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Mixed Race aboriginal Darby
« on: Sunday 07 September 14 08:57 BST (UK) »
Im looking for more info on half cast aboriginal named darby  also known as reynold darby date of birth is unknown he worked in the pilbara  area western australia as a stockman he died in savory creek near mundi windi nullagine he is my great grandmothers father little is known about him  we my nan always sort he was white man until we saw his will which was in the name "half cast darby" and we believe he has a connection to perth in western australia.

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« Reply #1 on: Sunday 07 September 14 09:23 BST (UK) »
Hello and Welcome to Rootschat.      :)

Sorry I am unable to help - just saying Welcome.   

I hope someone from West Australian Archives might be able to assist.

Wiggy 
Gaunt, Ransom, McNally, Stanfield, Kimberley. (Tasmania)
Brown, Johnstone, Eskdale, Brand  (Dumfriess,  Scotland)
Booth, Bruerton, Deakin, Wilkes, Kimberley
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Green, Mansfield, (Herts)
Cavenaugh, Ransom (Middlesex)
 

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« Reply #2 on: Sunday 07 September 14 12:51 BST (UK) »
Welcome from me too, Jacka

Can I suggest that you contact the moderator (click on that bit in your post) and ask for this to be transferred to the Australia board?

Records for aboriginal people are notoriously difficult.
You say you don't know when he was born, but as you know where he died, can you give us any sort of date for this, and how old he was? 
Have you contacted any of the relevant agencies in W.A. for help with this?

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« Reply #3 on: Monday 08 September 14 00:17 BST (UK) »
Could this be your Darby?
The Inquirer and Commercial News 29Jan1897 http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/66538352 (top of 4th column) "Attacked by a Native.- Mr. Joe Godfrey sustained a compound fracture of the ankle through a kick from a half-caste named Darby at the Eastern Harding.....

He was acquitted
The Pilbarra Goldfield News 12 March1897 http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/146125661?

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« Reply #4 on: Monday 08 September 14 00:22 BST (UK) »
Maybe ??

Western Australia death index

ABORIGINE   DARBY   age 35  Parents and place of death unknown      12108   1883

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« Reply #5 on: Monday 08 September 14 00:41 BST (UK) »
http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/146331843 (1st Column last notice)
Notice to Creditors
In the Supreme Court of Western Australia. Probate Jurisdiction.
..... In the matter of the Estate of DABBY, deceased....... a half-caste aboriginal, late of Balfour Downs Station, in the State of Western Australia, deceased, who died on or about the 16th day of May, 1915,....

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« Reply #6 on: Monday 08 September 14 01:20 BST (UK) »
....... a half-caste aboriginal, late of Balfour Downs Station, in the State of Western Australia, 

Wonder what connection there is if any.

Subject: Julia and Minnie Darby of Balfour Downs Station, W.A.

http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/AUS-WA-SURNAMES/2004-11/1099609751

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« Reply #7 on: Monday 08 September 14 01:35 BST (UK) »
Wonder what connection there is if any.
Subject: Julia and Minnie Darby of Balfour Downs Station, W.A.

Most likely the OP's connection.
Minnie DARBY(Aboriginal) married at Moora in 1934 to Felix JACKAMARRA (Aboriginal)

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« Reply #8 on: Monday 08 September 14 01:44 BST (UK) »
Wonder what connection there is if any.
Subject: Julia and Minnie Darby of Balfour Downs Station, W.A.

Most likely the OP's connection.
Minnie DARBY(Aboriginal) married at Moora in 1934 to Felix JACKAMARRA (Aboriginal)

Essie

Thanks Essie, i can be a real wally at times  ::) I thought i had seen the name JACKAMARRA somewhere and it was the OP's username  ;D