TUMUT'S CENTENARY

TUMUT'S CENTENARY.

Ex-Residents and Native-born Roll.

The Tumut Advocate and Farmers & Settlers' Adviser (NSW : 1903 - 1925)(about) Previous issue Tuesday 11 November 1924 Page 2

Geo. Ibbotson, born Castlereagh street, Sydney, 15/11/1834;

Lucy Ibbotson, born Tumut, 30/1/1846;

Jas. Murray, Tumut, born County Clare, 1842;

Geo. Read, Junee, born Tumut, 1836;

John Thomas, Camden, born at Camden, 1844;

Edward Malone, Gundagai, born Tumut 1855;

W. J. Piper, Tumut, born Tumut, 1842;

C. J. Fraser, Deltroit, born Tumut, 1869;

'Thos. O'Neill, Albury, born Tumut, 1854;

Frank Foord, Tumut, born Tumut, 1853;

Robt. McAlister, Tumut, born Tumut, 1842;

Thos. O'Keefe, Jugiong, born 1847;

A. J. Piper, Bethungra, born Bombowlee;

A. R. Piper, Bethungra, born Tumut;

A. Helen Lampe, Sydney, born Talbingo;

a signature of a person from Young, who, to the best of our ciphering was W. F. T. W. Yunderry, was here last in 1903;

Nellie Gleeson, Lockhart;

E. Rankin, Sydney, born Tumut;

J. C. A. Rankin, "Osborne," Lockhart;

Louisa Withers, Holbrook;

H. Oddy, Sydney, born at Coolac;

Hazel Oddy, Sydney;

R. Ingram, Sydney, born Batlow;

L. Ingram, Sydney;

E. J. Oddy, Tumut, born in Tumut, 1878;

R. F. Ibbotson, born Tumut, 1878;

R. G. Oddy, Galong, born in Tumut;

D. Sinclare, Tumut;

H. M. Nuttall, Tumut born in Tumut;

M. McCann, Sydney;

W. Thomas, Laurel Hill, born Kiandra;

David Richardson, Tumut, born Tumut;

A. J. Emery, Tumut, born Tumut;

R. Sharp, Sydney;

J. T. Clout, Tumut Plains, born in Tumut, 1878;

Mrs. E. B. Gilbert, Sydney;

David Richardson.jr., Haberfield, born Tumut 4/3/1863;

F. T. Lowther, born Oct. 4, 1871;

Mrs. E. B. Bolger, Tempe, born Tumut;

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Wyburn, Canowindra, born Tumut;

E. G. Long, Tumut, born Tumut, 1896;

Mrs. G. A. Harris, Sydney;

Mrs. N. R. Adams, Sydney;

T. Brassil, Woollahra;

W. G. Dodd, Parkes;

M. L. Bubb, Adelong;

A. Cameron, Goulburn;

H. A. Dickinson, Haberfield;

Eva Mallany, Paddington;

Mrs. R. Back, Tumut;

Mr. and Mrs. J. Burn, Sydney;

Stanley F. Fraser, Willoughby, born. Tumut (didn't give his age for obvious reasons);

E. A. Birch, Neutral Bay;

Edith J. Johnson, Ariah Park;

Edna Richardson, Petersham, born Tumut;

Jessie Marshall, Sydney;

Chas. L. Pether, Cootamundra, born Tumut 1905;

Alex Wilkie, Goulburn, in Tumut 40 years ago;

Jas. E. Hoad, Junee, a native of Tumut, 1842;

Edwd. Allen, "S.M. Herald";

Jno. F. Quilter, Junee and Gobarralong, and a native;

Jas. H. Quilter, Junee;

Queany Quilty, Centennial Park;

Flora Quilter, Junee;

David Clout, Marrickville;

Barney Phillips, Condoboltn, native of Adelong;

Eliza Hoad, Kempsey, native of Tumut;

John Henry Hoad, Kempsey, native of Tumut;

M. G. Patterson, Queanbeyan, born at Tumut;

Hilda Denton, Crow's Nest, born at Tumut;

Albert E. Ibbotson, Newtown, Sydney, born at Tumut;

S. J. Ibbotson, Newtown, Tumut, born at Tumut;

J. McNeall, Redfern;

Thos. Boyd, second son of the late Thomas Boyd, bushman for Hovell in the Hume and Hovell exploring expedition,

R. J. Benson, Adelong;

R. B. Patterson, Queanbeyan;

A. G. Davis, Parkes, born Tumut;

G. Weeden, Young, born Gilmore;

Edith Hoad, Fremantle, W.A.;

P. Lynch, S. Gundagai Railway Inspector;

J. Horan, Junee;

H. E. Hibbens, Darlinghurst, born in Tumut;

H. G. Huthnance, Bowral;

R. Blakeney, Manly, born Tumut 1872;

L. M. Millar, Manly;

H. Hastings, Manly, born Tumut;

F. Ibbotson, Goulburn, born Tumut;

C. Pember, Newtown, Sydney;

C. M. Sellars, Noumea, born Bombowlee;

A. A. Rankin, Newcastle, born Tumut;

M. A. Byrne, Bombowlee;

Nathaniel Emanuel, Sydney, in Tumut first more than half a century ago and only retired to Sydney a few years back;

D. Cohen, Harden;

Ruby Kaye, Kempsey, born in Tumut;

Oliver Snowden, Young;

W. J. Elphick, Hillston;

M. Lampe, Peak Hill, born Tumut; A. de Rae, Galong, Vic.;

Tlios. . P. Farmer, Albury;

Leslie F. Manning, Sydney;

Gladys Cramerie, Shepardstown;

Mrs. Jas. Allen, Shepardstown, daughter of the late Thomas Boyd;

Phillis B. Lampe, Peak Hill;

Gladys Cochrane, Sydney;

Mrs. E McCathie, Cootamundra;

Jack Moses, Sydney;

E. McKinnon, Chattawood;

D. S. O'Sullivan, Junee;

R. A. Carmo, N.Z.;

J. Sexton, Tomorroma;

G. T. Woods, Tumut;

H. Piper, Wagga, born at Tumut;

W. Deiffield, Sydney;

W. J. Strangman, Crow's Nest;

H. Jenkins, Parkes;

S. Richardson, Haberfield;

M. Burke, Glebe Point;

L. M. Noble, Sydney;

Tony Madigan, Sydney, born at Tumut;

N. Main, Cooma;

Chas. York, Sydney;

W. Stevenson, Bankstown;

Mrs. W. Sanders, Parkes;

W. P.Ibbotson, Mascot, born at Tumut;

A. H. Pettit, Coolac, born at Tumut;

A. C. Cullen, Cootamundra; Edna Barrett, Cootamundra:

Clarrie Joyce, W. Wyalong, born at Tumut;

Mr. and Mrs. C. Collier, born at Tumut;

Margaret Pollard, Stanmore;

Mrs. J. Guthrie, Lillyfleld;

B. E. Simmonds, Wallendbeen;

Mrs. Dacey, Wallendbeen;

Mrs. J. A. Rose, Mt. Horeb;

Mrs. W. Whitley, Mt. Horeb;

Miss C. Walton, Cootamundra;

G. Stenner, Cootamundra;

Amy D. Bruce, Craigie;

M. A. Kidd, Annandale;

Allie A. Burke, Adelong;

Susie Woods, Adelong;

L. Barlmetti, Adelong;

Mrs. R. G. Dear, Cootamundra;

Mrs. P. Maher, Brawlin;

Norah Maher, Cootamundra;

Lucy Maher, Brawlin;

Bessie Rigney, Cootamundra;

R. G. Dear, Cootamundra;

H. R. Blomley, Yass, born Tumut;

Neil McDonell, Goulburn;

Jas Harpley, Coolac;

John Parkhill, Wallendbeen;

H. Egan, Demondrille;

B. Rigney, E. Quinn, B. Orman, R. Richardson, Mrs. E. Evans, Cootamundra;

Mrs. Tas Rae, Wagga;

Mrs. E. Rigney, Cootamundra;

Mr. and Mrs. G. H. Woods, Adelong;

J. B. Ward, Cootamundra;

E. Fogarty, Cootamundra;

Roy McDonald, Cootamundra;

Geo. A. Thorne, Petersham;

Geo. Cowling, Goulburn;

M. Milligate, Cootamundra;

Mrs. R. M. Brigman,

Rose Fisher,

Les. A. Archer,

M. Griffin,

W. Clarke, Cootamundra;

Catherine Doyle, Helensburgh;

Charlotte Brindley; Sydney;

Mrs. L. Ginnery, Lidcombe;

Blanche Bourke, Bellevue Hill, Sydney;

H. R. Deery, Mosman;

Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Jones, Tomorroma;

J. E. Stokes, Mosman, 42 years a commercial traveller on the track;

E. Kirk, Junee;

C. G. Richards, Tumut;

C. J. Fraser, "Deltroit," Billapalap;

T. J. McAlister, Cobba;

H. W. Hill, Parkes;

A. J. Hill, Manly;

Florence Dodd, Parkes;

Ruby Long, Junee;

E. Kellahane, Bellinbah;

C. Duff, Stockinbingal;

G. J. Kershaw, Adaminaby, born Tumut 1851;

J. Corr; L. Gregory, Sydney;

H. E. Ibbotson, Goulburn, born Tumut;

M. Healy, Lacmalac, born Lacmalac;

Jas. Denning, Barmedman, born Tumut;

W. H. Baker, Sydney, born Tumut;

D. T. Stinson, Sydney, ex-Sergt. of Police, Tumut;

H. D. Wilson, lllabo, born Tumut;

E. Quarmby, Batlow;

M. Quarmby, Bondi;

A. Davis, Gilmore, born Tumut 71 years ago;

F. W. McAlister, Gilmore;

J. T. Quarmby, Bondi;

Les Franklin, Brindabella;

Wilga A. Grill, Sydney;

Amy Grill, Sydney;

R. E. Chenery, Adelong;

A. G. Cussen, N. Sydney;

D. M. Watt, Haberfield;

Miss L. Bethex, Goulburn;

E. Pether, Tumut;

M. Pether, Mosman;

R. F. Ibbotson, Tumut, born Tumut, 1878;

M. A. Johnson, Sydney;

E. K. Johnston, Batlow;

John Burley, Goulburn;

G. E. Clayton, Minto;

Vere Wilkinson, Goulburn, born Tumut;

K. O. Wilkinson, Wagga, born Tumut;

F. T. Piper, Wagga;

Mary Madeline Purcell, "The Gap," Wondalga;

Ada A. A. Purcell, Wondalga;

John Purcell, Wondalga;

R. D. Sheather, Jugiong;

R. McAlister, Tumut, born Tumut;

A. J. Davis, Gilmore;

A. W. Davis, Gilmore;

Gertie Nash, tiily Sheahan,

Margaret Holm, Gundagai;

Mrs. W. Davenport, Auburn;

A. E. French,

M. Finch, Roseville, Sydney;

H. V. Lindsell, Bondi;

E. M. Davis, Gilmore;

J. and P. Kelly. Harden;

Henry F. Lampe, Coonamble, born Tumut;

P. E. N. Wilkinson, Yellowin, born Tumut;

H. L. Phelps, Neutral Bay;

G. C. Arnott, Cooma;

Robt. McConnell, Alexandria, Sydney;

Victor Johnston, Tempe, Sydney;

E. B. Boott, Sydney;

M. V. Wilkinson, Wondalga;

E. G. Bridle, Brungle, born "Rose vale," Tumut;

Colonel G. F. Wilkinson, Wondalga;

M. B. Harris, Tumut;

A. M. Howarth, Grenfell;

J. Saunders, Gippsland;

John H. Nixon, Tumut;

C. F. Guigni, Young;

Adelaide Pether, Talbingo;

R. J. French, Illabo;

Bert Osmond, Cootamundra;

W. E. Fuller, Cootamundra;

A. K. Lonergan, Sydney;

W. E. Folton, Young;

W. F. Gilbert, Young;

Mrs. E. J. Brassil, Currango Station;

Miss Mollie Hardy and Mrs. Phil Hardy, Queanbeyan;

M. J. Connors, Batlow, born Tumut;

Geo. Reid, Junee, born Tumut 21st Sept. 1836;

Mrs. Peggie O'Neil, Gundagai;

M. G. Green, Tumut Plains, born Tumut;

T. Bergmark, Gundagai;

T. Cameron, Gundagai

A. P. Pigram, Gundagai;

G. S. Brett, Jugiong;

R. Dowell, Gundagai;

A. Crane, Gundagai;

J: Ryan, Cootamundra;

Joe Ryan, Barmedman;

F. W. Tweedie, Tumut;

C. C. Clemenger, Wagga;

Louis Margules, Tomorroma;

L. Elphick, Coogee;

S. Dickinson, Wagga;

L. Taylor, Wagga;

J. Ross, Cootamundra;

R. F. Meagher, Temora;

C. F. Minchin, Temora;

R. B. Foley, Wyangle;

H. McComisky, Cootamundra;

T. P. H. Bray, Bondi;

Frances Price, Kensington;

Mrs. Clifford, Redfern;

Walter Hoad, Yarrangobilly Caves, born Tumut;

S.G.Deeps, Cootamundra;

S. Hair, Cootamundra;

E. S. Quinlan, Cootamundra;

M. McCann, N. Sydney;

Joseph Climpson, Adelong;

R. G. Gifford, Wagga;

Geo. Gatehouse, Wagga;

Mark Kellahan, Wagga;

Geo. W. Leefoo, Wagga;

W. H. Arnold, Temora;

B. Hickey, Temora;

J. Morrison, W. Wyalong;

T. Dwyer, Wyalong;

T. A. and J. Woodbridge, S. Gundagai;

W. Paine, Gundagai;

E. Fenton, Brungle;

S. O'Shaughnesy, Albury;

M. Kennelly, Sydney;

T. N. Learmont, Tumut;

R. C. Bray, Tumut;

K. M. Duck, Junee;

J. McDonald, Crookwell 52 years abroad;

H. C. Kinred, Tumut, born Tumut 1882;

Chas. H. Allatt, Tumut;

S. Fleming, Tumut;

E. A. Dunn, Sydney;

E. Wyburn, Moss Vale, born Tumut;

H. W. Hoad, Tumut, born Tumut;

Fred. H. Johnson, Ariah Park, born Tumut;

Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Smith, Canada;

M. B. Vernon, Bombala;

P. J. Crowley, Tumut;

W. Feint, Tumut, born Tumut 1875;

A. J. Wyburn, Tumut;

J. Bruce, Tumut;

F. Smiles, Rules Point, born Tumut;

W. A. W. d e Beuzeville, Tumut;

M. J. Maher jr. Cowra;

L, Buckley, Tumut;

T. Buckley, Wall's Greek, Tumut;

Maurice French, Bankstown;

C. E. Bennett, Junee;

Annie Gill;

V. Beatrice V. Franklin, Brindabella, born Tumut;

M. E. Lampe, Talbingo, born Tumut;

M. Dean, Newcastle, born Tumut;

Mrs. J. Rankin, Marrickville, born Tumut;

G. C. Brown, Batlow;

V. F. Neill, Batlow;

M. Brown, Waverley;

Geo. Archer, Batlow;

R. Dowling, Tumut;

J. A. Lees, Lewisham;

F. Freestone, Gundagai;

M. A. Baker, Homebush;

H. W. Patrick, Canada;

Mrs. Wilson, India;

Mr. Reg Wilson, Leichhardt;

Mrs. A. G. Wilson, Punchbowl;

Dan J. Elphick, Homebush;

C. J. Malden, Newcastle;

R. Withers, Goobragandra;

H. Arnott, Coonabarrabran;

Arthur J. Hunt, Dulwich Hill;

Geo. Arnott. N. Sydney;

Ned Malone, Tarrabandra, born Tumut 59 years ago;

W. Denson;

Jack Dickinson, Wondalga;

Ben C. Purcell, Wondalga;

Stan Crampton, Gilmore;

William Sutton, Gilmore;

Myrtle Rumpf, Temora;

D. Thomas, Fiji;

Mary Hazlett, Gundagai;

Kathleen Beatty, Gundagai;

Hilda M. Tonkin, Adelong;

Mrs. A. Rivers, Cootamundra;

Mrs. E. Robson, Windowie;

Mrs. W. R. Mclntyre, Junee (late of Adelong),

R. O'Keefe, Wyangle;

L. W. McPaul, Gundagai;

Mr. and Mrs. D. P. Morton, Temora;

J. M. Clayton, Nowra;

Louisa Lee and John Lee, Uranquinty, born Tumut 1862 and 1852 respectively;

Mrs. Ghas. Murrow, Manly;

Mrs. Smith, Manly;

Mr. and Mrs. Fred. H. Johnson, "Rose Valley," Ariah Park;

Miss J. Marshall, Macquarie-street, Sydney;

Mr. and Mrs Dave Richardson, Ash field;

Herbert Ernest Hibbens, Daringhurst, Sydney, born Tumut;

Mr.and Mrs. Len. Warren and two children, Goulburn;

Mrs. Wm. Wilkie, Goulburn.

TUMUT CENTENARY. CELEBRATIONS NEXT WEEK. AN ELABORATE PROGRAMME. A FEW NOTES ON EARLY HISTORY.

Tumut and district will next week celebrate the 100th year of its discovery by those intrepid explorers, Hume and Hovell. The festivities are to be on an extensive and elaborate scale, the whole week, from Sunday to Saturday inclusive, being devoted to the carrying out of the programme. Extra accommodation other than that provided by the seven hotels, has been arranged, and judging by announced intentions of erstwhile residents coming 'Back to Tumut,' there will be the largest assemblage seen in the place, the big railway opening week in 1905 not excepted.

Outline of the week's programme: —

Sunday, special church reunion, band recital, sacred concert;

Monday, railway picnic, civic reception, signing visitors' book, dedication of trees to pioneers, unveiling Boyd Memorial (Thos. Boyd was head bushman of Hume and Hovell party and died in the Tumut district, at Gilmore, in 1855, and was buried in the Tumut Cemetery), smoke social and concert, pictures;

Tuesday, grand procession, Friendly Societies' sports, old times ball, pictures, Crowning of Centenary Queen;

Wednesday, motor trips, Centenary races (first day), flower show, juvenile dance;

Thursday, motor trips, Centenary races (2nd day), Centenary banquet, Centenary Dance;

Friday, monster picnic, wool-classing demonstrations, Military sports, Centenary ball, pictures;

Saturday, tennis matches, motor-cycle sports, Carnival, pictures, State Cabinet Ministers, State Federal politicians and ecclesiastical dignitaries will be amongst the visitors.

Triumphal arches are being erected in the three principal streets, and the streets, parks, etc., are to be brilliantly illuminated by electric light. Hamilton Hume and Captain Hovell, having completed arrangements for the expedition to explore the country from Lake George to Western Port, in Bass Straits, set forth from the residence of Mr. Hume at Appin on October 3, 1824.

Accompanying the two explorers were six men, each providing three. Those belonging to Mr. Hume were: Claude Bossan, Henry Angel and James Fitzpatrick.

Hovell's were: Thomas Boyd, William Bollard, Captain Smith.

On Oct. 27 they arrived at the Murrumbidgee River after passing through a valley of limestone. They found the river in flood and had great difficulty in crossing it; they tried to make a canoe out of a sheet of bark, but the bark cracked and proved useless for the purpose. Then an excellent and serviceable punt was made by covering the body of the cart with a tarpaulin. In crossing the river they had to leave tho carts and use pack saddles on the bullocks as the country was so rough.

On October 30 they passed through comparatively level country, often through perfect quagmireg occasioned by the hills around these are, without doubt, the Micalong Swamps.

On October 31, towards night, after descending a steep mountain, came to a river: the Goobragaudra or Little River — : some distance above (the present Goobragandra Station homestead at Dinner Time Creek.

On November 1 they rested, as there was good feed for the cattle. Hovell's journal mentions that they planted clover seed and peach stones.

On Nov. 2 they crossed the Goobragandra and set out over the mountains in a south westerly direction, and towards evening came in sight of some small plain; to the westward of us and a large river. Hovell's journal mentions: 'Here we saw that it was only lately that the natives had passed up the river in the direction we are going, and by the marks which they cut in the trees they had iron tomahawks in their possession.'

On Wednesday, November 3, they started at sunrise and made towards the river, and after going three miles came to the banks of a river which was running very strong, equal to any of the others we have passed; it was about SOft. wide and 3ft. or 4ft. deep over the falls. After wandering along the banks of the river for some time, the journal states, 'we found the place the natives had crossed only a few days before. There the river is at least 150ft. wide, the stream very strong, stony bottom, about 2£ft. deep, the falls being a little below us. We crossed with the loads on the beasts' backs a little after sundown and encamped for the night on the west bank.

This is the fourth river we have crossed, exclusive of the one at Yass, the streams of which are all running very strong to the north west and west and as we are not yet clear of the mountains, I expect we shall have more to cross besides those which may take their rise at the back of the mountains in the S.E. coast. I perceive that when this river is flooded it is at least 10 to 15ft. higher than at present, as the washings are still remaining on the banks and trees. Thermometer 52deg. at sunrise and 79deg. at noon. This we afterwards learned was called by the natives TUMUT.

The site of the crossing was, as far as one can judge, about the vicinity of the Blowering Station home stead. The expedition continued on after leaving the Tumut River.

On November 11 they came to the Hume (Murray) River, and on December 16 reached Port Phillip. Settlement followed the discovery of the Tumut Valley by Hume and Hovell very quickly.

As far as can be ascertained the first advance was made down the banks of the Murrumbidgee from Yass and must have taken place in the late twenties of the 18th century. The first authentic information that can be found is that a daughter was born to Thomas McAlister and his wife at Darbalara in 1830; this daughter was named Elizabeth, and afterwards married Mr John Wilkinson.

Darbalara thus was the first land to be settled on the Tumut River, and is situated on the banks of the river just before it flows into the Murrunibidgee.

In 1832 George Shelley arrived in Tumut and took up land at Bombowlee and was the first landholder there, and in 1845 became the sole owner of the now famous fertile Tumut Plains.

In 1836 John Archer Broughton arrived in Tumut. He was born in Appin and was the son of William Broughton, who arrived in the colony with the first fleet in 1788 under Governor Philip. He settled first at Mundongo and afterwards at Gocup.

In 1837 James Garland took up land at Darbalara and in the same year J. B. Sharp came from Windsor and took up 'Green Hills,' Adelong.

In 1838 John and Thomas Wilkinson came through from Gundaroo with 80 head of cattle and camped at what is now known as 'Rosebank,' on Gilmore Creek, and on applying for a squatter's, license were given 'Yellowin,' to which place they moved in 1840. John was 17 and Thomas 14 years of age, having been born in Liverpool, N.S.W., in 1821 and 1824 respectively. Both built homes at Yellowin.

These pioneers were followed up by -

Robert Cooke,

Dr. Clayton,

Francis Anderson in 1835,

Timothy O'Mara,

Fred. Body,

Thomas Eggleton,

Frederick Wheler Vyner,

Robert George Ibbotson in 1839,

Henry Bingham (Commissioner of Crown Lands) in 1840.

In 183S William Clee was born at Bongongo, near Tumut,

Richard Clee at Tumut in 1840,

Robert McAlister at Tumut Plains in 1842, the two latter being still alive and take part in the celebrations.

Other arrivals whose descendants are in the district are -

Robert Piper and

M. Brennan in 1841,

Francis Foord in 1843,

Augustus Lefevre in 1844,

E. G. Brown in 1846,

William Bridle in 1848. - (Ref- Adelong and Tumut Express and Tumbarumba Post (NSW : 1900 - 1925)(about) Previous issue Friday 31 October 1924 Page 6).

This report is submitted in good faith. All endeavours have been made to make all entries authentic and correct. For any corrections and additional valuable information, maps and photos you may have please contact John

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