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301 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I1248)
302 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I0092)
303 In 1806, John was stranded with his ship "Johanna" on the Danish Island of Loese, between Jutland and Sweden. Campbell, John (I0576)
304 In 1845 just before famine struck Ireland there was a great deal of unrest in the countryside. Such was the unrest of the time that a notice of a reward of £1000 was printed in the Ballyshannon Herald for information received in regard to Ribbonmen or Molly Maguires in the local countryside. In a celebrated murder attempt of the day Folliott W Barton J.P. one of the Bartons of Clonelly was the intended victim of an attack and the entire weight of the law of the country descended on the locality in an effort to suppress what was considered the beginning of an uprising. As the newspaper reports the events Mr F.W. Barton had been on his way home to Clonelly near Pettigo when he had been shot. He had been on horseback coming from his relatives house at the Waterfoot. An immediate reward was posted for the capture of the assassin. In the same newspaper edition of November 1845 it states that a great rot has set in among the potatoes and that the crop failure earlier reported from England now seemed to be in Ireland.

On January 9th of 1846 the Ballyshannon Herald reports that two brothers by the name of Fitzpatrick were now lodged in Enniskillen Jail on suspicion of the attempted assassination. One of them James Fitzpatrick was in fact now dead and the other still protesting their innocence. They just happened to be passing along the road at the time and the newspaper comments in their defence that they had always been thought to have been loyal Protestants. In those days just to be put in jail could easily be a death sentence. 
Barton, Folliott Warren (I0445)
305 In 1866, lot 47 became the property of Emily Mary Barton, a recently-widowed member of one of nineteenth-century Ryde's leading gentry families, the Darvalls. It was Emily Mary who gave the name Rockend to the cottage and it remained her home for more than 40 years. This association of the cottage with her, and with later generations of her family, is central to the historical significance of Rockend.

When Emily Mary Barton took up residence at Rockend, her household included various unmarried children. Within a few years the cottage also became home to her widowed daughter Emily Paterson and Emily's children.

In 1889 another widowed daughter, Rose Paterson, also sought shelter at Rockend with her youngest children. Rose's eldest son, Andrew Barton (Banjo) Paterson, had been a resident at Rockend in the 1870s while he attended Sydney Grammar School.

Visitors to Rockend were able to enjoy not only the outdoor pleasures of boating, bathing and fishing, but also the indoor pursuits of music, painting and poetry. Emily Mary Barton was a poet and published several prize-winning poems in the Sydney press in the 1880s. Her daughter Emily Paterson painted watercolours of Australian flowers and butterflies and exhibited in the Sydney International Exhibition in 1879. Emily Paterson's daughter, another Emily, composed music. Emily Paterson jnr also took an interest in some of the women patients at the asylum, sometimes inviting them over for croquet and tea on the lawn at Rockend. She later went on to establish the After Care Association to assist these women as they were discharged from the hospital. Her uncle, Henry Francis Barton, was Master in Lunacy and Master in Equity at the asylum. 
Darvall, Emily Mary (I0136)
306 In 1872, Nora, at the age of 26, married widower, station-owner and politician, Thomas Lodge Murray-Prior, then 53. Murray-Prior was Postmaster-General in several Queensland governments, and a member of the Legislative Council until his death in 1892. Murray-Prior, Thomas Lodge (I0328)
307 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I0017)
308 In December 1872, Nora Clarina Barton, an aunt of the poet Banjo Paterson, married Thomas Lodge Murray-Prior. Murray-Prior was a prominent member of Brisbane society with assorted cattle properties around Queensland, public service experience as Postmaster-General and a seat in the Legislative Council. His first wife, Matilda, had died four years previously having borne him 11 children; Nora would bear him a further eight. ?, Matilda (I0330)
309 In the COE section. Sweet, William Henry (I0325)
310 In their spare time some of the crew of the Sirius were assigned to preparing a garden to grow corn and onions on what was later to be called Garden Island. Here Frederick left his mark for posterity by carving his initials on a rock where they can be seen to this day. As a member of the crew of the Sirius, Frederick would have made a number of voyages to Norfolk Island and on one occasion after visiting the Cape of Good Hope circumnavigated the globe. Merideth, Frederick (I0195)
311 Interconnecting relationships between major families in the small world of colonial Australia are commonplace to historians researching nineteenth-century material. But literary links? Who would expect a family connection between Australia's great balladist, 'Banjo' Paterson, and Rosa Praed, the first Australian-born novelist to achieve a significant international reputation?

The link was Nora Murray-Prior, one of the 'hidden' pioneer women of our colonial era, who nurtured her network of relatives through letters. In strikingly direct and fluent prose, interspersed with acerbic comments on the issues of the day, Nora kept the branches of her family, whether on far-flung stations or in city suburbs, informed of the doings of others.

Born on 3 December 1846 at Boree Nyrang, a station of some 30 000 hectares between the settlements of Orange, Molong, Wellington and Dubbo in the central west of New South Wales, Nora Clarina Barton was a member of the distinguished Barton and Darvall families. Her uncle, lawyer Sir John Darvall, was a Member of Parliament and a Minister in several New South Wales governments; her brother, Robert Darvall Barton, wrote Reminiscences of an Australian Pioneer.

In 1863, one of Nora's older sisters, Rose Isabella Barton, married Scottish-born Andrew Bogle Paterson. Their first child, Andrew Barton Paterson, later famous as 'Banjo' Paterson from the pseudonym 'The Banjo' he adopted for his early contributions to the Bulletin, was born at Nyrambla, a relative's station near Orange, in 1864. When Andrew Barton Paterson (always known to his family as Bartie or Barty) was a young child, they moved to Illalong, a 4000-hectare property near Binalong, north-west of Yass, where his father was manager. After some early schooling, Bartie Paterson became a pupil at Sydney Grammar School. He boarded with his grandmother, Emily Mary Barton, who, after the death of her husband in 1863, had sold Boree Nyrang and moved to 'Rockend' at Gladesville. Emily Barton was herself a prolific poet and accomplished correspondent. A collection of her poems, Straws on the Stream, was published in 1907, and a new edition with the same title but containing a different selection of poems was published in 1910. Some of her early letters and a diary are included in Strugglers and Settlers: Darvall Family Letters 1839-1849 edited by a descendant, Jeremy Long.

Not long before Bartie Paterson arrived in Sydney to stay with his grandmother, his aunt, Nora Barton, returned from a trip to England. For a short time she trained as a nurse at the Sydney Infirmary under Lucy Osburn, recently arrived in Sydney to introduce the Nightingale system of nursing training. In 1872, Nora, at the age of 26, married widower, station-owner and politician, Thomas Lodge Murray-Prior, then 53. Murray-Prior was Postmaster-General in several Queensland governments, and a member of the Legislative Council until his death in 1892. By her marriage, Nora acquired eight stepchildren, some nearly as old as she was. They included Rosa, then 21, who only two months previously had married English-born Campbell Praed. For the next three years Rosa and Campbell lived on an isolated cattle station covering nearly the whole of Curtis Island, off the Queensland coast between Gladstone and Rockhampton.

From her marriage until the death of her husband, Nora Murray-Prior's home was at Maroon, a station on the upper Logan River, close to the Queensland-New South Wales border ranges. From Maroon her mail stretched far and wide. Her correspondents included her sister Rose Paterson at Illalong and stepdaughter Rosa Praed, first at Curtis Island and, from 1876, in England. Both depended on Nora for support and long-distance companionship. They shared confidences about childbirth and their abhorrence of further pregnancies, problems in educating their children, their latest reading, as well as family news.

Nora told Rosa Praed that her sister Rose was the family member with whom she had most sympathy but 'she takes the world "hardly" & has rather morbid views on life'. Her husband is a great good fellow, of whom I have always been very fond ... When they were first married they were well off, but he & his brother went into stations on the Barcoo just before the bad times in 67 & 68. Of course the drought of that year & then the depression in trade smashed them up. One died soon after & this one took the management of the station which had been his own, from the man who had bought it from the bank. They have never been poor in the sense that we call poor out here, & are now tolerably well off ... as they have had some money left them ... but she has had much toil & trouble & looks thin & old.

Whenever she was left long without a letter, Rose Paterson complained from Illalong: I am in a state of semi-starvation for want of news. We might as well be on a desert island as here for all we know of the doings of the rest of the world or even of our own family-now that Mama has so many of us in different places to write to ... [our brothers] never have half an hour to spare for us poor exiles existing (not living) in monotonous torpidity in this poor old ruin of a habitation.

As Bartie Paterson grew up, Rose kept Nora informed of his progress at school, his accidents-particularly injuries to an arm which was broken several times-and a 'very bad attack' of typhoid that kept him 'pale & thin' but 'fortunately' with 'no deafness or mental weakness as result of the fever'. By the time he was 16, Rose Paterson reported family discussions on whether he should be articled to a lawyer or try for a university scholarship. Nora relayed this news to Rosa Praed.

From 1880 when Rosa's first novel, An Australian Heroine, was published in England to great acclaim, Nora kept her sister informed of Rosa's publishing successes. Rose Paterson was amazed. She wondered how Rosa Praed had 'managed to get so good an education in the colonies'. Nora could explain that Rosa, to a great extent, had educated herself through omnivorous reading. Education was always on Rose Paterson's mind. Although Bartie was sent to school in Sydney, his five sisters were taught by Rose and a succession of governesses, some of them unsatisfactory.

When Rosa Praed became ill in England and it was thought she would have to return to Australia to recuperate, her father Thomas Murray-Prior proposed travelling to England to bring her back, a return trip that would take close to a year. It surprised Rose Paterson that he could contemplate such a trip without his wife: leaving you on the station all the time of his absence-I wouldn't stand that if I were you-surely Mrs Praed's husband is man enough to bring or send her out if her health requires it-or if it is a pleasure trip in prospect why not distribute the children & go too.

She did not think Rosa Praed was 'to be pitied since she has the talent & power to make a income ... for herself independently of her [husband]'. After Murray-Prior sailed for England, Rose returned to the same subject telling her sister: It was very self-sacrificing of you to urge your husband to go home & to take the double duties upon your own shoulders for so long for the sake of your step-daughter. I hope she will appreciate the sacrifice.

As Rosa Praed's fame gathered momentum, Rose and Nora were caught up in the excitement of having such a famous relative. Rose Paterson thought Policy and Passion, Rosa Praed's novel portraying social and political life in colonial Queensland, 'a very original, powerful & remarkable book'. When Rosa Praed turned to theosophy, both for spiritual guidance and as a source of material for novels, Rose urged Nora to tell her of 'Mrs Praed's latest experiences with the Theosophists'.

Rosa Praed's reputation as a novelist was past its peak by 1895 when 'Banjo' Paterson became famous as the author of the immensely popular The Man from Snowy River and Other Verses. In that same year, he wrote the words of Waltzing Matilda at Dagworth Station, north-west of Winton in far west Queensland. Rose Paterson did not live to see her son achieve these heights, although he was a highly-regarded Bulletin poet before her death in 1893 at the age of just 49.

The paths of 'Banjo' Paterson and Rosa Praed, these two writers in such different genres, crossed again soon after the start of World War I. 'Banjo' Paterson had been a war correspondent during the Boer War and, when war was declared in 1914, he rushed to report this new conflict. Nora, who had been on a leisurely tour of Europe at the start of the war, became trapped in England and, with her eyesight failing, had passed the family letter writing to her daughter, Ruth Murray-Prior. Ruth told her half-sister Rosa Praed: Of course the fever attacked [Bartie] again this time but the Commonwealth would only allow one correspondent to go with the First Contingent & he was not that one ... he is now trying by influence & other means exerted on the powers that be to get to the Front ... & is so keen that I suppose he will get where he wants to before very long. But for war correspondents, it is a very long way to the front.

Letters written by Nora Murray-Prior and members of her extended family are in the Manuscript Collection in the National Library. More of her letters are on microfilm in the Newspaper and Microfilm Room. 
Barton, Nora Clarina (I0141)
312 Jack and Myee moved from Collarenbri to Gordon after their trip to England in 1953. They moved next to Myee's mother Laura Annie Blair. Martin, Myee Australie (I0008)
313 Jack and Myee purchased 14 Khatoum Avenue to be near Myee's parents. Martin, Francis George (I0020)
314 Jack died in a nursing home in St Johns Avenue in Gordon. Barton, John Hampden (I0007)
315 Jack grew up at the foot of Mount Wellington. Barton, John Hampden (I0007)
316 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I0040)
317 James and Mary share the same grave. Young, Mary (I0212)
318 James first worked with his father in his saddlery business and later conducted a mixed business next door which his wife and family carried on for 47 years. Blair, James (I0225)
319 James sailed on the "Hero of London" with his parents Blair, James (I0190)
320 Jean was a prefect and a boarder at the school. Martin, Flora Jean (I0090)
321 Jean would never discuss her past with Severin. Carty, Elizabeth Mary (Jean) (I0530)
322 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I0016)
323 Jim Bray fought in WW1 as an ANZAC. He lived in Arncliffe and had a large garden at the rear of his house. At Christmas and Easter he would raise a tent and the family would gather in the garden. Bray, Jim (I1667)
324 Joe was putting up streamers in the Charlestown butcher shop when he had a fall from the ladder. He was taken to Newcastle Hospital where he died. His death was a shock as he led a very active lifestyle. Milton needed to take cheques for suppliers to the butchers shop into the the hospital to be signed by Joe.
[BDM ref 22546 Newcastle] 
Lake, Joseph (I0042)
325 John Amess was a sailor and had travelled out in about 1850 with his cousin Samuel, who in abt 1869 was Lord Mayor of Melbourne. Haven't been about to find out exactly when both men travelled out to Australia. Samuel was a stone mason by trade.

John Amess was later, in 1859, joined by two of his sisters Margaret and Isabella. Isabella married a Charles Cohen in Young 1863. They had nine children.

Just to confuse matters another brother William joined the three siblings in Australia in 1880. William brought his wife and three of his surviving eight children out to Australia. William was also a Master Mariner or sea captain.

So in 1850's John Amess and Cousin Samuel Travel to Australia
1859 Margaret and Isabella Amess Travel to Melbourne then Sydney
1889 William Amess and his family travel to Sydney.

Left behind were five other children to John and Isabella Amess. 
Amess, John Bissett (I0799)
326 John died young, school age. He was cremated and his ashes are in the Northern Suburbs Crematorium, in Sydney next to John and Myee. Barton, John Sterling (I0084)
327 John held this position until his death in 1826. Campbell, John (I0576)
328 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I1308)
329 John left an estate of £60,000 in England and £20,000 in New South Wales. Darvall, Sir John Bayley (I1394)
330 John spent many years in the Navy Office, Somerset House. Paytner, John Paytner Esq (I1427)
331 John was a Lieutenant in the Royal Engineers. White, John Hubbard (I0564)
332 John was surgeon in the army. Paddock, John (I0570)
333 Joined St Thomas' Church of England at an early age, was a very keen worker for her Church and a chorister for 28 years. She was very proud of the fact that she was the first native born centenarian in the district. Blair, Jane Mary (I0223)
334 Juliana is mentioned throughout all her brothers wills. She lived at Brendford London, Portsea and Northwood Hampshire. Martin, Julianna (I1657)
335 Juliana Maria of Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel. Maria, Juliana (I1037)
336 Kate died at age 74. ?, Kate Dickson (I1421)
337 Keith was a film producer, writer, director and cameraman. Gow, Keith Charles (I1383)
338 Ken was a professional boxer and was very good. After boxing he drove taxi's and delivered milk. McLean, Ken (I0290)
339 Ken's dad was very sporty. He represented Australia in soccer and also boxed. They lived at Brighton in southern Sydney. He died of a heart attack in his 50's. McLean, ? (I1669)
340 Land purchased at Repton by Alexander, who was a shipwright. He went bankrupt and put the land in the childrens names. A portion was transfered to George in 1909. John Marlan bought the land at a later time. Perrington, Alexander (I0665)
341 Last name could be Nash or Palmer Packer, Ann (I1537)
342 Latitude: -34.555487

Longitude: 150.86803 
Bell, Frank William (I0072)
343 Left home about 12 years and got a job around the shearing sheds in the Yass district. Marlan, Alphonsus Gregory (I0044)
344 Lieuntant and Captain in the Hon. East India Navy.
Ships: "Belmont", William Pitt", "Woodford", "Marquis of Landsdown", "Hillsborough" and the "Woodford". 
Martin, James (I0778)
345 Lived at Fiji and Rabual. Martin, Sydney Edgar (I0746)
346 Lived at Gunnadah Martin, Walter Hetherington (I0742)
347 Lived at Inverell. Martin, Alexander Reginald (I0743)
348 Lived at Whitebridge. Lake, John (I0642)
349 Lived in New Zealand. Norley, Albert Ernest (I0324)
350 Liverpool was one of the first country areas to open a Post Office in 1828. The first postmaster was Mr Meredith. The population of 'Liverpool town and district' was 949. Merideth, Frederick (I0195)

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