Green Hills

James Burleigh Sharp

"Green Hills,

via Tumut. NSW

Area - 23,000 Acres

1848 - Run No. 162. Sharp James Burleigh. Name of run, Green hills. Estimated area, twenty-three thousand acres. Estimated grazing capabilities, one thousand two hundred cattle. Bounded on the north by a marked tree line commencing at the head of a gully on the main range dividing the Adelong and Nacka Nacka Creeks, and running west one mile; thence bearing north half a mile, (having had Moore and Johnsons run on the right,) thence running westerly from the head of the Dogtrap Flat Creek, and following that creek to where it empties in a small flat; thence by the marked tree line to the Nacka Nacka Swamp, which it crosses at the Basin point; thence to Darlow's Creek, which it crosses at its junction with the Sod-hut Creek; thence by the marked tree line which leads to the top of the range between Darlow's Creek and the Billapulap Creek, (having had Mr. Charles Macarthur's run, Ellerslie, on the right,) and which range constitutes the boundary between the Greenhills and Mr. Griffiths's run of Billupulap; this range on the western and the Adelong dividing range above mentioned, on the eastern side, followed down until they meet to the south, (enclosing all the falls into the Nacka Nacka and Darlow's Creeks,) comprise the boundaries to the east, west, and south. - (Ref- The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954)(about) Previous issue Monday 16 October 1848).

1915 - REJECTED VOLUNTEER COMMITS SUICIDE. TOOWOOMBA, November 3. - An inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the death of John Francis Butler, who died from lysol poisoning on October 29, at Toowoomba, was held today. A number of witnesses were examined, and according to the evidence deceased came from the West to enlist, but was medically rejected as unfit. Constable H. J. Donnelly deposed to having found on deceased a yellow wrapper of a lysol bottle, an Australian Imperial Forces certificate, showing deceased was unfit for service, an Australian Imperial Force railway requisition from Toowoomba to Morven, and a letter addressed to the Police. The letter read as follows:-- "Toowoomba, October 28, 1915: My name is John Butler. My father lives at Green Hills station, Adelong, New South Wales. I am writing this to save police trouble. I have been staying at the School of Arts Hotel, and have been rejected for active service. J. F. Butler." The letter was written in pencil. Witness stated that he had since ascertained that deceased came from Morven, and his father resided at Green Hill station, Adelong, N.S.W. He was unable to trace where he purchased the lysol. Deceased was a single man, 28 years of age. The inquiry was closed. - (Ref- The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864 - 1933)(about) Previous issue Thursday 4 November 1915 Page 4).

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