The Other Half of My Tree - stories of my female ancestors: January 2013

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Shipping Intelligence. SYDNEY SHIPPING. (Abridged from the Herald and Empire.) ARRIVALS.

27 December 1856, The Maitland Mercury and Hunter River General Advertiser (NSW : 1843 - 1893), page 2

…Mary Ann's Story My last post finished with my great great grandmother Emma Jane Weston and her sister Mary Ann arriving in Sydney Harbour on board the "Kate " at Christmas time in 1856 under the sponsorship of their uncle Alfred Weston.  Before I continue with the story of my great great grandmother Emma Jane Weston, I thought would write a little about her sister Mary Ann. I presume that the two sisters would have been met by their uncle Alfred Weston who had arrived in Sydney in the previous year, or it is possible that they travelled by stage coach to Wollongong where their Uncle was living at the time. There was a great shortage of labour in the country, especially female servants and as the passenger…

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THE GAZETTE.

7 December 1868, The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864 - 1933), page 3

…Gold was discovered in Gympie by James Nash in 1867. I am not sure how William and Mary Ann travelled to Gympie , however the trip must have been long and fraught with many difficulties and dangers. I do not have the exact date that William and Mary Ann arrived in Gympie but I do know that in December 1868 William Pronger was appointed  by the Queensland Government to the position of the keeper of the Powder Magazine in Gympie **** . He held this position until 1871 when he resigned to pursue other interests . *****.  In 1873 an article in The Queenslander advises that Pronger in partnership with Mr Rickett were operating a sugar refining mill and were turning out some good sugar. It seems that William Pronger was quite a pioneer and always looking for further opportunities.…

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OFFICIAL NOTIFICATIONS.

2 October 1871, The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864 - 1933), page 3

…Gold was discovered in Gympie by James Nash in 1867. I am not sure how William and Mary Ann travelled to Gympie , however the trip must have been long and fraught with many difficulties and dangers. I do not have the exact date that William and Mary Ann arrived in Gympie but I do know that in December 1868 William Pronger was appointed  by the Queensland Government to the position of the keeper of the Powder Magazine in Gympie **** . He held this position until 1871 when he resigned to pursue other interests . *****.  In 1873 an article in The Queenslander advises that Pronger in partnership with Mr Rickett were operating a sugar refining mill and were turning out some good sugar. It seems that William Pronger was quite a pioneer and always looking for further opportunities.…

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SUGAR IN THE MARY DISTRICT. III.

13 September 1873, The Queenslander (Brisbane, Qld. : 1866 - 1939), page 5

…discovered in Gympie by James Nash in 1867. I am not sure how William and Mary Ann travelled to Gympie , however the trip must have been long and fraught with many difficulties and dangers. I do not have the exact date that William and Mary Ann arrived in Gympie but I do know that in December 1868 William Pronger was appointed  by the Queensland Government to the position of the keeper of the Powder Magazine in Gympie **** . He held this position until 1871 when he resigned to pursue other interests . *****.  In 1873 an article in The Queenslander advises that Pronger in partnership with Mr Rickett were operating a sugar refining mill and were turning out some good sugar. It seems that William Pronger was quite a pioneer and always looking for further opportunities.…