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CHINCHILLA 1882 AND 1883

Updated: Jul 11, 2023

Chinchilla 1882 and 83

Obituary of Mathew Goggs;; Death at "Burnclutti"; other sudden deaths Chinchilla fossils; tetanus; the State School;and the first land selections

Toowoomba Chronicle and Darling Downs General Advertiser (Qld. : 1875 - 1902), Tuesday 16 May 1882, page 2


Death of Mr. Mathew Goggs.— Old Residents of the Darling Downs will regret to hear of the death of Mr, Mathew Goggs. He was once the owner of Chinchilla Station, and old teamsters know well the low level country now traversed by the Roma railway, which was designated " Goggs Forest." The Courier thus records the melancholy event : - The death of Mr, Mathew Goggs, of which the notification appears this morning in the usual place for such announcements, removes another old Australian pioneer from our midst. The deceased gentleman was born in Norfolk in the year 1809, and was educated at Norwich grammar school. At the age of 21 he determined to seek his fortune this side of the globe, and landed in Tasmania in 1831 with a capital of £500 after paying £300 for his passage from London. He began by engaging in some trading ventures, but soon entered on pastoral pursuits, chiefly in the old colony of New South Wales, though he also stocked country in New Zealand. In the course of his chequered career as a squatter he took up Chinchilla station in Queensland, and was literally compelled to fight for its possession against the determined and repeated attacks of the natives. He had varying fortune, but at last having realised a handsome competence, visited England in 1857, and after a short stay there returned to Queensland in 1860 and settled down at his late residence, Wolston, near Goodna. There he was yesterday buried in a building that he had prepared for his last resting place. The funeral service was conducted by the Rev. Mr. Hassall, in the presence of only a few intimate friends, according to the particular desire of the deceased. Mr. Goggs was a man of marked individuality of character, high principled and remarkably straightforward, and he was also distinguished by a very kindly disposition, evidenced by many acts of private and unostentatious charity. His death was rather unexpected, though it had been anticipated for some time, as he had outlived the ordinary term of years, and his constitution had been often tried by the hardships of his career as an active pioneer squatter, extending over forty-two years.

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Toowoomba Chronicle and Darling Downs General Advertiser (Qld. : 1875 - 1902), Thursday 1 November 1883, page 2


Death of Mr. James Barr.

We are indebted to the courtesy of Mr. Inspector Harris for the following official report, supplied to him by Senior-Constable Donaldson, concerning the death of the late Mr. James Barr, sheep overseer for Mr. Wallace, at Stockland, near Burnclutti, Tho Senior-Constables' report is as follows

" Police Department, Downs District, Chinchilla Station, 28th October, 1883. Senior-Constable Donaldson reports, for the information of the Inspector, that on the 27th instant he proceeded to the camp of Mr. James Barr, sheep overseer, for Mr. Wallace, at Stockland, near Burnclutti, having received intelligence of a fatal accident having occurred to Mr. Barr on the previous after-noon. Mr. Hogg, of Chinchilla, also went, out with his buggy to bring in the body. Having arrived at the camp the Senior-Constable was shown the body of Mr. Barr lying, or rather sitting, just inside the doorway of a small hut in which his men lived. A double-barrel fowling piece lay across deceased's legs, and one of his hands was clutching the barrel in the middle. The stock of the gun lay between a box, used for holding meat and the front wall of the hut, the hammers being tightly jammed against the door post. Deceased presented a shocking appearance, one half of the upper portion of his head being blown off. His face, however, had received no injury except that the whiskers were singed. Upon making enquiry the Senior-Constable learned that the gun had been standing in the corner of the hut, between the meat-box and the wall, on that morning (the 26th). At dinner time the Gayndah mailman, Mr. Keane, called at the hut, and had some conversation with Mr. Barr, who mentioned that he intended to go out shooting that afternoon. None of the men were in camp at that time, but towards evening one of them, a young half-caste, returned from the bush and found Mr. Barr lying as already described, and quite dead. It appears evident that the deceased met with his death whilst taking the gun from its place in the corner, the barrel which was next to the doorway having been recently discharged, while the other was capped and loaded and both hammers were down. Mr. Hogg fetched the body to Chinchilla, where it was buried at once by permission of the Police Magistrate. No suspicious circumstance attaches to Mr. Barr's death. The deceased was a very popular young man and had gained the good-will of all who know him. He had no relations in Australia but his mother and sisters are in Scotland. The deceased was 24 years of age, and had not been long out from the old country. An enquiry into the circumstances of the case will be held by the Police Magistrate on the 2nd proximo.

. William Donaldson. SeniorConstable."

(NB. The spelling Burnclutti is as it appeared in the paper)

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Western Star and Roma Advertiser (Qld. : 1875 - 1948), Wednesday 4 January 1882, page 2


ROMA, Wednesday, January 4, 1882.

The detention of the morning train yesterday was owing to a number of cattle—about forty head—having got on the line near Chinchilla. The train passes Chinchilla about midnight, and we learn that a gate on the' run had been left open through which the cattle got on the line. The engine came into collision with one bullock, and cut it to pieces, but the locomotive was itself thrown off the line. There was a long detention before the journey was resumed. The train was two hours behind time at Roma.

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Toowoomba Chronicle and Darling Downs General Advertiser (Qld. : 1875 - 1902), Thursday 6 April 1882, page 2


Found Drowned.— On Thursday the body of a man named Thomas Butler was found in Charley's Creek. Senior-sergeant Donaldson telegraphed to the Police Magistrate, Dalby, and as there were no signs of violence on the body, and death had evidently resulted from drowning, he received orders to bury it at Chinchilla. Deceased was by trade a blacksmith, and had formerly been employed by Mr. Yule of Dalby. Ho was a brother to Mrs. Glynn of Dalby.

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Western Star and Roma Advertiser (Qld. : 1875 - 1948), Wednesday 19 April 1882, page 2


A correspondent at Chinchilla sends the following paragraph to the Dalby Herald:— Constable Donaldson and another man went out to Wombo yesterday (April 18) to bury a man who had been driving sheep, supposed to belong to Mr. Miles, of Park Head near Dalby. It appears the man lost himself and sheep; the sheep were found, but nothing was known about the man until he had been dead for nearly a week, then word was sent in to the police to come out and dispose of his body. There is no doubt the case wants seeing into, as the body was not more than fifteen yards from the main road, and two dogs belonging to the man were beside his body when the police went out; a fine state of affairs surely for a progressive colony. It is to be hoped that the authorities -will strictly investigate the matter. A man in charge of cattle reported the matter to police.

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Toowoomba Chronicle and Darling Downs General Advertiser (Qld. : 1875 - 1902), Thursday 12 October 1882, page 2


Sudden Death. — On Tuesday last, as Messrs. Charles Bell and John Gill were riding into town, they noticed a swagman fall, a short distance beyond the waterworks, on the Drayton road. They hastened to his assistance, but he died within a few minutes. The fact having been reported to the police, Senior-Constable M'Cosker identified the body as that of Edward Short, who had recently arrived in Toowoomba from Brisbane, where he had been an inmate of the hospital. He was about 50 years of age, and was formerly a bootmaker at Chinchilla. He had a married daughter at Stanthorpe. His intention had been to remain in town for a few days and, then proceed to some friends at Spring Creek, and while attempting to carry out his desires death overtook him in this sudden manner. The body was re moved to the morgue, and a post mortem examination made. An inquiry will be held subsequently.

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Toowoomba Chronicle and Darling Downs General Advertiser (Qld. : 1875 - 1902), Thursday 23 November 1882, page 2


Shocking Criminal Assault.— We learn that a serious ease of criminal assault took place at Warra township on the night of the I3th last., which created a more than ordinary amount of excitement at that place. It appears that the police of Chinchilla, one of whom was on patrol duty at Warra on the 18th inst., received information which led to the arrest of two persons at the wool shed at Warra head station on a charge of rape. The victim was a half-caste girl of twelve years named Beatrice Turner, and it would appear that she was treated in a most inhuman manner for resisting her assailant. The poor girl's garments were literally steeped with blood, and she was herself left almost dead from exhaustion and illtreatment. A man named George Starmer was arrested as the principal offender, and a mate of his named Fred. Bruton was also arrested for aiding and abetting by holding the girl's mother, and restraining her from going to her assistance while the offence was being committed. The girl, who has been baptised into the Church of England communion, positively identifies the two men, who were taken to Dalby for trial on the 20th inst. The prisoner Starmer is well known in Toowoomba.

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Warwick Examiner and Times (Qld. : 1867 - 1919), Wednesday 30 August 1882, page 2


The Land on the Darling Downs.

Extract from the report of Mr, W. C. Hume, Acting Land Commissioner, Darling Downs.

In the Annual Report of the Under Secretary for Lands on the working of the Lands Department for 1881, which has just been laid on the table of the Legislative Assembly the following extract of Mr. Hume's Report, on the district of Darling Downs appears :-

1. Bearing in mind the comparatively small area and poor quality of the lands open to selection during the past year, I consider the progress of settlement has been satisfactory; selections having been applied for by bone fide selectors, who desire them for settlement, and are not led away by excitement or speculative feelings, as was formally 'the case when valuable areas were thrown open at prices fixed by statute considerably below their market value.

2. During the past year wheat-growing has not been a success, owing to the dry weather; and it is with reluctance I feel it my duty to report that there appears to be nothing but uncertainty and doubt in connection with its cultivation. The climate cannot be relied on, all experience being perfectly powerless to prognosticate whether any particular season will be favourable or ruinous, and in addition to this there is the danger that even in good seasons crops may be destroyed by rust.

4. Thirty-six thousand acres have been selected outside the settled district on lands thrown open on the Daandine, Chinchilla, Warra, and Coorango tons, and I submit the time has arrived to proclaim further areas open in the Western Railway Reserve. For though the land is generally of poor quality, there are numerous fairly good patches and flats, which I am certain would be applied for. It is all well watered.

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Queenslander (Brisbane, Qld. : 1866 - 1939), Saturday 13 May 1882, page 601


DALBY.

Before Acting-Commissioner Board, on the 27th April :—

SELECTIONS.—Conditionally approved: Emily L. Syms, 160 a., Jimbour: G.Ensor, 160 a., Jimbour;

T. Brooks, 100 a., Chinchilla;

Kate White, 100 a., Jondaryan; J. Murphy, 80a., Irvingdale; D.O'Brien, 160 a., Irvingdale; W. Morgan, 100 a., Irvingdale;

J. A. Rose, 100 a.. Cooranga;

'T. C. Norris. 400 a.. Warra;

E Jeffries, 50a., Cooranga and Charley's Creeks;

T. Bateman, 320a., Cooranga and Charley's Creeks;

M.O'Donnell. 640a.. Cooranga and Charley's Creeks;


(The first report of sales of selections from resumed land)

Queenslander (Brisbane, Qld. : 1866 - 1939), Saturday 16 September 1882, page 360


The Land.

Land Courts.

DALBY.

BEFORE Commissioner Hume, on the 31st August:—

SELECTIONS-Conditionally approved:

F. Hogg, 320 a., Chinchilla: J. D. Mulholland, 150 a., Cooranga;

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Queenslander (Brisbane, Qld. : 1866 - 1939), Saturday 21 October 1882, page 536


The Land.

Land Courts.

DALBY.

BEFORE Commissioner Hume, on the 28th September. SELECTIONS.—Conditionally approved: J. Sugden. 3190 a., Warra; E. M. Macmichael, 80a. and 80a., Cooranga; Margaret Robertson, 640 a., Cooranga: J. Turner, 160 a., Chinchilla; E. Downs, 80a., Chinchilla; A. Viccars, 160 a., Chinchilla;

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Darling Downs Gazette (Qld. : 1881 - 1922), Saturday 8 December 1883, page 7


LAND COURT DALBY.

The usual monthly meeting of the Dalby. Land Court was held before Mr Commissioner Bourdon the 29th, November, 1883

Parishes Tully and Cooranga James O' Brian, 160 acres, 130 acres purchased at 3and 1/4d per acre, per annum. Balance at upset price.

Chinchilla Town Reserve H A (Homestead Area?). Henry Turner, 160 acres. Conditionally approved. George Conway, 160 acres. Conditionally approved.

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Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864 - 1933), Thursday 8 February 1883, page 5


QUEENSLAND MUSEUM.

A MONTHLY meeting of the board of trustees was held in the Museum Library on the 7th instant. Present Mr. G. Raff (in the chair), Sir A. H. Palmer, Mr. W. H. Miskin, and Dr, Bancroft. The accounts for the month having been scrutinised and passed, the curator's re-port was read as follows:―

CURATOR'S REPORT.

"COLLECTIONS.―Four boxes of fossil bones from Chinchilla, collected by Messrs Broadbent and Macpherson. In the taxidermist's department progress has been made with the native bird collections, and skeletons of kangaroos have been prepared from specimens obtained by Dr. Bancroft.

"NEW FOSSIL MARSUPIALS.―From bones contributed by Mr. Henry Tryon a species has been described under the name of Sthenomerus charon; a second species, from the Chinchilla drift, will be described as Semnopedastes Palmeri.

The influx of donations during the last few months, together with the success attending the efforts of the board to enrich the museum by exchange and collection, have rendered it necessary that much additional case room should be provided for the display of specimens promised and on hand.―I have, &c.,

CHAS. W. DE VIS, Curator."

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Queenslander (Brisbane, Qld. : 1866 - 1939), Saturday 5 August 1882, page 182


The Museum.

THE ordinary monthly meeting was held at the institution on Tuesday afternoon.

Donations Mr. Ringrose, Brisbane, fossil ferns. Chinchilla;

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Week (Brisbane, Qld. : 1876 - 1934), Saturday 7 April 1883, page 5


GENERAL.

A short time back, Mrs. Angus McKinnon of Chinchilla, ran a hardwood splinter into her foot. She took very little notice of it; but after several days the muscles of her face'and neck were affected, and she breathed with difficulty. The doctor, who was- called in, pronounced her to be suffering from tetanus, she lies in the Dalby Hospital in a precarious state.


Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864 - 1933), Friday 11 May 1883, page 4


Mr. Frederick Scott, of the Pine Mountain, has, during the last three or four years, devoted considerable attention to sewage and sanitary matters generally. He has patented in an air-closet, which has been in use at the hospital, railway station, and School of Arts, Ipswich, for some time past; also at Chinchilla railway station, and several other places …

Telegraph (Brisbane, Qld. : 1872 - 1947), Saturday 9 June 1883, page 4


OFFICIAL NOTIFICATIONS.

(From this day's Government Gazette.) ?

Appointments —Patrick Henry to be a member of the committee for the State school at Chinchilla, vice Albert James Heap, resigned

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Telegraph (Brisbane, Qld. : 1872 - 1947), Saturday 7 April 1883, page 5


OFFICIAL NOTIFICATIONS.

('From this day's Government Gazette)

Appointments

To be members of committees for State schools : — Chinchilla : Albert James Heap, Francis Hogg, Hugh Rattray, sen., Jonathan Turner, sen., and Albert Viccars.

…………………………………..Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864 - 1933), Saturday 20 May 1882, page 5


OFFICIAL NOTIFICATIONS.

(From to-day's Government Gazette.)

TENDERS ACCEPTED. - for police station and lock-up, Chinchilla, John Byers ;



Toowoomba Chronicle and Darling Downs General Advertiser (Qld. : 1875 - 1902), Tuesday 16 May 1882, page 2


Death of Mr. Mathew Goggs.— Old Residents of the Darling Downs will regret to hear of the death of Mr, Mathew Goggs. He was once the owner of Chinchilla Station, and old teamsters know well the low level country now traversed by the Roma railway, which was designated " Goggs Forest." The Courier thus records the melancholy event : - The death of Mr, Mathew Goggs, of which the notification appears this morning in the usual place for such announcements, removes another old Australian pioneer from our midst. The deceased gentleman was born in Norfolk in the year 1809, and was educated at Norwich grammar school. At the age of 21 he determined to seek his fortune this side of the globe, and landed in Tasmania in 1831 with a capital of £500 after paying £300 for his passage from London. He began by engaging in some trading ventures, but soon entered on pastoral pursuits, chiefly in the old colony of New South Wales, though he also stocked country in New Zealand. In the course of his chequered career as a squatter he took up Chinchilla station in Queensland, and was literally compelled to fight for its possession against the determined and repeated attacks of the natives. He had varying fortune, but at last having realised a handsome competence, visited England in 1857, and after a short stay there returned to Queensland in 1860 and settled down at his late residence, Wolston, near Goodna. There he was yesterday buried in a building that he had prepared for his last resting place. The funeral service was conducted by the Rev. Mr. Hassall, in the presence of only a few intimate friends, according to the particular desire of the deceased. Mr. Goggs was a man of marked individuality of character, high principled and remarkably straightforward, and he was also distinguished by a very kindly disposition, evidenced by many acts of private and unostentatious charity. His death was rather unexpected, though it had been anticipated for some time, as he had outlived the ordinary term of years, and his constitution had been often tried by the hardships of his career as an active pioneer squatter, extending over forty-two years.

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Toowoomba Chronicle and Darling Downs General Advertiser (Qld. : 1875 - 1902), Thursday 1 November 1883, page 2


Death of Mr. James Barr.

We are indebted to the courtesy of Mr. Inspector Harris for the following official report, supplied to him by Senior-Constable Donaldson, concerning the death of the late Mr. James Barr, sheep overseer for Mr. Wallace, at Stockland, near Burnclutti, Tho Senior-Constables' report is as follows

" Police Department, Downs District, Chinchilla Station, 28th October, 1883. Senior-Constable Donaldson reports, for the information of the Inspector, that on the 27th instant he proceeded to the camp of Mr. James Barr, sheep overseer, for Mr. Wallace, at Stockland, near Burnclutti, having received intelligence of a fatal accident having occurred to Mr. Barr on the previous after-noon. Mr. Hogg, of Chinchilla, also went, out with his buggy to bring in the body. Having arrived at the camp the Senior-Constable was shown the body of Mr. Barr lying, or rather sitting, just inside the doorway of a small hut in which his men lived. A double-barrel fowling piece lay across deceased's legs, and one of his hands was clutching the barrel in the middle. The stock of the gun lay between a box, used for holding meat and the front wall of the hut, the hammers being tightly jammed against the door post. Deceased presented a shocking appearance, one half of the upper portion of his head being blown off. His face, however, had received no injury except that the whiskers were singed. Upon making enquiry the Senior-Constable learned that the gun had been standing in the corner of the hut, between the meat-box and the wall, on that morning (the 26th). At dinner time the Gayndah mailman, Mr. Keane, called at the hut, and had some conversation with Mr. Barr, who mentioned that he intended to go out shooting that afternoon. None of the men were in camp at that time, but towards evening one of them, a young half-caste, returned from the bush and found Mr. Barr lying as already described, and quite dead. It appears evident that the deceased met with his death whilst taking the gun from its place in the corner, the barrel which was next to the doorway having been recently discharged, while the other was capped and loaded and both hammers were down. Mr. Hogg fetched the body to Chinchilla, where it was buried at once by permission of the Police Magistrate. No suspicious circumstance attaches to Mr. Barr's death. The deceased was a very popular young man and had gained the good-will of all who know him. He had no relations in Australia but his mother and sisters are in Scotland. The deceased was 24 years of age, and had not been long out from the old country. An enquiry into the circumstances of the case will be held by the Police Magistrate on the 2nd proximo.

. William Donaldson. SeniorConstable."

(NB. The spelling Burnclutti is as it appeared in the paper)

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Western Star and Roma Advertiser (Qld. : 1875 - 1948), Wednesday 4 January 1882, page 2


ROMA, Wednesday, January 4, 1882.

The detention of the morning train yesterday was owing to a number of cattle—about forty head—having got on the line near Chinchilla. The train passes Chinchilla about midnight, and we learn that a gate on the' run had been left open through which the cattle got on the line. The engine came into collision with one bullock, and cut it to pieces, but the locomotive was itself thrown off the line. There was a long detention before the journey was resumed. The train was two hours behind time at Roma.

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Toowoomba Chronicle and Darling Downs General Advertiser (Qld. : 1875 - 1902), Thursday 6 April 1882, page 2


Found Drowned.— On Thursday the body of a man named Thomas Butler was found in Charley's Creek. Senior-sergeant Donaldson telegraphed to the Police Magistrate, Dalby, and as there were no signs of violence on the body, and death had evidently resulted from drowning, he received orders to bury it at Chinchilla. Deceased was by trade a blacksmith, and had formerly been employed by Mr. Yule of Dalby. Ho was a brother to Mrs. Glynn of Dalby.

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Western Star and Roma Advertiser (Qld. : 1875 - 1948), Wednesday 19 April 1882, page 2


A correspondent at Chinchilla sends the following paragraph to the Dalby Herald:— Constable Donaldson and another man went out to Wombo yesterday (April 18) to bury a man who had been driving sheep, supposed to belong to Mr. Miles, of Park Head near Dalby. It appears the man lost himself and sheep; the sheep were found, but nothing was known about the man until he had been dead for nearly a week, then word was sent in to the police to come out and dispose of his body. There is no doubt the case wants seeing into, as the body was not more than fifteen yards from the main road, and two dogs belonging to the man were beside his body when the police went out; a fine state of affairs surely for a progressive colony. It is to be hoped that the authorities -will strictly investigate the matter. A man in charge of cattle reported the matter to police.

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Toowoomba Chronicle and Darling Downs General Advertiser (Qld. : 1875 - 1902), Thursday 12 October 1882, page 2


Sudden Death. — On Tuesday last, as Messrs. Charles Bell and John Gill were riding into town, they noticed a swagman fall, a short distance beyond the waterworks, on the Drayton road. They hastened to his assistance, but he died within a few minutes. The fact having been reported to the police, Senior-Constable M'Cosker identified the body as that of Edward Short, who had recently arrived in Toowoomba from Brisbane, where he had been an inmate of the hospital. He was about 50 years of age, and was formerly a bootmaker at Chinchilla. He had a married daughter at Stanthorpe. His intention had been to remain in town for a few days and, then proceed to some friends at Spring Creek, and while attempting to carry out his desires death overtook him in this sudden manner. The body was re moved to the morgue, and a post mortem examination made. An inquiry will be held subsequently.

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Toowoomba Chronicle and Darling Downs General Advertiser (Qld. : 1875 - 1902), Thursday 23 November 1882, page 2


Shocking Criminal Assault.— We learn that a serious ease of criminal assault took place at Warra township on the night of the I3th last., which created a more than ordinary amount of excitement at that place. It appears that the police of Chinchilla, one of whom was on patrol duty at Warra on the 18th inst., received information which led to the arrest of two persons at the wool shed at Warra head station on a charge of rape. The victim was a half-caste girl of twelve years named Beatrice Turner, and it would appear that she was treated in a most inhuman manner for resisting her assailant. The poor girl's garments were literally steeped with blood, and she was herself left almost dead from exhaustion and illtreatment. A man named George Starmer was arrested as the principal offender, and a mate of his named Fred. Bruton was also arrested for aiding and abetting by holding the girl's mother, and restraining her from going to her assistance while the offence was being committed. The girl, who has been baptised into the Church of England communion, positively identifies the two men, who were taken to Dalby for trial on the 20th inst. The prisoner Starmer is well known in Toowoomba.

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Warwick Examiner and Times (Qld. : 1867 - 1919), Wednesday 30 August 1882, page 2


The Land on the Darling Downs.

Extract from the report of Mr, W. C. Hume, Acting Land Commissioner, Darling Downs.

In the Annual Report of the Under Secretary for Lands on the working of the Lands Department for 1881, which has just been laid on the table of the Legislative Assembly the following extract of Mr. Hume's Report, on the district of Darling Downs appears :-

1. Bearing in mind the comparatively small area and poor quality of the lands open to selection during the past year, I consider the progress of settlement has been satisfactory; selections having been applied for by bone fide selectors, who desire them for settlement, and are not led away by excitement or speculative feelings, as was formally 'the case when valuable areas were thrown open at prices fixed by statute considerably below their market value.

2. During the past year wheat-growing has not been a success, owing to the dry weather; and it is with reluctance I feel it my duty to report that there appears to be nothing but uncertainty and doubt in connection with its cultivation. The climate cannot be relied on, all experience being perfectly powerless to prognosticate whether any particular season will be favourable or ruinous, and in addition to this there is the danger that even in good seasons crops may be destroyed by rust.

4. Thirty-six thousand acres have been selected outside the settled district on lands thrown open on the Daandine, Chinchilla, Warra, and Coorango tons, and I submit the time has arrived to proclaim further areas open in the Western Railway Reserve. For though the land is generally of poor quality, there are numerous fairly good patches and flats, which I am certain would be applied for. It is all well watered.

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Queenslander (Brisbane, Qld. : 1866 - 1939), Saturday 13 May 1882, page 601


DALBY.

Before Acting-Commissioner Board, on the 27th April :—

SELECTIONS.—Conditionally approved: Emily L. Syms, 160 a., Jimbour: G.Ensor, 160 a., Jimbour;

T. Brooks, 100 a., Chinchilla;

Kate White, 100 a., Jondaryan; J. Murphy, 80a., Irvingdale; D.O'Brien, 160 a., Irvingdale; W. Morgan, 100 a., Irvingdale;

J. A. Rose, 100 a.. Cooranga;

'T. C. Norris. 400 a.. Warra;

E Jeffries, 50a., Cooranga and Charley's Creeks;

T. Bateman, 320a., Cooranga and Charley's Creeks;

M.O'Donnell. 640a.. Cooranga and Charley's Creeks;


(The first report of sales of selections from resumed land)

Queenslander (Brisbane, Qld. : 1866 - 1939), Saturday 16 September 1882, page 360


The Land.

Land Courts.

DALBY.

BEFORE Commissioner Hume, on the 31st August:—

SELECTIONS-Conditionally approved:

F. Hogg, 320 a., Chinchilla: J. D. Mulholland, 150 a., Cooranga;

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Queenslander (Brisbane, Qld. : 1866 - 1939), Saturday 21 October 1882, page 536


The Land.

Land Courts.

DALBY.

BEFORE Commissioner Hume, on the 28th September. SELECTIONS.—Conditionally approved: J. Sugden. 3190 a., Warra; E. M. Macmichael, 80a. and 80a., Cooranga; Margaret Robertson, 640 a., Cooranga: J. Turner, 160 a., Chinchilla; E. Downs, 80a., Chinchilla; A. Viccars, 160 a., Chinchilla;

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Darling Downs Gazette (Qld. : 1881 - 1922), Saturday 8 December 1883, page 7


LAND COURT DALBY.

The usual monthly meeting of the Dalby. Land Court was held before Mr Commissioner Bourdon the 29th, November, 1883

Parishes Tully and Cooranga James O' Brian, 160 acres, 130 acres purchased at 3and 1/4d per acre, per annum. Balance at upset price.

Chinchilla Town Reserve H A (Homestead Area?). Henry Turner, 160 acres. Conditionally approved. George Conway, 160 acres. Conditionally approved.

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Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864 - 1933), Thursday 8 February 1883, page 5


QUEENSLAND MUSEUM.

A MONTHLY meeting of the board of trustees was held in the Museum Library on the 7th instant. Present Mr. G. Raff (in the chair), Sir A. H. Palmer, Mr. W. H. Miskin, and Dr, Bancroft. The accounts for the month having been scrutinised and passed, the curator's re-port was read as follows:―

CURATOR'S REPORT.

"COLLECTIONS.―Four boxes of fossil bones from Chinchilla, collected by Messrs Broadbent and Macpherson. In the taxidermist's department progress has been made with the native bird collections, and skeletons of kangaroos have been prepared from specimens obtained by Dr. Bancroft.

"NEW FOSSIL MARSUPIALS.―From bones contributed by Mr. Henry Tryon a species has been described under the name of Sthenomerus charon; a second species, from the Chinchilla drift, will be described as Semnopedastes Palmeri.

The influx of donations during the last few months, together with the success attending the efforts of the board to enrich the museum by exchange and collection, have rendered it necessary that much additional case room should be provided for the display of specimens promised and on hand.―I have, &c.,

CHAS. W. DE VIS, Curator."

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Queenslander (Brisbane, Qld. : 1866 - 1939), Saturday 5 August 1882, page 182


The Museum.

THE ordinary monthly meeting was held at the institution on Tuesday afternoon.

Donations Mr. Ringrose, Brisbane, fossil ferns. Chinchilla;

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Week (Brisbane, Qld. : 1876 - 1934), Saturday 7 April 1883, page 5


GENERAL.

A short time back, Mrs. Angus McKinnon of Chinchilla, ran a hardwood splinter into her foot. She took very little notice of it; but after several days the muscles of her face'and neck were affected, and she breathed with difficulty. The doctor, who was- called in, pronounced her to be suffering from tetanus, she lies in the Dalby Hospital in a precarious state.


Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864 - 1933), Friday 11 May 1883, page 4


Mr. Frederick Scott, of the Pine Mountain, has, during the last three or four years, devoted considerable attention to sewage and sanitary matters generally. He has patented in an air-closet, which has been in use at the hospital, railway station, and School of Arts, Ipswich, for some time past; also at Chinchilla railway station, and several other places …

Telegraph (Brisbane, Qld. : 1872 - 1947), Saturday 9 June 1883, page 4


OFFICIAL NOTIFICATIONS.

(From this day's Government Gazette.) ?

Appointments —Patrick Henry to be a member of the committee for the State school at Chinchilla, vice Albert James Heap, resigned

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Telegraph (Brisbane, Qld. : 1872 - 1947), Saturday 7 April 1883, page 5


OFFICIAL NOTIFICATIONS.

('From this day's Government Gazette)

Appointments

To be members of committees for State schools : — Chinchilla : Albert James Heap, Francis Hogg, Hugh Rattray, sen., Jonathan Turner, sen., and Albert Viccars.

…………………………………..Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864 - 1933), Saturday 20 May 1882, page 5


OFFICIAL NOTIFICATIONS.

(From to-day's Government Gazette.)

TENDERS ACCEPTED. - for police station and lock-up, Chinchilla, John Byers ;


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