Police Station, Surat
Letterbook 2. 9.1914 - 25. 7.1916
A/36337 Queensland State Archives
3. 9.1914 To I.O.P. Roma
Lizzie Watson, half-caste girl at Yarran Downs
4.11.1914 To P.O.A. Brisbane
George Sublet asks permission to marry half-caste Sybil Cambarngo
(Spelt as Cambange).
4.12.1914 To I.O.P. Roma
Half-caste Clara Edwards and her two illegitimate children
Frances Hannah Edwards
Melda Lilly Edwards
left Surat 4 weeks ago and are now at Roma.
The may be in the company of Robert Munn.
5.12.1914 To I.O.P. Roma
7.12.1914 To I.O.P. Roma
Re: Mrs Beetsons report dated 27.10.1914
Half-caste Nellie Edwards is living in a hut with Samuel McDonald and
has lived with him for about 12 years. She has 3 male children aged
11, 7 and 5 years. McDonald supports them.
McDonald has applied for permission to marry Nellie Edwards.
Clara Edwards, half-caste, is at Roma
The Aboriginal men and boys in the report that are not under
Billy Cambarngo (spelt Combarnge)
His two sons
Billy is married with a family of 6 children to support.
He works at Surat.
16.12.1914 To I.O.P. Roma
Escapee half-caste Harry Cooke
1. 1.1915 To I.O.P. Roma
Samuel McDonald asks permission to marry half-caste Nellie Edwards
26. 2.1915 To I.O.P. Roma
Phyllis Weribone, half-caste, and her illegitimate child
Tommy Weribone live at Goodai Station in the Goondiwindi district
18. 3.1915 To I.O.P. Roma
Application by Ivor Victor Davies to employ the half-caste
girl Ruby Cambarngo
8. 6.1915 To I.O.P. Roma
Alice Jerome, half-caste, and child
Escapees. Not in district
26. 6.1915 To P.O.A. Roma
Application by Pierce Butler to employ half-caste Ollie Cambarngo
2. 9.1915 To P.O.A. Roma
Application by Reginald John Lynch to employ Aboriginal Fred Heppi
16. 9.1915 To P.O.A. Roma
Aboriginals and half-castes in Surat sub-district
Name Caste Sex Age Address
Billy Cambarngo H/C M 54 Surat Husband
Nellie Cambarngo H/C F 48 Surat Wife
Harry Cambarngo H/C M 30 Surat ?Henry
Ollie Cambarngo H/C M 16 Surat Child
Percy Cambarngo H/C M 9 Surat Child
Colin Cambarngo H/C M 6 Surat Child
Ruby Cambarngo H/C F 20 Surat
Myrtle Cambarngo H/C F 11 Surat Child
Nina Cambarngo H/C F 7 Surat Child
Frances Hannah Edwards H/C F 4 Surat With mother
Melda Lilly Edwards H/C F 2 Surat With mother
Fred Hepi Abor M ?51 Surat
May Mathews H/C F 26 Surat Mother
Arthur Mathews H/C M 3 Surat Child
Jennie Brien Abor F 29 Elgin Park
Lizzie Watson H/C F 18 Yarran Downs
Harry ------ Abor M 70 Surat
20. 9.1915 To P. of A. Roma
Agreement with Fred Heppi completed.
25. 9.1915 To P. of A. Roma
Half-caste Frank Stewart, also called Frank Combardello.
His mother was married to a man named Stewart prior to living
with Combardello Billy.
Stewart was half-caste Frank's father.
Frank is working on Glenearn Station.
27. 9.1915 To P. of A. Roma
Application by W.G. Wood to employ half-caste Aboriginal
Lizzie Watson at Yarran Downs.
19.10.1915 To I.O.P. Roma
Re: Tracker Moses. He wants to leave Police in November and
return to Miva Station in the Gympie District where his mother
and other relatives live.
21.10.1915 To I.O.P. Roma
Clara Munn (nee Edwards) now resides at Surat with her two
Frances Hannah Edwards
Melda Lilly Edwards
4.11.1915 To I.O.P. Roma
Birth of illegitimate child named Mabel Mathews at Surat
on 5. 9.1915. Mother is an unmarried half-caste Aboriginal
May Mathews. The child was born in the tent of Henry Cambarngo.
The mother states that half-caste Aboriginal Henry Cambarngo
is the father and she has been living with him for three years.
14.11.1915 To P.of A. Roma
Application by John Simpson to employ Aboriginal Billy Cambarngo.
Billy Cambarngo is married with a wife and four children.
19.11.1915 To I.O.P. Roma
Half-caste Aboriginal Willie Bufong was employed at Strathmere
Station in 1911.
25.11.1915 To P. of A. Roma
Application by John Doyle to employ Aboriginal Mick Lynch.
Mick Lynch is at Surat, recently arriving from Yeulba.
Re: Whereabouts of half-caste girl Tessa
She was employed at Roma about 4 years ago. Left Roma with a
Mr Elwell. Possibly now at Tambo.
6.12.1915 To I.O.P. Roma
Billy Cambarngo's gin and family
Nellie H/C, gin
Myrtle 11 yrs
Percy 9 yrs
Nina 7 yrs
Colin 6 yrs
Children above are at school.
Ollie and Ruby Cambarngo are also a son and daughter of Billy
and are at Surat.
25. 1.1916 To I.O.P. Roma
Re: Aboriginal Billy Ugly Mug
At Glenearn Station for a few days. Said he was going to Warrooro.
Re: Whereabouts of Aboriginal Dilby Marlay (?Mailay), now under
agreement at Toowoomba.
Inquired for by Aboriginal Mrs Clayton, residing at Donga Mail Change
and mother of Dilby (?Dulby) Marlay (?Mailay).
1. 6.1916 To P. of A. Roma
Application by Ivor Victor Davies to employ half-caste girl
6. 6.1916 To P. of A. Roma
Half-caste girl Lizzie Watson staying at Surat.