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Re: Mixed Race aboriginal Darby
« Reply #18 on: Tuesday 23 December 14 09:36 GMT (UK) »
A number of items mentioning JACKAMARRA family in Western Australia
http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/result?q=jackamarra&s=40

These place a MATHEWS family at Nullagine.

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article24849153
The West Australian 29 Nov 1902
MARBLE BAR
Marble Bar, November 28. Con. Mathews, James Mathews, and Jack Mathews (father and two sons) were brought up at the Marble Bar Police Court yesterday in connection with the recent robbery of battery plates (valued at 200) from the Bulletin mine. They were remanded to Tuesday next.

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article28575336
The West Australian  24 Nov 1914
Funeral Notices
MATHEWS-The Friends of Mr. C. Mathews, of Walgun Station, Nullagine, are respectfully invited to follow the remains of his late beloved wife Ellen, mother of Francis, Patrick, and Joseph Mathews, of Nullagine; John and Stella, of Milgan, Peak Hill; and Mrs. M. Mealy, of Onslow, to the place of interment, the Roman Catholic Cemetery, Karrakatta.
The Funeral is appointed to leave the residence of Mr. E. J. Tweedall, 8 Bulwer-street, East Perth, at 2.15 o'clock

Ellen husband's death
MATHEWS    Constantine
District Murchison  Reg#9  1917

Three MATHEWS brothers dissolve their pastoral business partnership
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31206467

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article32553816
The West Australian  27 Jun 1932
MATHEWS On June 25, 1932, at Perth, Joseph, beloved husband of Flora Mathews, of 53 Lichfleld-street, Victoria Park, fond brother of Joan (deceased), and Gerald; loved brother of Mrs. M. Kealy (Perth), Mrs. T. Kelson (Ballidu), Frank and Jack (Nullagine), and Paddy (Meekatharra) ; aged 44 years. R.I.P. 

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article58665786
Sunday Times 26 Jun 1932
FUNERAL NOTICE.
MATHEWS - The Friends of the, late Mr. Joseph Mathews, of 53 Lichfield-street, Victoria Park, and formerly of Nullagine and Meekatharra, are respectfully invited to follow, his remains to the place of Interment, the Roman Catholic Cemetery. Karrakatta.
The Funeral is appointed to leave Messrs. Bowra and O'Dea's Private Mortuary, 195 Pier-street, Perth, at 10.45 o'clock on TUESDAY MORNING, per road. Friends wishing to attend the Funeral may proceed by the 11.5 o'clock train leaving Perth.

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article46343711
The West Australian 16 Dec 1939
MATHEWS - On December 15, 1939, at Perth. Francis Joseph Mathews. of Walen Station. Nullagine, dearly beloved brother of Minnie (Mrs. Kealy. Perth), Jack (Nullagine), Stella (Mrs. T. Nelson. Ballidu) and the late Jim, Paddy and Joe; aged 61

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article47666278
The West Australian  30 May 1949
MATHEWS On May 29. 1949. at Subiaco. John Constantlne Mathews. of 72 Marlow-street, Wembley Park, late of Tallawana Station, Nullagine. beloved brother of James (deceased , Minnie (Mrs. Kealy), Frank (deceased) Paddy (deceased). Joe (deceased) and Stella (Mrs. Tom Nelson); aged 67 years.


http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article74928749
Northern Times  9 Jun 1949
Nullagine News
OBITUARY
Residents of this district and the cattle punching fraternity particularly, will regret to learn of the death of erstwhile stockman and station owner, John C. Mathews - Jack, one of this district's earliest cattlemen, with four brothers (all deceased) took up country known, or rather named by them, as Walgun, Tallawanni and Watch Point stations, situated beyond Ethel Creek in an easterly direction, some 35 to 40 years ago.
Old timers speak of Jack as being the doyen of bushmen, and as having a greater knowledge of the so-little-known territory bordering the desert out east than any other man.
Big in stature, jovial, and good company at all times, Jack will be missed and mourned by many in these parts.

Death
MATHEWS    John C
District Perth  1087  Reg#1949

Burial record - 67 years of age at death
http://www2.mcb.wa.gov.au/NameSearch/details.php?id=KB00087295

It appears that his father Constantine was born in Greece.   

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Re: Mixed Race aboriginal Darby
« Reply #19 on: Tuesday 23 December 14 11:34 GMT (UK) »
Marriage and births in Queensland
1868/C443
23 Jul 1868
MATHEWS Cornelius
BURNS Ellen

Births
1869/C2564
MATTHEWS James Edward 
Father Constantine  Mother Ellen BRYNES

1872/C2293
MATHEWS Mary Allen
Father Constantine  Mother Ellen BURNS

1878/C2932
MATTHEWS Francis Joseph
Father Constantine  Mother Ellen BURNS

1881/C3284
MATTHEW John Constantine
Father Constantine  Mother Ellen BYRNES

1884/C4234
MATHEWS Patrick
Father Constantine  Mother Ellen BYRNES

1888/C5422
MATTHEWS Joseph
Father Constantine  Mother Ellen BYRNES

1890/C7361
MATHEWS Stella Mary
Father Constantine  Mother Ellen BYRNES

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Re: Mixed Race aboriginal Darby
« Reply #20 on: Tuesday 23 December 14 15:32 GMT (UK) »
hi cando
i have been sent some info from julias family who had recevied some reports from the department of aboriginal affairs :)

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« Reply #21 on: Tuesday 23 December 14 22:08 GMT (UK) »
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Re: Mixed Race aboriginal Darby
« Reply #22 on: Sunday 17 February 19 07:24 GMT (UK) »
My grandmother, Josephine is the daughter of Julia Darby. Julia and Joseph had 5 children - Hazel, Ethel, Joan, Keith and Josephine. They grew up in East Perth.
Julia died of Lead Poisoning..

I too am searching for info on Julia and where they originated from, as the story is, that once Julia and Minnie's mum passed away the girls were taken by an uncle (but now I'm thinking it was their step father) to Balfour Downs.

Thanks for all the info everyone shared with AustralianJack as this has helped me too :)