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The rereation ground on Upper Ulam Day 1999. The big tree on the left has been used by generations of children as cricket wicket and for rounders (and yes it was that big in 1915)
Upper Ulam School House
William Marshall's original house
For quite a few years now ex Ulam resident, Mrs Marjorie Bostock has been persevering with her efforts to rejuvenate and preserve a part of Central Queensland's history - the first settlers of Upper Ulam, just south of Rockhampton.
On 3rd May 1981, the chance reunion with three of her friends she had not seen for fifty years enticed Mrs Bostock into endless and painstaking hours of research, coupled with considerable cost. The reason for her dedication to the project stemmed from her belief that as Australians we had let too much of our history slip quietly into oblivion. "You know if it's let go too long it's very difficult to retrieve". Age had not been considered a barrier by Mrs Bostock in her efforts to trace the sometimes well-hidden past. Mrs Bostock is in her eighties.
In 1915 Mrs Bostock. nee Lilley, arrived in the Upper Ulam area with her parents, William and Lucie, but left when she married in 1930. She said her ancestry still lay with the area and her decision to trace the first settlers was part of her giving something back to the place she loved. Thousands of records. titles, land applications and pages of archival interest has kept Mrs Bostock busy. She said there were a number of records which were not kept in Rockhampton but she was not deterred and made frequent trips to Brisbane, where she trudged the streets and searched titles and stamps offices.
Mrs Bostock now has almost all the material and information she required, but
she would like to hear from others whose ancestors were original settlers in the
area. In particular Mrs Bostock would like to talk to descendants of
Patrick McGinley. She is also interested in the emigration of the Upper
Ulam residents - where they came from, on which ships and where they
disembarked. Her address is P.O. Box 1021, Atherton, Queensland 4883.
The following is a list of early Upper Ulam residents:-
| ARCHER, Brothers
ALEXANDER William Leslie
ARROWSMITH Patrick Egan
AXE William Frederick
COOK Thomas Henry
CHILDS George William
FRY William Thomas
FLETCHER N.A. (others?)
GOODALL Ada Mary
HALL Richard W
| HINCHCLIFFE Frederick William
INGRAM Samuel Alston
McLEAN Louisa Annie
MARSHALL William, F, and C.F.
NAGLE James Alfred
PH ILLIPS Louis
PRICHARDT Edward De Grave
PEARCE Cecil Alexander
RAMM William Henry
ROSS Hugh Victor
*SHORLEY Ezra Thomas
SCOTT H.A. & E.M.
WATERS Edward Gregory
WILSON James Austin
Ezra Thomas Shodey is the ancestor of member, Denise Frankel.
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