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Ancestors who emigrated to Australia
between 1837 and 1861, and their stories of
settlement. Two generations have been
included but details are scant, and any
additonal information is welcomed.
Newspaper articles, publications, licensing
details and 'yarns' about the McGeorge
family hotels located at Wentworth (1858 -
1866), Wilcannia (1866 - 1878), and Maroo,
near Windorah (1878 - 1915).
Dedications that may add to biographical
Coach driver and mailman, Jack Coombs
describes his forty year run between
Blanchetown and Wentworth in the Murray
Pioneer in 1914;
94 year old well sinker, John Waygood
Horsington is featured in column "Week's
Personality" and remembers the arrival of
sheep to South Western Queensland;
At the age of 96, Maude McGeorge wrote the
first of 2 books about her life in the outback.
"The Well-Sinker's Daughter" covers
Maude's life from the early years to age 20.
News about alleged bad behaviour - articles
and extracts from letters (1863 -1929).