PEOPLE AND HISTORY OF MOUNT GARNET
Contribution received from James Thomson - June 2009 poppajim@tpg.com.au
I recently obtained a copy of my fathers', (Donald Wallace Thomson) birth certificate from QLD Births, Deaths & Marriages, this showed his place of birth as Mareeba 1905, also a copy of my Grandfathers (James Thomson)marriage certificate shows him marrying Julia Elizabeth Eberhardt in 1903 place of marriage Nymbool. A check of electoral rolls of 1903 & 1905 have them resident there. I was wondering whether any documentation concerning James Thomson, Julia Elizabeth Eberhardt or their children, Alan Eric, Donald Wallace or Barbara Gertrude Heather exists.I do not know when they left Nymbool, but they were living in Cairns in 1912, when Julia Elizabeth and Baby died in Cairns Hospital. She is buried in the Pioneer Cemetery in McLeod St. Additional information collated by Mr Roger KEIGHT of Staffordshire UK, and also a photographer of my Grandfathers Home/Workshop in Mt. Garnet. [Photo included below.] James THOMSON was born 16 Apr 1867 in Croftindaker, Knockando, Elgin County, and died 26 Apr 1947 in Winton, Queensland, Australia. He married Julianna Elizabeth EBERHARDT 01 Jan 1903 in Nymbool, N.Queensland, Australia, daughter of Heinrich EBERHARDT and Barbara HEINE. She was born 30 Apr 1868 in Four Mile Camp (Coorparoo), Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, and died 13 Jul 1912 in McLeod Street, Cairns, N.Queensland, Australia. Notes for James THOMSON: James attended Kirdells School in Ballindalloch. He then attended Anderson's Institute in Elgin. He was an apprentice blacksmith at MacDonald's Smithy in Charlestown of Aberlour. He immigrated to Queensland, Australia, with his brother William who was a saddler. The boat, a four-masted barque named 'Scottish Lassie', departed from Plymouth on 17th July 1889 and arrived at Maryborough on 10th November 1889, having called at Cape Town in the way. From Maryborough they took another boat to Townsville, and then they went to Winton by Mail Coach. He moved to Mount Garnet in North Queensland in about 1891 and started his own saddlery business there. He moved back to Winton in 1912 after his wife died. He started his own saddle making business in Vindex Street, Winton, and was a sub- contractor to his brother William on saddle items. He died aged 80 from a heart attack and is buried in plot 83, row N, in Winton Cemetery. More about James THOMSON: Cause of Death: Coronary Artery Thrombosis & Coronary Artery Sclerosis Notes for Julianna Elizabeth EBERHARDT: Julianna moved to Winton as a girl, then later to Nymbool near Mount Garnet in North Queensland where she was a barmaid. She is reputed to have been a stern lady and mother. Died aged 44 in McLeod Street, Cairns, North Queensland, from cardiac failure, confinement, and general debility during childbirth. She is buried in an unmarked grave at plot number 1866 of the Pioneer Cemetery, McLeod Street in Cairns. Children of James THOMSON and Julianna EBERHARDT are: Allan Eric THOMSON, b. 24 Dec 1903, Garnet Street, Mt.Garnet, N.Queensland, Australia; d. 24 Aug 1988, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Donald WALLACE THOMSON, b. 23 May 1905, Mareeba near Cairns, Queensland, Australia; d. 23 May 1954, Hibiscus Haven, Burleigh Heads, Australia. Barbara Gertrude THOMSON, b. 11 Jun 1908, Nymbool, N.Queensland, Australia; d. 04 May 1990, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Julia THOMSON, b. 30 Jun 1912, Nymbool, N.Queensland, Australia; d. 15 Nov 1912, Winton, Queensland, Australia. This photo shows my Grandfather James Thomson, his wife Julia Elizabeth, my uncle Alan Eric and my father Donald Wallace (the youngest).
PEOPLE AND HISTORY OF MOUNT GARNET
Contribution received from James Thomson - June 2009 poppajim@tpg.com.au
I recently obtained a copy of my fathers', (Donald Wallace Thomson) birth certificate from QLD Births, Deaths & Marriages, this showed his place of birth as Mareeba 1905, also a copy of my Grandfathers (James Thomson)marriage certificate shows him marrying Julia Elizabeth Eberhardt in 1903 place of marriage Nymbool. A check of electoral rolls of 1903 & 1905 have them resident there. I was wondering whether any documentation concerning James Thomson, Julia Elizabeth Eberhardt or their children, Alan Eric, Donald Wallace or Barbara Gertrude Heather exists.I do not know when they left Nymbool, but they were living in Cairns in 1912, when Julia Elizabeth and Baby died in Cairns Hospital. She is buried in the Pioneer Cemetery in McLeod St. Additional information collated by Mr Roger KEIGHT of Staffordshire UK, and also a photographer of my Grandfathers Home/Workshop in Mt. Garnet. [Photo included below.] James THOMSON was born 16 Apr 1867 in Croftindaker, Knockando, Elgin County, and died 26 Apr 1947 in Winton, Queensland, Australia. He married Julianna Elizabeth EBERHARDT 01 Jan 1903 in Nymbool, N.Queensland, Australia, daughter of Heinrich EBERHARDT and Barbara HEINE. She was born 30 Apr 1868 in Four Mile Camp (Coorparoo), Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, and died 13 Jul 1912 in McLeod Street, Cairns, N.Queensland, Australia. Notes for James THOMSON: James attended Kirdells School in Ballindalloch. He then attended Anderson's Institute in Elgin. He was an apprentice blacksmith at MacDonald's Smithy in Charlestown of Aberlour. He immigrated to Queensland, Australia, with his brother William who was a saddler. The boat, a four-masted barque named 'Scottish Lassie', departed from Plymouth on 17th July 1889 and arrived at Maryborough on 10th November 1889, having called at Cape Town in the way. From Maryborough they took another boat to Townsville, and then they went to Winton by Mail Coach. He moved to Mount Garnet in North Queensland in about 1891 and started his own saddlery business there. He moved back to Winton in 1912 after his wife died. He started his own saddle making business in Vindex Street, Winton, and was a sub-contractor to his brother William on saddle items. He died aged 80 from a heart attack and is buried in plot 83, row N, in Winton Cemetery. More about James THOMSON: Cause of Death: Coronary Artery Thrombosis & Coronary Artery Sclerosis Notes for Julianna Elizabeth EBERHARDT: Julianna moved to Winton as a girl, then later to Nymbool near Mount Garnet in North Queensland where she was a barmaid. She is reputed to have been a stern lady and mother. Died aged 44 in McLeod Street, Cairns, North Queensland, from cardiac failure, confinement, and general debility during childbirth. She is buried in an unmarked grave at plot number 1866 of the Pioneer Cemetery, McLeod Street in Cairns. Children of James THOMSON and Julianna EBERHARDT are: Allan Eric THOMSON, b. 24 Dec 1903, Garnet Street, Mt.Garnet, N.Queensland, Australia; d. 24 Aug 1988, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Donald WALLACE THOMSON, b. 23 May 1905, Mareeba near Cairns, Queensland, Australia; d. 23 May 1954, Hibiscus Haven, Burleigh Heads, Australia. Barbara Gertrude THOMSON, b. 11 Jun 1908, Nymbool, N.Queensland, Australia; d. 04 May 1990, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Julia THOMSON, b. 30 Jun 1912, Nymbool, N.Queensland, Australia; d. 15 Nov 1912, Winton, Queensland, Australia. This photo shows my Grandfather James Thomson, his wife Julia Elizabeth, my uncle Alan Eric and my father Donald Wallace (the youngest).
PEOPLE AND HISTORY OF MOUNT GARNET
Contribution received from James Thomson - June 2009 poppajim@tpg.com.au
I recently obtained a copy of my fathers', (Donald Wallace Thomson) birth certificate from QLD Births, Deaths & Marriages, this showed his place of birth as Mareeba 1905, also a copy of my Grandfathers (James Thomson)marriage certificate shows him marrying Julia Elizabeth Eberhardt in 1903 place of marriage Nymbool. A check of electoral rolls of 1903 & 1905 have them resident there. I was wondering whether any documentation concerning James Thomson, Julia Elizabeth Eberhardt or their children, Alan Eric, Donald Wallace or Barbara Gertrude Heather exists.I do not know when they left Nymbool, but they were living in Cairns in 1912, when Julia Elizabeth and Baby died in Cairns Hospital. She is buried in the Pioneer Cemetery in McLeod St. Additional information collated by Mr Roger KEIGHT of Staffordshire UK, and also a photographer of my Grandfathers Home/Workshop in Mt. Garnet. [Photo included below.] James THOMSON was born 16 Apr 1867 in Croftindaker, Knockando, Elgin County, and died 26 Apr 1947 in Winton, Queensland, Australia. He married Julianna Elizabeth EBERHARDT 01 Jan 1903 in Nymbool, N.Queensland, Australia, daughter of Heinrich EBERHARDT and Barbara HEINE. She was born 30 Apr 1868 in Four Mile Camp (Coorparoo), Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, and died 13 Jul 1912 in McLeod Street, Cairns, N.Queensland, Australia. Notes for James THOMSON: James attended Kirdells School in Ballindalloch. He then attended Anderson's Institute in Elgin. He was an apprentice blacksmith at MacDonald's Smithy in Charlestown of Aberlour. He immigrated to Queensland, Australia, with his brother William who was a saddler. The boat, a four-masted barque named 'Scottish Lassie', departed from Plymouth on 17th July 1889 and arrived at Maryborough on 10th November 1889, having called at Cape Town in the way. From Maryborough they took another boat to Townsville, and then they went to Winton by Mail Coach. He moved to Mount Garnet in North Queensland in about 1891 and started his own saddlery business there. He moved back to Winton in 1912 after his wife died. He started his own saddle making business in Vindex Street, Winton, and was a sub-contractor to his brother William on saddle items. He died aged 80 from a heart attack and is buried in plot 83, row N, in Winton Cemetery. More about James THOMSON: Cause of Death: Coronary Artery Thrombosis & Coronary Artery Sclerosis Notes for Julianna Elizabeth EBERHARDT: Julianna moved to Winton as a girl, then later to Nymbool near Mount Garnet in North Queensland where she was a barmaid. She is reputed to have been a stern lady and mother. Died aged 44 in McLeod Street, Cairns, North Queensland, from cardiac failure, confinement, and general debility during childbirth. She is buried in an unmarked grave at plot number 1866 of the Pioneer Cemetery, McLeod Street in Cairns. Children of James THOMSON and Julianna EBERHARDT are: Allan Eric THOMSON, b. 24 Dec 1903, Garnet Street, Mt.Garnet, N.Queensland, Australia; d. 24 Aug 1988, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Donald WALLACE THOMSON, b. 23 May 1905, Mareeba near Cairns, Queensland, Australia; d. 23 May 1954, Hibiscus Haven, Burleigh Heads, Australia. Barbara Gertrude THOMSON, b. 11 Jun 1908, Nymbool, N.Queensland, Australia; d. 04 May 1990, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Julia THOMSON, b. 30 Jun 1912, Nymbool, N.Queensland, Australia; d. 15 Nov 1912, Winton, Queensland, Australia. This photo shows my Grandfather James Thomson, his wife Julia Elizabeth, my uncle Alan Eric and my father Donald Wallace (the youngest).