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Governess wanted

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The Catholic Press (NSW : 1895 – 1942), Thursday 6 March 1913

SITUATIONS VACANT.

WANTED Cath. Governess to teach two (2) pupils Latin, French, piano, and ordinary English subjects. References required. State salary. Joseph Fitzgerald, Kunderang East, Wollomombi.

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News from around the Armidale Diocese

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The Catholic Press (NSW : 1895 – 1942), Thursday 23 October 1930

Armidale Diocese.

His Lordship Dr. P. J. O’Connor, Bishop of Armidale, visited Sydney last weekend on business.

At the advanced age of 89 years, one of Bendemeer’s oldest residents, Mrs. Jane Burt, died on Saturday, 11th inst. The late Mrs. Burt was one of the most popular figures of the district, and was held in wide spread esteem. Despite her great age, she had a most retentive memory, and could relate to interested listeners entertaining stories of the days of long ago. For many years she kept a store at Bendemeer, and gained the reputation of never refusing to assist those who appealed to her for help. Her husband and three sons predeceased her, and the surviving members of the family are: Messrs. Thomas, James and John (Sydney), Selby D. (Geraldton), and Percy (Armidale). The funeral took place after prayers in Holy Innocents’ Church, at Bendemeer, Rev. Father O ‘Connor (Walcha) officiating. Despite the heavy rain a large attendance of sympathising friends paid their last respects to their departed neighbour. — R.I.P.

This year’s Intermediate class of De La Salle College, Armidale, is numerically the biggest in the history of the college, and, therefore a record number of students — 40 in all, and representing the full strength of the class — is being presented for the examination, a splendid picture programme was screened at the college last Saturday evening. An electric panotrope recently installed was used for the first time, and proved a great success.

The candidates for the Intermediate Examination from the Ursuline Convent, Armidale, commenced the test on Wednesday, and were 15 in number, the greatest number to be entered from the college since this examination was constituted. There are also four candidates from St. Anne’s High School, the secondary department of St. Mary’s Girls’ Primary School.

Rev. Father O’Connor, of Moree, and formerly of Inverell, has been transferred to Quirindi, as assistant priest to Ven. Archdeacon Harrington, P.P. Father O’Connor has been assistant at Moree for about four years. Rev. Father Tuttle, a newly-ordained priest, who is at present at Quirindi, will take Father O’Connor’s place at Moree.

A wedding of interest to both Armidale and Maitland dioceses occurred last month, when Desmond, son of the late Mr. J. P. Fitzgerald and Mrs. Fitzgerald, of Kunderang Station, Macleay River, was married to Gladys, daughter of the late Mr. J. and Mrs. Richardson, of Gresford. The marriage was solemnised by the Rev. Father M. Kiernan at St. Helen’s Church, Gresford. Dr. Charles Fitzgerald, of Lewisham Hospital, brother of the groom, was best man, and the bridesmaid was Miss Joan Richardson (sister of the bride). The bride, who was escorted to the altar by her brother, Mr. Alfred Richardson, was smartly frocked in beige georgette, with hat en suite, whilst the bridesmaid was charmingly gowned in powder blue crepe de chine. After the ceremony the bride and bridegroom left on their honeymoon, which is being spent on a motor tour of New South Wales and Queensland.

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April 20, 2013 at 8:53 am

A Kunderang / Moree connection

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Molong Express and Western District Advertiser (NSW : 1912 – 1922), Saturday 26 June 1915

BRIDAL BOUQUETS.

Fitzgerald-Cahill.

The marriage of Mr. Joseph Patrick Fitzgerald, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Fitzgerald, of “Kunderang,” Armidale, with Miss Kathleen Bridget Cahill, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Cahill, of Lavender Bay, took place on Tuesday, June 15th, being quietly solemnised at St. Francis Xavier’s Church, Lavender Bay. The bride, who was led to the altar by her father, wore accordean pleated ninon over flech satin and draped with white satin charmeuse and richly trimmed with silver lace and caught with true lovers knots of silver ribbon and finished with square train and tuelle veil, with wreath of orange blossoms; and carried a shower bouquet of white asters, tuber roses, carnations and maidenhair fern, a gift of the bridegroom. Miss Florence Cahill (sister of the bride) and Miss Aileen Fitzgerald (sister of bride groom) who acted as bridesmaids, wore ivory white ninon over shell pink satin and accordean pleated frill of pink ninon, finished with black velvet girdle and silver trimmings; black velvet hats underlined with pink, trimmed with upstanding tulle and scroll mount; and carried shower bouquets of pink roses, carnations, sweet pea and asparagus fern, together with coral and diamond necklets, gifts of the bridegroom. Mr. Des. Fitzgerald (brother) acted as best man and Dr. Fitzgerald as groomsman. Paston Cooper’s ” Ave Maria” was sung by Miss Madolene Cahill to the accompaniment of Miss Tracey (organ) and Miss Nonie Donohoe (violin), who afterwards played the Wedding and Bridal Marches.

A reception was held at Baumann’s, Pitt-street, by the mother of the bride, where the usual toasts were honored. Mr. and Mrs. Fitzgerald left later for Medlow and Jenolan Caves, where the honeymoon is being spent, prior to their departure for “Krui,” Moree. The bride travelled in a smart navy-tailored cloth coat and skirt, black velvet hat with fruit and berries, and a set of handsome white Arctic fox furs, which, together with a diamond cluster ring, were gifts of the bridegroom. The bride’s present to the bridegroom was a gold sovereign case. The couple were the recipients of many valuable presents, including several cheques.

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Occupation Licences

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Australian Town and Country Journal (NSW), Wednesday 26 December 1906

LAND DISTRICT OF WALCHA.

At Walcha on January 7 the local Crown land agent will offer for sale by public auction the right to an occupation licence of 55,820 acres, in the county of Vernon, and parishes of Kangaroo Flat, Loch, Styx, Mooraback, and Fitzroy. The land is lot No. 37, adjoining Cunderang R.A. 564, Cunderang East R.A. 585A, and Cunderang West R.A. 586A. It is thickly timbered; rough country, of poor grazing capacity. The block is about 32 miles from Walcha. The upset licence fee for each section of 640 acres is 6s 8d. A supply of water exists in McCarthy’s Creek.

Australian Town and Country Journal (NSW), Wednesday 4 September 1907

LAND DISTRICTS OF ARMIDALE AND WALCHA.

At Armidale on September 30 an occupation licence of 71,000 acres in the counties of Sandon and Vernon, and parishes of Merrigalah, etc., situated in “The Falls” country, and the resumed areas of Enmore and Cunderang, will be offered for sale by the Crown land agent. The annual upset licence fee per section of 640 acres is 2s 6d. The block has a good supply of water. The land, which is more or less inaccessible, with small flats near the watercourses, is about 20 miles from Walcha, 12 miles from Armidale, and 2 miles from Hillgrove.

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Cunderang for sale again.

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Australian Town and Country Journal (NSW), Saturday 2 October 1875

NEW ENGLAND DISTRICT.
THE CUNDERANG STATION,
situated 40 miles from Walcha, and adjoining those well
known stations Nevission's YARROWITCH, Fletcher's    
WALLAMUMBY, Hargraves' HILLGROVE, and Bell's
JEOGLA, together with
3500 CATTLE, more or less.
P. N. Trebeck          
has received instructions from Mrs. Crawford to  
sell by auction, at his rooms, Squatters' Exchange, Sydney,
on THURSDAY, 14th. October, at 11 o'clock,  
That well and favourably known property
the CUNDERANG Station.
consisting of a very large extent of well grassed
country, abundantly watered in all seasons by the fol-
lowing rivers and creeks :-
40 miles frontage to EACH SIDE of the Macleay River, 30
miles frontage to EACH SIDE of the Cunderang
Creek, 30 miles frontage to the River Styx, and other
streams.
With CUNDERANG will be sold
3500 HEAD CATTLE, more or less,
bred originally from the celebrated SEGENHOE herd,
50 working horses, a team of bullocks, stores, &c., &c., to be
taken at a valuation.
The grazing capabilities are estimated at 5000 HEAD, but
with fencing, a very much larger number.  
The IMPROVEMENTS consist of a shingled verandah cot-
tage, kitchen &c., &c.
A large paddock of 1500 acres and a smaller one; capa-
cious stockyard at home station, numerous others on the run,
and EVERY CONVENIENCE for working the station to  
the BEST ADVANTAGE.    
CUNDERANG is a first-class breeding station, supply-
ing a HANDSOME and RELIABLE ANNUAL INCOME
from the sale of bullocks. Capitalists in search of a steadily
paying investment are invited to examine the run and stock
before the day of sale.
Any further particulars may be obtained at the Rooms.
P. N. Trebeck, Stock and Station Agent, Squatters'
Exchange, George-street.

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The Dora Dora Blacks

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Tuesday 19 January 1892, Bathurst Free Press and Mining Journal

A wire yesterday says that two armed blackfellows supposed to be the Dora Dora murderers; called at the residence of a selector, 12 miles from Walcha, near Orandumby Station, about midday on Saturday last. A party of four police, with a black tracker, went quickly in pursuit. The blacks are only about a day and a half’s days journey from the Macleay, where they will reach very rough and difficult country. Parties of police at the head of the Macleay and at Cunderang and Long Flat direction will try to intercept them should they take that route. It will prove very rough, mountainous country, impassable for horses for miles upon miles. The Macleay and north coast police are exercising the utmost vigilance, and it will not be their fault if the blacks are not captured.

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Alleged Rich Gold Reef in the Uralla District

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Tuesday 23 July 1889, Clarence and Richmond Examiner and New England Advertiser (Grafton)

GREAT excitement was occasioned in Uralla on Friday last in consequence of a report that an auriferous quartz reef, the stone from which was studded with gold, had been discovered in the Mihi Creek falls country, at a place known as Postman’s Point, about 30 miles from Uralla in an easterly direction. The alleged discovery turned out to be correct, the fortunate discoverers being two residents of Uralla, Messrs. G. McCrossin and Robson, who have been prospecting in the locality for some weeks past. The reef crops out from the surface for some distance, and small pieces of the stone, which is of a slaty character similar to that of Baker’s Creek and other Hillgrove reefs, have been tested; and the yield of gold is considered very good. When the news spread quite a rush set in to the locality (a portion of the eastern falls, the waters of which go to the Macleay River), and scores of residents of Uralla and the surrounding district, many of whom have pegged out near the prospectors’ claim, visited the spot as soon as the find was made known. The place where the reef is situated is on the borders of Cunderang and Enmore runs, in exceedingly rocky and broken country, the exact counterpart of that at Kookrabookra and Hillgrove ; and many of those who have visited the place are sanguine that, as the locality becomes thoroughly prospected, it will no doubt develop into a rich quartz-reefing centre. It certainly has a likely look at present, and it is to be hoped that the new find will turn out another Bonanza. The nearest route to Postman’s Point is by way of Uralla, Gostwyck, and Enmore, the track being good to the latter place ; from this to the new rush (about 12 miles) the road is rough and broken. The locality is a regular wilderness, and those going there must take rations and tents. It is situated in the Uralla mining district, and in consequence of the discovery the Mining Registrar (Mr. Garland) has during the past few days been literally besieged by applicants for miners’ rights and leases. A good many people are already camped at the place, the country being dotted in all directions with tents. Here it may be said that the locality has for years past been regarded as auriferous, alluvial gold having been worked at Boro Creek and other places in the falls country. It is stated that the reef discovered by Messrs. McCrossin and Robson has been traced for a considerable distance down the falls, and the prospectors and others believe they have a good thing in hand. The find was made by pure accident, whilst the prospectors were resting after a search among the rocky spurs.

The following applications for leases have been posted up at the Court House :- A. A. Dangar, 10 acres, county Sandon, parish Meregalah, on left bank of Postman’s Creek; J. D. McLennan and party, 15 acres; Rainey Mackay and party, 15 acres ; J. T. McCrossin and party, 15 acres; C. McL. Marsh and party, 15 acres ; J. Burraston and party, 15 acres ; John Rogerson and party, 10 acres ; G. H. Robson and party, 15 acres ; George McCrossin and party, 20 acres; T. Doyle and party, 15 acres.; J. Miller and party, 15 acres; Wm. Thorley and party, 15 acres; K. Finlayson and party, 15 acres (these applications adjoin). From this it can be seen that intending claim holders have taken time by the forelock, and are determined to be in the. swim. It has been somewhat difficult to get at the facts through the conflicting reports in circulation, but the above may be accepted as the main truths associated with the discovery. Whether it will merge into a New Eldorado, time alone will show ; but both Adelaide and Melbourne speculators who are now in quest of palatable things in the quartz-reefing line, and whose appetites have been tickled by the developments at Kookrabookra and Baker’s Creek, are said to be very anxious to take part in the boom at Postman’s Point; indeed, it is reported that a good round sum has already been offered for a block intersecting the supposed golden stone. It is intended by the prospectors to thoroughly test their ground at once.

-Walcha Times.

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