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« Reply #9 on: Monday 08 September 14 08:25 BST (UK) »
Thanks everyone who helped so far
yes minnie and julia is his daugthers
we have found the news paper artical about his wiil and about his court trial
im working with the department  of aboriginals  affairs atm to find out more.
Our thoughts are that becausr he was an educated  half cast  judging from his will and winning his court trial that he proberly was from south of the state  were the aboriginals seemed to be more civilized at the time

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« Reply #10 on: Monday 08 September 14 08:30 BST (UK) »
Darby died around 1915

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« Reply #11 on: Monday 08 September 14 09:29 BST (UK) »
It would have been helpful to give ALL the information with your first request to save us searching for it.

DARBY died intestate ie he did not have a will.  All deceased estates are probated at the Supreme Court in each State of Australia.

From the link posted by cupoflife....

Notice to Creditors.
In the Supreme Court of Western Australia.
Probate Jurisdiction.
In the matter of the Estate of DABBY, deceased.
WHEREAS on the 8th day of March,1916, an Order, to Collect and manage the Estate and Effects of Darby, 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, was granted by the Supreme Court of the said State, under the provisions of "The Administration Act, 1903," to the under signed, the Curator of Intestate Estates, Perth,

Now notice is hereby given that all Creditors and other persons having CLAIMS or DEMANDS against the Estate of the said deceased are hereby required to send particulars of such claims or demands to the undersigned, on or before the 10th day of March, 1916

And further, that the undersigned will immediately after such date, proceed to distribute the assets of the said deceased among the Creditors and persons entitled thereto, having regard only to those claims of which he shall then have had notice. And the said Curator will not be liable for the assets, or any part thereof so distributed or dealt with, to any person of whose claim or demand he shall not then have received notice.

Dated at Perth this 7th day of January, 1919.
GERYASE CLIFTON,
Curator of Intestate Estates.

There should be a file at...

Probate Office
14th floor 111 Georges Street
Perth WA 6000

Indexes—not published; fiche 1832-ca1939 at Battye Library, State Records Office & WAGS; 1900-1993 State Records Office.

Wills—application has to be made with SSAE and reply will advise availability and request a search fee. [Telephone 08 9421 5152 for the current search fee to speed up the process.] On payment of the search fee you will be advised of the copying costs.

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« Reply #12 on: Monday 08 September 14 10:37 BST (UK) »
Thanks cando

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« Reply #13 on: Monday 08 September 14 19:38 BST (UK) »
Are you able to post the name of the Minnie and Julia's mother please?

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« Reply #14 on: Tuesday 09 September 14 00:48 BST (UK) »
We dont know minnie and julia real mothers name we have a few records one of them is on ancestory.com saying william darby and  julia pettit
other record from new norcia says their parents name is billy and mary darby 
another say that minnie darby born a matthews
their is no name on minnies marriage certificate only saying that her father is reynold darby

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« Reply #15 on: Tuesday 09 September 14 02:19 BST (UK) »
Online family trees are unreliable for information unless the sources or references are included so it can be checked. 

Do you have Julia's marriage certificate?

DARBY Julia    
HOLLIWAY    Joseph
District Moora  Ref#6  1935    

There may be some helpful information in the DARBY file at the Probate Office ie name of his wife and children.  Contact details in reply#11

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« Reply #16 on: Monday 22 December 14 06:53 GMT (UK) »
hi all just need some help in finding out who jack matthews of walgun station nullagine he is said to be minnie and julias natural fatherand the person darby halfcast was their stepfather

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« Reply #17 on: Tuesday 23 December 14 02:50 GMT (UK) »
Was this information from a marriage or death certificate or other records?

No parents noted on Julia's death cert...

HOLLIWAY    Julia
Parents unknown  58 years
District Perth  Reg#3156  1960    


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