Mr Patrick (1st) & Bridget Halloran

Property Details:

Zone - Rural

Portion 100 - 50 acres

- log creek running through - owned by Patrick Halloran

Portion 81 - 40 acres

- log creek running through - owned by Patrick Halloran

Portion 50 - 50 acres

- log creek running through - owned by Patrick Halloran

Portion 41 - 150 acres

- owned by Patrick Halloran

Portions - -

(Ref:- Tumut Valuation and Rate Book - 1932 - 1934.)

Log creek running through - owned by Patrick Halloran

Portion 60 - 40 acres

- log creek running through - owned by Patrick Halloran

Portion 180 - 50 acres

- owned by Patrick Halloran - Total Acres - 480


Front & rear of Patrick & Bridget Halloran's house. Which was situated on the East Blowering Road close to a lagoon. Taken just prior to the valley resumption.


The map of property. All portions names Patrick Halloran. See the dark line across the top paddock. That is the expected High Water Line of the Blowering Dam, when full. Also see the thin light line running through the property, that would be Log Creek.

View taken from the 'Top Paddock' looking west to the two houses, one behind the clump of trees, across the Highway to the Halloran Flats and the Tumut River. Then some of the West Blowering farming area.

Millet Shed used by Max Peal, share farmer. - And Millet/Machinery Shed built on other side of the road.


The old dairy, how many hours were spent here? - taken just before resumption.


Millet shed One - Looking towards West Blowering, then East. Taken just before resumption.

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In photo one - maybe Hume & Hovell walked here on the way to Melbourne? These show Halloran Flats in the fore ground - towards the old property - looking from wall back towards the flats.

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See old East Blowering Road and Halloran House near clump of trees on left.And trees behind the dozer.

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See Halloran, Bourke and Hampstead properties, old East Blowering Road. A plan of the destruction and the finished product when full.

See Blowering Dam wall in early stages, Halloran and Bourke Flats and Blowering Station just behind it, East Blowering Road, Tumut River, West Blowering Road and the Stanfield, Eggleton, Davis, Johnson and Myers properties plus others.

Photos courtesy of Angela Crane, Lyn Langley, John Stephenson, Milton Johnson, the Dept of Lands and the Internet.


Patrick (1st) Halloran was born in County Clare, Ireland, in 1827. His parents are unknown


Patrick (1st) Halloran married Miss Bridget Unknown in


HALLORAN Bridget the death occurred on Tuesday evening at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. R.L. Blakeney, of Mrs. Bridget Halloran, of Blowering, Tumut. Her age was 90 years. Tumut and Adelong Times May 18, 1923.

The death occurred on Tuesday week, at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. R. L. Blakeney, of Mrs. Bridget Halloran, relict of the late P. Halloran, of Blowering, Tumut. Her age was 90 years. The aged lady had been declining for sometime past, as the result of senile decay, no particular ailment being apparent. About three weeks ago she was brought to Tumut in order to be in closer touch with her medical and spiritual advisers.

The latter gave her every attention, and she was regularly visited by the Rev. Fathers Sharkey, Devine, and Kinnane, and the Sisters of the Convent. She was a particularly de vout churchwoman.

The late Mrs. Halloran was a native of County Clare, Ireland, where she was married to her late husband, and they came to Australia some seventy years ago, settling in West Australia, South Australia, Victoria, and finally reached Tumut (N.S.W.) The family is an old pioneering one as far as Tumut is concerned and Mrs. Halloran has been residing at the homestead at Blowering for many years.

She was the mother of a large family, namely: Frank, Thomas, Patrick and John; Miss Mary (Blowering), Mrs. Hayes and Miss M. Halloran (Sydney), Mrs. W. Kell (Lacmalac), Mrs. R. L. Blakeney (Tumut), and Sister Jane Frances (of the Sisters of St. Joseph, Mount-street, North Sydney).

The body was taken to the church on Wednesday, the funeral leaving for the old cemetery at 3.30 p.m., the remains being interred alongside those of her late husband. Rev. Fathers Sharkey and Kinane officiated at the graveside. — R.I.P. - (Ref- Freeman's Journal (Sydney, NSW : 1850 - 1932)(about) Previous issue Thursday 31 May 1923 Page 18).


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1. Frank Halloran - Mr Frank Halloran met with a very serious accident. He was engaged in mending a wheelbarrow. It was necessary to pare down a piece of wood and he commenced to do so on a large round log. The sfcick, by ^oine means, slipped and the axe struck him on the wrist. The blood started to flow in a yery strong manner and he was fortunate in attracting the attention of Mr and Mrs Jack Halloran; for shortly after their arrival lie became exhausted. A tourniquet was immediately applied and a hurried trip made to town. Dr Cloyton did all that was necessary, and Mr Halloran is now slowly recovering. - (Ref- The Tumut Advocate and Farmers & Settlers' Adviser (NSW : 1903 - 1925)(about) Previous issue Tuesday 12 June 1917 Page 2). - Death 10071/1930 HALLORAN, FRANCIS parents PATRICK & BRIDGET in TUMUT

2. Thomas HALLORAN,

3. 15834/1865 Patrick (2nd) HALLORAN, parents PATRICK & BRIDGET in TUMUT. Patrick died in 1949 in TUMUT - (Ref- NSW BDM 16797/1949)

4. 16831/1867 John HALLORAN, parents PATRICK & BRIDGET in TUMUT. John died in 1953 in COOTAMUNDRA. - (Ref- NSW BDM 21514/1953).

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7. 18331/1871 HALLORAN, MARY A parents PATRICK & BRIDGET in TUMUT



10. Unknown date - HALLORAN, Bridget - She married Mr Timothy Quilty and died in 1885 in TUMUT. - (Ref- NSW BDM 14700/1885).

Their deaths - Q who are these?


14564/1945 HALLORAN, MARGARET parents PATRICK & BRIDGET in AUBURN - HALLORAN. -July 8. 1946 at Sydney. Margaret Halloran, daughter of the late Patrick and Bridget Halloran, sister of Bridget (deceased), Francis (deceased), Thomas (deceased). Patrick, John, Ellen (Mrs. Hayes), Mary (Mrs. Hayden), Kate (Mrs. Kell) Teresa, Sister Jane Frances, Annie (Mrs. Blake- ney), late of Tumut and Education Department. Reaulescat in pace. - (Ref- The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954)(about) Previous issue Tuesday 9 July 1946 Page 14).


At the age of about 26 years he left Plymouth, together with his wife Bridget and one child, for Australian on 29 December 1853. After a voyage lasting 74 days they landed at Perth.

He was under the impression that Australia was like the United Kingdom and that a day’s journey would bring them from one town to another. However Patrick made the best of this disappointment and remained in Perth, which was then a convict settlement, for three years.

From Perth they proceeded to Adelaide, the voyage lasting five weeks. After a short stay in Adelaide he left his wife and child there and took passage in the "Nonpareil" for Melbourne.

Unfortunately the vessel was wrecked during the trip and he was reported drowned, but as it turned out he was rescued after spending a night in the rigging.

Question: Is this the ship? - (Nonpareil. Barque, 399 tons. Built in 1865. Lbd 125.7 x 29.8 x 17.5 ft. In late 1880, collided with the barque Hereford when the Nonpareil requested assistance of a doctor to attend her captain. The Nonpareil came in too close, the collision causing her main yard to be carried away. The hereford was only slightly damaged, but went aground near Cape Otway as she neared the end of her voyage. [LSS] - Ref - SHIPWRECKS OF VICTORIA - including Great Ocean Road and Gippsland -

In 1863 after six years were spent in Victoria Mr and Mrs Patrick Halloran and family came to Tumut and settled at Tumut Plains.

Then in 1866 some three years afterwards he took up a selection near the mouth of the Blowering Valley on the eastern side of the river and resided there until his death in 1900.


TUMUT. - Mr. Patrick Halloran, a resident of the district for 37 years, and a colonist of 47 years standing, died at his residence, Blowering, recently. He leaves a widow and six sons and four daughters to mourn their loss. The funeral was very numerously attended.

With the excention of two, all the children of deceased were present. The burial prayers were road by the Rev. Father J. O'Dwyer, the place of interment being thc Catholic portion of the Tumut cemetery.

The late Mr. Halloran, who was in his 73rd year, was a native of County Clare, Ireland, and left Plymouth for Australia on December 29, 1853. He was highly restected throughout the district, and his family, most of whom are settled in the valley of the Tumut, worthily uphold his good name. His life was without blemish and the end of his career was marked with patience and resignation. - (Ref- The Catholic Press (NSW : 1895 - 1942)(about) Previous issue Saturday 24 November 1900 Page 20).

1900 - IN THE SUPREME COURT OF NEW SOUTH WALES.- Probate Jurisdiction.-In the Will and Codicil of PATRICK HALLORAN, late of Blowering, near Tumut, in the colony of New South Wales, Farmer, deceased.- Application will be made after fourteen days from the publication hereof that Probate of the lost Will and Codicil thereto of the abovenamed deceased may be granted to PATRICK HALLORAN, JOHN HALLORAN, and FRANCIS HALLORAN, the Executors named in the said Will and all notices may he served at the office of the undersigned. EMANUEL and FRASER, Proctors for the Executors, Wynyard Street, Tumut. By their Agents: DAVID M. MYERS, Martin Place, Sydney. - (Ref- The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954)(about) Previous issue Saturday 24 November 1900).

Obituary Extracts

DEATHS of people names HALLORAN.

HALLORAN, Amelia the death occurred suddenly on Sunday morning last of Mrs. Amelia Halloran, wife of Mr. Thomas Halloran, at their home, “Redbank,” Tumut Plains. September 8, 1944

HALLORAN, Annie on Friday afternoon, 9th inst., at 3 o’clock, there passed peacefully away the late Mrs. Annie Halloran, of “Redbank,” Tumut Plains, relict of the late Thomas Halloran, after an illness extending over a period of five months. February 13, 1923

HALLORAN, Bridget the death occurred on Tuesday evening at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. R.L. Blakeney, of Mrs. Bridget Halloran, of Blowering, Tumut. Her age was 90 years. Tumut and Adelong Times May 18, 1923

HALLORAN, Cletus A coronial inquiry was held yesterday afternoon touching the death of Cletus Halloran, 20, who died in the Tumut District Hospital on Sunday night last from rifle wounds received in a Chinaman’s hut at Tumut Plains.- (Ref- Adelong and Tumut Express August 9, 1935).

HALLORAN, Frank - Mr. Frank Halloran, who recently had a paralytic seizure in Wynyard Street Tumut and was afterwards removed from Mr. R. L. Blakeney's residence to the Tumut and District Hospital, died at that institution on Saturday last. - (Ref- Adelong Tumut Express March 30, 1930).

HALLORAN, Lena the death occurred on Tuesday, after several days lingering in Tumut Hospital, of Lena Teresa Halloran, wife of Mr. Patrick Halloran, of Blowering, at the age of 47 years. April 30, 1925.

HALLORAN, John another of the grand old men of the Tumut district answered the last roll call on Saturday night last when Mr. John Halloran, of Blowering, passed away at the age of 85 years. June 30, 1953

HALLORAN, Lavinia the death of Mrs. Lavinia Halloran, wife of Mr. John Halloran. The Late Mrs. Halloran was born at Redruth, Cornwall, England, and came to Australia in her early infancy. June17, 1949

HALLORAN, Mr. Patrick, a resident of the district for 37 years, and a colonist of 47 years standing, died at his residence, Blowering, on Thursday last. Adelong Argus. November 13, 1900

HALLORAN, Patrick the death of Mr. Patrick Halloran, of East Blowering, which occurred at the District Hospital in the early hours of July 4, 1949. Patrick Halloran, who would have been 84 had he lived till October of this year was born at Tumut Plains. July 12, 1949.

HALLORAN, Selina A telegram received in Tumut yesterday morning announced the death in hospital of Mrs. Selina Halloran, relict of the late Francis Halloran, of Lacmalac. May 5, 1936.

HALLORAN, Thomas - Mr. Thos. Halloran of Tumut Plains, whose death occurred on Tuesday night last. Deceased was a well read, intelligent man, and always manifested great concern over the progress of events commercial or political. September 26, 1902

HALLORAN, Thomas Francis the death occurred at Prince Henry Hospital, Sydney, on Friday last of Mr. Thomas Francis Halloran, of “Redbank,” Tumut plains, at the age of 71 years. Adelong and Tumut Express October 5, 1945

HALLORAN, Thomas J.- Mr. T. J. Halloran, of Wagga, died on Saturday, at the age of 66 years. Mr. Halloran was born at Adelong in 1845, and lived the first portion of his life in the Tumut district. December 8, 1911.

MCINERNY (Halloran). - On October 23 at Kyneton Hospital to Eileen and Frank - a son (Francis Kevin). - (Ref- The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957)(about) Previous issue Monday 25 October 1948 Page 9).

GREVILLE 1872 TUMUT - Record.

HALLORAN, Francis farmer Lacmalac

HALLORAN, Michael farmer Bumbowlee

HALLORAN, Patrick farmer Lacmalac

HALLORAN, Thomas farmer Lacmalac

Halloran - BDM's

To - East Blowering