Little is known of Patrick's life journey until a notice appears in "The Queenslander" newspaper on 24th October 1885 which reads: "A Correspondent writing from Dulvadilla reports the sudden death of Dr. J. Bacon, who was found dead in his bed at the Carriers’ Arms Hotel on Sunday morning last. He had only arrived on the previous Wednesday and was then in a very bad state of health. The funeral took place at 4 o’clock in the afternoon and was attended by all the principal residents. By the kind permission of Mr. McKenzie, a grave had been dug in his paddock in a place he had set apart for this purpose and as there was no minister in the town, Mr. Ramm, of Gargett and Co., read the burial service."
Patrick Bacon is buried at Dulbydilla.
George was born at Dulbydilla, the fifth of nine children born to Robert Brindell and Florinda De Burgh Riordan. George's brothers and sisters were Mary/Mabel Alice (Birth Registration 1877/C/1195); Florinda De Burgh; (Birth Registration 1880/C/1183); Annie Eliza (Birth Registration 1881/C/1416); Octavia Ellen (Birth Registration 1883/C/1634); George (2) (Birth Registration 1890/C/1226); Catherine Ivy, born 1892; Eileen Margaret, born 1893; & Winifred Doris (Birth Registration 1897/C/12055). His father, Robert, was one of identical twins born in 1850 to George Brindle and Eliza Aiken of Armidale, New South Wales. George's mother, Florinda, was from Castleconnell, Limerick, Ireland. At the age of 20 years, Florinda arrived in Moreton Bay, Queensland, on 14th January 1874, on the ship, "Winefred". Robert & Florinda married in Goondiwindi on the Queensland / New South Wales border on 4th October 1876. The family moved regularly and after the death of their fifth-born son, George (1), the family continued to move with Robert trying a number of occupations including farmer, miner, butcher, cook, publican and hawker. There are records indicating that Robert also tried the patience of police with a couple of charges of cattle stealing.
Isabella's father was the publican of a hotel in Dulbydilla. Isabella's parents were married on 4 May 1872, in Roma, Queensland (Marriage Registration 1872/C/580). Isabella was the third of their eleven children. The others were: Edward born 6 December 1872; Charles Lachlan born 10 October 1874; Anne Mary born 28 February 1879; Florence Jeannette born 18 February 1881; Norman William 19 August 1883; Mabel May born 22 October 1885; William born 1 July 1887; Hilda Mary 28 June 1889; Alfred James Thomas born 15 October 1891; Frederick Adolphus born 3 October 1894. The children's father died in Blackall, Queensland 2 November 1898. His wife died 8 September 1899 in Blackall.
The child's parents were married on 26 February 1884 (Marriage Registration 1884/C/478). Their other children were: Michael born 1884; Thomas born 1886; Ellen born 1891; Mary born 1892; Michael born 1894; Patrick born 1890; Peter born 1897; Elizabeth born 1899; Catherine Eileen born 1901; John Joseph born 1903; Joseph born 1906. Michael Cleary was born in 1853 in County Galway, Ireland. He died on 5 May 1933 in the Diamantina Hospital, Brisbane. His wife was born 10 March 1863 in Queensland and died 10 September 1936 in Gatton, Queensland.
Kate Cleary is buried at Dulbydilla.
Duncan Davidson, boundary rider, employed by the Leichhardt Rabbit Board, reported to the police at Morven, that his wife, Sarah Ann Davidson committed suicide by drowning herself in the dam at Dulbydilla, three-quarters of a mile from their residence. The body was recovered by William Clarke and John Kelly. Mrs. Davidson has been ailing for some time and, from information to hand, the poor woman had made a determined attempt on her life, leaving a note stating her intentions.
The informant of the death was John McKenzie. The only information found for William Evans is recorded on the official registration of his death. William died from his injuries about twenty four hours after the incident. The undertaker at the burial was Patrick Hurley with witnesses being John McKenzie (the publican at Black's Waterhole / Dulbydilla, who is also buried at Dulbydilla beside his wife) and William Wright, a police officer.
Eliza met and married Patrick Nean in Ipswich, Queensland, He was listed as being a carrier and was the father of all her children. He died on 16 January 1863. Eliza's second husband, Thomas Gordon, was a butcher in Dalby, Queensland. Interestingly, the deceased's daughter, Eliza, married a fellow named Thomas Rice. Thomas Rice was given a contract in July 1887 to remove the school building from Dulbydilla to Morven, the next town up the railway line - just another connection of the family to Dulbydilla.
Mary Ellen was the 4th of seven children known to be born to Huston and wife Mary Leslie. Mary’s father, Huston, was born in Derry, Ireland, and was a carrier by trade. He married Mary Jane Leslie in Londonderry, Ireland, 13 August 1863. At that time, his occupation was listed as being a weaver. On 9 July 1864, the couple departed from Southampton on the "Castle Eden" but their first child, Rosetta, was born 2 September 1864 during the voyage. The little family arrived in Brisbane 3 November 1864. Their next five children were all born in New South Wales. They were: Emily Dakin born 1868; Elizabeth Ann born 1871; Mary Ellen born 31 January 1875; Huston Robert born 7 February 1878; Mabel Jane born 9 June 1879. The children's mother died in Dubbo on 7 June 1881. Some time between 1881 and 1886, the family moved to Queensland, where little Mary Ellen died. The children's father, Huston, worked as a carrier in Queensland and followed the work with the railway from Dulbydilla to Charleville. He died 3 years after his daughter, on 1 November 1889 from a compound fracture of the leg. He collapsed and is buried in Charleville.
John McKenzie arrived in Australia around 1852. He was the owner of a hotel at Dulbydilla (formerly known as Blacks Waterhole) for many years. John took up the Dulbydilla Run and Blacks Waterhole Hotel in the mid 1870’s. The hotel was also a Cobb and Co coach waystation that was noted for its hospitality as well as serving good food and drink. John donated ten acres of land for the Dulbydilla Cemetery, situated behind his hotel. The story goes that the family built a small home in a nearby town and went out to Dulbydilla to collect him only to find he had passed away. He never left Dulbydilla or his beloved wife Christiana, who had pre-deceased him by some 24 years and is also buried in Dulbydilla. Her story also appears in this website.
The deceased was the husband of Christiana McKenzie, also from Scotland. She arrived in Australia in January 1861 on the "Marco Polo" and was married the following year. Christiana died 3 December 1884 and is also buried at Dulbydilla. John McKenzie arrived in Australia around 1852. He was the owner of a hotel at Dulbydilla (formerly known as Blacks Waterhole) for many years. John took up the Dulbydilla Run and Blacks Waterhole Hotel in the mid 1870’s. The hotel was also a Cobb and Co coach waystation that was noted for its hospitality as well as serving good food and drink. John donated ten acres of land for the Dulbydilla Cemetery, situated behind his hotel. The story goes that the family built a small home in a nearby town and went out to Dulbydilla to collect him only to find he had passed away. He never left Dulbydilla or his beloved wife Christiana, who had pre-deceased him by some 24 years..
Thomas' wife, Mabelle, died in 1871 in Bourke, New South Wales, probably in childbirth as her daughter, Mary Ann, was born the same year. It was after her death that Thomas moved to Queensland.
Thomas Meadows is buried in Dulbydilla.
The child's father was looking for opportunity as the railway line was being built and subsequently applied for a publican’s license in May 1885 to run a hotel at Dulbydilla called “The Dalbydilla Hotel.” The venture was not a success as in December of that year he was declared an insolvent. The child’s parents were married in Queensland on 7 May 1883 (Marriage Registration 1883/C/1043). Other known children born to this couple were: Thomas Francis born 6 April 1884; Mary Teresa born 30 July 1887; Christopher Walton born 7 April 1889.
The child's parents were married on 1 December 1879 (Marriage Registration 1879/C/1006). Their other children were: Emily, born 1880; Arthur Edwin born 1882; Mary Jane born 1886; William James born 1889; George Robert born 1891; Alfred Charles born 1894; Harry born 1896; Walter Herbert born 1901; Cecil Roy born 1902; Ivy May born 1910. John George was the third of these 11 children, one of 8 boys and 3 girls. George Redgwell was born on 12 December 1856 in Essex, England. His wife was born 1860 in Bangor Downs, Ireland, and died in 1942 in Queensland, just a year after the death of her husband. Deceased's father was an outstanding judge of the draught horses which for many years gave him his livelihood and a sturdy sense of independence. In later years, he took up cane growing and did contract ploughing. The advent of the mechanical age failed to weaken his love of horses and it was a familiar sight to see him making his trips to town by horse and buggy. Beaten at times by fortune, George Redgwell Senior was one of those grand pioneering characters never known to acknowledge defeat. He stood high in the regard of the district as a man of unblemished integrity and his many acquaintances, always knew him as ''Honest George."
John George Redgwell is buried in Dulbydilla.
The deceased was the eldest son of this couple. William's brothers were: John born 6 April 1869; Walter born 11 August 1871.
William Galbraith Reid is buried at Dulbydilla.
The child's parents were married 28 September 1884 in Brisbane and began their family of eight children, born between 1885 and 1906. Sadly, they lost their first child but William Herbert was born next on 28 October 1886; followed by Georgina Catherine born 21 December 1888; Maria Daphne born 17 April 1891; Mary Gladys born 19 September 1894; Gwendoline May born 30 May 1897; Thomas Bartlett born 22 February 1900; John Joseph born 27 January 1906. The children's father died in 1918 in Muswellbrook, New South Wales. By 1921, his wife had moved to Petrie Terrace, in Brisbane and was working as a laundress. Ellen died 18 April 1940 in Brisbane.
William Herbert RYAN is buried in Dulbydilla.