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Gundagai

Information from the ‘Papers Relative to Gundagai’ provided by Edgar Beckham, Commissioner of Crown Lands to the Legislative Council and included in the papers of the Votes & Proceedings of the Legislative Council 1852 held at the Mitchell Library, State Library of NSW.


On 25 June 1852 the town of Gundagai was devasted by flood. One hundred and ten inhabitants survived but 75 lost their lives.

The survivors were:

Henry HARGRAVES, his wife and 5 children, and James Bailie

8

Joseph ANDREWS, his wife and 5 children

7

Samuel TRUE, his wife and 3 children

5

Joshua BOOBIE, his wife and 3 children

5

Edward PERKINS, his wife and 3 children

5

William FOSTER, his wife and 3 children

5

James & Henry GORMLEY

2

David SMITH & 2 sons

3

Robert DAVISON, his wife & daughter; Mrs POTTS, servant girl and boy

6

Robert RILEY, his wife and 5 children; 2 men and 1 woman servant & daughter

11

Thomas LINDLEY

1

H.M. TURNBULL,  his wife and 4 children; C MONKHOUSE, Miss SAWYER, Mr. JENKINS

9

ROSS and wife; Ellen DOYLE and 2 sons

5

Chas BUTLER, his daughter and Sarah and Eliza SCOTT, grandchildren

4

Thomas HILL, his wife and 6 children; and …. JACKSON

9

John SPENCER and son

2

Sam. WILSON, his wife and daughter, and Mrs. MORRIS

4

Mrs. HOLDING and 5 children; Mrs. REARDON and 5 children

12

Mrs. FORD, daughter and son; and John FURGUSON (and possibly another not recorded here)

5

Henry THATCHER senior, and Mr. & Mrs. JONES

3


Total    


110


Those who drowned were:



Mr & Mrs McKEEMA, 5 children; John HASLAM, Mary BURMAN & Julia BRETT

10

Mary Ann DOUYLE and 2 infant brothers

3

Patrick GORMLY, his wife, 2 sons and a daughter

5

Mrs. THATCHER senior, 5 sons, 1 daughter; Mrs THATCHER junior

8

Mrs. LINDLEY, 4 children; Mary SSCOTT and child; Anne FARROL, Mary Ann SMART; James McNAMARA, John McKINNON

11

John SCOTT and his wife, Henry CASTLETON; Mrs. CONNOLLY and 2 grandchildren (FLINNS); Mrs. BUTLER and child; Mr. EGERTON and his wife; Mr. LUFF; John HENSLIP; Mr. Ross’s 3 children


15

John MORRIS and 2 children

3

Mr. & Mrs. HUNT and 4 children

6

Mr. & Mrs. HEMPHILL and 4 children; Mr. SWEENY, a watchmaker

7


All from North Gundagai – total     


68


Mr. John PURSTON, (a stranger); John PERKINS

2

James MINEHAN, Mr. John SACKS, and John WILLIAMS

3

A gardener, and a strange in Mr. SPENCER’S service (names unknown)

2


From South Gundagai – total     


7

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