Old news from Armidale and New England

Local news from newspaper archives

She remembers Thunderbolt

leave a comment »

Sunday 10 January 1954, The Sun-Herald (Sydney)

She Knew Thunderbolt

COFFS HARBOUR, Saturday. – A woman who says she knew Thunderbolt before he turned bushranger, will have her 100th birthday on Monday.

The woman, Mrs. Margaret McGuire, of North Street, Coffs Harbour, said to-day he was “a nice young chap.”

Mrs. McGuire said Thunderbolt worked on their Armidale station “in the old days.”

“Went Wrong”.

“Things went wrong and he took to bushranging,” she said.

Mrs. McGuire’s direct living descendants include six sons and four daughters, 41 grandchildren, 87 great-grandchildren, and two great great-grandchildren.

Mrs. McGuire, who is in excellent health and in full possession of her faculties, was born at Armidale on January 11, 1854-just four years after her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Donald McNeven, arrived from Glasgow. They were farmers.

Written by macalba

December 13, 2010 at 8:07 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

Tagged with ,

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: