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Sherbrooke & Bulli Mountain Boat People

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As part of our Sherbrooke on Bulli Mountain One Place Study, we have been trying to identify the origins of the people of Sherbrooke and Bulli Mountain prior to the 1902 – 1903 resumptions for Cataract Dam.

So far I have found that many came as free assisted immigrants from England or Ireland, others from Germany – one was a convict from England – some were Born in the Colony but their ancestors came as convicts from England, Scotland or Ireland. Has anyone been missed  ? Also can you help with where they came from and on which boat ? Thanks in advance

So far this is the list –

Origins of Bulli Mountain – Sherbrooke Families & Connections

  1. Bishop
    1. Samuel Bishop born Tipton Princes End, Tipton, Staffordshire
    2. Wife Mary McGann born Innes County Clare Ireland
  2. Blinkco
    1. George Blinkco born Swaffam Prior Cambridgeshire England – arrived on the Morayshire in 1856
    2. Wife Sarah Reeve born Stow Cum Quy Cambridgeshire England – arrived on the Alfred with her parents & siblings in 1857
  3. Bouren – Bourne
  4. Braisher
    1. John Braisher born Leeds Yorkshire & later lived at Dewsbury, Yorkshire
    2. Wife Maria Purser/Percher/Purcell from St Giles on Cripplegate area of London and lived at Dewsbury Yorkshire
  5. Brodie
    1. Greener Brodie
    2. Brother William Brodie – possibly at Sherbrooke
  6. Brown
  7. Candie
  8. Charlesworth
    1. David Charlesworth – convict
    2. Ireland arrived on the “Duchess of Northumberland” – one of the “Colonial Duchesses”
  9. Cram
  10. Cumming 
  11. De La Motte
  12. Dinning
  13. Dumbrell
  14. Fletcher
  15. Fritz
    1. Johann John Fritz from Volkersheim, Hildesheim, Niedersachsen Hesse Germany – arrived in Moreton Bay in 1856 as an assisted immigrant on the Isherbrook
    2. Wife Elizabeth Mary Shafer Schmidt from Baden Wuerttemburg Germany – arrived with her parents in Moreton Bay c. 1849 – 1857
  16.  Gorman
  17. Haberley
    1. John Jacob Haberley born in Bulli – his father
    2. Wife Mary Ann Blinkco – born in Sherbrooke to George & Sarah Blinkco
    3. Garrett Haberley born at sea on voyage from Germany
    4. Wife Eliza Jane Blinkco born in Sherbrooke to George & Sarah Blinkco
  18. Hale
  19. Hapgood
  20. Henning
  21. Hicks
    1. James Hicks, son of convict Richard Hicks and of convict Margaret Howe
    2. Wife Margaret Brain Daley, daughter of convict Thomas Brain and of convict Ann Daley
  22.  Hildebrand
  23. Hunt
  24. Irving
  25. Jones
  26. Keegan
  27. Keene
  28. Kimbrey
  29. King
  30. Knight
  31. Loveday
    1.  John Loveday from Beaconsfield England
  32.  Mant
    1. Henry Mant
  33. Martin
  34.  Middleton
  35.  Molloy
  36. Parmenter
  37. Parsons
  38. Reeve
    1. Henry Reeve born Stow Cum Quy Cambridgeshire England – arrived on the Alfred with wife & children in 1857
    2. Wife Margaret Morgan born Stow Cum Quy Cambridgeshire England – arrived on the Alfred with wife & children in 1857
      1. Sarah – see Blinkco
      2. Mary Ann – see Haberley
      3. John Reeve – wife Grace Johnson
  1. Smithers
  2. Spinks
    1. Edward Spinks – son of convict John Spink and of convict Ann Riley
    2. Wife Agnes Henry
      1. Agnes Spinks married Thomas Chilby, son of convict Thomas Chidley/Childerley/Chilby of Childerley and of convict Janet Stewart of Perthshire
    3. Staff
    4. Stafford
    5. Swan
    6. Vidler
      1. William Vidler from Sandhurst, Kent arrived as bounty immigrant 1838 on “Maitland
      2. Note – first wife Mary Copper died in England
    7. Wales
    8. Williams
    9. Wilson
    10. Winley
    11. Woods
    12. Wynn

Other Bulli Mountain Sherbrooke families may include :

  • Armstrong
  • Black
  • Campbell
  • Crowe
  • Eales
  • Flynn
  • Ford
  • Gaunt
  • Hacket
  • Jarrett
  • Longmore
  • McKay
  • Murray
  • Roberts
  • Robinson
  • Shanahan
  • Slocombe
  • Smith
  • Turnbull
  • Whitten
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The Lost Cordeaux Village

From Kerrie Anne Christian : On Lost Wollongong on Facebook there were questions as to the old Cordeaux Village, another community consumed by a dam’s construction – not unlike Sherbrooke.

For me, there is irony in that one of the main advocates for the construction of a bigger Cordeaux Dam was Wollongong Council Alderman and sometime Mayor William McKenzie, cousin of my great great grandmother, Mary Ann Hicks nee McKenzie. William had been a butcher in Bulli in business with Thomas Farrell before moving south to set up business in Wollongong. He had been passionate about a water supply for Wollongong from the late 19th Century years.

And my father in law, Jack Christian, had spent his early years living at various Dam construction sites, as his father Godfrey Christian, moved about working for the Water Board – always staying for too short a period for young Jack to make any long term boyhood friends.

Ivy Murray’s recollections of the Lost Cordeaux Village are a wonderful read (see Illawarra Historical Society article via Michael Organ at UOW).

And then there’s William Verity’s 2007 article on the last Cordeaux Villagers which describes Jack MacNamara’s “Life at Cordeaux River” published in 2000, with support from Illawarra Historians Carol and John Herben. The Losties agree that “Life at Cordeaux River” is the definitive book on the old Cordeaux Village. Written some time later was a brief report of Jack MacNamara, at an Illawarra Historical Society meeting, where he spoke of his memories and his family’s time as Caretakers for the Water Board at Cordeaux.

On Cataract Dam – This is the Dam that Keele built – A B Banjo Paterson

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THE DAM THAT KEELE BUILT. (1905, February 27).Evening News (Sydney, NSW : 1869 – 1931), p. 6. Retrieved January 20, 2015, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article112754656

The Dam that Keele Built (Trove)

This is the dam that Keele built.
This is the stream that brought the water to fill the dam that Keele built;This is the Water and Sewer Brigade,
That measured the stream that brought the water to fill the dam that Keele built;This is the Engineer by Trade —
Head of the Water and Sewer Brigade,
Who measured the stream that brought the water to fill the dam that Keele built;These are the Calculations made
By the Eminent Engineer by Trade,
Head of the Water and Sewer Brigade,
Who measured the stream that brought the water to fill the dam that Keele built;This is the scornful Mr Wade,
Who sneered at the Calculations made
By the Eminent Engineer by Trade,
Head of the Water and Sewer Brigade,
Who measured the stream that brought the water to fill the dam that Keele built;This is the Minister quite dismayed
At the sight of the Scornful Mr Wade,
Who sneered at the Calculations made
By the Eminent Engineer by Trade,
Head of the Water and Sewer Brigade,
Who measured the stream that brought the water to fill the dam that Keele built;

This is the Sydneyite afraid
That a serious blunder will be made,
Because of the Minister, quite dismayed
At the sight of the Scornful Mr Wade,
Who sneered at the Calculations made
By the Eminent Engineer by Trade,
Head of the Water and Sewer Brigade,
Who measured the stream that brought the water to fill the dam that Keele built.