Protector of Aboriginals, Nebo
Letterbook 10. 5.1931 - 27. 6.1934
Item ID 298379
Previous System Location A/51539; RSI3884/1/2
Access Category 30 years
Queensland State Archives
Copyright Paul Mackett 1990
4. 6.1931 Mentions
10. 5.1931 Mentions
Kate - Young H/C girl, in her teens, at Byerwen Station and
supposedly pregnant. Kate's mother is dead.
Dick - Also at Byerwen Station. Claimed to be Kate's father although
it is thought that a Jap is. Dick's wife was Kate's mother.
Robin - H/C in charge at Byerwen. A full brother to Kate. Married.
4. 6.1931 Mentions
Sandy Is he Sandy Donald, son of Donald.
Frank Teare Agreement at Clermont
Sandy About 16 years old.
8. 6.1931 Mentions
Ivy Walter, native of Nebo
3. 4.1933 Mentions
Billy Sullivan ) Both employed at Clermont
Lilly Sullivan )
Loose pages dated 1933
Recommendation not to grant Exemption Certificate to Tommy Thorning,
Male, 20 years, native of Nebo, single.
Father - Full-blood
Mother - Unknown
Recommendation not to grant Exemption Certificate to George Budby,
male, 20 years, native of Nebo, single.
Father - Half-caste
Mother - Full-blood
Billy Emmerson going to Mackay
Bessie Watson Mackay
Donald Wallace Collinsville
Mitchell St. Lawrence
Jack Donald Clermont
Arthur Gold Clermont
Archie Barambah ?
Recommendation not to grant Exemption Certificate to Archie Elphinstone,
Half-caste, male, 23 years, native of Bowen River, single.
Father - Chinaman
Mother - Full-blood and believed to be at Goodna.
Johnny Turkey. Bank book to come back to Nebo from Clermont.
Re: Old aboriginal Waverley Tommy at Bundarra, Nebo.
10. 7.1931 Mentions
Charlie Pinkapie Clermont
Johnnie Havilah Collinsville
List of aboriginals and half-castes in the Nebo District
1. Aboriginals - Full-bloods
Mick and gin Rosie
Johnnie Havilah and gin
Tommy Iffley and gin Eliza
Johnny Turkey and gin
Eddie Budby and gin
2. Aboriginals - Half-castes
Kate and child
Robin and gin and four children
Re: Bank Accounts at Nebo.
Name Mar/Sin Sex
Tommy Iffley M M
Donald - M
Leonard S M
Mary M F
Esau S M
Tommy S M
Rosie M F
Frank S M
Archie S M
Allan Elphinstone S M
Sandy S M
Emily - F
Edie M M
Lily Widow F
George S M
Dick Widower M
Eliza M F
Rene S F
Jacky Donald S M
Mabel - F
Butcher S M
Donald Wallace S M
Jacky Watson S M
Mitchell S M
Janie Havilah S F
Mick M M
Pompey Widower M
Annie Tier S F
Arthur Gold S M
Edie Havilah S F
Kate S F
Billy Emmerson S M
Walter M M
Johnnie Havilah M M
Archie Elphinstone S M
Johnny Turkey - -
Re: Kate at Byerwen Station, female, half-caste.
Male child born at Byerwen Station on 1. 6.1931 to Kate.
Child's father is Tommy Iffley, aboriginal, who is married to
a sister of Kate.
Kate is about 16 years old.
Billy Dalton - old and crippled aboriginal at Nebo.
Also known as Peter Boomerang. Aged 80 - 90 years.
Re: Paddy - at Mt. Hope Stn.
Archie or Archie Bolger Account to Brisbane
Bessie Watson Account to Mackay
Leonard Account to Collinsville
Donald Wallace Account to Collinsville
Frank (?Frank Teare)
Mitchell At St. Lawrence
Esau At Mt. Hope, Clermont
Ivy Walter is with Johnnie and Emily Turkey.
Mick No. 1 is employed at Collinsville
Archie Elphinstone is also known as Archie Lake
Mary Barker is now Mrs. John James O'Sing.
Mary's mother was Laura, a full-blood, who died at Palm Island
about two years ago.
Polly, the mother of the female Connie, who is still in this district,
was a sister to Laura. Polly is also said to be a full-blood and still
at Palm Island.
Sarah Thorning, said to be at Barambah, is a daughter of Laura, and a
sister of Mary O'Sing, and full-blood.
Maggie, mother of Laura and grand-mother of Mary O'Sing was full-blood
and is now dead.
(Died Palm Island c. 1930) (At Palm Island)
Mary Barker Sarah Thorning Connie
(Married to (At Barambah) (In Nebo District)
John James O'Sing)
5. 9.1932 Mentions
21. 9.1932 Mentions
Application to have Arthur Gold sent to a Mission.
Jacky Watson, formerly of Nebo, has a brother, Sam Watson,
Female Mabel has married a South Sea Islander George Budby,
and lives at Saltbush Park, St. Lawrence.
Old aboriginal Dick No. 2 (also known as Dick Hegarty) died in
Collinsville Hospital on 24. 8.1932. He has two daughters in the
Nebo District, namely
Eliza Iffley, wife of Tommy Iffley, now at Byerwen.
Kate at Suttor Creek
26. 9.1932 Mentions
Jacky Watson is at Murgon
29. 9.1932 Mentions
Dick Clarke at Nebo
Lizzie Brodie at Woorabinda
Re: Dick Hegarty or Dick No. 2
Mother of Eliza Iffley and Kate was Lizzie, born at Blackdown Station.
Worked for the late Mrs. Ferguson before 1902, after her marriage
Dick Hegarty was born at Avon Downs Station.
Eliza Iffley was born at Byerwen Station in April 1912.
Kate was born at Byerwen Station in January 1916.
Father of Eliza is Dick, and she is a full-blood.
Father of Kate is most likely a Japanese, Tannocky, who was
employed at Byerwen Station. She is a half-caste.
Dick Hegarty = Lizzie Tannocky
(Born Avon Downs Stn, (Born Blackdown Stn) (Japanese)
Died 1932 Collinsville)
Robin = ? Eliza Hegarty = Tommy Iffley Kate
(Born 1916 (Born 1912 (Born 1916
Byerwen Stn) Byerwen Stn) Byerwen Stn)
Four children Son
Esau is the same as James Tier.
Aged 35 - 40 years old.
Mother used to be employed at Plevina, Nebo.
Father is John Francis, used to be employed at Plevina.
Pompey - At Collinsville
Jackie Donald - 18 to 20 years old. Son of Donald. Has a brother
named Sandy, recently sent to Goodna Asylum.
Mick No. 1 - At Collinsville. Also known as Eungella Mick.
Donald - At Mount Coolan in 1932.
Dick Clarke on Glen Eva Station, which is owned by two aboriginal
or half-caste women, one of whom is married to a half-caste
Chinaman, Jack O'Sing.
Ivy Walter - 16 to 17 years old.
Jack O'Neil - Half-caste. Married with a wife and three children.
Janey Havilah - Female aboriginal, about 19 years old. Pregnant.
Baby expected next January. Her brothers are Archie and Allan
Jack Powell at Woorabinda in 1932.
Mitchell - Wife is Maggie Mitchell. Maggie is the mother of
Prince Albert who was a Police Tracker at Mount Coolan and
Some alternate names.
Eddie Eddie Budby
Mick Mick Havilah
Walter No. 1 Walter Digaby
Mary Mary Digaby
Tommy Tommy Thorning
Emily Emily Turkey
Sandy Sandy Donald
Eliza Eliza Iffley
George George Budby
Rosie Rosie Havilah
Kate Kate Hegarty
Walter Digaby - His brother Arthur Digaby died about two years ago
at Yacamunda Station. Arthur's gin Kitty died last year.
17. 1.1933 Mentions
Eddie Budby - Married, about 43 years old.
6. 2.1933 Mentions
Jacky Watson at Cherbourg.
Removal order for Dick Clarke to Woorabinda.
Also gin Maud Clarke
Also Jack Powell
Girl Ivy Walter is in the same camp as Clarke and her step-father
Johnny Turkey, and his wife Emily Turkey.
Maud has a step-daughter Lorna (6. 3.1933)
Relatives of Sandy Teare, at present in an asylum.
Donald Teare Father Police Tracker at Mt. Coolan
Alex Teare Brother Palm Island
Frank Teare Brother Mt. Coolan
Annie Teare Sister 18 yrs. Nebo
Jacky Donald or Teare - Eton or Mackay
Violet Teare Sister 12 or 14 yrs. Mt. Coolan
Ruby Teare Sister 10 or 12 yrs. Mt. Coolan
Re: James Tier, also known as Esau.
Not identical with Donald Tier who was tried for assault of a Police
Officer at Mackay on 7. 3.1929.
Father of Esau is a white man, namely Hoppy Clarke.
Mother of Esau is a full-blood Polly, now deceased.
Donald Tier is now Police Tracker at Mt. Coolan.
Arthur Gold left Nebo for Palm Island on Removal Order.
Johnny and Emily Turkey left Nebo for Woorabinda today.
McPherson and Coombera left Nebo for Woorabinda today.
Mabel Arkie at Palm Island.
May Myles at Glenden Station, Nebo. From Palm Island.
Maggie Darwin - female aboriginal of Oakdale Station, Nebo.
Wife of Peter Darwin, deceased.
Freddy Hall, ex Proserpine, at Nebo.
28.11.1933 From Suttor Creek Station, Nebo
Death of Michael Angus on 10.10.1933.