Ballina & Richmond River GenWeb
All queries may now be posted directly to the Richmond-Tweed Message Board at the NSWGenWeb. Below is a list of queries submitted prior to creation of the board:
Ballina Fire Station
We would love to add information about the Ballina Fire Station to our historical buildings page, however we can't seem t access anything appropriate. If anyone has information they would like to share with us we would love to hear from you. Thank You.
Robert Muirhead Letter
letter from Robert Muirhead to Mr Samford gives many
clues about the life of the Muirheads at the time. Robert
was writing from Carrington in Newcastle, where his
family had settled after migrating from Scotland in
1857. The letter was dated Dec 1890. By January 1891
I know the Muirheads were residing in Ballina. Why Robert
& Catherine (nee Murdoch) left their extended family
in Newcastle & moved to Ballina, I do not know,
but this has caused much speculation on my behalf.
Contact: Donna Williams
Muirhead Mystery - do you know this face?
The photo below is of Catherine Muirhead (nee Murdoch) & an unknown girl. I would like to find out the identity of the younger girl. Perhaps she is a sister of Catherine's. Catherine was born at Allandale near Maitland & grew up at Carrington, Newcastle. After her marriage to Robert Muirhead (also of Carrington) they moved to Ballina (1891). The photo of Catherine was taken by Robert to China, where he had a large oil portrait of his wife painted. Any help most welcome.
Any one who could help Donna Williams solve this mystery, please feel free to contact her.
I am researching the Thearle Family, and would be very greatful for anything you could tell me. James Richard Thearle is listed in the 1903 Electoral Roll for Ballina, as a publican. Also included is a Mary Anne Thearle, who could be his daughter. Emily Jane Thearle, daughter of James Richard and Elizabeth Thearle married Robert James Garrett in 1892 in Ballina. Robert was a hotelkeeper in Broadwater in the 1903 Electoral Roll.
Another daughter, Theresa Mary Thearle, married John Rodgers in Ballina in 1895.
Anyone who may be able to help Monica with her query, please feel free to contact her.
Presbyterian Ladies Guild 1905
Below is a photo of the first Ballina Presbyterian Ladies Guild which was established in 1905. We have named people identified in the photo, but would love to hear from anyone who can establish the identities of the persons we don't know. Anyone who can help please contact Donna Williams.
Standing ----, ----, ------, J Hunter Mrs Gray, ----, ----.
Sitting (middle) ----, ---- ----- Ann Gibson ----- Mrs Muirhead
Front ----- ------- Elizabeth Thomas (later Mrs Pearson) Secretary
photo was found among photos of the Meerschaum Vale
Lovetts (James & Clara Lovett's descendants to
be precise). There are certainly quite a few men present.
I have several queries you may be able to help me
Anyone who can help please contact Donna Williams.
Please post new queries directly to the Richmond-Tweed Message Board at the NSWGenWeb. Thank You.