J A Broughton



Gocup is a town community in the central east part of the Riverina and situated about

9 kilometres north from Tumut and 26 kilometres south from Gundagai

on the Gundagai to Tumut Road.


Gocup Post Office opened on 21 October 1885 and closed in 1959.

John Archer Broughton

To Mr Clee

To Sir John HAY

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To J C Whitty - Portions - 178 = 52 acres and Portion 183 = 87 acres and Portion 184 = 86 acres.

1901 - Levels are being taken at Gadara, in the Tumut district, to test the possibility, of establishing, as has been suggested, an artificial lake, with an embankment 6Oft high. The water can be conserved in the form of a lake seven miles long and a mile and a quarter wide.- (Ref-Singleton Argus (NSW : 1880 - 1954) (about) Previous issue Saturday 13 July 1901).

1905 - IN THE SUPREME COURT OF NEW SOUTH WALES- Probate Jurisdiction -In the Will of MARGARET DOWNING, late of Gadara, near Tumut, in the State of New South Wales Widow, deceased - Application will be made after fourteen days from the publication hereof that Probate of the last Will of the above mentioned deceased may be granted to FREDERICK SIMON DOWNING and CHARLES JOHN FRASER, two of the Executors Herein named with leave rcscned to the other Executetors therein named, EDWARD BRENNAN, to come in and prove the same when he shall be so advised and all persons having any claim against the estate of the said deceased are required to send particulars of same to ami all notices are to be served at the office of C J FRASFR, Proctor, Gundagai By his Agent, D M MYERS, Norwich chambers Hunter street, Sydney. - (Ref- The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954)(about) Previous issue Friday 1 December 1905).

Gocup Run for Sale

The Sydney Morning Herald

13 February 1860

Tumut River, The Gocup Run, together with 1000 cattle, more or less, and 30 head of horses.

Terms at sale. Mort and Co. have been instructed to sell by public auction, at the Rooms, Pitt Street, at 11 o'clock, on Tuesday, 14th March.

That compact well-known station The Gocup Run, situate on the Tumut River, within about 10 miles of Adelong.

It is surrounded by the runs of Messrs. M'Evoy, Stuckey, West, Broughton, and Vyner, and is estimated as capable of carrying 1500 cattle.

The improvements comprised three good huts, drafting and milking yards, fitted with panel, bails, &c.

With the Gocup run will be sold 1000 cattle more or less, consisting of 400 to 500 cows, 40 to 50 bullocks, and the remainder of Steers and heifers in about equal proportions.

Most of the cattle have been bred on the run, and are therefore thoroughly broken into it. They are of a fair average quality, and in good condition.

Also, 30 head of horses, consisting of mares, Colts and fillies.

This property is within 60 miles of the new rush, which will open up another market for stock, and add to its value.

The purchaser will also have the privilege of purchasing under the pre-emptive right, some of the best lands in the district.


A noted Tumut River property, Gocup, comprising about 700 acres, has been bought by Mrs. M. Rowe, of Melbourne, from Edward Walton Pty.

Gocup is a very rich holding, consisting mainly of fertile river flats, ideal for cattle fattening. Winchcombe Carson, Ltd., Sydney, were the agents. - (Ref- The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Monday 3 November 1941).



at 11 a.m. sharp,




Outstanding Tumut River Property.

Younghusband Ltd., Tumut and Gundagai, have been favoured with Instructions from J. Sedgwick, Esq., to sell by Public Auction as above his property "Riverlea." AREA: 480 acres Freehold.


This property is situated 6 miles from Tumut township, High School, Railway station, Trucking yards and Sale Yards, served by all-weather roads, practically all bitumen to Tumut, and adjoining Gocup Primary School.


330 acros rich alluvial river flats suitable for Intense agriculture, dairying, vealer breeding and fattening, balance slightly undulating good sound heavy grazing, fattening and agricultural land, constituting a very well balanced holding. Timbered originally with box and gum which has been cleared up excepting shade trees and timber reserves.

Boundary fences are mostly netted and subdivided into 8 paddocks, practically all new fences.

Permanently watered by about 1 1/2 miles front age to Tumut River, creeks, lagoons and a bore in one paddock.


Modern weatherboard house, 7 rooms, Kitchen, Bathroom, with verandahs on three sides all fly-proofed, septic tank, water laid on, telephone connected. In very good repair. Two large Hay sheds (very well built).



Portion of original renowned "GOCUP" ESTATE now known as "MINNAMURRA"



WEDNESDAY, 26th NOV., 1952, at 12 Noon - (Under instructions Minnamurra Pastoral Pty. Ltd.)

SITUATED abt. 5 miles TUMUT Town, Rlv. Stn., Tkg. Yds., Saleyards, High School. Handy Gocup School. Fronts TUMUT RIVER and Tumut/Gundagai all weather road. 15 miles off HUME HIGHWAY and 5 miles MONARO HIGHWAY. Connected Tumut Exchange, continuous service. APPROX. 548 ACRES FREEHOLD - Torrens (UNRESTRICTED TITLE).

ABOUT 450 ACRES RICH TUMUT RIVER ALLUVIAL FLATS, suitable all classes intense cultivation, quick: fattening and very heavy carrying, mostly pasture improved with timber belts. Balance slightly undulating. 1 1/2 MILES FRONTAGE TUMUT RIVER. Gocup Creek also runs through property and lagoons. Ample and permsupply.

MODERN COTTAGE HOMESTEAD delightfully situated, 2 bedrooms, lounge and dining-rooms, glassed-in and gauzed verandah; tiled bathroom, kitchen. Sewerage system. RURAL ELEC. LIGHT AND POWER; garage; dairy, bull stalls, 2 good haysheds, machinery shed. New employees' cottage. 14 paddocks. Portion netted.

"MINNAMURRA" (portion of the original renowned "GOCUP" ESTATE) is exceptionally rich river country with unlimited productive capacity.

An IDEAL STUD CATTLE property, also highly adapted raising vealers, fattening cattle, dairying. Grows exceptional crops peas, maize, millet and vegetables.

Only being offered view winding up Estate.

Owners will give Purchaser of "MINNAMURRA" option to acquire 6,815 acres PERPETUAL LEASE, 30 miles east of Tumut; fenced and well watered.

Inspection strongly advised.

Full details from:



Licensed Auctioneers in conjunction 20 per cent, rebate commission available outside Agents Introducing acceptable purchaser, in writing, prior to auction date. - (Ref- The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954)(about) Previous issue Friday 31 October 1952).


It is estimated that this property will run 350 cattle all seasons.


"Riverlea" is a choice Tumut River property enjoying an annual rainfall of 32 inches and is situated in a drought resisting locality. The whole area has been pasture improved with rye, phalaris and clover. A record pea crop was grown on the property last year. This property was awarded second prize in the Farm Production Competition conducted by the R.A.S. for 1952, gaining special mention as a well balanced farm both for winter and summer production, it Is highly suited for dairying, vealer breeding and fattening and its capabilities for intense culture, vegetable growing and maize growing is exceptional. The area is free of rabbits and noxious weeds. REBATE: Twenty per cent, of the commission will be allowed to Outside

Agents introducing, in writing, prior to the sale, the approved buyer.

Vendor's Solicitor:-Mackenzie & Orr, Tumut.

For further particulars or arrangements to inspect please apply to the

Selling Agents:YOUNGHUSBAND LTD. (Inc. In Vic), Licensed Auctioneer], TUMUT and GUNDAGAI. - (Ref- The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954)(about) Previous issue Friday 12 September 1952).

Gocup News.

Harvesting is now in fall swing, a good harvest is expected.

All the shearing sheds have cut out.

The dairying industry ia making steady progress. There are now over 800 head of milk cows being milked, representing 10 dairies. This gives about 8 cows to every adult in this district.

Rumor has it that the energetic dairyman, Mr. S. Gordon, intends building another dairy on his Gocup property. Good luok to him. There is room for two more on his land.

The joint holdings on Meadow Creek owned by Messrs W Meyers, N Murphy and H Hogan, are to be wire netted shortly.

A school concert, arranged by Mr S L Reid, is to take place on Thursday evening.

CapL S. L. Reid, of Gocup, is proceeding to Sydney for the military encampment at La Perouse. - (Ref- The Tumut Advocate and Farmers & Settlers' Adviser (NSW : 1903 - 1925)(about) Previous issue Tuesday 11 December 1906 Page 4).

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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1899 - IN THE SUBRIME COURT OF NEW SOUTH WALES.- Probate Jurisdiction.-In the Estate of MICHAEL MILLAY, late or Gocup, near Tumut, in the colony of New South Wales, Bachelor, deceased intestate,- Application will be made after fourteen days from the publication hereof that administration de bonis non of the Estate of the abovenamed deceased may be granted to JOHN EGAN and JOHN MILLAY, both of Gocup, Farmers, and all notices may be served to the offices of the undersigned. J .MANUEL and RALPH, Proctors for the Administrators, Tumut by the agent, DAVID M MV Eft's, Martin-place and Pitt-street, Sydney. - (Ref- The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954)(about) Previous issue Tuesday 7 November 1899).

ON Sunday last a car driven, by Mr. Ray Arnoult, accompanied by Mr. A. Kirkman, collided with a car driven by Mr. A. Joynev, of Cootamundra, accpmpanied by Mr. and Mrs Gardiner and four children, about three miles from Tumut, on M'Cormick's hill. None of the occupants was injured. The cars were slightlv damaged.


A social was held in the Gilmore Bureau, Hall on Wednesday night to raise funds for a new supper-room that is to be erected at the rear of the main hall. About 50 couples attended, as well as the euchre players.

In the latter Mrs. Sturgess, of Gilmore, won the women's prize, and Mr. John Wilkinson (Springfield) the men's. A chocolate dance went to Mrs. Tom Benson and Mr F Sturgess. The evening proved most successful.

A presentation was tendered to Miss Bene Bridle on the eve of her marriage to Mr. Chas. Hampstead. There was a lage attendance. Mr. S. Hulm made the presentation, which was a handsome set of cutlery donated by the East and West Blowering and Yarrangobilly residents. Mr C Hampstead responded for Miss Bridle, and Mr C Hampstead, sen,,, on behalf of his son.

The death has occurred of an old resident of Tumut, Mr Thomas J O'Neil, aged 82 years. The deceased had resided with his niece, Mrs. P. B. Madigan for many years. The funeral took place on Sunday after a short service at the R.C. Church, very Rev. Dean Starkcy officiating at the grave side.

At the annual meeting of the Literary Institute the balance sheet presented by the secretary (Mr. H. Engleman) showed receipts to be £226/9/10 (subscriptions £53/1/6, billiards £151 16/6, rents £17/9/, waste paper £2 10.10, sale of books £1/12/0. Expenditure amounted to £227/12/6, the main items being librarian's salary' £39, billiard marker £95, books £28/10/7, billiard sundries £19/10/, wood £13, insurance £5/0/9, honorarium £10/18/8, light and rates £4/18/5. The following office-bearers were elected: — President, Mr. C. G. Watson; vice-president, Mr H. Davy; lion. , secretary and treasurer, Mr. H. Engleman, management committee, Messrs. G. Pearce, W. Johnson, H. Engleman, E. A. Lester, W. Clout, D. Phelps and C. Watson; book committee, Messrs. Watson and Engleman; recreation committee, Messrs. Engleman and Johnson.

Tumut footballers visited Young and were defeated by that team. Young gained 25 points and Tumut 18. The Railway End football team defeated the Newtown Tigers for the Lefevre cup by 3 points to nil.


A consistency handicap (150 up) resulted:

N. Beegling, 152, defeated C. Frost, 158;

G. Livingstone, 150, d. C. Taylor, 154;

G. Livingstone, 153, d. C. Barton, 129;

H. Statham, 40 on, d. P. Statins, scratch, 150 to 126. Kinks:

W Hayward, H. Davy, M. Dodd and M McAdam defeated P. Edwards, H. Godfrey, A. Kennedy and N. Learmont, 25 to 17;

M Logan, Learmont, Lines and Godfrey defeated Hayward, Beegling, Stabback and Taylor, 30 to 25.

A presentation was made to Mrs. C. Barton by Mr. H. Godfrey, on behalf of the Bowling Club, of a travelling rug to mark their appreciation of her services and the keen interest she had taken in their activities.

Mrs. Barton briefly returned thanks for the gift.

Gocup Tennis

players met Tumut on Sunday last, the latter winning by 29 games.


Men's Doubles:

G. and J. Hillier v. H. Watson and D. Hogan, 6/2, 6/0;

same v. Bees and C. Hillier, 6/3, 5/6;

J. Smart and H. Bailey v. Bees and Hillier, 6/3, 4/6;

same v. Watson and Hogan, 6/5, 6/4.

Women's Doubles:

Mesdames Anderson and Piper v. Mrs. Bees and Miss Champion, 6/1, 6/5.

Mixed Doubles:

J. Smart and Mrs. Anderson v. C. Hillier and. Mrs. Anderson, -6/1;

J. Hillier and Mrs. Anderson v. H. Bees and Miss Champion, 6/4;

G. Hillier and Mrs. Piper v. D. Hogan and, Mrs. Bees, 6/3;

H. Bailey and Mrs. Piper v. H. Watson and Mrs. Bees, 3/6. Totals —

Tumut, 1.1 sets 78 games; Gocup, 3 sets 49 games.

A four-ball best ball v. par for a trophy donated by Mr. C. Alexander was played on the golf links, and resulted:

E. Mulvihill and E. Dunstan 2 up, T. Burbury and B. Arnoult 1 up,

O. Weeden and D. Phelps 1 up, T. Elliot and B. Crouch 1 down,

H. Weeden and A Clout 2 down, Dr. Mason and. B. Campbell 2 down,

M. Archer and C. Ibbotson 3 down, J. Weeden and M. Bellchambers 4 down,

B. Kneebone and H. Engleman 4 down, B. Robinson and A H. Sutton 5 down,

A. Livingstone and A. Kirkman 5 down, D. Livingstone and Dr. Harbison 5 down.

A Grade Sealed Nine Holes, for Mr. A. W Watson's trophy:

Mrs. Phelps (13) 35, Miss. Herring (13) 36, Mrs. Jepsen (11) 39, Mrs. Smart (13) 40, Mrs. Iverach (13) 40, Mrs. Cruise (13) 41, Miss M'Glinchey (10) 44. Bronze I, Sealed Nine Holes, for Dr. Mason's trophy: Mrs. Bellchambers (18) 35, Mrs. Clout (15) 35, Mrs. Herring '(18) 36, Mrs. Kneebone (15) 39, Mrs. Barrows (16) 38, Mrs. Engleman (18) 41, Mrs. Fuller (18) 44. Bronze II,

Sealed Six Holes, for Mrs. Barbour's trophy:

Miss M. Cruise (12) 20, Miss B. Cripps (12) 27, Mrs. Barbour (12) 28, Miss Kennedy (12) 29, Mrs. Downing (12) 33.

The annual meeting of the Tourist and Progress League was held at the shire council chambers,

Mr. Arnoult presiding.

The balance sheet showed that subscriptions and donations total led £33/3/6, whilst expenditure was £14/18/6, leaving a credit of £28/5/.

Election of officers:

President, Mr. F. E. Arnoult; <

vice-presidents, Messrs. H. H. Crouch, H. Davy, N. Noss and B. Mulvihill;

secretary, Mr. H. Cork;

treasurer, Mr. P, Kemp;

finance collection committee,

Messrs. P. Kemp, H. Davy, H. Crouch and H. Cork.

The membership fee was fixed at 2/ for men and 1/ for women.

Peter, son of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Kelly, of Tumut, whilst on a holiday with his mother at Stockinbingal, fell from a stool and broke his elbow.


Mr. Robert Downing, son of Mr. Michael Downing, of Tumut, received information from Brisbane that he and a friend had drawn £6000 (£3000 each) in an interstate consultation.


A pleasant evening was spent at 'Mountain View,' East Blowering, the occasion being the 21st birthday of Miss Thelma Symons, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Symons, of Blowering. There were 50 guests present. Dancing, games and songs were indulged in. Miss Symons received a largo number of gifts, including a gold wristlet watch from her parents. Miss Symons thanked all her friends for attending, and for the gifts.

Over 20 bachelors attended a meeting at the Royal Hotel, Tumut, held to discuss organising a bachelors' ball.

The following officers were appointed: — President, Mr. W. M'Leod; vice-presidents, Messrs. J. C. Orr, B. Mulvihill and T. M.Causland; secretary, Mr. J. Blakeney; assistant secretary and treasurer, Mr. Colin Fuller; committee, Messrs. B. Halloran, M. Beattie, E. Malone, E. Baker and J. Smart. It was decided to hold the function on 12th October. All bachelors within a radius of 50 miles from Tumut must belong to the club before being eligible to attend the function.

Mr. Martin M'Cormick, of Bulghfut, Midway, suffered a painful experience, with a fox last week. With his son, he was cleaning up rabbits on the property and after digging out a burrow, he thrust in his arm to seize the rabbit.

A fox buried its teeth in two fingers and on being drawn from the hole the son killed it, but had to lever the animal's jaws open to release his father's hand.-(Ref- ...........................