~Federal Park~

RMB 738

Goobragandra Road

Lacmalac, NSW

Zone - Rural

Portion No.s

Originally about 573 Acres

This property is located at the southern end of the original Lacmalac Run and has been in the Buckley family ownership for many years.

Tumut Land District. Charles Buckley, Lacmalac, Tumut,
county Buccleuch, parishes Baloo and Blowering, not within any pastoral holding. 1289 Australian Joint Stock Bank, Sydney, county Wynyard, parish Wereboldora, resumed area of West Blowering Holding No. 17a. - (Ref- Wagga Wagga Advertiser (NSW : 1874 - 1905)(about) Previous issue Thursday 19 July 1894).


Mr William Buckley was born in 1826 in Parramatta, NSW


He married Miss Sophia Atkinson




Mr. William Buckley.

1891 - IN TH SUPREME COURT OF NEW SOUTH WALES - PROBATE JURISDICTION.- In the Goods, Chattels Credit, and the fleets of MARY ANN SOPHIA BUCKLEY late of Lacmalac, in the colony aforesaid wife of William Buckey Deceased, Intestate APPLICATION will be made after fourteen days from the publication hereof that Administration of the Estate of the abovenamed deceased may be granted to WILLIAM BUCKLEY, widower of the said deceased - IBANK TAYIOR, Proctor for the Administrator,Tumut - The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954)(about) Previous issue Monday 29 June 1891).

In last issue we gave a brief notice of the death of Mr. William Buckley, which occurred as his son's residence at Lacmalac at 8 p.m. Monday last, at the ripe old age of 81 years. The cause of death was senile decay.

The subject of our obituary was born at Parramatta, New South Wales, in 1826, and came to Tumut on the first occasion 69 years ago, remained here for a time, and then went back to Parramatta for about two years. returning here, he worked for years with the late Mr. Francis Anderson, and it will be remembered by the old hands, the latter, with the late Mr. Francis Foord, built what was termed the 'Old Bridge,' situated at about 300 yards from the base of Transit Hill.

The river has since completely changed its course, and the site of the structure is now what might be termed an anabranch in time of flood.

Deceased, after a time married Miss Sophia Atkinson,

who bore to him two sons Messrs

William Buckley and

Henry Buckley.

The latter predeceased him, as did also his wife, who had been with him at Bendigo, thence to the Ovens diggings, where he did remark- ably well, but always being of a sporting disposition the money quickly went through his fingers.

Returning to Tumut in the sixties, he took advantage of the Robertson Land Act and selected the 50 acres of land now the property of Mr. Henry Anderson. Of late years the old pioneer became very much enfeebled, and previous to his demise he was 5 or 6 weeks in the Tumut Cottage Hospital, where every kindness and attention was shown him ; but Fate decreed that his time had come, and death must indeed have been a happy release. Deceased was a brother of the late Mrs. James Kershaw, another old identity of Tumut.

He leaves behind him in Tumut one son, Mr. William Buckley, and one sister in law, Mrs. H. B. Cribb, to mourn their loss. The funeral took place on Tuesday last, Mr. James Elphick was the undertaker and Rev. W. D. Kennedy officiated at the grave. - (Ref-

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