarlbine Soak looking over to where they first struck gold - the area they called Fly Flat
Over the years, Coolgardie was known by various names such as:
Bayley's Find - Fly Flat - The Old Camp & The Old Diggings
The Coolgardie area was first explored by Henry Maxwell Lefroy (1818-1879) in 1863 and then by Charles Cooke Hunt (1833-1868) in 1864.
As a result of Hunts efforts, the area became accessible to Europeans. But Coolgardie owes its existence to the discovery of gold at nearby Fly Flat, 120 miles to the east of Southern Cross, back in 1892.
According to all accounts, gold was discovered in the area by
Arthur Wellesley Bayley and William Ford on the 17 September 1892. Bayley hastily reported the discovery of 554 ounces of gold to J.M. Finnerty, then the resident mining warden at Southern Cross. At the time 554 ounces of gold was worth 2200 pounds ($4,400) and in accordance with Western Australian mining regulations, Bailey was offered a reward claim covering 20 acres of land at Fly Flat. Bayleys reward claim proved to be very profitable, and during the 70 years of existence, this mining claim recovered over 500,000 ounces of gold.
From an historical perspective, the Coolgardie gold find proved to be one of immense national significance. During the 1890s, Eastern Australia experienced a severe depression and people flocked to the areas around Coolgardie in the hope of a better life. However, while some found gold, many only found hardship, sickness and death caused by inadequate housing, lack of fresh water and food, insufficient medical attention and supplies. Despite early hardships, within the short space of ten years, Coolgardies population had grown to a staggering 16,000.
By 1896, the railway had arrived and by 1898, Coolgardie was the third largest town in Western Australia (after Perth and Fremantle). Two stock exchanges, three breweries, six newspapers, 60 stores, 26 hotels and many churches were evident during this time. The town was named in 1893 and became a municipality the following year. The Post Office opened in 1895 and the following year electricity and a swimming pool enhanced the hard life of the miners. By 1897, the level of enthusiasm about the potential of the region was such that over 700 mining companies had been floated in London. The water pipeline arrived in 1903 and a year earlier the town had seen the construction of the State Battery.
As the surface gold ran out, many prospectors left the fields disillusioned and penniless. Others headed to Kalgoorlie (East Coolgardie as it was known then) and later worked for mining companies for as little as $6.00 per week.
Coolgardie still continues its long association with the gold industry by more efficient open pit mining and recovery methods. The Coolgardie of today is a pleasant inland town which has retained many aspects of its rich and colourful past. Once the centre of Australia's greatest gold rush, Coolgardie is now the nation's best preserved gold mining town. Coolgardie has carefully preserved the best of its past. Its wide streets are lined by grand stone and brick buildings mixed with corrugated iron and timber homes reflecting both the wealth and importance of the gold rush.
Much of Coolgardie's fascinating history can be read on the headstones of the Pioneer Cemetery (1892 - 1894) and the Coolgardie Cemetery (1894 - ). As Typhoid raced through the town in the early Gold Rush Days many people died without their identity being recorded.
William Ernest Powell GILES (1835-1897)
Tagh MAHOMED are buried here along with the many unknowns.
The grave of our better known ghost, Elizabeth Gold, can be found at the Coolgardie Cemetery, not far from the resting place of her murderer.
Cemetery Index and maps are available for viewing at the Coolgardie Visitors Centre if you are looking for someone in particu
the COOLGARDIE CEMETERIES
... researched by janilye, has the cemeteries:
Coolgardie on Grave Hill
St Ives (Ives Find)
White Hope Mine
7 Mile, Norseman Road
Twenty-Two Mile Dam
42 Mile Tank
some Coolgardie PHOTOS
more Coolgardie HISTORY
the [url=http://www.outbackfamilyhistory.com.au/Coolgardie/1899a.htm]Coolgardie 1899 DIRECTORY[/url with names and occupations etc
the Coolgardie MUSEUMS
Goldfields Exhibition Museum
Housed in the historic and grandiose two storey Wardens Court Building (built 1898). Each room features fascinating displays telling the dramatic and tragic story of life in and around Coolgardie during the Goldrush of the 1890's.
A brilliant collection of photographs, models and authentic equipment with a free daily screening of the BBC film "Gold Fever". Open from 9am-4pm Monday to Friday and 10am-3pm Weekends and Public Holidays.
Warden Finnertys Residence
A beautiful old house built in 1895 of local stone for the first Mining Warden and Resident Magistrate, John Michael Finnerty.
Restored by the National Trust, you can now enjoy a walk through the rooms to capture the feeling of life in the late 1890's. Lovely antique furnishings and chinaware.
Having hosted Premiers, Governors and visiting dignitaries for over 100 years, it is open 11am to 4pm daily including public holidays. (Closed Wednesdays)
Suprisingly interesting, this is one of the best pharmaceutical collections on display in Australia. Houses a collection of 18th and 19th century medicines and various advertisements and posters. Located in the Old Gaol Complex.
Built in March 1896, the Coolgardie Railway Station is now a museum with a steam locomotive, carriages and other interesting memorabilia on display.
... more of interest at above link
SEE COOLGARDIE MAYORS
COOLGARDIE DIRECTORY 1893-1894
NAME - OCCUPATON
1 Armstrong W.H. - Accountant
2 Arnold, Lamb & Liepe - Storekeepers
3 Askin & Nicolson - Storekeepers
4 Atkins & Co - Storekeepers
5 Begelhole W.J. - Mining manager
6 Browne Everard
7 Browne Sylvester
9 Cheesbrough C.H. - Auctioneer
8 Clare W.E. - "Coolgardie Miner"
10 Commercial Bank of Australia Limited
11 Cosgrove W.T. - Auctioneer
12 Counsel A - Storekeeper
13 Curran James - Aerated water manufacturer
14 Davies - Doctor
15 De Baun John - Storekeeper
16 Evans - Coolgardie hotel
17 Faahan - Club hotel
18 Finnerty J.M. - Warden
19 Flood George - Storekeeper
20 Gregory & Co - Storekeepers
21 Hunter - Storekeeper
22 Hurst H - Hop beer manufacturer
23 Jenkins A.G. - Solicitor
24 Keane M.J. - Secretary Stock Exchange
25 Keep C.J. - Commission agent
26 Kemp & Gregory - Tinsmiths
27 Kennedy A (Mrs) - Restaurant keeper
28 Kerr A - Carpenter
29 Klatte G - Storekeeper
30 Krakouer A - Storekeeper
31 Lyon Gordon
32 Mayer & McCauthry - Chemists
33 Oakes H.A. - Registrar
34 Paisley J - Storekeeper
35 Pyke Jospeh Storekeeper
37 Tobias Thomas - Freemason's hotel
36 Tobias Brothers - Storekeepers
38 Union Bank of Australia Limited
39 Western Australian Bank
40 Wisdom E.A. - Hotelkeeper
the COONEY buried in Dunedin as at Feb 2010:
- died 28 September 1915 aged 2
- buried Block 8R. Plot 7 at Southern Cemetery with: Winifred CONNOR & George Henry MURROW
- died 20 January 1960 aged 79
- she did not marry
- was living at Little Sisters of the Poor, Dunedin
- buried Block 232. Plot 64 at Andersons Bay with Ellen KENNEDY
- died 1 May 1900 ged 32
- buried Block 167. Plot 31 Northern Cemetery with Patrick COONEY
- born in Victoria Australia
- came to New zealand when he was about 1 year old
- died 12 April 1916 aged 54
- had been living at 68 Grange St, Dunedin
- buried Block 167. Plot 32 Northern Cemetery with Mary COONEY
- 1st born of 7 children of John COONEY & Jane McCORMACK
- died 31 July 1891 aged 13 months
- buried Block 63R. Plot 20 at Southern Cemetery
- died 5 July 1973 aged 79
- Margaret was a Nun at the Convent of Mercy, Dunedin
- buried Block 83. Plot 59 at Anderson Bay with Mary Anne LYNCH
- born in Killarney, Ireland
- arrived in NZ about 1865
- died 8 August 1915 aged 78
- had been living at 93 Harrow St, Dunedin
- buried Block 167. Plot 32 Northern Cemetery with James COONEY
- died 23 February 1920 aged 84
- buried Block 25. Plot 70 Anderson Bay with Charles SCOTT
- born Down, Ireland
- lived at 93 Athol Place, Dunedin
- died 29 Octoer 1912 aged 78
- buried Block 167. Plot 31 Northern Cemetery with Francis COONEY
- died 23 February 1938 aged 59
- had been at Talboys Old People's Home, Dunedin
- buried Block 75S. Plot 30 at Andersons Bay Cemetery
VINCENT PETER Cooney
- Peter was a Farmer
- he died in Mosgiel 18 May 1989 aged 55
- buried Block 44. Plot 53 at West Taieri Cemetery
some of the COPAS marriages New Zealand 1865 - 1923:
the COPAS GROOMS
Alfred George Copas
- married Alice Lomas in 1894
- married Annie ELizabeth Spyve in 1914
Edwin John Copas
- married Ida Phoebe Havord in 1908
- married Dora McEvoy in 1865
- married Catherine Fitzpatrick in 1877
George Edwin Copas
- married Udine Vivian Jane Condon in 1913
- married Ruby Freeman in 1919
John Edwin Copas
- married Florence Winter in 1913
Young William Henry Copas
- married Ilma Sarah Cullen in 1913
the COPAS BRIDES
Ada Mary Josephine Copas
- married Richard Davis in 1904
- married William John Williams in 1894
Anna Elizabeth Copas
- married William Walsh in 1891
Dorothy Annie Copas
- married Arthur Goodwin in 1923
Ida May Copas
- married Victor Wiles in 1915
some of the CORBISHLEY deaths in New Zealand 1914 - 2007:
- some birth dates may be based on age at death -
- born 1892
- died 1964 aged 72
- born 1863
- died 1938 aged 75
Corbishley, Charles Albert
- born unknown
- served as Rifleman 63829 with NZRB, Reinforcements G Company
- next of kin was his father Charles Corbishley of Mahoe, Taranaki
- died 9 September 1918 KILLED IN ACTION Havrincourt, France
Corbishley, Clive William
- born 8 December 1929
- died 2003 aged 73
Corbishley, Edna Elizabeth
- born 14 May 1921
- died 1996 aged 75
- born 12 January 1917
- died aged 56
Corbishley, Hilda Mavis
- born 12 May 1911
- died 1983 aged 72
- born 1879 80Y
- died 1959 aged 80
- born 1878
- died 1965 aged 87
Corbishley, Joseph Charles
- born 29 September 1910
- died 1981 aged 70
Corbishley, June Doreen
- born 9 June 1926
- died 2007 aged 81
Corbishley, Leslie Phillip
- born 1935
- died 1935 aged 3 days
- born 1880
- died 1950 aged 70
Corbishley, Maureen Mary
- born 6 September 1913
- died 1979 aged 65
Corbishley, Maureen Patricia
- born 28 June 1917
- died 1982 aged 65
- born 1918
- died 1970 aged 52
Corbishley, Richard James
- born 1884
- died 1919 aged 35
19 Corbishley, Richard William
- born 1911
- died 1960 aged 49
- born 1886
- died 1914 aged 28
Corbishley, Rose Ann
- born 1883
- died 1959 aged 76
Corbishley, Sarah Catherine
- born 1868
- died 1938 aged 70
Corbishley, Thomas Allan
- born 1915
- died 1929 aged 14
- born 23 December 1922
- died 2005 aged 82
Corbishley, Valerie Ann
- born 1952
- ied 1952 aged 3 weeks
Corbishley, (nee Robinson), Zilpah
- born 6 August 1914
- died 2001 aged 87
some CORBISHLEY MARRIAGES
some of the CORBISHLEY marriages New Zealand 1909 - 1925:
the CORBISHLEY GROOMS
Joseph Corbishley (1878-1965)
- married Rose Ann REEHAL (1883-1959) in 1909
Joseph Corbishley (1879-1959)
- married Margaret GLEESON (1880-1950) in 1916
the CORBISHLEY BRIDES
Emma Corbishley (1888-1972)
- married William Henry Palmer ROBINSON (1886-1971) in 1920
Millicent May Corbishley (1902-1977)
- married George William RIDDICK (1893-1961) in 1923
- George was the 3rd of 4 sons of Robert RDDICK (1837-1908) & Hannah EVANSON (1858-1951)
Sarah Hilda Corbishley (1900-1975)
- married Hughie Elliott RIDDICK (1889-1978) in 1925
- Hughie was the 2nd of 4 sons of Robert RDDICK (1837-1908) & Hannah EVANSON (1858-1951)
... the other 2 sons of Robert & Hannah were:
1888 - 1975 Frederick Robert Riddick
- married Lucy WHITING (1887-1977) in 1914
1895 - 1986 Harold Thomas Riddick
- Harold married Ruby Ethel HOSKIN (1896-1985) in 1921
some CORBISHLEY DEATHS