Bert Horsington & cousin Bill ? seated
Maud Lees, circa early 1900's, South Africa
Edna Shackel 1932
Reg McGeorge 11th Light Horse Brigade 1916
Family History
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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 information.

Bush Characters

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).