"Brundell Run" or "BRUNGLE RUN"



Run No.92


Portion No's

Acres = 13,000


Thomas Keighran - "BRUNGLE STATION" Index of owners.


John, Joshua, James Bray - 1872


Brungle Creek INDEX

Harold H Crouch, "NIMBO"

Brungle Names List - 1872,

Brungle Copper Mine


Albert Hartshorn , "SHARE FARMER"

Alexander RANKIN,

Brungle Public School

Brungle Coach & Mail Run

Brungle News

Brungle Cricket

Brungle Red Cross

War Service Land Ballot


Rabbit, Hare & Fox Drives

Brungle Progress Association


(From the Government Gazette.)MURRUMBIDGEE DISTRICT. - COLONIAL Secretary's Office, Sydney, September 30. - His Excellency the Governor directs it to be notified, for the information of all persons interested, that in pursuance of her Majesty's Order in Council, of the 9th March, 1847, the undermentioned persons have demanded leases of the several runs of Crown Land, particularised in connexion with their respective names.

1888 - Gundagai. October 16. - SHEARING is in full swing. One or two sheds will finish this week. From most of the stations a good clip is reported.

THE WHEAT AND OAT CROPS are looking splendid. BRUNGLE.- On Wednesday last the Bar. J. B. Gribble, superintendent of aboriginal missions, paid a visit of inspeotion to the Brungle Camp, where he found twenty-eight men, twenty-eight women, fifteen boys, and fourteen girls oonneoted with the encampment. The huts, sohool-house, fencing, clearing, on tho reserve were carefully noted; while muon of a praiaeworthy naturo had been attempted by the blaoks toward self-support. Mr. Gribble'a opinion is that with judioious management a very comfortable home may ho developed for tho blaoks at Brungle.

THE BALL in aid of the Gundagai Hospital, under the auspices of the Loyal Strangers' Friend Lodge, came off on Friday night last, and was fairly successful. The music was provided by Homan'a Band and gave every satisfaction. The hall was neatly docorated with flags and evergreens, and looked delightful. The ladies were prettily dressed. Blue seemed to be the favorite color; while those in fancy costumes looked very nice. Mr Glasscock acted as M.C., and rendered great service by his courtsay and attention.

THE STOCKOWNERS here are put to considerable inconvenience and injustice through no cattle or sheep truoks being obtainable to convey fat stock to market. The railway authorities say that no truoks Will be available until the end of November. This will cause considerable loss to graziers and squatters and a borious loss to the railway revenue. - (Ref- Australian Town and Country Journal (NSW : 1870 - 1907)(about) Previous issue Saturday 20 October 1888).


This evening Mr T H Young, Minister for Works, with Messrs Donaldson, Hawthorne, and Ferguson, M. L. A., arrived here by buggy from Gundagai, after inspecting the country which would be served by a railway proposed to be made from Coolac to this township, via Brungle.

The party reached Gundagai by train this morning.

After breakfasting at the principal hotel, they were welcomed by the Mayor and aldermen and taken over the municipal buildings and the School of Arts.

About noon they got into vehicles and were driven over the Murrumbidgee bridge to the bridge over the Tumut River at Brungle, which is now being replaced by a new structure.

Some residents of Brungle and Wagra there met the Minster and offered him a hearty welcome to the Tumut Electorate.

In an address which they presented to him they predicted that his tour must necessarily cause him enjoyment, enlightenment, and instruction, as it would extend from the verdant plains of the locality he was then in to the salubrious climate and romantic scenery of the alpine regions at Yarrangobilly.

The Minister suitably acknowledged the address, and said it gave him much pleusure to visit the Tumut district.

A number of farmers with their wives and daughters entertained the party at a picnic dinner on the banks of the Tumut River near Brungle. A stay was made there extending over two hours, during which time Mr. Gormly, M L A , arrived. Mr. Young, on taking leave of his entertainers, thanked them cordially for their hospitality. Three cheers were given for the ladies.

The journey was resumed through the Tumut River flats past the Brungle aboriginal settlement, and by a winding road around the bases of Mount Killemicat and Pine Hill. On nearing its destination, the Ministerial party was met by a number of residents of the township in buggies and on horseback, and quite a long procession of crowded vehicles followed Mr. Young into Tumut. At half past 5 he was received at the Royal Hotel by members of the municipal council, and warmly welcomed To Tumut in a formal way by the aldermen over bumpers of champagne, Mr Donaldson, M.L.A., acting as spokesman on behalf of the municipality.

Mr. Young, in reply, said he was not surprised at the warmth of the welcome extended to him as the representative of the Ministry. He did not assume it was a personal welcome, as most people in Tumut knew nothing of him excepting by repute. If his acts had not been fairly commented upon by the newspapers he was sorry for it, but, even so, he hoped the more they saw of him the better they would like him. His trip had so far been exceedingly enjoyable. He was pleased the time had come at last when he could see the Tumut district, as his object was, as Minister for Works to make himself acquainted with the wants of all parts of the country, and to do what was fair in the best interests of each district.

Mr Hawthorne also expressed his pleasure at visiting the district. He said the Minster for Works had a soft spot, and if the Tumut people found it out they would get their railway. The Minister, he thought, was already at the start of his tour, favourably impressed with what he had seen of the district .

Mr. Ferguson said he was glad also to make a visit to the prosperous district of Tumut. Anything he could do to forward the interests of the residents he would do, as no district in New South Wales, he considered, was more worthy of railway communication. Increased settlement he held, was sure to follow railway construction.

To-morrow the visitors will be driven to various points of interest around Tumut. - (Ref- The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954)(about) Previous issue Thursday 2 February 1899).

1860 - Withdrawn LAND FROM SALE.- The following portion of land, gave tlted in the Government Gazelle for sale at the Police Office, Tumut, on 12th March next, has been withdrawn from sale, viz. lot 4, containing 141 acres, portion No. 4, parish of Brungle. - (Ref- The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954)(about) Previous issue Wednesday 22 February 1860).

Wild Rabbits.- A basket containing seven wild rabbits, exhibited at Mr. E. G. Brown's last week, was inspected with much interest; and great was the controversy as to whether the innocent looking little creatures, which wore just able to nibble grass, were rabbits or hares, one gentleman offering to bet 20 to 1 that they were the latter. That a doubt could exist upon the question was to some extent conseling, as it showed that rabbits were not yet sufficiently numerous to be readily recognised. It seems that these young strangers were wild rabbits, the litter having been dug out of a burrow by Mr. W. Annett's near Adelong.

1892 - A Hare Drive came off at Wyangle on Wednesday last, when a party of 18 shooters secured 145 of these rodents. Wild rabbits are increasing. Mr. R. M'Alister, of Wereboldera, about four miles out of Tumut, has recently captured and destroyed 31 genuine grey bunnies. - (Ref- Australian Town and Country Journal (NSW : 1870 - 1907)(about) Previous issue Saturday 22 October 1892).


The following additional awards have been Rained in the New South Wales court at the Chicago Exhibition :

Wheat.-William Anderson, Altaroar, near Moama ; J. Black and Sons, Molong; Brunton and Co., Australian Flourmills, Granville; George Clout, Tumut Valley; Cohen and Levy, Tamworth;

the Commissioners for New South Wales ; John Ilolachier, Altarcar, near Moama; H. C. Matthews, Bathurst; George Mooie, Corowa; M'Gee and Quinn, Parkes; Patrick M'Shanc, Goulburn; Fawley and M'Intyre, Inverell; T. Quirk and Co., Wellington; C. Rierath, Albury ; Jame B Sprutt, Orange ; William Trowain, Bathurst ; V. Utz, Glen Innes.

Maize.-Commissioners for Now South Wnlos ; P. M'Shane, Goulburn ; Michael Waters, Richmond.

Oats.-The Commissioners for New South Wales; G. Clout, Brungle, Tumut Valley; James Spratt, Orange.

Barley.- G. Clout, Brungle; J. "White, Albury.

Rye.- G. Clout, Brungle.

Arrowroot. - Alexander T. Laurie, Ravvdonvulc,Hay; James Spratt, Orange.

Peas.-Commissioners for New South Wales. -

Collection of Various Species of New South Wales Grasses.-The Department of Agriculture, Sydney.

Collection of Forage Plants.-Depart- ment of Agriculture. - Statistics of Agriculture.-Department of Agriculture, Sydney.


D. J. Monk, Australian Vinegar Works, Alexandria, Sydney. - (Ref- The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1956)(about) Previous issue Tuesday 14 November 1893).

1898 - Tender - Bridge over Tumut River at Brungle, road Gundagai - (Ref- The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842-1954) Saturday 14 May 1898)

1893 - The Gun. Hare Drive.

- The first hare drive of the season took place on April 1, at Brungle, near Tumut. Hares are very plentiful in that neighborhood, and do much mischief, but as only a small body of shooters attended, this drive, the slaughter was not as great as usual. Sixty hares and five kangaroos slain, comprised the total of the day's work. Very soon rabbit batteries will need to be undertaken, as rodents are increasing in the district at rather an alarming rate. - (Ref- Australian Town and Country Journal (NSW : 1870 - 1907)(about) Previous issue Saturday 8 April 1893).

1902 - TUMUT, Tuesday

The Brungle Progress Committee has been imformed that a cash deposit of 231 is required before the construction of telephone communication between Gundagai and Brungle can be commenced. - (Ref- The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954)(about) Previous issue Wednesday 16 July 1902).


Owners are still complaining of the fox pest, and a bait which is proving a great success is ordinary saidine, well smeared in oil, and containing poison. Out Gobaralong way an owner riding in one of his paddocks sighted 40 foxes. A landowner at Brungle poisoned a sheep carcase, and secured 13 foxes and six dogs. Another put out a poisoned fowl and secured 5 foxes. Tho saridine bait, however, is strongly recommended. - (Ref- The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954)(about) Previous issue Saturday 15 August 1908)

This report is submitted in good faith. All endeavors 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 Stephenson (Mobile 0431 481 451) Ex West Blowering Resident, now living in Wollongong, NSW. Australia.


1933 - RED CROSS NOTES. - This year the annual conference of the Red Cross Society (N.S.W. Division) will take place from April 10 to 12. It is anticinated that a large number of delegates will be present. Arrangements will be made for a visit to Bodington Sanitorium, Wentworth Falls, as one of the sessions of the conference.

Despite the fact that the Red Cross branches as a whole are in recess until the end of this month, many are engaged in raising funds for the society. The Brungle branch held a euchre party and flannel dance in the Brungle Memorial Hall on January 2. The Illabo branch organised a successful social on New Year's Eve. The Gundaroo branch conducted a tea stall at the local sports meeting on Boxing Day.

A younger set connected with the Tumut branch has formed itself into a dramatic company. The first production took place last month, and realised the amount of 24.

As a result of street stalls arranged by the Nowra branch last month, the sum of 25 was raised for the society.

An afternoon tea party organised by the Misses McKinnon, Marks, and Heffernan, on behalf of the Junee branch, was the means of raising 6/10/: and street stalls conducted by the Glen Innes branch raised 7/5/4. A street stall and a dance were arranged by the Adaminaby branch, and resulted in 13/5/8. A successful bridge party was held at Cavell House, Summer Hill, by the local branch, as its one effort for the year, when the sum of 10 was collected. - (Ref- The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954)(about) Previous issue Wednesday 11 January 1933).

1939 - SWAGMAN WHO LEFT FIRE.TUMUT. Thursday. - At Tumut Police Court, John James Joseph Quinlan, 30, a swagman, was fined 30, in default 60 davs' gaol, for leaving a fire in the open air, and which he had used, before being thoroughly extinguished.

Evidence was that he lit a fire in a stump in the Church of England grounds at Brungle to boil his billy. The chairman of the Bench made very strong comments on the practice of leaving unattended fires this weather. (Quinlan elected to serve the 60 days). - (Ref- The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954)(about) Previous issue Friday 20 January 1939).

This report is submitted in good faith. All endeavors 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 Stephenson (Mobile 0431 481 451) Ex West Blowering Resident, now living in Wollongong, NSW. Australia.