Aspects of Aboriginal Station management (Woodenbong, NSW)


Aspects of Aboriginal Station management (Woodenbong, NSW) R. G. Hausfield, 1960 M.A. Thesis, University of Sydney Appendix III, A Sample Genealogical Table (I have added a few relevant items to the original in italics. Amongst the relationships on this table are the descendents of a couple described as John Devan and his wife who is from north of Cherbourg. (1) John Devan and a woman from north of Cherbourg Their daughter Dolly Devan F/B (2) (2A) Dolly Devan (2) F/B and Mr Close (?European) Their son Tom Close H/C (3) (2B) Mary(2) F/B and Mr Close Their daughter Charlotte Brown (70) Tribal husband of Dolly and Mary was Billy Brown (3) Tom Close H/C and Lilly Williams H/C Their children are Gordon Close (4) Thomas Close (5) Ralph Close (6) Charlotte Close (7) John Close (8) Famey Close (9) Lena Close (10) Rory Close (11) (NSW Death Registration 100330/1978) Dave Close (12) (4) Gordon Close and Mary Bundock (NSW Marriage Registration 10230/1931 Tenterfield) Their children are Amos Close (13) Kenneth Close (14) (NSW Death Registration 106839/1979) John Close (15) Marjorie Close (16) (5) Thomas Close and Heather Roberts (NSW Marriage Registration 5941/1938) Their children are Joan Close (17) Grace Close (18) George Close (19) Ralph Close (20) Bonny Close (21) David Close (22) Merrick Close (23) (6) Ralph Close and Bertha Bundock (NSW Marriage Registration 15686/1938 Casino) Their children are Gerald Close (24) Lorna Close (25) Charlotte Close (26) Garry Close (27) Roy Close (28) Greta Close (29) Cazna Close (30) Anne Close (31) None of these children are listed as being married or having children so they do not appear any further. (7) Charlotte Close and Walter Page (NSW Marriage Registration 10203/1936 Lismore) No issue (8) John Close and Lola Williams (NSW Marriage Registration 4362/1946 Kyogle - Lola Elesia Williams) Their children are Valma Close (32) Carl Close (33) Maria Close (34) Lloyd Close (35) Rhonda Close (36) Bridie Close (37) None of these children are listed as being married or having children so they do not appear any further. (9) Famey Close and Ray Roberts (NSW Marriage Registration 12607/1933 Kyogle) Their children are Thomas Roberts (38) Terry Roberts (39) (10A) Lena Close and Mr Cutmore (NSW Marriage Registration 23391/1938 Kyogle - Ronald George Cutmore) A daughter Famey Doris Cutmore (40) (10B) Lena Close and Eric King No issue (11A) Rory Close and unnamed (NSW Death Registration Rory Close 100330/1978) An unnamed child (41) None of these children are listed as being married or having children so they do not appear any further. (11B) Rory Close and Bella Roberts (NSW Death Registration Rory Close 100330/1978) Their children Gordon Close (42) Lorraine Close (43) Brian Close (44) Roy Close (45) Diane Close (46) Marjorie Close (47) Queenie Close (48) None of these children are listed as being married or having children so they do not appear any further. (12) Dave Close No issue (13) Amos Close and Alice Ferguson (NSW Marriage Registration 4358/1946 Kyogle) Their children are Wilfred Close (65) Ronald Close (66) Arthur Close (67) Kenneth Close (68) Geoffrey Close (69) Harold Close (70) None of these children are listed as being married or having children so they do not appear any further. (NSW Death Registration Charles Thomas Close, son of Amos and Alice Close 5895/1952) (14) Kenneth Close No issue (NSW Death Registration Kenneth Close, son of Gordon and Mary Close 106839/1979) (15A) John Close and Tonee Monsell A daughter Raelene Close (49) None of these children are listed as being married or having children so they do not appear any further. (15B) John Close and Gladys Monsell (nee Brown) One (50) and possibly more children None of these children are listed as being married or having children so they do not appear any further. (16) Marjorie Close No issue (17) Joan Close and Bruce Carrol Their children are Christine Carrol (51) Bruce Carrol (52) Jenny Carrol (53) Lillian Carrol (54) Peter Carrol (55) John Carrol (56) None of these children are listed as being married or having children so they do not appear any further. (18) Grace Close and Jack Laurie Daughter Joan Laurie (57) and possibly other children (19) George Close No issue (20) Ralph Close No issue (21) Bonny Close No isue (22) David Close No issue (23) Merrick Close No issue (38) Thomas Roberts and Alma Green (married 1955) (NSW Marriage Registration 13425/1952 Kyogle - Alma Grace Green) Their children are Wayne Roberts (58) Glenda Roberts (59) Caroline Roberts (60) None of these children are listed as being married or having children so they do not appear any further. (39) Terry Roberts and Effie Donnelly Their children are Raymond Roberts (61) Lionel Roberts (62) Unnamed Roberts (63) None of these children are listed as being married or having children so they do not appear any further. (40) Famey Doris Cutmore and Ross French (NSW Marriage Registration 19112/1964 Casino - Henry Ross French) A daughter Darleene Debra French (64) None of these children are listed as being married or having children so they do not appear any further. The above forms the descent lines from the unnamed woman from north of Cherbourg. Following are details of some of the people and relationships of other family members. (65) Yagoi (Bandicoot) Her son Billy Williams (66). Billy was classified as brother in law to John Devan (1) (66) Billy Williams (66) His son Hughie Williams (67) (67) Hughie Williams (67) and Lena Weekly (68) Their children are Lilly Williams H/C (3). Lilly's father was actually a European. Euston Williams F/B (69) (70) Euston Williams F/B and Charlotte Brown H/C (70) (NSW Marriage Registration 9499/1919 Kyogle) Their son was Stan Williams (71) (72) Unnamed parents Their children are Lena Weekly F/B (68) Unnamed Weekly (73) (73) Unnamed Weekly (73) and Mr Farrel (74) (European) Their daughter Nancy Farrel H/C (75) (75) Nancy Farrel H/C (75) and Archie Green ?H/C (76) Their daughter Susan Green (77) (77) Susan Green (77) Her daughter Alma Green (38) A further diagram on this chart is labelled - This marriage demonstrates in-line marriage in female line and also clan exogamy. Girulle (Kamilaroi) (male) had three daughters, namely _______________________|_________________________ | | | Lena Weekly F/B Unnamed Weekly F/B Unnamed Weekly F/B = Hughie Williams F/B = Unknown = Mr Farrel (European) (Githebul clan) | | | | | | | | Lily Williams H/C Baucher Nancy Farrel = Tom Close = Archie Green (Wurlaval clan) | | | | | Famey Close Susan Green = Ray Roberts | Weabul clan) | | | | | Thomas Roberts ---------- Married 1955 ---------- Alma Green (NSW Marriage Registration 13425/1952 Kyogle - Alma Grace Green) NB = means married. Male partners are listed below the female. Tindale Genealogical Sheets The following Close family members appear on Woodenbong Sheet 6 CLOSE, Amos 6 WBG, Photo N382 CLOSE, Bertha 6 WBG CLOSE, Charlotte 6 WBG, Photo N367 CLOSE, David 6 WBG, Photo N352 CLOSE, Dolly 6 WBG CLOSE, Ethel 6 WBG CLOSE, Famey 6 WBG CLOSE, Gordon 6 WBG, Photo N358 CLOSE, Heather 6 WBG CLOSE, John 6 WBG, Photo N360 CLOSE, Kenneth 6 WBG CLOSE, Lena 6 WBG, Photo N366 CLOSE, Lilly 6 WBG, Photo N378 CLOSE, Majorie 6 WBG CLOSE, Mary 6 WBG CLOSE, Nellie 6 WBG CLOSE, Ralph 6 WBG, Photo N340 CLOSE, Rory 6 WBG, Photo N359 CLOSE, Roy 6 WBG ________________________________________________________________


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