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Robert Whannell

Robert Whannell, son of James Whannell and Margaret Clarence, born 7 Feb 1840 at Whithorn, Scotland, died 2 Nov 1922 Ref: 1922/B038376, Hotelkeeper, age 82 years, lived in Brisbane, Presbyterian, buried Tiaro cemetery 5 Nov 1922. Lived Bridge Road, Tiaro and Gympie. Worked for Mr Bogild (Mary River); Timber getter (Gympie); Licensee. Information supplied by J Byrne.

Robert, aged 22, (who travelled alone) arrived in Maryborough Qld on the 'Ariadne' 8 October 1862. Robert Whannell and James McIlwraith travelled to Australia on the same ship and would eventually become brothers-in-law. The 'Ariadne' is recognised as the first ship to bring passengers to Maryborough. Robert Whannell was granted a pine and cedar license in the late 1860's. Information obtained from Maryborough Family History Society.

Robert Whannel was listed as the Licensed Publican at the following establishments:
Victoria Hotel, Maryborough July 1872 - June 1873
Prince Hotel, Gootchie, May 1878 - July 1879
Club Hotel, Sept 1902 - Dec 1902
Royal Hotel, Tiaro, 1907 - 1911
Information obtained from 'Licensed Publicans 1860 - 1924, Maryborough and District'.

All persons indebted to THOMAS and WHANNEL, Butchers, Tiaro, will please them at once, or Mr ALFRED BIRKS, of the Sydney Hotel, Tiaro, to avoid legal proceedings.
....[Maryborough Chronicle dated Tuesday, April 7, 1874]

Robert Whannel took over the license for the Club Hotel (in 1902) in Bazaar Street, upon the death of the previous licensee, Mr Marcus Boge.

From the 1891 Tiaro Shire Rates Records, Robert Whannel owned property:
Portion 20, Sub division 1, Re-sub 8,9 of 1 acre; and Portion 20, Sub sivision 1, Re-sub 14,15 of 1 acre 34 perches.

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TIARO DIVISIONAL BOARD - Monthly General Meeting held Tuesday, December7, 1897:
"The tender of R. Whannel for repairing Deep Creek,Oramara crossings, was accepted, the price being £15 and £5 for 12 months' maintenance."

NOTICE OF SALE - "Local Authorities' Act of 1902"
Arrears or rates and interest due:
Robert WHANNEL; Occupation Unknown; Address Unknown; Owner of Allotments 5 and 6 of Section 15 in the County of March, in the Parish of Young; having an area of 1 acre 0 roods 16 perches -
Amount Due £2/19/8d.
....[Maryborough Chronicle dated Friday, June 17, 1904]

1922 Queensland Electoral Roll:
WHANNELL, Robert, groom, living Bridge Street, Tiaro

Death Notice in the Maryborough Chronicle dated 9 November 1922:
WHANNEL - At Brisbane on the 2nd November, 1922, Robert, beloved father of Margaret Gray, Samuel, William, James, John and Alexander Whannell, late of Tiaro, aged 82 years 6mths.

OBITUARY
The many friends of Mr Robert Whannel will regret to learn of his death, which took place in Brisbane on the 2nd inst. Born in Whithorn, Scotland on the 7th February, 1840, Mr Whannel lived to the ripe age of nearly 83 years. The deceased was one of the now very few remaining, if not the last of the passengers who came out to Maryborough, direct in the "Ariadne" in as far back as 1862. He first started to work with the late Mr Bogildon on the Mary river where he remained for a short time, prior to living in the Gympie and Tiaro district, where he engaged in timber getting, before the outbreak of the Gympie gold rush. He then took to hotel-keeping, first of all taking over the Victoria Hotel at Maryborough, then the Royal Hotel, Tiaro, and later the Commercial Hotel at Wooroolin, and the Victoria at Tiaro, which was afterwards burned down, all of which, with his good wife, the late Mrs Elizabeth Whannel, as his help-mate, proved successful ventures. Mrs Whannel predeceased her husband some seven years ago, since when Mr Whannel has continued to live in and around the district. His body was brought to Tiaro, where it was interred alongside that of his late wife in the Tiaro cemetery.

The death has occurred of Mr. Robert Whannell, who had resided in the district since 1862. The deceased was 82 years of age. The body was conveyed from Brisbane, where death took place, for interment in the local cemetery.
...[The Brisbane Courier dated Tuesday, 21 Nov 1922]


Elizabeth Gordon

Birth records - Elizabeth Gordon, born 1858 February 25th at 4hr 40 min a.m. at Barnhill, Parish of Coylton in the County of Ayr. Father Samuel Gordon, Wright given as profession, Mother Elizabeth Gordon, maiden name Roxburgh.

When Elizabeth WHANNELL applied for the transfer of the Licensed Victualler's or Wine-Seller's License for the Victoria Hotel at Tiaro in August 1911, she stated..."I am married, having a husband and six (6) children. I have held a License before for the Commercial Hotel, Wooroolin, for over 12 months. Dated this 30th day of August, 1911. Elizabeth Whannell, Applicant."

Death Notice published in the Maryborough Chronicle:

WHANNELL - On May 19th, 1915 at the Maryborough Hospital, Elizabeth, beloved wife of Robert Whannell of Tiaro, and beloved mother of Samuel, William, James, John, Alexander and Mrs W Gray, aged 56 years. "A Fond and Loving Mother".

A well known and respected resident of Tiaro died at the Maryborough Hospital on Wednesday evening in the person of Elizabeth Whannell, wife of Mr Robert Whannell, late licensee of the Victoria Hotel, Tiaro, aged 56 years. She had been ailing for some months, but the end came unexpectedly. The deceased will be greatly missed on account of her kind disposition and willing aid to charitable works. She leaves a husband and a family of five sons and one daughter to mourn their loss, namely, Samuel, William, James, John, and Alexander, all residing in the district. The daughter, Mrs W Gray resides in Pittsworth. The body was sent to Tiaro by the Kingaroy train yesterday and the funeral takes place this afternoon from her late residence at two o'clock for the Tiaro Cemetery.
Messrs Kirk & Sons, Funeral Directors.

FIRE AT TIARO - VICTORIA HOTEL COMPLETELY DESTROYED
A very destructive fire, the origin of which is a mystery, occurred at Tiaro about 5/15 o'clock yesterday morning, when the Victoria Hotel, the property of the late Mrs Whannell, was completely destroyed by fire. The fires started in a verandah room, used as a store room, and spread with such rapidity that by 5.30 the whole place was completely gutted. The building which contained about a dozen rooms in addition to a kitchen connected by a small passage way, was a wooden one-storeyed structure, built on low blocks, part of it being shingle roofed, over 45 years old.
It is worthy of note to state that the freehold and building was in the market for sale. The destruction of the Victoria Hotel removes one of the relics of the pioneering days of the district.
....[Maryborough Chronicle dated Thursday, June 24, 1915]


William Whannell

William attended Tiaro school 1885

Maryborough Chronicle dated Wednesday, August 9, 1899 (Page 2)
"At the Police Court, Tiaro, on 4th August, before James Dowzer, Joseph Forbes, and R. W. Scougall, JJ.P., William Whannell, lately employed as a mailman, was charged with wilfully retaining a letter containing a cheque for £3.10s., the property of the Postmaster-General. The prosecution was conducted by Inspector O'Driscoll, and Mr M'Grath appeared for the defendant. After the evidence, which was somewhat lengthy, was concluded, the accused was committed for trial to the District Court, Maryborough, on 27th November next. The defence was reserved. Whannell was admitted to bail, two sureties in £20 each, and himself in £40.

Queensland Electoral Roll - Maryborough Chronicle dated Saturday, April 10, 1915:
WHANNELL, William, Tiaro, butcher, enrolled 5 March 1915

Queensland Electoral Roll :
WHANNELL William, labourer, living Barcoo Hotel, Blackall.


James Whannell

James attended Tiaro school 1887 and was a bachelor at the time of his death in Brisbane in 1952.

LETTERS FROM THE FRONT
Miss Jean Gordon, "Troqueer", Tiaro, has received a letter from her cousin, Private Jim Whannell, containing the following:-
Bovington Camp, 5/11/1918
I went up to London for a few days and had a glorious time there. Of course, a fellow can't see much in four days, but I had a look at some of the principal places, such as the Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, House of Lords, House of Commons, Parliament House, Hyde Park and, of course, the Zoo. I was dead lucky to get through too. I might mention I was standing on the London bridge when it opened up to let a boat through. I was speaking to an elderly fellow at the time. He told me he was born in London, and it was the first time he'd seen it work. Night time is the worst time there, as the city is in darkness; of course, there are dozens of search lights going all night. This is a terrible place for rain. We haven't had two dry days together since our arrival. While in London I took the mumps, but took my leave out before coming back to camp. I am now in the isolation camp. I am not too bad though; there are about 120 of us together. I don't know when we will be leaving for France.
....[Maryborough Chronicle dated Tuesday, January 9, 1917]

The many friends of our esteemed townsman, Mr Robert Whannel, will be pleased to learn the news of his son James having earned the Military Medal for distinguished gallantry while fighting in France. Private Whannel enlisted at Mackay in April, and left Australia on August 6th of that year. He has sent his father the following autograph leteer from General H. Rawlinson,
Headquarters Fourth Army,
May 30th, 1918
"To Private James Whannel,
Australian Imperial Force,
I congratulate you on the gallant act by which you have won the Military Medal.
H. Rawlinson, General
Commanding Fourth Army"

With becoming modesty the young hero refrains from telling his friends the particulars of his gallant action, but Tiaro will be proud to know that one of its sons has earned so distinguised a mark for good service to King and country. Private Jas. Whannel has seen nearly two years continuous fighting in France, but only on one occasion has he been wounded and at time of his writing he was well and fit.
His brother, Private Alex. Whannel, returned home last April from the front in Flanders unfit for further service, having suffered severely in the trenches and is now settled at Bauple.
This is the first soldier from Tiaro who has been decorated though many have done long and good service, and the news will be welcomed by the people here who knew the young hero and his family who are among the earliest pioneers in this district.
....[Maryborough Chronicle dated Wednesday, August 28, 1918]

Mr R. Whannel, of Tiaro, has received notice from Base Records that his son, Lance-Corporal J. Whannel, M.M., 41st Battalion, is returning to Australia per transport "Nestor", which left England on 20th May 1919 and is expected to arrive in Melbourne about 5th July.
....[Maryborough Chronicle dated Saturday, July 5, 1919]

1922 Queensland Electoral Roll:
WHANNELL James, labourer, living Albion Hotel, Walkerston, Mackay


Alexander Whannell

Tiaro Cemetery records show Alexander is buried next to Alex Gordon Whannell.
!Alexander is buried as Alick Whannell aged 4 years.


John Gordon Whannell

John attended Tiaro school 1893. John was a bachelor at the time of his death at Gympie in 1961.

1922 Queensland Electoral Roll:
WHANNELL John, labourer, living Imbil.


Alexander Whannell

Alexander was enrolled at Tiaro school 1898 as Alick Whannell.
Alexander Whannell, loco fireman of Tiaro, applied 21 March 1914 to be added to the Electoral Roll.

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Tiaro News - dated March 24, 1916:
A social and dance was held at the Tiaro Shire Hall on Wednesday last, 22nd instant, to bid farewell to Private Alexander Whannell and Private John Groundwater, both Tiaroites.
Councillor H. B. Lindley, Chairman of the Tiaro Shire Council, occupied the chair, and a large and most appreciative audience was present.
Mr William King Johnstone of Thornwood, Tiaro, spoke in the highest terms of Private Alexander Whannell and Private Jack Groundwater, who he had known personally almost from childhood. He trusted they would both come back after the war had been won, safe and well, and then he would also be present to give them a most hearty reception.
Mr Lindley then presented each of the young men with a handsome wristlet watch. Miss Annie Larsen attached the wristlet watch on Private Alexander Whannel, and Miss Ruby Johnstone, of Thornwood, on the wrist of Private John Groundwater, which was a pleasing feature of the evening.

Private A. Whannel, another of our Tiaro boys, after spending upwards of two years on active service, returned to Tiaro last week, and on Wednesday night last was entertained at the Tiaro Shire Hall by the members of the Farewell and Reception Committee, and several residents of our township and district. There was a fair gathering present. Dancing was continued well up till midnight and a most pleasant social evening was spent. Private A. Whannel is well known throughout our township and district, and his parents, during the early pioneering days, were amongst the Scottish settlers, who did much in opening up land settlement in our township and district.
We regret to learn that Private Whannel's health has been much impaired from the effects of shell shock, etc., during his campaign in France, and trust he will shortly regain his old time strength and vigour.
....[Maryborough Chronicle dated 30 April, 1918]

A. Whannel has his name inscribed on the Roll of Honour War Memorial in the main street of Tiaro.

Death Cert 1948/668 died 4 March 1948 District Hospital, Goulburn Municipality, usual residence Gunning, Alexander Whannel (note change of surname spelling) age 55 years, died from the effects of a fractured skull accidentally received when he fell from a Telegraph Pole - Finding at Inquest held at Court House Goulburn on 20th March 1948 by R E Jackson, Coroner. Father listed as Robert Whannel, Hotelkeeper and mother as Elizabeth Gordon. Buried 6th March 1948, Roman Catholic Cemetery, Kenmore. Never married. War Pensioner No. 4564 Pte 25th Btn 1914-1918 War. Informant on the death certificate is Margaret Gray, sister of 146 Ruthven Street, Toowoomba.


Robert Clarence Whannell

There is a bit of confusion here - Tiaro Cemetery Council records show death as 20 Jan 1898 in the name of Alex Gordon Whannell. Buried next to Alick Whannell who died 28 Aug 1889 aged 4 years.


James Whannell

Taken from Register of Births No. 25 1855, Burgh of Whithorn in the County of Wigtown - Birth Certificate for Alexander Whannel (note spelling of surname) male, born 5pm May 16th 1855 at Main Street, Whithorn - father listed as James Whannel, Agricultural Labourer, 49 years, Farm of Calafornia, Parish of Whithorn, married 1830 in the Burgh of Whithorn, 5 boys and 3 girls living and 2 girls deceased. Mother, Margaret Whannel, maiden name Clorence, her 11th child, birthplace Burgh of Whithorn.

1841 Scottish Census:
Living Portyerrock, Wigtownshire
James WHANNEL, 31, Ag Lab., born Whithorn
Margaret WHANNEL, 25
Margaret WHANNEL, 10
John WHANNEL, 8
Mary WHANNEL, 5
Robert WHANNEL, 3
James WHANNEL, 1

1851 Scottish Census:
Living Main Street, Whithorn, Wigtownshire - Household Ref: 32/1
James WHANNEL, Head, 47, Ag Lab., born Sorbie, Wigtown
Margaret WHANNEL, wife, 39, born Sorbie, Wigtown
John WHANNEL, son, unmarried, 17, Ag Lab., born Whithorn
Mary WHANNEL, daughter, 14, born Whithorn
Robert WHANNEL, son, 12, Scholar, born Whithorn
James WHANNEL, son, 10, Scholar, born Whithorn
Peter WHANNEL, son, 7, Scholar, born Whithorn
William WHANNEL, son, 5, Scholar, born Whithorn
Elizabeth WHANNEL, daughter, age 10 months, born Whithorn

1861 Scottish Census: Taken on the night of 7/8 April 1861.
Living Main Street, Whithorn, Wigtownshire
James WHANNELL, Head, 56, Ag. Lab., born Kirkowen, Wigtownshire
Margaret WHANNELL, wife, 49, Washerwoman, born Kirkowen, Wigtownshire
John WHANNELL, son, 27
James WHANNELL, son, 21
Peter WHANNELL, son, 16
William WHANNELL, son 14
Elizabeth WHANNELL, daughter, 10
Alexander WHANNELL, son, 5

1871 Scottish Census:
Living Whithorn Burgh, Wigtownshire
James WHANNELL, Head, 67, Ag Lab., born Whithorn
Margaret WHANNELL, wife, 60
John WHANNELL, son, 37
James WHANNELL, son, 30,
Peter WHANNELL, son, 27
William WHANNELL, 25
Alexander WHANNELL, 15

St Ninian's Old Churchyard, Whithorn
http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~scottish/indexstninian2.html has the following information:
James Whannel d 22/6/1871 age 69 yrs
Margaret McLarran (note spelling of surname) d 23/1/1891 age 80 yrs
Mary d 20/9/1866 age 30 yrs
James d 18/4/1873 age 35 yrs
William d 8/6/1871 age 25 yrs
Peter d 23/2/1875 age 31 yrs
Alexander d 25/5/1876 age 21 yrs
John d 1/1/1905 age 69 yrs
also
Margaret McMeekan wife of John d 10/3/1923 age 61 yrs.

James Whannell died at Whithorn 22 Jan 1871 age 69 yrs, occupation farm labourer, Wife Margaret MacLaurin (note spelling of surname). Father Robert Whannell, farm labourer (deceased), Mother Margaret Dally (deceased). Cause of death - natural decay. Information supplied by son Peter Whannell.


Margaret McLawrins (see notes)

There is some confusion about the birth surname of Margaret Whannell. Upon her marriage to James Whannell her name is McLawrins - when James was christened in 1840 her surname is given as McLaurin - when Peter was christened in 1844, her surname is given as McClawrie - when William was christened in 1846, her surname was given as McLawrin - when Alexander was born in 1855, her surname was given as Clorence - but in the St Ninian's Old Churchyard at Whithorn records show she died 23 Jan 1891 age 80 years and her name is given as McLarran.

See notes on James Whannell for details of those buried in St Ninian's Old Churchyard at Whithorn. http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~scottish/indexstninian2.html


James McIlwraith

The 1851 Census - Parish of Girvan, (LDS Film 1042403)
John McIlwraith, head, widower, 90 years of age, Farmer of 8 acres, employs no labour, born Colminell, Ayrshire.
James McIlwraith, married, age 46, Ag Labourer, born Girvan Ayrshire.
Ann McIlwraith, married, 48, born Girvan Ayrshire.
James McIlwraith, son aged 8, Scholar, born Girvan, Ayrshire.
John McIlwraith, son age 7, Scholar, born Girvan, Ayrshire.

James McIlwraith married Ann McIlwraith 10 April 1842, Girvan Ayrshire - IGI Ref M115945.

1861 Scotland Census:
MCILWRAITH, James, Servant, Unmarried, Male aged 19, born 1842, Occupation - Ploughman, born Kirkoswald, Ayrshire
Piece: 612
Folio: 0
Page: 2
Registration District: St Quivox & Newton
Civil Parish: St Quivox
Municipal Borough:
Address: Wheatpark Farm, St Quivox
County: Ayrshire

On 8 October 1862, two hundred and fifty-nine immigrants from the Black Ball Line ship 'Ariadne' arrived at the Queen's wharf Maryborough, the first group of immigrants to arrive directly from Great Britain. It was a time of great celebration in Maryborough, at last there was a large number of people coming directly to where thay were most urgently needed, men for the farms, women for domestic work, families to help build the economy. The Maryborough Chronicle editor wrote: 'The arrival of the 'Ariadne' at Wide Bay - the first of a series of vessels bringing human life - the most needed, the most enriching freight that can be transpanted from the soil of Britain to our own - will never be forgotten. The present residents will calculate from the year of the 'Ariadne'... as a year of mark, the beginning of an era of unusual vigour and progress'.

The voyage of the 'Ariadne' had been a good one. There had been little trouble with the crew, a normal event on such long voyages when crew members were subjected to harsh discipline, poor rations and hard work.

On 8 October 1862, the steamer 'Telegraph', out of Rockhampton, came alongside the 'Ariadne' at the entrance to the Mary River and took aboard all the immigrants for the short passage up river. It must have been a colourful sight, the 'Ariadne' was dressed in bright flags and bunting, and, as the 'Telegraph' moved slowly away, the immigrant ship gave a thunderous salute with eleven of its cannons. The immigrants, crowded onto the steamer's decks, waved wildly and gave three loud cheers. For them, it was the beginning of a new life in a strange land.

Her Majesty's Emigration Commissioners charted the "Ariadne", of 671 tons, to sail from Birkenhead for Wide Bay, Queensland, at £15 17s 9d. per statute adult, to be ready for reception of passengers between 21st and 31st May.
...[Maryborough Chronicle dated Thursday, June 26, 1862]

Details of birth date and birth place taken from Birth certificate of son John Gordon McIlwraith born Nov 1888.

The Commission for Lands held a sitting at his office yesterday, when the following application was approved -
James M'Ilraith for 43 acres and 46 acres respectively, 2nd class pastoral land, county March, Parish of Young, under Conditional Purchase clauses, was accepted.
....[Maryborough Chronicle dated Saturday, December 12, 1868]

The following applications have been received at the Land Office:
James M'ILRAITH, amended application for 132 acres, 2nd class pastoral land, County March, Parish Young, under Conditional Purchase Clause. Approved. Survey directed.
James M'ILRAITH, for 103 acres, 2nd class pastoral land, County of March, Parish of Young. Land Gazetted as open for selection on July 21, 1868, under Conditional Purchase. Approved, subject to future classification.
....[Maryborough Chronicle dated Tuesday, March 2, 1869]

An application has been received by the Commissioner for Lands since our last, under Conditional Purchase Clause:
James M'Ilraith, 100 acres, second-class pastoral land, county March, parish Young - survey directed.
....[Maryborough Chronicle dated Saturday, August 21, 1869]

James M'Ilwraith was issued with a Timber License.
....[Maryborough Chronicle dated Thursday, February 3, 1870]

The Marriage Certificate (Ref: 1872/000334) for the marriage of James McIlwraith and Mary Gordon shows the following information:
The couple were married at the home of the bride's parents Samuel Gordon and Elizabeth (nee Roxburgh) with the address given as Mary River, Tiaro. James McIlwraith gave his age as 29, bachelor, Farmer, of Upper Mary River. Mary's age was given as 18, and her occupation as Domestic Duties. James gave his parents as James McIlwraith, Labourer and his mother as Ellen McClutchie. Witnesses to the marriage were Robert Whannel and Elizabeth Gordon, mother of the bride.

Queensland Electoral Roll:
James McILWRAITH, 1876 - 1879 Freehold, Underwood, Upper Mary River, Maryborough, Wide Bay

James was a Storekeeper in Tiaro from 1873 until 1891.

January 1885 finds James McIlwraith as the Poundkeeper at Tiaro.

THOMAS HUTCHINS has received instructions from Mr James M'Ilwraith to sell by Auction at his Rooms, Bazaar Street, on Saturday, the 26th instant, at 12 o'clock.

Portions 216 and 218, containing about 290 acres of splendid Rich Black Soil, mellow lands of a vegetable substance, the herbage and grass of a sweet and fattening nature; well timbered with Ironbark, Bloodwood, Gum, and other timber, with a permanent chain of waterholes; enclosed with a substantial Two-railed Fence. This property is admirably situated, and very suitable for Dairying and Farming combined; close to town, with a good road and market, and a splendid run for Cattle adjoining the property; a chance seldom offered for such purposes, and those enquiring after the same should inspect this valuable freehold previous to the sale.

Lots 45 and 43, the first mentioned a highly and well-cultivated River-bank Property, containing 59 acres Scrub soil, 30 of which was under cultivation, 10 acres with Rapo and Mera Cane, healthy and fit for the mills at the first of the season, and valued at £200; the remainder planted with Maize, Potatoes, &c; also laid out with all class of European and Tropical Fruit Trees, Oranges, Bananas, Pineapples, Pears, Plums, &c, improved with a comfortable hardwwod 4 roomed Cottage, Barn, Stys, Milk Bails, Stockyards &c; &c, and a splendid Kitchen Garden, with every comfort and luxury that can be had in a Farmer's Home all inclosed with substantial Two railed Fence and Paling pig proof; Lot 43 contains 60 acres of good Grazing Land, adjoining the Farm, and can be cultivated or otherwise used as a Grazing Paddock, for dairying purposes, so that these properties, together are very suitable for Farming and Dairying combined, and one of the most profitable investments that can be purchased in the district.

Terms and every information can be had by applying on the property or to the Auctioneer.
Title Perfect, apply R. K. Macnish, Solicitor.
...[Maryborough Chronicle dated Saturday, April 5, 1879]

James McIlwraith was on the committee for Tiaro Flood Relief in 1890. The Mary River flooded 25th January, 1890.

TIARO News - March 6th, 1891:
Mr James M'Ilwraith has sold out his stock to Mr A. Axelsen, so there is one store the less.
(Maryborough Chronicle dated March 9, 1891)

Maryborough Chronicle dated Friday, December 4, 1891:
"The weekly Petty Debts Court was held yesterday before W. Southerden, and J. Purser, Esqrs., JJ.P., when the following undefended case was decided:-
Maryborough Permanent Building and Investment Society v. James M'Ilwraith, dishonoured cheque, £12; verdict for plaintiff with £1 5s. 6d. costs. Mr John Purser, who represented the Society, did not sit on the Bench in this case. The defendant admitted the claim, and confessed to judgment in writing, but Mr Purser asked for immediate execution, on the ground that it had come to his knowledge, and he believed that the defendant was about to leave the Tiaro district, and the plaintiff would be seriously damaged if the execution was not granted. The Bench granted the application."

"Valuable Freehold Properties
F. A. Purser has been instructed by the Mortgagees, to sell by Public Auction, at his rooms in Bazaar Street, on FRIDAY, 15th January, 1892, at 11.30 o'clock:
Two acres and 24 perches at Tiaro, being Subdivisions 8, 9, and 15, of Portion 20, with all improvements thereon. The above land is situated in the best part of Tiaro; the improvements consist of a store and dwelling, lately occupied by Mr J. M'Ilwraith, and from its proximity to the Railway and the new Co-operative Dairy, is not surpassed by any business premises in that rising Township."
.....[Maryborough Chronicle dated Monday January 11, 1892]

The Postal Directory for the year 1892 shows James McIlwraith as poundkeeper of Tiaro, and the 1900 directory shows him as a farmer of Childers.

1903 Queensland Electoral Roll:
James McILWRAITH, farmer, Dunreath Farm, Childers
Mary McILWRAITH, domestic duites, same address
Agnes McILWRAITH, domestic duties, same address

An entry in the Maryborough Chronicle dated 19th May 1904, from the Childers Correspondent, reporting on the Isis Shire Council Meeting held on Tuesday 17th May 1904:-
"From James McIlwraith of Childers, asking for permission to use portion of the Doolbi Road, adjoining his property, and offering to fence same. The writer to be informed that permission would be granted if no barbed wire would be used."

James' Death Certificate Ref 1910/002499. He was buried at AppleTree Creek Cemetery near Childers in Queensland, Australia.

Tiaro News dated 15th April, 1910:
We hear, with profound regret, of the death of Mr James McIlwraith, a one time resident in our midst, now of Childers. His memory is fragrant with many of our older townspeople.


Mary Gordon

Marriage Certificate Ref: 1872/000334 between James McIlwraith, age 29 and Mary Gordon age 18, was conducted at the home of the bride's parents, Samuel and Elizabeth Gordon, according to the rites of the Presbyterian Church. Robert Whannel and Elizabeth Gordon (the bride's Mother) were witnesses. James McIlwraith gave his occupation as Farmer, of Upper Mary River.

1922 Queensland Electoral Roll shows:
Mary McIlwraith, home duties, living 'Dunreath' Childers.

Death Notice in the 'Maryborough Chronicle' dated Friday 12th July, 1935.
At Brisbane on July 10th 1935, Mary, relict of the late James McIllwraith of Childers - age 82 years.

There is no headstone on the graves of James and Mary Gordon at Apple Tree Creek Cemetery.


Agnes Mary McIlwraith

Agnes attended Tiaro school 1881.
Agnes died 21 December 1904, unmarried - Death Cert Ref: 1904/002709
Agnes pre-deceased her Mother, Mary McIlwraith (nee Gordon) who died 10 July 1935.

At the usual fortnightly meeting ot the Maryborough Hospital Committee, a letter was received from Miss M. McIlwraith, applying for a position as probationer on the Hospital nursing staff. Her name was placed on the list of applicants.
...[Maryborough Chronicle dated April 1, 1903]

Death Notice in "Maryborough Chronicle":
McILWRAITH (Nurse) died 21 December 1904 at Maryborough. Daughter of Mr & Mrs McIlwraith of Childers.

Burial records for Appletree Creek Cemetery:
McILWRAITH Agnes Mary, 28 years, buried 22 December 1904.

Extracted from the Maryborough Chronicle dated 22nd December 1904:
We regret very much to have to record the death of Nurse McIlwraith at the Maryborough Hospital yesterday morning. Though ailing for some time past, Nurse McIlwraith has up to about a week ago, attended to her duties at the Hospital, and only gave in when ordered to lie up. In spite of every care and attention the fatal malady which afflicted her made rapid, though, happily painless progress till death supervened.
The deceased young lady, who was a daughter of Mr & Mrs McIlwraith of Childers and formerly the Mary River, was a great favourite with her comrades on the nursing staff and the patients who came under her care, and her death cast quite a gloom over the institution. The deceased parents and sisters were present at her death.


Nathan Esli Dowzer

Queensland Birth Cert: 1866/002510
Queensland Marriage Cert: 1890/002017 - to Ellen Hannah Gordon
Queensland Marriage Cert: 1915/002729 - to Johanna Louisa Witt
Queensland Death Cert: 1932/002924

Nathan attended the Tiaro school in 1874.

Nat Dowzer was the Acting Poundkeeper at Tiaro in November 1898.

Nathan Esli Dowzer - Private in Fourth (Qld Imperial Bushmen) Contingent in Boer War - 4th Intake, departed 18 May, 1900 and returned 5 August 1901.

1903 Commonwealth Electoral Roll - Queensland
Nathan Esli Dowzer, and his wife Helen Hannah, living Bridge Road, Tiaro.

Nathan Esli Dowzer, age 39, living at Troqueer, near Tiaro, dairyman, applied on April 28, 1906 to be added to the Electoral Roll for the Electoral District of Burrum and Wide Bay (within the Tiaro Division).
....[Maryborough Chronicle dated Tuesday, June 19, 1906]

1913 Queensland Electoral Roll:
Nathan Esli Dowzer, living Troqueer Tiaro, Occupation Butcher
Samuel Gordon Dowzer, living Troqueer Tiaro, Occupation Butcher

Nathan and his wife Ellen Hannah Gordon were residing at the property "Troqueer" when Ellen died in 1912. "Troqueer" had previously been the home of the Gordon family.
When Nathan's wife Ellen Hannah Gordon died, they had been married 22 years, and only had one child, James.

Nathan remarried in 1915 to Lucy Witt and they had four daughters.

Death Notice in the "Maryborough Chronicle":

DOWZER - on August 4 1932, at his residence, 74 Fort Lane, Maryborough, Nathan Esli, beloved husband of Lucy Dowzer and father of James Gordon, Elsie Violet and Jessie Dowzer; aged 65 year. "At Rest".

Funeral Notice in the "Maryborough Chronicle":

The Relatives and Friends of the late NATHAN ESLI DOWZER, are respectfully invited to attend his funeral to move from his late residence, Fort Lane, off Alice Street this afternoon, at 3.30 o'clock for the Maryborough Cemetery.
Kirk & Son, Funeral Directors, Adelaide Street, Maryborough.

OBITUARY:

The death occurred yesterday afternoon at his residence, Fort Lane, Maryborough of Mr Nathan Esli Dowzer at the age of 65 years, after a long illness. Deceased was born at Maryborough and had resided here all his life. He was a butcher by trade. He saw service with the Q.I.B. Contingent in the Boer War, South Africa. Deceased leaves a wife, Mrs Lucy Dowzer, and a family of three children, namely James Gordon, Elsie Violet, and Jessie. There are three brothers, Levingston (Maryborough), Silas (New Zealand), and Sherlock Stern (Maryborough). The funeral takes place this afternoon at 3.30 o'clock from his late residence, Fort Lane, for the Maryborough Cemetery.


Ellen Hannah Gordon

Queensland Birth Cert: 1868/001747
!Queensland Marriage Cert: 1890/002017
!Queensland Death Cert: 1912/004160

Death Notice in the "Maryborough Chronicle":

DOWZER - On the 22nd December 1912, at her residence "Troqueer", Tiaro, Helen Hannah, beloved wife of Nathan Dowzer, aged 46 year and 9 months. "Thy will be done".

Funeral Notice in the "Maryborough Chronicle":

The Friends of Mr Nathan Dowzer and Relatives, are kindly invited to attend the Funeral of his late wife, Helen Hannah, to move from her late residence, "Troqueer", Tiaro this (Monday) afternoon at 2.30 o'clock for the Tiaro Cemetery.
J. Ammenhauser, Funeral Director, Adelaide Street, Maryborough.

OBITUARY:

The death is announced of a very old identity of the Tiaro district in the person of Mrs Nathan Dowzer, who died at an early hour on Sunday morning aged 46. The deceased lady was a native of the district and a member of the well known Gordon family. She leaves a husband and one son to mourn her loss, and much sympathy will be felt for them in their bereavement. The funeral takes place to the Tiaro Cemetery this afternoon.

Burial records for Tiaro Cemetery:-
!Ellen Hannah DOWZER, lived at Redbank, wife, 43 years old. Presbyterian, born Gympie, buried 24th December 1912.


Samuel Gordon

Birth Certificate Ref: 1863/448 details: Samuel, born 4th January 1863 at Weranga, in the district of Dalby in the Colony of Queensland; Father Samuel Gordon, profession given as Shepherd, age 38 yrs birthplace Troqueer, Scotland; married in 1848 at Lockerbie, Scotland; Mother Elizabeth formerly Roxborough (note change of spelling of Surname), age 37 yrs and birthplace as Drysdale, Scotland. The residence of father, Samuel Gordon was Coomrith, Queensland.

Family story has it that Samuel was born under a dray on the roadside, while the father and older children were engaged in fighting off the blacks, who attacked the family as they were travelling into Dalby.

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From the 1891 Tiaro Shire Rates Records, Samuel Gordon Jnr. owned property in the Tiaro shire - Section 6, Allotments 1 to 4 Sub division 47 consisting of 1 rood 16 perches; Section 1B Allotment 13; and Section 2B Allotment 5,6,14,15 and 16.

Item of General News, the "Maryborough Chronicle" dated 11th Feb 1907:

Mr R J Hales came into Maryborough yesterday with the sad new that Mr Samuel Gordon, of Tiaro, a well-known timber-getter, had been accidentally killed that morning. It appears that the deceased, with Messrs Henry Kunst and J Gilchrist, were riding out to a prospective coal mine, about eight miles from Gundiah, when, without any warning, a tree by the roadside fell upon them. Mr Gilchrist escaped unhurt, but Mr Kunst was slightly injured, while Mr Gordon received the full force of the falling tree. His horse was knocked down, and he received a fearful wound in the head and other injuries. Though his condition seemed hopeless, Mr Gilchrist rode off to Mr Wade's place and reported the matter. Mr Hales, who was there, undertook to go in to Tiaro and telephone for a doctor from Maryborough. He did so, but while awaiting a reply from town, word came into Tiaro that Mr Gordon had expired. Mr Hales then came on to Maryborough in connection with the funeral arrangements. The deceased was an old and highly respected resident of the Tiaro district, in the prime of his life, being but 43 years of age, and leaves a wife and eight children to mourn his loss.

Death notice - the "Maryborough Chronicle" dated 11th Feb 1907:
GORDON - On February 10th 1907, Samuel Gordon, of Tiaro (accidentally killed near Gundiah coal mines), aged 43 years. "With the Lord".

Funeral notice - the "Maryborough Chronicle" dated 11th Feb 1907:
The Friends of the late SAMUEL GORDON and FAMILY are respectfully invited to attend his Funeral, to move from his residence, Tiaro, this afternoon, at 3.30 o'clock, for the Tiaro cemetery.
!J. Ammenhauser, Funeral Director, Adelaide Street, Maryborough.

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Certificate of Death No. 557 in the district of Tiaro, in the State of Queensland 1907.
Samuel Gordon died 10 Feb 1907 in Tingalba Creek, near Coal Mine, Gundiah, Tiaro District, Qld. Cause of Death: Injuries to head caused by a falling limb of a tree. Magisterial Inquiry held before John G Gardiner JP at Tiaro on the 19th, 21st and 22nd Feb 1907.

Parents:
Name and surname of father: Samuel Gordon
Occupation: Timber getter and Farmer
Name and maiden surname of mother: Elizabeth Roxberry (note spelling)

Birthplace:
Jondaryan Station on the road to Dalby, Queensland.

If Deceased was married:
Where and at what age, and to whom: Maryborough, March, Queensland, 23 years, Elizabeth Campbell.

Issue, in order of birth, their names and ages:
Living:
Robert - 21 years
Robena Elizabeth - 14 years
James Campbell - 12 years
Samuel - 11 years
John Hanna - 9 years
Alexander William - 7 years
William Roxberry - 5 years
Edward Nathan - 2 years

Deceased:
2 males and 1 female.

Letters of administration have been granted in the matter of -
Samuel GORDON, of Tiaro, near Maryborough, dairyman, to Elizabeth Gordon, of Tiaro, widow. Death occurred 10th February; realty and personalty £825.
...[Maryborough Chronicle dated December 13, 1907 - Paage 4]

In Memorium - inserted in the Maryborough Chronicle dated 17th February, 1908

GORDON - In loving memory of my dear departed brother (Samuel Gordon), who was accidentally killed on the 16th February, 1907.

The form we loved is lying low,
The fond, true heart is still;
Your hand so often clasped is now
For ever in death's cold chill.

Death took thee sudden, brother dear,
And made us weep and sigh,
Yet whilst we shed for thee the tear,
Thou could'st not say good-bye.

But never forgotten will'st thou be;
Your soul our hearts still love
With love that lives thro' eternity.
Oh! may we meet above.

(Inserted by his loving sister, H. H. Dowzer).

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF QUEENSLAND

In the LANDS and GOODS of SAMUEL GORDON, late of Tiaro, near Maryborough, in the State of Queensland, Dairyman, deceased, intestate.

NOTICE is hereby given that after the expiration of fourteen days from the publication hereof application will be made to this Honourable Court that administration de bonis son of the real and personal estate left unadministered of the abovenamed SAMUEL GORDON, deceased, who died intestate may be granted to QUEENSLAND TRUSTEES LIMITED, the duly authorised nominees of Robert Gordon of Imbil, in the State of Queensland, Labourer, a son and one of the next of kin of the said deceased Elizabeth Gordon, the former administratrix of the estate of the said deceased, having died, leaving part of the said real and personal estate unadministered. Any person interested who desires to object to the application or to be heard upon it may file a Caveat in the Registry at any time before the grant is made.
Dated this ninth day of November, 1920.
....[Maryborough Chronicle dated Saturday, November 13, 1920]

Letters of administration have been granted in the estate of Samuel GORDON, Tiaro, dairyman, realty and personalty £2,077.
....[Maryborough Chronicle dated Monday, March 14, 1921]


Elizabeth Campbell

Death notice - the "Maryborough Chronicle" dated 22 June 1920:

GORDON - On June 21st 1920, at the Maryborough Hospital, Elizabeth, relict of the late Samuel Gordon, of "Belmadochil", Tiaro, and beloved mother of Robert, James, Samuel, John, Alexander, Edward and William Gordon, and Mrs J. Rosen - Aged 60 years and 6 months. Thy will be done.

Funeral notice - the "Maryborough Chronicle" dated 22 June 1920:

The Friends of the late Mrs Elizabeth Gordon and Family are respectfully invited to attend her funeral, to move from the Presbyterian Church, Tiaro, this Tuesday afternoon, at 3 o'clock for the Tiaro Cemetery.
Kirk & Son, Funeral Directors, Adelaide Street, Maryborough

Death Certificate No. 55878 in the district of Maryborough dated 4 November 1920 for Elizabeth Gordon, late of Tiaro in the State of Queensland, widow, deceased, intestate.

When and where died: 21st June 1920, General Hospital, Maryborough.
Name and surname, rank or profession: Elizabeth Gordon, Housewife
!Sex and age: Female 60 years

Parents:
Name and surname of father: John Hannah Campbell
Occupation: Dairyman
Name and surname of mother: Elizabeth White

Birthplace:
Where born and how long in Australian States: Greenock, Scotland, 50 years in Queensland.

If Deceased was married:
Where, at what age, and to whom: Maryborough, Queensland, 24 years to Samuel Gordon.

Issue, in order of birth, their names and ages:
Robert - 33 years
Robena Elizabeth - 28 years
James Campbell - 25 years
Samuel - 24 years
John Hannah - 22 years
Alexander William - 21 years
William Roxbury - 18 years
Edward Nathan - 16 years

Deceased: 2 males and 1 female

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF QUEENSLAND
In the Lands and Goods of ELIZABETH GORDON, late of Tiaro, in the State of Queensland, widow, deceased, intestate.
NOTICE is hereby given that after the expiration of fourteen days from the publication hereof application will be made to this Honourable Court that administration of the real and personal estate of the abovenamed ELIZABETH GORDON, deceased, who died intestate, may be granted to Queensland Trustees Ltd., the duly authorised nominees of Robert Gordon, of Imbil, in the State of Queensland, labourer, a son and one of the next of kin of the said deceased. Any person interested who desires to object to the application or to be heard upon it may file a Caveat in the Registry at any time before the grant is made.
Dated this second day of November, 1920.
....[Maryborough Chronicle dated Saturday, November 6, 1920]


Samuel Alexander Gordon

Samuel Gordon born 12 Dec 1895 Ref: 1896/010414 Father, Samuel; Mother, Elizabeth Campbell.
Samuel attended Tiaro School in 1901 - from school records.

At the time of his Father's death in February 1907, Samuel was 11 years of age, and when his Mother died in June 1920, he was 24 years of age and his occupation given as Railway Engine Cleaner, living at Gympie.

Samuel died at the age of 35 years, 21 January 1932, and buried 22 January 1932 in Tiaro Cemetery (next to Alexander). Queensland Death Certificate 1932/000411.

Death notice in "The Maryborough Chronicle" 22nd January 1932:
GORDON: - On January 21st 1932, suddenly at Gympie, third son of the late Mr & Mrs Samuel Gordon of Tiaro; aged 35 years. Deeply regretted.

Funeral notice in "The Maryborough Chronicle" 22nd January 1932:
The Relatives and Friends of the late SAMUEL GORDON (fireman, railway service, Gympie), are respectfully invited to attend his funeral to move from the Presbyterian Church, Tiaro, this afternoon at 2.30 o'clock for the Tiaro Cemetery. Kirk & Sons, Funeral Directors.

P.A.F.S.O.A. Grand United Lodge No. 20, Gympie.

Brethren of the above Lodge and Brethren of the Tiaro Lodge are invited to attend the funeral of their late Brother Samuel Gordon, to move from the Preswbyterian Church, Tiaro, this afternoon at 2.30 o'clock for the Tiaro Cemetery. By Order of the Secretary, Gympie.

Obituary written in 'General News' section of "THe Maryborough Chronicle" dated 22nd January 1932:

The many friends of Mr Samuel Gordon will be sorry to hear of his sudden death at Gympie yesterday at mid-day, at the age of 35 years. Deceased was born at Tiaro and was a well-known resident of that locality. He entered the railway service and was for sixteen years stationed at Gympie, being a fireman. He was unmarried. His father and mother, the late Mr & Mrs Samuel Gordon of Tiaro, predeceased him. There are four brothers; Robert (Brisbane), James (Maryborough), William and Edward (Tiaro), and one sister Mrs E. Rosen (Tiaro). The body will arrive by the early morning mail train at Tiaro and the funeral will leave the Presbyterian Church, Tiaro, at 2.30 o'clock for the Tiaro Cemetery.

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From the "Gympie Times" dated Saturday January 23rd 1932

MAN'S SUDDEN DEATH

Samuel Gordon, 32, single, a railway employee, dropped dead in the yard ar the rear of Cullinanes' grocery store on Thursday shortly after mid-day. A carter named H. Schmidt noticed the man lying in the yard with his hands clenched and breathing heavily. Assistance was speedily summoned and the man was moved on to a ledge of the store and the Ambulance was called, but Gordon died before arrival. A postmortem examination showed death to be due to acute gastritis and heart failure. It is learned that deceased had been employed as a railway fireman but had been absent from work for some time owing to ill health. He resumed duties in the yard about a fortnight ago but could not continue for more than a few hours and was obliged to seek medical attention. Deceased resided at the Australian Hotel and had one brother in Brisbane and two in Tiaro, to which town the body was removed for burial. The remains of the late Mr Gordon were laid to rest at the Tiaro cemetery yesterday, the funeral service being conducted by the Rev. Mr Corbett, of the Presbyterian Church.


Alexander William Gordon

Birth Cert Ref: 1899/010303
!Alexander Gordon attended Tiaro school 4 July 1904 - from school records - Fathers occupation given as Mailman.

At the time of his Father's death in February 1907, Alexander was 7 years of age, and when his Mother died in June 1920, he was 21 years of age and occupation given as Farmer of Tiaro.

Marriage notice in "The Maryborough Chronicle" dated 4th July 1923:

GORDON - JOHNSTONE
On 27th June, 1923, at Tiaro Presbyterian Church, the Rev. W. H. Waters, B.A., officiating, A. W. Gordon, son of the late Mr and Mrs S. Gordon, "Belmadochie", Tiaro, to Elsie E. Johnstone, youngest daughter of the late Mr W. K. Johnstone and Mrs Johnstone, "Glenburn", Tiaro.

Death Notice - Courier Mail, November 20, 1930:
At Waloon Private Hospital, Gregory Terrace, Brisbane, Alexander William Gordon, age 31 years.

Death Notice: "Maryborough Chronicle" dated 20th November 1930:
GORDON - On November 19th, 1930, at Brisbane, Alexander William, beloved husband of Elsie Gordon, of Northarm, Brisbane, and third son of the late Mr and Mrs Samuel Gordon, of Tiaro. Aged 31 years. "Thy will be Done".

Funeral Notice:
The friends of the late ALEXANDER WILLIAM GORDON, family and relatives, are respectfully invited to attend his funeral to move from the Presbyterian Church, Tiaro, this Thursday afterday at 2.30 o'clock, for the Tiaro Cemetery.
Kirk & Son, Funeral Directors.

OBITUARY
A well-known and respected resident formerly of Tiaro, Mr Alexander William Gordon, aged 31 years, passed away at Brisbane yesterday morning, after a short illness. Deceased was born at Tiaro, and was the third son of the late Mr and Mrs Samuel Gordon, of Tiaro. He was farming at North Arm, Brisbane, and leaves a sorrowing wife, Mrs Elsie Gordon, and one daughter, Barry, to mourn their sad loss. There are five brothers, Messrs Robert (Brisbane), James (Maryborough), Samuel (Gympie), William and Edward (Tiaro), and one sister Mrs J. Rosen (Tiaro). The body will arrive by the early morning train at Tiaro, and the funeral will take place at 2.30 o'clock this afternoon from the Presbyterian Church, Tiaro, for the Tiaro Cemetery.

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In Memoriam Notice extracted from the Maryborough Chronicle dated 19 Nov 1943.

A tribute of love to the memory of my dear husband and our father, Alexander Gordon who passed away on Nov 19, 1930.
Always remembered by his wife and daughter Elsie and Barry.


Elizabeth Elsie Johnstone

Qld Birth Cert: 1899/010285

Marriage Cert Ref: 1923/002279

Write-up in the 'Maryborough Chronicle' dated 4th July 1923:

TIARO WEDDING - GORDON - JOHNSTONE

A very pretty wedding was solomnised in the Tiaro Presbyterian Church on the 27th inst. The Rev. W. H. Waters, B.A., of Maryborough, officiated, the contracting parties being Mr A. W. Gordon, son of the late Mr and Mrs S. Gordon "Belmadochie", Tiaro, and Miss Elsie E. Johnstone, younget daughter of the late Mr W. K. Johnstone and Mrs Johnstone, "Glenburn", Tiaro. The "Wedding March" was played by the church organiste, Mrs S. C. Cunningham, Tiaro. The bride who was given away by Mr T. C. C. Orphant looked charming in a gown of cream crepe de chene with georgette sleeves and panels being trimmed with bugle beads. She also wore an embroidered net veil, which was arranged in cap style, kindly leant by the bridegroom's sister, Mrs J. Rosen, Tiaro. Miss S. E. Finch, Gympie, cousin of the bride who attended as bridesmaid, wore a frock of crepe de chene, prettily beaded. She also wore a hat to match. The bride and bridesmaid carried lovely bouquets of white roses and lillies and ferns, beautifully arranged by Mrs B. Forbes, Tiaro. Mr S. Gordon, brother of the bridegroom, carried out the duties as best man.

After the marriage ceremony the wedding party motored to Mrs P. N. Ingham's Cafe, where the wedding breakfast was served. The table being tastefully decorated, was laden with dainty edibles, the centre of the table being decorated with a handsome three-tier bridal cake, which was made and decorated by Mrs P. N. Ingham who deserves credit for her splendid work.

The bridesgroom's gift to the bridesmaid was a beautiful gold broach, and to the bride a handsome scarf, and the bride's gift to the bridegroom was a shaving outfit. The mother of the bride wore a dres of black crepe de chene, daintily finished with black and gold beads, and with hat to match.

The young couple left by the evening's train for their future home in Papoma.

Mrs Elsie Gordon, of North Arm, Brisbane, intends residing with her mother, Mrs Johnstone, in Tiaro. Her many friends tender their sincere sympathy in her recent sad bereavement.
...[Maryborough Chronicle dated November 29, 1930]

1934 Queensland Electoral Roll:
Elizabeth Elsie GORDON, home duties, North Arm, Nambour

1959 Queensland Electoral Roll:
Elizabeth Elsie GORDON, home duties, Park Road, Nambour


John Hannah Campbell

1851 Census LDS Film 1042418
Living 11 Bell Street, Calton, Glasgow:
James CAMPBELL, head, married, 41, cotton spinner, born Milngavie, Dumbarton
Robenna CAMPBELL, wife, 40, born Glasgow
John CAMPBELL, son, unmarried, 19, cotton spinner, born Glasgow
James CAMPBELL, son, 8, born Eaglesham
Agnes CAMPBELL, daughter, 5, born Eaglesham
Archibald CAMPBELL, son, 3, born Eaglesham

On board were, John Campbell age 31, Elizabeth Campbell age 30, James age 7, John age 5, Elizabeth age 3, and Archibald an infant who had left their home in Glasgow, Scotland.

At the Police Court, Maryborough - Saturday, May 28, 1870:
John Hannah CAMPBELL, charged with indecently exposing his person in Adelaide Street, was fined 1s., there being circumstances in the case which greatly mitigated the offence.
...[Maryborough Chronicle dated Tuesday, May 31, 1870]

"Messrs J. and A. Campbell, old residents of this town, and have been on a visit to Scotland, are passengers on board the steamer Ormuz, due at Albany today."
[Maryborough Chronicle dated Tuesday, July 19, 1892.]

Death notice in the Maryborough Chronicle:
!CAMPBELL John Hanna died Maryborough 26 November 1906, husband of Elizabeth, father of John, James, Archibald, Robert, Alexander and Mesdames S. Gordon and E. Tedford, brother of Archibald. 75 years (see write-up, arrived Maryborough on "Montmorency" 1863.)

Notices in the "Maryborough Chronicle" dated 26 November 1906:

Death Notice:

CAMPBELL - On November 26th, 1906,at his residence "Bannockburn", Ariadne Street, Maryborough, John Hannah, beloved husband of Elizabeth Campbell, and father of James, John, Archibald, Robert and Alexander Campbell, and Mrs S Gordon and Mrs E. Tedford, also brother of Mr Archibald Campbell, in his 75th year.

Funeral Notice:

The Friends of Mrs Elizabeth Campbell and Family are kindly invited to attend the Funeral of their beloved Husband and Father (Mr J. H. Campbell), to move from his late residence, Ariadne Street, this afternoon, at 3 o'clock.
!Kirk & Son, Undertakers.

Item of 'General News':

It is with regret that we have to announce the death of Mr J H Campbell, of Ariadne Street, a well-known Maryborough identity, and a resident of very long standing. The deceased came to Maryborough in 1863 in the sailing vessel 'Montmorency', and among his shipmates were the heads of many well known Maryborough families, most of whom have already passed away. Mr Campbell had resided here since his arrival forty-three years ago, and after turning his hand to various occupations, chiefly dairying, he retired from active pursuits about twenty years ago. His wife and grown up family of five sons and two daughters survive him, and for them and his other relatives, amongst whom is Mr Archibald Campbell, of the Railway Department, much sympathy will be felt. The funeral takes place this afternoon at three o'clock.

Probate was granted in the matter of:-
John Hannah CAMPBELL, of Maryborough, to James Campbell of Maryborough, tinsmith, and John Hannah Campbell, Maryborough, saddler: death occurred 26th November, 1906. Personalty, £1.279.
...[Maryborough Chronicle dated Tuesdday, May 28, 1907]


Elizabeth White

Extracted from the "Maryborough Chronicle" dated 22 August 1912 -
CAMPBELL, Elizabeth died 21 August at the residence of her son, John Hannah Campbell, widow of J. H. Campbell, mother of James, John, Archibald, Robert, Mrs E Gordon and Mrs E Tedford - age 81 years.

OBITUARY:
Another old and most respected identity of Maryborough passed away on Wednesday in the person of Mrs Elizabeth Campbell, relict of the late Mr J. H. Campbell, who died about six years ago. The deceased came out in the ship Montmorency in 1863, and had been a continual resident of Maryborough for 49 years. She had reached the ripe age of 81 and leaves a grown-up family of four sons and two daughters, namely, Messrs James and John Campbell of Maryborough, Archibald of Bundaberg, and Robert of Nikenbah, and Mesdames E. Gordon (Tiaro) and E. Tedford (Maryborough). Mrs Campbell had been residing at the residence of her son, Mr J. H. Campbell, Satlwater Creek Road, for some time past, and the funeral moves from there this afternoon.
....[Maryborough Chronicle dated Friday, August 23, 1912]


James Campbell

1903 Qld Electoral Roll:
James CAMPBELL, tinsmith, living Ariadne Street, Maryborough.

"At the Police Court yesterday, before the P.M. F. Vaughan, Esq., Alexander Campbell applied for a prohibition order against James Campbell, tinsmith. The defendant consented to the order, which was accordingly made for 12 months.
...[Maryborough Chronicle dated Wednesday, 13th December, 1905]

TO ALL WHOM IT MAY CONCERN
Whereas proof has been made to me, being a Police Magistrate for the Licensing District of Maryborough, acting under "The Licensing Act of 1885", that JAMES CAMPBELL, of Maryborough, Tinsmith, in consequence of the excessive use of Liquor, mis-spends and wastes his Estate, I do, by this Order, forbid all Licensees and dealers in Liquor, under the said Act, or any other Act, and all other persons within the said District, to give, sell, or supply Liquor to the said James Campbell for the term of TWELVE CALENDAR MONTHS.
Given under my hand this 12th day of December, 1905.
F. VAUGHAN
Police Magistrate.
...[Maryborough Chronicle dated Wednesday, 13th December, 1905]

At the Police Court yesterday, before the P.M., C. Francis, Esq., James Campbell was charged with making use of indecent words within the hearing of persons passing by the place, and pleading guilty was fined £1 with 3/6 costs of court, in default 7 day's imprisonment. Alexander Campbell applied for a prohibition order against James Campbell, and the latter consenting an order was isued for 12 months from date.
.....[Maryborough Chronicle dated Tuesday, June 21, 1910]

"The Licensing Act of 1885" (Section 70)
Police Office, Maryborough, 20th June, 1910

QUEENSLAND - TO WIT, MARYBOROUGH
TO ALL WHOJM IT MAY CONCERN

WHEREAS proof has been made to me, being a Police Magistrate for the Licensing District of Maryborough, acting under "The Licensing Act of 1885", that JAMES CAMPBELL, of Maryborough, Tinsmith in consequence of the excessive use of Liquor, mis-spends and wastes his Estate, I do, by this my Order, forbid all Licensees and dealers in Liquor, under the said Act or any other Act, and all other persons within the said District, to give, sell, or supply Liquor to the said Act or any other Act, and all other persons within the said District, to give, sell, or supply Liquor to the said JAMES CAMPBELL for the term of twelve calendar months.
Given under my Hand, this twnetieth day of June 1910.
CHRIS. FRANCIS, P.M.
Police Magistrate.

When James' sister, Elizabeth Gordon (nee Campbell) died 21st June 1920, James address was given as Maryborough.

Queensland Death Certificate 1922/B036545.

Death Notice in the Maryborough Chronicle dated 28 February 1922:

CAMPBELL - On February 25th 1922 at Brisbane, James Campbell of Maryborough, age 69 yrs.

Funeral Notice in the Maryborough Chronicle dated 28 February 1922:

The funeral of the late Mr James Campbell will leave Messrs Kirk & Sons Funeral parlour this (Tuesday) morning at 10 o'clock. Private Interment.

OBITUARY

There passed away at Brisbane, Mr James Campbell aged 69 years. Deceased was born in Glasgow and came out to Queensland in the ship "Montmorency" in the year 1863 and had resided in Maryborough and district ever since. He was a plumber by trade and in the early part of his life worked for Messrs G Horsburgh & Co, afterwards carrying on business as plumber and tinsmith for 25 years (for many years in Bazaar Street and laterly in Adelaide Street). There are three brothers, John, saddler of Maryborough; Archibald of Bundaberg, and Robert of Nikenbah and one sister, Mrs E Tedford of Maryborough. The body will arrive from Brisbane by this morning's early mail train and the funeral will leave Messrs Kirk & Son's Funeral parlour at 10 o'clock (private interment).

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF QUEENSLAND
IN THE LANDS AND GOODS OF JAMES CAMPBELL, late of maryborough, in the State of Queensland, Tinsmith, deceased, intestate.
NOTICE is hereby given that, after the expiration of fourteen days from the publication hereof, application will be made to this Honourable Court that Administration of the Real and Personal Estate of the above-named James Campbell, deceased, who died intestate, may be granted to Queensland Trustees, Limited, of Brisbane, in the State of Queensland, who have been duly authorised in that behalf by John Hannah Campbell, of Maryborough, in the State of Queensland, Saddler, Archibald Campbell of Bundaberg, in the said State, Saddler, Robert Campbell of Nikenbah, in the said State, Farmer, and Robina Tedford of Maryborough, aforesaid wife of Edward Tedford, of Maryborough, aforesaid, Engine-driver, the natural and lawful brothers and sister and next of kin of the said deceased. Any person interested who desires to object to the application or to be heard upon it may file a Caveat in the Registry at any time before the Grant is made.
Dated this eleventh day of April, 1922.


Archibald Campbell

Application to the Electoral Roll - dated 2 July 1895.
CAMPBELL Archibald, 33, Saddler, Walker Street, Bundaberg. Household Targo Street, Bundaberg.

At the time of his sister's death, Elizabeth Gordon (nee Campbell), 21st June 1920, Archibald's address was given a Bundaberg.

Archibald Campbell is buried in the Bundaberg Cemetery, together with Ellen Frances Campbell, born 1860 Pine Mt., Ipswich, and died 1944 at Bundaberg.


Andrew Campbell

Queensland Death Certificate 1899/000421 dated 21 June 1899 - Father John Campbell, Mother Elizabeth White.

Extract from the Maryborough Chronicle dated 23 June 1899
The young man Andrew CAMPBELL, concerning whose sad act at Bundaberg we published information in yesterdays issue, has died in the Bundaberg Hospital. The body has been brought to Maryborough and the funeral will move from the parents residence this afternoon. Much sympathy has been expressed for the family in this sad event.

Death Notice in Maryborough Chronicle dated 23 June 1899
CAMPBELL - On June 21st 1899 at Bundaberg, Andrew Campbell, fourth son of John and Elizabeth Campbell of this town, aged 34 years. Deeply regretted.

Funeral Notice in Maryborough Chronicle dated 23 June 1899.
CAMPBELL - The friends of John and Elizabeth Campbell are respectfully invited to attend the funeral of their late son Andrew, to move from their residence Ariadne Street for the Maryborough Cemetery, this day at 3pm.

Entry in 'Bundaberg & District Pioneers - Index to 1901.'
Andrew CAMPBELL - Campbell of Maryborough born c1865, died June 1899.
Occupation - Engine Fitter
Residence - Invicta Mill 1899
Employed as engineer at Invicta Mill, lived in the district 10 years; brother of Archibald Campbell.
Inquiry into death, June 1899.


Alexander Campbell

Queensland Death Certificate 1910/002559

Death Notice in the 'Maryborough Chronicle' dated 15 August 1910:

CAMPBELL - On August 13th, 1910, at his mother's residence, Newtown, Maryborough, Alexander, beloved youngest son of Mrs J. Campbell, Senr., aged 40 years. (After a long illness).

The friends of Mrs J. Campbell, Senr., and family, are kindly invited to attend the Funeral of her beloved youngest son (Alexander Campbell), to move from his mother's residence, Ariadne Street, Newtown, this afternoon, at 3 o'clock.

Mr Alexander Campbell, youngest son of Mrs J. Campbell, senr., of Newtown, died on Saturday evening after a long illness, aged 40 years. He was a brother of Messrs James and John Campbell, of Maryborough, Archibald Campbell, of Bundaberg, and Robert Campbell of Nikenbah, and Mesdames S. Gordon, of Tiaro, and T. Tedford, of Maryborough. The funeral takes place this afternoon.


Thomas Harkins

1841 Scotland Census:
Name Sex Age Birth Year Occupation Where Born
HARKIN, Thomas M 30 1811 Labourer Ireland
HARKIN, Margaret F 25 1816 Ireland
HARKIN, Helen F 8 1833 Ireland
HARKIN, William M 6 1835 Scotland
HARKIN, John M 3 1838 Scotland
HARKIN, Robert M 1 1840 Linlithgowshire (West Lothian)
Piece: 670
Book/Folio: 3
Page: 18
Registration District:
Civil Parish: Queensferry
Municipal Borough:
Address: Queensferry, East Side Of Gutter Lane, Queensferry
County: Linlithgowshire (West Lothian)

NSW Immigration Film 2136 and 2459:
s.v. 'Blonde' arrived Sydney 27 Dec 1849 -
HARKINS Thomas, 42, Labourer, native of Aberdeen; Parents, Arthur & Ellen (both dec'd); Presbyterian; can read and write; has a cousin Robert Kearns in the Colony; £2 paid for his passage
HARKINS Ellen, 17, House servant, native of Aberdeen; Parents, Thomas & Margaret (Father on board); Presbyterian, can read and write; £1 paid for her passage
HARKINS William, 14, Labourer, native of Aberdeen; Parents, Thomas & Margaret (Father on board); Presbyterian, can read and write; £1 paid for his passage
HARKINS John, 11, native of Aberdeen; Parents, Thomas & Margaret (Father on board); Presbyterian, can read and write; 10/- paid for his passage
HARKINS Robert, 9, native of Aberdeen; Parents, Thomas & Margaret (Father on board); Presbyterian, can read and write; 10/- paid for his passage.


William Harkins

1841 Scotland Census:
Name Sex Age Birth Year Occupation Where Born
HARKIN, Thomas M 30 1811 Labourer Ireland
HARKIN, Margaret F 25 1816 Ireland
HARKIN, Helen F 8 1833 Ireland
HARKIN, William M 6 1835 Scotland
HARKIN, John M 3 1838 Scotland
HARKIN, Robert M 1 1840 Linlithgowshire (West Lothian)
Piece: 670
Book/Folio: 3
Page: 18
Registration District:
Civil Parish: Queensferry
Municipal Borough:
Address: Queensferry, East Side Of Gutter Lane, Queensferry
County: Linlithgowshire (West Lothian)

NSW Immigration Film 2136 and 2459:
s.v. 'Blonde' arrived Sydney 27 Dec 1849 -
HARKINS Thomas, 42, Labourer, native of Aberdeen; Parents, Arthur & Ellen (both dec'd); Presbyterian; can read and write; has a cousin Robert Kearns in the Colony; £2 paid for his passage
HARKINS Ellen, 17, House servant, native of Aberdeen; Parents, Thomas & Margaret (Father on board); Presbyterian, can read and write; £1 paid for her passage
HARKINS William, 14, Labourer, native of Aberdeen; Parents, Thomas & Margaret (Father on board); Presbyterian, can read and write; £1 paid for his passage
HARKINS John, 11, native of Aberdeen; Parents, Thomas & Margaret (Father on board); Presbyterian, can read and write; 10/- paid for his passage
HARKINS Robert, 9, native of Aberdeen; Parents, Thomas & Margaret (Father on board); Presbyterian, can read and write; 10/- paid for his passage.


John Harkins

1841 Scotland Census:
Name Sex Age Birth Year Occupation Where Born
HARKIN, Thomas M 30 1811 Labourer Ireland
HARKIN, Margaret F 25 1816 Ireland
HARKIN, Helen F 8 1833 Ireland
HARKIN, William M 6 1835 Scotland
HARKIN, John M 3 1838 Scotland
HARKIN, Robert M 1 1840 Linlithgowshire (West Lothian)
Piece: 670
Book/Folio: 3
Page: 18
Registration District:
Civil Parish: Queensferry
Municipal Borough:
Address: Queensferry, East Side Of Gutter Lane, Queensferry
County: Linlithgowshire (West Lothian)

NSW Immigration Film 2136 and 2459:
s.v. 'Blonde' arrived Sydney 27 Dec 1849 -
HARKINS Thomas, 42, Labourer, native of Aberdeen; Parents, Arthur & Ellen (both dec'd); Presbyterian; can read and write; has a cousin Robert Kearns in the Colony; £2 paid for his passage
HARKINS Ellen, 17, House servant, native of Aberdeen; Parents, Thomas & Margaret (Father on board); Presbyterian, can read and write; £1 paid for her passage
HARKINS William, 14, Labourer, native of Aberdeen; Parents, Thomas & Margaret (Father on board); Presbyterian, can read and write; £1 paid for his passage
HARKINS John, 11, native of Aberdeen; Parents, Thomas & Margaret (Father on board); Presbyterian, can read and write; 10/- paid for his passage
HARKINS Robert, 9, native of Aberdeen; Parents, Thomas & Margaret (Father on board); Presbyterian, can read and write; 10/- paid for his passage.


William Charles Musgrave Birt

ENGAGEMENT NOTICE - The Brisbane Courier Mail dated Saturday 30th May, 1936:
BIRT- GORDON.- The engagement is announced of Miss Myra Gordon, younger Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. B. Gordon, Tiaro, to Mr. Charles Birt, younger Son ot Mr. and Mrs. A. F. Birt, Gundiah.

Death Notice extracted from the Maryborough Chronicle dated Tuesday, 16 October 1984.

BIRT - William (Charlie) - Of Gundiah, at Maryborough on October 15, 1984 aged 70 years. Loved husband of Myra Birt, loved father and father-in-law of Bevan and Shirley (Ma Ma Creek), Beverley and Ken James (Blackwater), Pauline and Bob Murray (Tinana), Jennifer (Gundiah), Jeffrey and Ann (Bluff), brother of Vera (Mrs McCallun, Urangan). There are 12 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. One brother Arthur, and one sister, Edith Day, predeceased him.


Myra Constance May Gordon

ENGAGEMENT NOTICE - The Brisbane Courier Mail dated Saturday 30th May, 1936:
BIRT— GORDON.— The engagement is announced of Miss Myra Gordon, younger Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. B. Gordon, Tiaro, to Mr. Charles Birt, younger Son ot Mr. and Mrs. A. F. Birt, Gundiah.

Extracted from the Maryborough Chronicle dated 3 April 1937.
WEDDING - BIRT - GORDON
A wedding of outstanding interest to a large number of Tiaro and Gundiah residents was solemnised at St Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Tiaro on Saturday March 27th when Myra Constance May, younger daughter of Mr & Mrs S. B. Gordon, Tiaro was joined in the bond of holy matrimony to William Charles Musgrave Birt, "Pine Hill", Gundiah. The Rev Witney officiated and Mrs J. D. Bryant (Brisbane) presided at the organ.

The bride was attended by her sister (Mrs A. N. Larsen, Windera) as Matron of Honour, and Miss Vera Birt, sister of the groom, and Miss Olive Marsh (Oakview) friend of the bride, as bridesmaids.

The groom was supported by his brother Mr Arthur Birt as best man, and Mr Douglas Gordon and Mr Walter Birt as groomsmen.

Mr & Mrs Birt's future home will be at Gundiah.
* * *

Death Notice extracted from the Maryborough Chronicle dated 1st April 1999.
BIRT Myra Constance May (nee Gordon) Of Teddington Road, Tinana - formerly of Gundiah. Passed away suddenly at Maryborough Base Hospital on March 31, 1999. Aged 81 years. Beloved wife of the late Charlie Birt. Loved mother and mother-in-law of Bevan and Shirley (Grantham), Beverley and Ken James (Gracemere), Pauline and Bob Murray (Tinana), Jennifer (Tinana) and Jeffrey and Ann (Gympie). Beloved Grandma of eleven, predeceased by one grandson Jason. Great Grandma of ten. Loved sister and sister-in-law of Eunice Larsen, Douglas and Avis Gordon.


William Roxberry Gordon

William Gordon attended Tiaro school 22 Jan 1907 aged 5 yrs, Father Samuel, occupation mailman.

When William's father died in February 1907, William was 5 years of age and when his Mother died in June 1920, he was 18 and his occupation given as Farmer of Tiaro.

William Roxberry Gordon married Margaret Ruth Forbes 23 Feb 1927 Ref: 1927/000591.
!William's address was given as Tiaro when his brother, Samuel, died January 1932.
!When William's brother, Edward Nathan Gordon, died 24th November, 1960, William was still alive as he was mentioned in the death notice.

Notices in the 'Maryborough Chronicle' dated 1st December 1964:

DEATH NOTICE

GORDON - Wiliam Roxberry.
!At St Stephen's Church Hospital, Maryborough, on November 30th 1964, William Roxberry, beloved husband of Margaret Ruth Gordon of 47 Creek Road, Maryborough, and beloved father of Keith and Bryce (both of Lowood), and Heather (Maryborough) and brother of Robena (Mrs R. Rosen, Aubinville). There are five (5) grandchildren. Five brothers predeceased him. Age 63 years.
"Peace, Perfect Peace".

FUNERAL NOTICE:

GORDON - The relatives and friends of the late William Roxberry Gordon, beloved husband of Margaret Ruth Gordon, of 47 Creek Road, Maryborough, are respectfully invited to attend his funeral to move from St. Stephen's Presbyterian Church, Maryborough, this (Tuesday) afternoon, after service commencing at 3 o'clock for interment in the Maryborough Garden of Rest Cemetery.
!Leslie G. Ross, Funeral Director.


Margaret Ruth Forbes

Death Notice extracted from the Maryborough Chronicle dated 7th November 1977
GORDON Margaret Ruth
At St Stephen's Church Hospital, Maryborough, on Nov 5th 1977, Margaret Ruth, beloved wife of the late William Roxberry Gordon of 47 Creek Road, Maryborough, and beloved Mother and mother-in-law of Keith and Mary Gordon (Lowood), Bryce and Phyllis Gordon and Heather and Dennis Lavercombe (all of Maryborough). There are seven grand-children and one great grandchild. Aged 74 years.


George Alexander Gordon

George Alexander died 3 Jan 1935 Ref: 1935/000695, age 3 1/2 yrs, Presbyterian, born Maryborough, buried Tiaro cemetery (Council records) Father, William Roxberry Gordon, Mother, Margaret Ruth Forbes.

Death Notice in the 'Maryborough Chronicle' dated 4 January 1935:

GORDON - On January 3rd, 1935, at Maryborough, George Alexander, beloved son of William & Margaret Gordon of Tiaro and brother of Keith Gordon, age 3 years 6 months. "Deeply Regretted".

Funeral Notice in the 'Maryborough Chronicle' dated 4 January 1935:

The relatives and friends of Mr & Mrs W. Gordon are respectfully invited to attend the funeral of their beloved son, George Alexander Gordon, to move from the Presbyterian Church, Tiaro, this afternoon at 2.30 o'clock for the Tiaro Cemetery.
J. M. Gettons, Funeral Director.

OBITUARY
GEORGE ALEXANDER GORDON
The friends of Mr & Mrs W. R. Gordon of Tiaro will regret to learn of the death of their youngest son, George Alexander, which occurred at Maryborough yesterday afternoon. The boy was playing at his home in Tiaro and accidentally upset a tin of boiling water, receiving severe burns. He was brought to Maryborough and despite skilful treatment succumbed to his injuries. He was born in Maryborough and was a bright and cheery youngster. In addition to his parents, he is survived by one brother, Keith.


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