George Bardwell

George BARDWELL

(1826–1912)

George BARDWELL was born in 1826 in Essex, England to parents Thomas (1st) Bardwell and Maria Darby.

Families arrival in Australia

Arrival: ship "Palambam" - 394 tons - Master: - George Willis - Origin: - London - 24th August, - Destination: Sydney 10th January, 1833

Bardwell, George (1826–1912)

Born 1826 Essex, England

Died 12 September 1912 Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia

Cultural Heritage ?English

Occupations goldminer (1852-1853) Queensland, Australia

grazier (cattle) (1855-1912) New South Wales, Australia

Key Places Gympie goldfields (Qld) (goldminer, 1845-1846)

Properties Oberne (NSW) (partner, 1842-1876)

Woodlands (NSW) (owner, 1876-1912) - (Ref- http://oa.anu.edu.au/lifesummary/bardwell-george-57).

1st Marriage - 1872

George BARDWELL married Miss Eliza Jane Nixon, who owned part of Carabost Station, near Oberne, - (Ref- NSW BDM 3620/1872). She died in Wagga aged 67 year. Manaro Mercury 15.4.1893. and 14380/1893 BARDWELL, ELIZA J parents JOHN B & MARY in WAGGA WAGGA.

2nd Marriage - 1894

George BARDWELL married Miss Martha Isabel Johnstone, daughter of the late Mr. Henry Johnstone, of Wagga, - (Ref- NSW BDM 6981/1894).

CHILDREN

17638/1895 BARDWELL, EDITH A I parents GEORGE & MARTHA I in WAGGA WAGGA

26804/1897 BARDWELL, EMILY M V parents GEORGE & MARTHA I in WAGGA WAGGA

27216/1901 BARDWELL, BESSIE R T parents GEORGE & MARTHA I in WAGGA WAGGA

17334/1904 BARDWELL, MABEL C I parents GEORGE & MARTHA I in WAGGA WAGGA

1900 - CIRCUIT COURTS. - CIVIL CASES AT WAGGA WAGGA, Wednesday. - In the case in which John Cheney, of 'Possum Plains, sued George Bardwell, of Oberne station, for alleged malicious prosecution, claiming damages at £3000, the jury, after being locked up all night, brought in a verdict for defendant. His Honor Mr. Justice Owen remarked that the veidict was quite in accordance with his views of the case. - (Ref- The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954)(about) Previous issue Thursday 18 October 1900).

1910 - DRIVING ACCIDENTS. WAGGA (NSW), Sunday - Mr George Bardwell, of Woodland Station, with his wife and daughter, was driving a buggy and pair in Docker Street when the vehicle overturned, Mr Bardwell and his daughter escaped injury but his wife had to be taken to the hospital. - (Ref- The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957)(about) Previous issue Monday 19 September 1910 Page 4).

DEATH

12th September, 1912 George BARDWELL died in Wagga Wagga. - (Ref- NSW BDM 12980/1912).

OBITUARY

At Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, last month, one of the oldest and best of the Riverina pioneers passed away. Mr. George Bardwell, of Woodlands Station, was born in County Essex, England, in 1826, and was only seven years old when the family emigrated to Sydney and settled near Tempe, Cook's River. Thus the Bardwell family were among the early settlers of New South Wales.

Early in the forties Mr. Bardwell became associated with his brother Charles, who owned Oberne Station, forty miles from Wagga, and who at the age of ninety is still residing on Oberne — the last of the family who arrived in 1833. In 1848 the gold fever broke out in California, and Mr. George Bardwell joined a party of Australian miners, and for two years was engaged in "placer-mining." Returning to New South Wales in 1850, he shortly afterwards went to the mines at Gympie, Queensland. Then, again, the spirit of the pioneers took him to New Zealand with the first flight of miners who settled on the Clutha diggings. Not being successful, he quickly returned, and settled down to a pastoral career on his brother's Riverina station, Oberne. This was very early in the fifties, before gold was discovered in Australia, and at this period fat cattle and sheep were selling in Sydney at 20s. and 2s. 6d. per head; in fact, a mob of bullocks, driven by the late Mr. Bardwell from Oberne across country to Sydney, sold at 10s. per head.

He was a fearless horseman, and only six years ago, at the age of eighty, he broke in a young colt on his own station, Woodlands, and stuck to him as well as ever he could have done in those early pioneering days of sixty years ago. Within the last few months, though eighty-six years old, he would drive his buggy and pair unattended the thirty miles from Woodlands to Wagga, and open six gates en route, arriving in town sitting as straight as any young man of twenty-five.

With the discovery of the rich alluvial gold in Victoria, such expedients as boiling down fat stock, because of poor markets, were done away with, and fat bullocks in 1856 were selling in Melbourne at £15 per head and sheep up to £3 per head. This was the squatters' harvest, and the late Mr. Bardwell's former experiences in mining and his shrewdness, made him see that in the end the squatter would be the gainer, so he gave his undivided attention to pastoral pursuits.

Mr. Bardwell's first wife was Miss Eliza Jane Nixon, who owned part of Carabost Station, near Wagga, and who was also largely interested in the old Wagga Bridge Company under the toll system, whereby everyone who crossed the Murrumbidgee at Wagga had to pay two pence per head to the private company who had built the bridge.

The late Mr. Bardwell and his first wife went to Woodlands in 1876, where she died in 1893.

He afterwards married Miss Martha Isabel Johnstone, daughter of the late Mr. Henry Johnstone, of Wagga, and leaves a family of four daughters.

A RIVERINA PIONEER. - DEATH OF Mr. GEORGE BARDWELL - One of the oldest of the pioneers of Riverina Mr George Bardwell, of Woodlands Station died at Wagga on Thursday last at the age of 86 years. Born in Essex, England, in 1826, he was only seven years old when the famliy emigrated to Sydney in 1831, and settled near Tempe, Cook's River. Thus the Bardwell famlly were among the early settlers of the State.

Early in the forties he became associated with his brother, Charles Bardwell, who owned Oberne station, 40 miles from Wagga, and who at the age of 90 is still residing on Oberne the last of the famlly who arrived in 1833. In 1948 the gold fever broke out in California, and Mr George Bardwell joined a party of Australian miners. For two years he was engaged in "placer mining," so called from the fact that the gold bearing wash was placed in the steep banks of gorges, and had to be dug out, frequently at an angle any coal miner of the present day would strongly object to.

Returning to New South Wales In 1850 he shortly after went to the mines at Gympie, Queensland. Then again the spirit of the pioneers took aim to New Zealand with the first flight of miners who bellied on the Clutha diggings. Not being successful he quickly returned, and settled down to a pastoral career on his brother's Riverina station, Oberne. This was very early in the fifties before gold was discovered in Australia, and at this period fat cattle and sheep were selling in Sydney at 20s and 2s 6d per head respectively. In fact a mob of bullocks was driven by the late Mr Bardwell from Oberne across country to Sydney, and sold at 10s per head.

He was a noted horseman, and only six years ago, at the age of 80 broke in a young colt on his own station Woodlands. Within the last few months, though 86 years old he drove his buggy and pair unattended 40 miles from Woodlands to Wagga and opened six gates en route arriving in town sitting as straight as a young man of 25.

Mr Bardwell s first wife was Miss Eliza Jane Nixon, and this lady, who was an orphan owned part of Carabost station near Wagga, and also was largely interested in the old Wagga Bridge Company under the toll system whereby everyone who crossed the Murrumbidgee at Wagga, had to pay tup-pence per head to the prívate company who had built the bridge. Now that the Government bridge spans the river. The late Mr Bardwell went to Hindi where his wife died In 1893.

He afterwards married Miss Martha Johnstone daughter of the late Mr Henry Johnstone of Wagga and has left four daughters. He was a large subscriber to the funds of the Wagga District Hospital, one of the oldest members of the Murrumbidgee Pastoral and Agricul- tural Association and an old member of the Riverina Club.- (Ref- The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954)(about) Previous issue Wednesday 18 September 1912 Page 18).

Bardwell, George (1826–1912)

Another entry = George Bardwell, n.d.

At Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, last month, one of the oldest and best of the Riverina pioneers passed away. Mr. George Bardwell, of Woodlands Station, was born in County Essex, England, in 1826, and was only seven years old when the family emigrated to Sydney and settled near Tempe, Cook's River. Thus the Bardwell family were among the early settlers of New South Wales.

Early in the forties Mr. Bardwell became associated with his brother Charles, who owned Oberne Station, forty miles from Wagga, and who at the age of ninety is still residing on Oberne — the last of the family who arrived in 1833. In 1848 the gold fever broke out in California, and Mr. George Bardwell joined a party of Australian miners, and for two years was engaged in "placer-mining." Returning to New South Wales in 1850, he shortly afterwards went to the mines at Gympie, Queensland. Then, again, the spirit of the pioneers took him to New Zealand with the first flight of miners who settled on the Clutha diggings. Not being successful, he quickly returned, and settled down to a pastoral career on his brother's Riverina station, Oberne. This was very early in the fifties, before gold was discovered in Australia, and at this period fat cattle and sheep were selling in Sydney at 20s. and 2s. 6d. per head; in fact, a mob of bullocks, driven by the late Mr. Bardwell from Oberne across country to Sydney, sold at 10s. per head.

He was a fearless horseman, and only six years ago, at the age of eighty, he broke in a young colt on his own station, Woodlands, and stuck to him as well as ever he could have done in those early pioneering days of sixty years ago. Within the last few months, though eighty-six years old, he would drive his buggy and pair unattended the thirty miles from Woodlands to Wagga, and open six gates en route, arriving in town sitting as straight as any young man of twenty-five.

With the discovery of the rich alluvial gold in Victoria, such expedients as boiling down fat stock, because of poor markets, were done away with, and fat bullocks in 1856 were selling in Melbourne at £15 per head and sheep up to £3 per head. This was the squatters' harvest, and the late Mr. Bardwell's former experiences in mining and his shrewdness, made him see that in the end the squatter would be the gainer, so he gave his undivided attention to pastoral pursuits.

Mr. Bardwell's first wife was Miss Eliza Jane Nixon, who owned part of Carabost Station, near Wagga, and who was also largely interested in the old Wagga Bridge Company under the toll system, whereby everyone who crossed the Murrumbidgee at Wagga had to pay two pence per head to the private company who had built the bridge.

The late Mr. Bardwell and his first wife went to Woodlands in 1876, where she died in 1893.

He afterwards married Miss Martha Isabel Johnstone, daughter of the late Mr. Henry Johnstone, of Wagga, and leaves a family of four daughters. - (Ref- http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/bardwell-george-57).

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SURNAME CHRISTIAN OCCUPATION ADDRESS POST TOWN ABBOTT F. jun. stockman Humula Tarcutta ABBOTT Frederick freeholder Oberne Tarcutta ABBOTT Samuel farmer Umbango Tarcutta ABBOTT William farmer Umbango Tarcutta ADAMS John farmer Kyeamba Tarcutta ANSLOW Thomas labourer --- Tarcutta BAMINTYNE A. time-keeper Berambula Tarcutta

BARDWELL George squatter Carabost Tarcutta

BOARDMAN Joseph carpenter --- Tarcutta BOARDMAN William --- --- Tarcutta BOLLARD Benjamin freeholder Oberne Tarcutta BROWN William farmer --- Tarcutta BUTTER Richard storekeeper --- Tarcutta BUTTERFIELD Joseph farmer Oberne Tarcutta

CHAMPAN Richard farmer --- Tarcutta CHAPMAN E. telegraph master Kyeamba Tarcutta CHAPMAN William farmer --- Tarcutta CHARD James farmer Hillas Ck. Tarcutta

CHEENEY --- farmer Humula Tarcutta

CHEENEY John farmer Humula Tarcutta

CHEENEY John jun. Cheney, farmer Humula Tarcutta

CHEENEY Robert farmer Humula Tarcutta

CHELTEN George farmer Wantabadgery Tarcutta CHITTENDEN Thomas splitter --- Tarcutta CLARK George farmer American Yard Tarcutta CLARK George farmer Hunnula Tarcutta COLE John blacksmith --- Tarcutta COLTER Henry --- Kyeamba Tarcutta CONNOR John farmer Berambula Tarcutta CONNOR Michael farmer Berambula Tarcutta COX John stockman Oberne Tarcutta CURLAIN James farmer --- Tarcutta DALTON Thomas farmer --- Tarcutta DAVIS John farmer Oberne Tarcutta DELAINEY --- farmer Berambula Tarcutta DENT John farmer Hillas Ck. Tarcutta DONNELLY Edward squatter Berambula Tarcutta DONNELLY John squatter Berambula Tarcutta DONNELLY Michael squatter Berambula Tarcutta DONOVAN John farmer Humula Tarcutta DOUGLAS R. S. station manager Hunnula Tarcutta DUNN Edward farmer Billabong Tarcutta DUNN George farmer --- Tarcutta DUNN James farmer Billabong Tarcutta DUNN James farmer Mount Adia Tarcutta DUNN James mailman --- Tarcutta DUNN John farmer Mount Adia Tarcutta ELLIOTT John squatter Book Book Tarcutta ELLIOTT Mark squatter Book Book Tarcutta ELLIOTT Pringle squatter Book Book Tarcutta FARRELL John farmer Berambula Tarcutta

FORAN Laurence farmer Oberne Tarcutta FRANKLIN John farmer Hunnula Tarcutta

GALVIN Edward farmer Oberne Tarcutta

GALVIN George squatter Oberne Tarcutta

GALVIN George jun. farmer --- Tarcutta

GALVIN James farmer Oberne Tarcutta

GALVIN John farmer Oberne Tarcutta

GALVIN Thomas farmer Oberne Tarcutta

GIBBS William squatter Carabost Tarcutta GOOD John farmer Oberne Tarcutta GOULDING John farmer Kyeamba Tarcutta HARRIS James farmer Berambula Tarcutta HARRIS Richard farmer Kyeamba Tarcutta HARRIS Robert farmer Berambula Tarcutta HARTNETT Peter John farmer Hunnula Tarcutta HASSETT George farmer Hillas’ Ck. Tarcutta HEALY Eden farmer --- Tarcutta HEALY James farmer --- Tarcutta HEALY Thomas farmer --- Tarcutta JEFFERS John shepherd --- Tarcutta JONES William farmer Berambula Tarcutta JOURDON Thomas farmer Oberne Tarcutta JUSTICE John gardener --- Tarcutta JUSTICE John jun. gardener --- Tarcutta JUSTICE Phillip gardener --- Tarcutta KEEFF Jeremiah farmer Humula Tarcutta KEEFF John farmer Humula Tarcutta KEEFF William farmer Humula Tarcutta KNIGHT Daniel farmer Humula Tarcutta KNIGHT John farmer Humula Tarcutta LAMBERT Joseph farmer Oberne Tarcutta LAKSTEAR John innkeeper --- Tarcutta LATHAM Thomas shepherd --- Tarcutta LATHAM William farmer --- Tarcutta LEDWEDGE --- innkeeper Humula Tarcutta

LEE Robert mailman --- Tarcutta LEE William farmer Kyeamba Tarcutta LUNT Thomas farmer Billabong Tarcutta MAHER Michael farmer Berambula Tarcutta

MANNING Frederick G. squatter Hill Side Tarcutta

MATE Thomas squatter Woonoona Tarcutta

MATE Thomas Hodges, JP squatter --- Tarcutta

MATE William squatter Wongong Tarcutta

MEAL George farmer --- Tarcutta

MOLLOY John farmer Oberne Tarcutta MURRELL John farmer --- Tarcutta MCCRACKAM James labourer Humula Tarcutta MCKENZIE Murdoch farmer --- Tarcutta MCNAMARAH James farmer Wantabadgery Tarcutta MCNAMARAH John farmer Humula Tarcutta NICHOLS E. W. R. farmer Oberne Tarcutta NICHOLS John farmer Berambula Tarcutta NUGENT Patrick farmer --- Tarcutta NUGENT William farmer --- Tarcutta PAYNE Stephen farmer Kyeamba Tarcutta PENFOLD John farmer --- Tarcutta PENFOLD Robert farmer --- Tarcutta PHELAN Patrick farmer Oberne Tarcutta PHELAN Thomas miller --- Tarcutta PHELAN Thomas jun. farmer Oberne Tarcutta RAFFERTY James shepherd --- Tarcutta RAINEY John farmer Kyeamba Tarcutta ROBBINS John farmer --- Tarcutta ROOHAN John farmer --- Tarcutta SHEPHERD George splitter --- Tarcutta SHEPHERD John farmer Berambula Tarcutta SMITH Alexander squatter Kyeamba Tarcutta SMITH George squatter Kyeamba Tarcutta SMITH John squatter Kyeamba Tarcutta STRACHAN James innkeeper --- Tarcutta STANLON William fencer --- Tarcutta STEWART Robert farmer Wantabadgery Tarcutta STEWART Robert farmer --- Tarcutta STUART James farmer Carabost Tarcutta SULLIVAN James farmer Berambula Tarcutta SWAYSLAND John farmer --- Tarcutta TAYLOR Thomas shepherd --- Tarcutta TOMPSON John farmer Kyeamba Tarcutta TRESILLIAN --- farmer Humula Tarcutta WALDREN James shepherd --- Tarcutta WALDREN William shepherd --- Tarcutta WALKER John shepherd --- Tarcutta WALLERS John shepherd --- Tarcutta WALLON George shepherd Hillas Ck. Tarcutta WELLS Ezekial farmer Berambula Tarcutta WHELAN Thomas shepherd --- Tarcutta WHITE George farmer --- Tarcutta WHITE Henry farmer --- Tarcutta WHITE James farmer --- Tarcutta WHITE Jane farmer --- Tarcutta WHITEHEAD Luke farmer Oberne Tarcutta WILLIAMS Wm., JP squatter Billabong Tarcutta WOODGATE James farmer --- Tarcutta WRIGHT Samuel shepherd --- Tarcutta