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Aiken

Gladys Isabel Australia AIKEN was born 1905-or 6.Gladys,s parents were John James AIKEN & Elizabeth Jane HAY

Allen

Built first timber mill on the Bellinger at Repton abt 1878 with Smith

Archer

Bullocky who transported wood for "Alma Doepel's" keel

Archer

Archer/Baker/Dahl/Forbes/Pryke/Richards

Atherton

Foreman on construction of "Alma Doepel"

Behan

A number of this Hydes Creek family fought in WW1

Bennett

Rafted timber from South Arm to Bellinger Heads

Best

1906 Chairman of hospital board, Exchange hotel owner

Boultwood

Allen Taylor's agent in Fernmount and Bellingen

Box

England, Norfolk Is, Tasmania, Kempsey, Bellinger

Brownlee

Thomas married Mary Ellen Box.
His brother, William, married Mary McNally

Bushell

Early settlers at Fernmount

Caines

Bought and rebuilt Smith & Allen timber mill abt 1908

Carney

Farmers and puntman of Fernmount

Cawood

Managed the Doepel timber mill

Cooper

Part of the Wood/Blayney family, more of the Richmond River area

Crouch

Played cornet at launching of "Violet Doepel"

Danaher

dug the Dorrigo cutting from Bellingen

Davis

1908 built steamer "Raleigh" at Raleigh

Davis

Abel Davis' family

Doepel

Shipping and timber. Builders of the "Alma Doepel". first settled in Bellingen in 1878.

Gordon  

Settlers of Gordonville 

Greentree

Married Mary Ann Wood/Percey Carpenter and shipwright in Boat Harbour (Bellingen) by 1 Feb 1883

Griffin

Also interested in the names O'Malley/Gullen
and Alcock

Hammond

Cofounder of the Hammond & Wheatley emporium, Hyde Street

Hanly

Daniel Hanly settled at Spicketts Creek on the South Arm abt 1878.  The area became known as Brierfield.

Harvie

Secretary of the first Bellingen Masonic lodge

Healy

Supplied music at launching of "Alma Deopel"

Hicks

Nurse Hicks was the midwife who delivered many Bellingen babies

Humphrey

Local doctor

Jarrett

Neighbours of the McNallys, very early settlers, includes possibly the first white girl born on the Bellinger

Lean

Selected 700 acres in 1879 at foothills of the Dorrigo escarpment. Dairying, maize production,  "Never Never Butchery" in the early 1880's.

Leconen

Ssailed and worked with Frederick Doepel, helped build Alma Doepel

Marx

Father of Nurse Hicks

Matheson

A family of three drowned near Spicketts Creek

May

Directed band at launching of Violet Doepel in 1898

McAteer

a wealthy Raleigh family

McLennan

Sandy was married to Nurse Hicks until drowning at Thora

McNally

Prominent landowners and farmers in Bellinger

Moran

 Featured in the Moran / Murphy book

Moseley

Owner of fruit & produce store in Hyde St

O'Donnell

Bowraville before 1865

Perrington

Part of the shipbuilding team of the "Alma Doepel"

Petterson

Captain of Doepel ships

Pollock

c1884. Set up cordial factory at Fernmount. Show Society. MUIOOF. Farmer. See also the Nicholson tree

Raymond

Friends of the Doepels, 

Saul

Part of the Wood/Blayney family, more of the Lismore & South Gundurimba areas

Savins

c 1900

Sheils 

Jane owned farm 2 miles below Fernmount. 

Sheridan

A long settled and populous family still in the area

Slee

MD of the North Coast Company

Smith

Built first timber mill on the Bellinger at Repton abt 1878 with Allen

Supple

A family which married with the McNallys

Tucker

Manager of milling and ship repair at 'Tucker's Flat" - Repton

Wheatley

Co founder of Hammond & Wheatley emporium, Hyde Street

White

Agent in Bellingen for Farmers & Settlers Cooperative

Williams

John Williams was the first blacksmith on the Bellinger

Wills

Ernie taught Selma Doepel to drive

Wood

1). Thomas Houston Wood and Jane (nee Purcell); arrived in Bellinger circa 1843
2). Thomas Wood and Margaret Blayney; their daughter Margaret married William Jarret and arrived in Bellingen circa 1859

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