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« on: Friday 22 March 19 13:17 GMT (UK)  »
i have been trying to find the results of a murder trial that was started in Dalby, Queensland on Friday June 14 1957. I have been searching Trove, but there are no papers available in that period, as they all stop in 1954.
I found the following article in the Chinchilla News:
"Chinchilla News,  Friday, June 14, 1957
DALBY, Thursday - In the Dalby court of Petty Sessions today before Messrs. V. Haupt and J. Morgan, J.J.P. Alfred Francis Morrow (47, labourer) was charged that on June 12 at Jandowae he willfully murdered James Henry Wharram.
Morrow was remanded in custody until next Thursday, June 20.
Detective-Sergeant J. Hamilton said that on June 12 he saw the defendant at the Jandowae Police Station and heard a conversation in the presence of Constable Mckay.
"Defendant went with me and others to a property, "Glen Morrison", 18 miles from Jandowae, where I had a further conversation with the defendant.  Later the defendant went with me and other police officers to the Jandowae morgue.
 "The defendant then came with me and constable McKay to the Dalby Police Station and at 7.30p.m. I arrested him and charge him with the present charge."
Detective Hamilton said that when charged, the defendant said, "Willful murder! Me, haw haw. I would not say it was willful murder."
Detective Hamilton said he would be giving evidence later."

Hoping someone may have some information on the case.

Could someone please make some improvement with this photograph so that I can include it in a Family History Book.
The photo would have been taken in the early 1900's in Hillston, a town in Western New South Wales in Australia.
I would like to get rid of the smokey appearance so that it is much clearer.
Hope someone can assist

« on: Friday 07 July 17 04:57 BST (UK)  »
I am trying to find out how & when our Robert White come to Australia from Ireland, and I am hoping someone can help me..
What I know so far is;
He was 40 years old when he died in 1877 in Goulburn, NSW, making him born about 1837                   He was born in Belfast, Ireland, son of John White & Sarah Robinson.                                             
He married Mary Jane Robinson in 1859 in Goulburn, NSW.                                                                 I have been told that he was about 17 years when he came to Australia (unconfirmed).                 
One story I was told was that he arrived in South Australia on the "Rajah" in 1849 from London & Plymouth and then travelled across to NSW (cannot confirm) There was a Robert White on the ship as a single male but no age shown, and in any case as he would have ony been about 12 years and there were no other "Whites" on the ship.                                                                                   
I have also checked all the Robert White's that arrived in NSW, shown on the State Archives between 1848 & 1864, and none fit into the age required.                                                         
My thoughts are that he would have travelled most likely from Ireland direct to Australia.       Hoping someone can shed some light.                                                                             

New Zealand Completed Requests / FRANCIS WHITE
« on: Tuesday 14 February 17 04:56 GMT (UK)  »
I am trying to find out what happened to our Francis White, who was born on 20 August 1867 in Towrang near Goulburn, NSW. The only family records show he went to New Zealand, but no details of when & where. I assume he may have travelled when aged about 20. He is the son of Robert John White and Mary Jane Robinson. When his mother died in 1919 in Goulburn, he was listed as living aged 52.
NZBDM doesn't show parents in their Death Index, and I have no way of identifying him if he married. I have tried Family Search for immigration details, but nothing seems to show up.

Hope someone can help.

« on: Friday 02 September 16 12:07 BST (UK)  »

Hoping to get some assistance in finding marriage and baptism records for the following;

Left UK for Australia - Francis Robertson, 1 Fairey St., Stoke Newington Common, 29 April 1837. Francis aged 29 and also wife aged 26, son aged 3 months. Embarked aboard KATHERINE STEWART FORBES.

Especially looking to confirm the wife's maiden name and son's birth details

In Australia he used the name of 'Robinson'.


« on: Wednesday 27 July 16 07:28 BST (UK)  »
I am not having and luck with my research and hoping someone can assist. I have an ancestor Robert John White and he was born in Belfast, County Antrim, Ireland in about 1835 and his parents were John White and Sarah Robinson.
I am trying to find out what happened to John & Sarah. Did they come to Australia with Robert? No luck with passenger lists either for Robert, but he married a Mary Jane Robinson (Parents Francis Robinson & Margaret Murray) on 25 April 1859 in Goulburn, NSW. Mary Jane was born on 2 April 1840 in Adelaide, South Australia.
I would appreciate any help in finding any details for John & Sarah.

Australia / Marie Elizabeth MORROW
« on: Wednesday 25 May 16 05:40 BST (UK)  »
I have a situation where Maree, a cousin of my wife, is looking for her birth mother as she was adopted out just after birth. She paid someone to do a search, cost a lot of money with no result, and was told that her file was missing or been destroyed. I said I would see if I could assist and she said that she was told by her life mother before she died, that she was born on 2 July 1956 as Nicole Ann Morrow at Darlinghurst in Sydney and that her birth mother was very young and named Marie Morrow.
I started searching and the only Marie Morrow I could find was a Marie Elizabeth Morrow, born 8 November 1939, which if she is the mother, would have been about 17 at the time. She was likely a student nurse at the time as I found in the 1958-1962 Electoral Rolls she was living at the RPA Hospital. The fact that she was living at the hospital, might indicate that she was from a country town instead of the city. In October 1962 she married a William Foster Thompson in Sydney. He was a Medical Practitioner. From 1968 on, they were living in Wagga Wagga, NSW and had six children. Marie died on 20 November 2004 and William died in 2013, both in Wagga Wagga.
I also need to say that my grandmother on my mother's side was a Morrow and I am interested, apart from the above, in seeing if there is a connection. However the information I found on showed that Marie's parent's were unknown. I am unable to source her Birth & Death certificates because of the time frames. I have searched Trove for any newspaper articles without success.
Would love to see if we can confirm of delete Marie Elizabeth Morrow as the birth mother, and to investigate further who her parents were. Hoping someone can assist.


Australia / Catherine CONDON
« on: Tuesday 19 April 16 02:34 BST (UK)  »
I am trying to help a friend confirm what she believes is her great grand mother, Catherine Condon. She has been unable to find confirmation of her arrival in Australia around the middle to late 1840's and her marriage to a John Thomas Sullivan about 1848 in Sydney. They had a son Thomas Sullivan in Dapto, NSW in 1848 and she said John died in 1855, and Catherine remarried in 1857 to a John Duggan. Catherine died in 1885 aged 72 (B: C. 1813) and is buried in the Breadalbane Cemetery, NSW
She believes that Catherine is the sister of Ellen Condon who married Michael Drew in Kilmalock, Limerick in 1840 and they were sponsored to Australia and arrived on the "Eleanor' in August 1841. Ellen & Michael are also buried in Breadalbane Cemetery, Ellen died in 1876 aged 64 (B:1812), but according to her death certificate, she was aged 60 meaning she was born about 1816. However her Immigration sheet showed she was 21 years in 1841, making her birth date of about 1820. Her parents were both deceased before coming to Australia.
The connecting thing of Ellen & Catherine would be that both their mother's name was Mulqueen, and we know Ellen's mother was Ellen Mulqueen. I have tried searching for the unknown details about Catherine and came up blank. hoping someone can assist.

Yorkshire (East Riding & York) / Richard RICHARDSON
« on: Saturday 16 April 16 07:26 BST (UK)  »
Hope someone can provide the link for me.
I have a ancestor Richard Richardson who married Isabella Armstrong in the September Quarter 1850 in Darlington, Yorkshire. (Freebdm 24/69). I haven't been able to go back further to confirm who his parents were, but I would like to see if his father was a Richard Richardson who was a surveyor also in Darlington. I have found where a Richard & Isabella Richardson immigrated to Australia in December 1852 on the 'Minnesota' to Victoria.  Hope we can make a connection or at least find who his and Isabella's parents were.

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